Laminate flooring is type of flooring made of a laminate material. It mimics the look of traditional woods while offering easy installation and lasting durability for a much cheaper cost. It can be difficult to find differences between wooden floor and laminate flooring. What appears to be a natural wood grain pattern is really a thin layer of decor paper (a photographic image) under a tough-as-nails protective film that is glued and pressed to a high-density backing board. Laminate flooring comes in an array of wood effects (the most popular option) as well as natural stone and ceramic.
Laminate floorings main advantages are that it is easy to install is very hardwearing and relatively inexpensive compared to real hardwood flooring.
It's durable (about 20 times stronger than a kitchen countertop) and is water-resistant, offering use in bathrooms and kitchens in addition to high traffic areas. Unlike most hardwoods and parquet floors, laminates are quite dent-resistant.
Laminate flooring is a floating floor, which means it does not fasten directly to the sub-floor. Instead the planks are clicked together. This enables the floor to be fitted fast and with no real mess. You can walk on your laminate floor straight away.
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