Laminate flooring – your questions answered
Laminate wood flooring is better because it is cost effective and durable. It gives the same ‘look and feel’ as wood flooring yet easy to maintain. It lasts about 30 years.
Architecturally, it consists of four layers. The top wear layer, then the design layer, which is a high-definition photographic image. Next inner core is high-density fibreboard, which makes the lamination strong, stable and moisture-resistant. The last is the barrier, which prevents the floor from distorting. Laminate flooring can be installed anywhere in the house, which has a flat, smooth and dry subfloor.
Installation of laminate floor can be easily done by you. It uses an interlocking mechanism for holding planks together, hence no nails or glue is required. This is floating installation, as the pieces are stuck together rather than pasting them on the floor, hence it is like floating on the existing subfloor.
Laminate flooring can be easily cleaned with mop and fluid cleansers. It is pet-friendly as it can withstand scratches but better to cut off their nails.
You can choose from a wide range of designs depending on the look and the location of your house to give a modern and stylish look. And yes, wood2u.co.uk – their official site.