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All you need to know about Laminate Flooring

 
Laminate flooring is a popular and versatile flooring option that replicates the look of hardwood, tile, or stone at a more affordable price. Here's some information about laminate flooring, but please come visit us at one of our Exclusive Floors showrooms so we can walk you through all of the options that might be suitable for your project.

Construction: Laminate flooring consists of several layers that are fused together through a lamination process. The layers typically include a wear layer, a decorative layer with a high-resolution image of the desired flooring style, a core layer made of high-density fiberboard (HDF) or particleboard, and a backing layer for stability and moisture resistance.

Installation: Laminate flooring is designed to be a floating floor system, meaning it is not directly attached to the subfloor. It is typically installed using a tongue-and-groove locking system, which allows the planks to be easily clicked and locked together. This installation method makes laminate flooring suitable for do-it-yourself projects or quick installations.

Maintenance: Laminate flooring is relatively easy to maintain. Regular sweeping or vacuuming with a soft brush attachment helps remove dirt and debris. Spills should be wiped up promptly to prevent moisture seepage. Avoid using excessive water during cleaning, as it can cause the planks to warp or swell. Use manufacturer-recommended cleaning products designed for laminate flooring.

It's important to note that laminate flooring may not be suitable for areas prone to high moisture, such as bathrooms or laundry rooms, as excessive exposure to water can cause damage. Additionally, laminate flooring cannot be refinished like hardwood, so damaged planks may need to be replaced.
Overall, laminate flooring offers a cost-effective and durable option for achieving a variety of looks and styles in your home.
 

 
 
 
 
 

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Advantages of Laminate Flooring

 
Laminate flooring offers several advantages that make it a popular choice for homeowners. Here are some of the key advantages of laminate flooring:
Affordability: One of the biggest advantages of laminate flooring is its affordability. Compared to hardwood, stone, or tile flooring, laminate is generally more budget-friendly, making it an attractive option for those looking for a cost-effective flooring solution.

Wide range of styles and designs: Laminate flooring comes in a wide variety of styles, designs, and finishes, allowing you to achieve the look of hardwood, stone, or tile at a fraction of the cost. The decorative layer of laminate flooring can accurately mimic the appearance of different wood species, textures, and patterns.

Durability and resistance: Laminate flooring is highly durable and resistant to wear, scratches, and fading. The wear layer on top protects the surface from everyday foot traffic, making it a suitable choice for high-traffic areas of the home. It is also resistant to stains, making it easier to clean and maintain compared to other flooring options.

Low maintenance: Laminate flooring is relatively low-maintenance. Regular sweeping or vacuuming, along with occasional damp mopping using manufacturer-recommended cleaning products, is typically sufficient to keep it clean. Unlike hardwood flooring, laminate does not require sanding or refinishing.

Moisture resistance: While laminate is not completely waterproof, it does offer better moisture resistance compared to hardwood flooring. The layered construction and the wear layer provide a certain level of protection against spills and moisture. However, it's important to promptly wipe up any spills to prevent water damage.

Allergy-friendly: Laminate flooring is an excellent choice for allergy sufferers as it does not harbor dust, allergens, or pet dander. Unlike carpet, which can trap allergens, laminate flooring provides a smooth and easy-to-clean surface, contributing to better indoor air quality.

Versatility: Laminate flooring is versatile and can be installed in various areas of the home, including living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and hallways. It can also be installed over many types of subfloor, including concrete, plywood, and existing flooring, making it a versatile option for renovation projects.

Overall, laminate flooring offers a cost-effective, durable, and aesthetically pleasing solution for homeowners. Its affordability, wide range of styles, and easy maintenance make it a popular choice for those seeking an attractive and practical flooring option.
If you have a flooring project in Surrey, Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Mission, Langley, White Rock, Chilliwack, Delta, Tsawwassen, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, Vancouver, Richmond and many other locations in British Columbia, please contact us for a free quote.