STYLE SELECTIONS - Laminates (1)
There are many laminated wood finishes and plank sizes to choose from to fit your space, whether it’s a new commercial construction or a residential renovation. Complete your project with insulating and soundproofing subfloors and underlay.
Laminate flooring is one of the most popular options for homeowners. It’s simple to install and requires little maintenance. Laminate wood flooring is available in many designs to suit your personal sense of style.
This product has several advantages over traditional wood flooring. It comes pre-finished; there’s no need to apply a stain or floor paint to the material. Install laminated wood flooring without the need to nail or glue it together. In some cases, you may have to cut the flooring panels to the correct length using the relevant installation accessories, and then snap the pieces together and lay them. After that, there’s a ready-to-use floor in the kitchen, hallway, or other room.
There are multiple types of material used to make laminate flooring. Among them are MDF, or medium-density fibreboard, and HDF, which stands for high-density fibreboard. Both are suitable for walking on, but if your main concern is durability over cost, HDF is the way to go. Either of these types of laminate wood flooring may look just like real wood. Pieces that have the term “textured” in their name have a three-dimensional aspect that more realistically mimics genuine wood grain for a more authentic appearance.
Design techniques ensure this flooring material is long lasting. A top transparent layer, the laminate, protects the layers below from damage. This provides laminate flooring with a measure of resistance against water damage, scratches, and gouging. The flooring is ideal for high-traffic areas as it wears very slowly.
Installation of laminate wood flooring is a straightforward project that you can complete on your day off. The most important thing is to place an underlayment to create a more consistent surface for the laminate. This layer also helps with sound insulation and acts as a moisture-vapour barrier.