You want a real wood floor, but you have an extremely tight budget. Well, you’re in luck! Laminate flooring manufacturing now produces a product that looks and feels just like real timber flooring and is perfect for heavy traffic areas, kids and pets. It’s hard-wearing and easy to maintain. And it’s much cheaper than timber flooring.
Its durability comes from the four layers that make up the laminate and have been bonded together with high-pressure machines. The Backing Layer provides stability and moisture repellent balance, as well as being a protective barrier between the sub-floor and the laminate core.
Moving up through the laminate we then reach the Core Layer. It’s the centre panel that provides the structural durability. Made of very compact wood fibres and resins, the High Density Fibreboard (HDF) is strong and more durable than MDF.
The next layer up is the Decorative Layer. The layer on which a high-resolution image has been printed. You can tell the quality of the laminate by the quality of the image. Finally, there’s the Top or Wear Layer. Made of a melamine resin overlay, this layer is not only easy to clean but provides protection and long lasting durability to the product.
The hard-wearing abrasion-resistant surfaces provide protection against moisture. Caring for laminate flooring is extremely easy. Basic cleaning can be done with the vacuum cleaner, or simply wiping with a damp cloth. Universal Cleaner™ will provide a good deep clean. Any scratches can be repaired with a repair kit.