Laminate flooring has a dense inner core and a glued-on layer or fused layers of outer material. Many types of laminate flooring simulate wood, but some look like marble or granite. A popular alternative to other hard surface products, high-quality laminate flooring resists staining, wear, and fading much better than wood and natural stone while providing unique looks and appeal. It's durable (about 20 times stronger than a kitchen countertop) and is water-resistant, offering use kitchens in addition to high traffic areas. Unlike most hardwoods, laminates are quite dent-resistant.
Laminate floors are usually much less expensive than wood or natural stone flooring material, and are a reasonable solution for a do-it-yourself homeowner to install. Laminate flooring possesses a monolithic function once each plank or tile is clicked into one another, without the use of glue, staples, nails, or cement compounds. Installed laminate floors typically "float" over the sub-floor on top of a foam/film underlay, which is meant to provide moisture and sound-reducing properties.
Laminate floors are considered to be very low-maintenance when compared to wood floors. Unlike natural wood, laminate floors do not require waxing, oiling or staining. It is important to keep laminate clean, as dust, dirt and sand particles may scratch the decorative surface over time in high-traffic areas.
Adhesive felt pads are often placed on the feet of furniture on laminate floors to prevent scratching.
Laminate flooring has standard thickness 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 mm.
Comes in 1380x193x8mm borads and various colours
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