Laminates will enhance your home's overall look and feel for years to come. They are among the most fashionable, long lasting and easy to maintain floors available, not to mention simple, quick and clean to install.
What are laminate floors?
Laminates are high performance floors made from wood.
The top layer, known as the wear layer, protects against staining, fading and wearing. It is made from translucent paper (wood fibre), impregnated with moisture repelling resin and abrasion resistant aluminum oxide, which is roughly as hard as diamonds.
The next layer is a color image printed on specialty paper providing an authentic appearance.
The core of the floor is a high-density wood fibre panel that is extremely dent and moisture resistant.
On the bottom of each plank is the balancing layer. This protects planks from bottom-up moisture and provides structural integrity.
The result? A high performance floor with an unparalleled look and feel.
Advantages of using laminate floors:
- Fashionable - colors and designs to suit any interior décor.
- High-performance – laminates are highly resistant to wearing, staining and fading and can be installed in all areas of your home, including areas like kitchens, entryways and basements.
- Easy to clean – simply dust or vacuum your floors and use a damp mop to wipe up spills.
- Easy to install – Typically, laminates can be installed in a few hours and can be used as soon as installation is finished.