Laminated floors are a composite multi-layered synthetic flooring material fused with a top coating of a laminate film. Laminate is a popular alternative to natural hardwood floors, due to its appearance and flexibility and the fact that it doesn’t require the upkeep of real wood. Laminated floors look and feel like a true hardwood, however, they are much more affordable than real wood. Laminated floors can be installed over hardwood flooring with very little modification, because of their ability to look and feel like real hardwood floors.
Laminated flooring consists of a composite layer with an outer lamination layer, and a protective layer beneath. The inner layer is made up of melamine resins and fiberboard materials. This type of laminate is popular for installation on counter-tops, in kitchen cabinets and in rooms that are not too hot or cold. You can install laminated flooring over virtually any hardwood or tile surface and have an extremely beautiful finished product.
Laminated flooring also comes in a variety of colors to match your decor. They are easy to care for and install and last for many years. Unlike real wood flooring, you don’t have to worry about staining, color fading, or the possibility of warping or splitting. Laminated flooring is completely water resistant to staining and damage.
When you buy real hardwood flooring, you’ll have to refinish and repaint it at least once in a while. Laminated flooring, by comparison, only needs to be sealed once or twice and re-finished. If you do decide to get rid of the floor, it’s a much easier task than refinishing and cleaning the wood floor yourself. Most flooring companies will refinish your floor for you or install a subfloor covering if you choose to move house. Most people just choose to replace their existing flooring with laminated flooring.
Laminated floors also come in a variety of patterns, designs, and styles, so no matter what style you want, you can easily find it. There are custom finishes available as well. For those who want something totally custom. You can get laminated flooring in the same wood grain or painted grain, with raised panels, or with raised or depressed panels, to create unique looks. If you have a particular look in mind, you’ll have an easy time finding laminated flooring to match.