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The Advantages of Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is a safe, durable and affordable flooring option for your home. And it looks great. There are plenty of patterns and designs to choose from.
So what exactly is laminate flooring? It's a multi-layered synthetic product that is fused together through a lamination process.
Laminate flooring is not hardwood flooring, but the lamination process results in the flooring looking very much like hardwood. Quality laminate flooring combines realistic hardwood and stone textures.
One of the big advantages of laminate flooring is cost. This flooring is a cost-effective option to hardwood or stone materials.
Laminate flooring is made up of layers. The bottom layer is called the backing layer. This layer is designed to resist moisture to prevent board warping. This is another advantage of laminate flooring. It will not warp or expand.
The inner core layer is the stability layer of the flooring. It's made from high-density fiberboard, enhanced with a special resin to prevent water resistance and increase durability.
The next layer of hardwood flooring is the image design layer. This is the high resolution process that results in the flooring resembling actual wood or stone. As laminate has started to look more realistic, texture has been added to the boards to look and feel more like natural wood.
Durability is also a big advantage. The final layer of laminate flooring is the wear layer. One of the materials is pressed wood. This makes it much more durable and less prone to scratches and cracks.
Another advantage of laminate is installation cost. It tends to be much less expensive than hardwood flooring installation.
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