What is Laminate Flooring?
Laminate flooring is made of 4 different layers, wear layer or overlay, design printed layer, core layer and backing counterbalance layer. The core layer of laminate flooring is usually made of melamine resign and fiber board materials giving the board its strength. The wear layer of laminate will vary depending on manufacture and quality of flooring. Contrary to popular belief there is no plastic in laminate flooring, it is all wood or wood byproducts.
Laminate floorings multiple layers make it the perfect flooring for hallways, living rooms, and bedrooms. It is very durable and prefect for high traffic areas in either residential or commercial settings. Don’t be fooled with low quality laminate flooring products, learn the difference and why it is important on Mohawk Revwood Laminate website.
Benefits of Laminate Flooring
Affordability – One of the most affordable flooring options on the market. Consumer popularity and manufacture competition have drastically decreased prices but increased quality in an attempt to capture more market share.
Durability – Laminate is great for high traffic areas due to its multiple layers and strong fiber core. The wear layer protects from sun exposure, scratches and protects the design keeping your floors looking newer longer. Some laminates come with waxed edges adding more water resistance.
Design- With some of the best wood mimic design options and advanced technology, it can be tough to tell hardwood apart from some high quality laminates. There are so many different options from plank width to plank length, different colours, different wood species, and even fancier installation design options like herringbone are now possible with certain click laminates.
Easy Maintenance – Keeping your laminate free from debris and harsh chemicals will keep it looking brand new for years. Use minimal moisture when cleaning and make sure the area is sufficiently dry before putting down matts or area rugs.
Easy to install – The easy click locking systems most laminate flooring have make installation a breeze.
Laminate flooring is perfect for those looking to mimic wood floors in their home but don’t want to pay the expensive price for engineered hardwood or real hardwood. The better quality laminate you can find the more realistic your floors will look. With a tough wear layer laminate flooring will stay looking nicer longer, saving you money.