Laminate flooring is a popular choice for many, as they are easy to install and come in a wide choice of decors and thicknesses, with options for both the budget-conscious and the budget-busters. Laminate floors come in many finishes, including wood and stone. Unlike a solid wood floor, a number of different materials are bonded together to form planks.
Laminate flooring is a very popular choice in many homes as it’s a relatively inexpensive way to have a natural-looking floor. It’s easy to install and is hard wearing. Although it can be used in any room apart from bathrooms, laminate flooring is ideal in kitchens, home offices, playrooms, dining rooms and conservatories.
How is it made?
The base layer provides stability and prevents warping; the core gives laminate its strength and flexibility, and provides more stability. The décor layer shows the design — basically an image of wood or stone printed on paper. The protective layer is a clear, melamine resin, providing a tough, durable layer that is resistant to deep scratching and gouging.
All these layers are combined under high pressure and heat to produce the final product.