Floor - The Simple Way to Classy
Laminate floors are combined with natural looking designs with
a tough, durable finish and can be used in almost any area of
the home. It neither’s nor wonders that they have become
an extremely popular choice with many homeowners.
floors that have been steadily gaining popularity since their
introduction a few years ago are now in market to sweep away the
already existing stone floors.
Basics of a Laminate Floor
Recently laminate flooring has become one of the best selling
floors in the United States. In the wide range of laminate flooring
is, Europeans have been using it for more than 20 years now.
exactly is laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring is a tongue flooring system. It is installed
over the top of the existing simply lays there. This is natural
for Europe and its older buildings. There is variety of options
that you can use in the lamination. Some of them are: Plywood,
concrete slab, sheet vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring, flat hard
surface is suitable for a laminate installation.
this is a major reason why installation of laminated floors. In
a typical floating installation, only the joint are glued or attached.
The body of the floor rests unattached to a proper underpayment.
Most brands of laminate flooring suggest the joints be glued with
specially formulated, water-resistant glue. Pergo's unique Percore
is designed to soak in the glue. On the other hand, some such
as Pickering require only a 1/16" bead of glue on a specific
location of the groove. Formica requires a 1/8" bead on 2
specific locations of the listen/speech. They all accomplish the
same thing, but in different ways. ALLOC has a patented glueless
Laminate flooring consists of four main mechanisms that are bonded
together. A wear resistant pretty surface made of resin based
melamine/aluminum oxide. This material is bond to a moisture resistant
wood symphony based core. A balancing backing is bonded to the
bottom of the core. On the top is a clear cap sheet of Aluminum
Oxide, which provides the guard and stain resistance.
By using the counter top technology and adding considerably more
resin to the wear coat, laminates have become a model floor covering.
In fact, some laminate floor manufacturers show off that their
laminate floors are now 10 to 20 times harder than laminate counter
tops. Since this resin filled wear layer is so opaque, it becomes
extremely difficult to stain, scratch, or burn with a cigarette.
It is possible however to scrape any floor.
are many more flooring articles in our flooring
section. There is more specific information in the links at
the beginning of this article. They can guide you where you need
The difference is more than you think, or maybe not!
Carpet is best!
There is nothing like walking barefoot on great carpet
for Hardwood is easier than you think.
Just vacuum and you are done.