What is Laminate Flooring?
Laminate flooring is a hybrid floor covering made of particleboard wood. They are make of aggregated wood particles that are subjected to high pressure to form sheets. These sheets have a photorealistic image of wood or stone which is covered with a clear and durable wear layer as surface that serve as a protection against UV rays and scratching.
What is it good for?
Pros & Cons
Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooring has grown significantly in popularity, as they are easier to install and maintain compare to traditional surfaces such as hardwood flooring. It is a cost saving option for owners which require lesser skill to install than alternative flooring materials. It is reasonably durable and easy to maintain.
It is important to keep laminate clean, as dust, dirt, and sand particles may scratch the surface over time. Laminate flooring need to be kept dry as sitting water/moisture can cause the planks to swell and warp. Being made of pressed board, laminate can easily chip, especially the critical tongue and groove sections.