You’ve seen it, heard about it, you may even have it but just how is laminate flooring constructed? Simply put, laminate flooring is a composite material made up of layers. These layers are manufactured around a watertight, high-density fibre board or HDF.
This synthetic flooring type is designed to replicate the look of wood flooring and on occasion stone. Available on the market for decades, laminate flooring has been and continues to be a popular choice among the DIY community because it is relatively easy to install and is typically a lower cost alternative compared to other flooring types.
In more recent years laminate flooring has evolved to include finishing effects that replicate stone and ceramic tiles, as well as a variety of species of wood and even bamboo. This makes laminate a very versatile product that can be used in almost any room in the home. Additionally, many types of laminate use hyroseal making the surface 100% waterproof thus being ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and other rooms where moisture may come into contact with the floor.
Advantages of Laminate Flooring
Laminate is less expensive, durable, comes in various styles, finishes and plank lengths and thicknesses, is easy to install, pet-friendly and as mentioned some varieties are waterproof.
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