Introducing Laminate flooring
Laminate wood flooring is made from composite wood pressed together at high temperatures. The image of hardwood is then placed over the composite wood, covering it to form the laminate.
Laminate flooring is easy to install because it requires no glue or fasteners to the sub-floor. Instead, it uses a lock and click installation method and“floats” above the sub-floor, allowing it to expand and contract with the natural temperature and humidity changes in your home.
The reality of flooring costs and what you can afford may be miles apart. Take into consideration the cost of laminate and hardwood flooring to determine what is best for you. Not only are the materials themselves cheaper, but laminate wood installation cost is, on average, 50 percent less than hardwood installation.
Since laminate is made from pressed wood, it is more durable and resists scratches, moisture and wear & tear. It’s a durable surface that will make maintenance easier and will look great for years to come.
Installing laminate flooring is a piece of cake. There’s no need for any special glues because “laminate flooring is a snap”, with the tongue and groove click systems you literally snap it together. It also doesn’t matter what your sub-floor is because laminate floors do not need to be glued or nailed down. It simply floats, meaning it can be laid on top of wood, plywood, concrete or even existing vinyl flooring.
The sheer abundance of choice that is not restricted by price, is truly one of the strongest advantages of laminate flooring.
Cleaning laminate flooring is as easy as pie! You won’t need any wax or polish. It will just require a dust or vacuum, followed by a wipe over with a damp cloth or mop.
Laminate flooring is resistant to many of the outdoor agents that can discolour other flooring materials. The wear layer protects it from stains and smudges due to dirt and mud making it a great material for hallways and entryways. It also resists fading from UV light exposure making it popular in sun rooms.
Laminate flooring is naturally resistant to the growth of mould and bacteria. It benefits people with allergies because it’s quick to clean and doesn’t absorb dust like carpet. It is also a very sanitary product due to its airtight locking system and plastic exterior, creating a shield against moisture that wants to get in. It does not contract or expand like real hardwood does.