Are you sure this is Laminate?

laminate flooring

The flooring world is changing just like all the other building and construction industries. New technologies, new materials and new ideas popped up in 2014. Carpets seem to be softer and more luxurious, wood is roughed up and distressed, and laminate flooring gives more options and is becoming high-end.

Laminate floor uses multi-layer manmade composite board bonded together by a lamination method. The laminates simulate wood or stone under a clear protective layer that provides protection and ease of cleaning. Laminate is easy to install and comes in an array of colors and styles. You can even pick a hand scraped wood-like laminate for a rustic look.

Laminates are durable, hygienic and very easy to maintain. They are gorgeous and often you cannot tell if they are real wood or stone or something quite different. If you and your family are hard on floors, laminate is scratch resistant, and it is hard to tear, crack or destroy.

High gloss laminate flooring looks like the surface of a grand piano and invites you to look at the reflection of your room. Gorgeous laminate floors are glossy and shiny plus replicate the look of prefinished wood flooring. The best thing about laminate flooring? The price is affordable. You do not have to wax your high gloss laminate flooring on a regular basis. You can clean the floor with the standards tools like a dust mop or a broom. Use a mop on a regular basis and lightly cleanup spots with a damp rag.

Combine the rich look and feel of walnut flooring with the ease of cleaning, maintenance and budget over the cost of real wood floors. Inspired by walnut planks, walnut laminate flooring is manufactured with the same grain patterns that are unique to hardwood floors. Tongue and groove planks are clicked into one another. A foam/film underlayment provides moisture and sound-reducing properties. Lay it down and dare your guests to think it is not wood.

Tailor your decorating around your laminate flooring. Choose wood patterns that mimic walnut, oak, Brazilian woods, Mahogany, cherry wood, African Rosewood, stones or brick or even hammered metal. There are patterns that reflect the ageless antiquing of reclaimed and salvaged wood without the cost and upkeep. The biggest advantage to laminate floor is the ease of installation. The locking and floating aspects of your laminate floor are detailed, and you should have no trouble finishing a typical room in a day.

Laminate floors are very versatile and durable. Laminate is a printed strip of vinyl or melamine resin layered over a composite board. Many textures and styles of flooring can be replicated using this method. Laminate’s base is a fiber core board with a realistic wood-look photo on top. Wood-like flooring is made to stand up to high traffic and higher impact. Laminate is versatile. It can be installed and look beautiful in any room in your home. If you want the beauty of hardwood or tile or the funky addition of hammered metal, choose laminate. Cleaning is a breeze; just don’t use acidy cleaners, or you may mar the glossy finish.

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