Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a type of floor covering using multi-layer synthetic products that were fused together through the lamination process. The material simulates the look of wood flooring but at a lesser cost. The inner core layer of laminate flooring is usually composed of a melamine resin and fiber board materials, while the top layers consist of a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. Not only do laminate floors are cheaper than wood floors, but they are also more durable than carpet and are easy to install. They are manufactured in tongue-and-groove planks, which are clicked and locked into one another. For moisture protection, as well as reducing the sound made when stepping on them, laminate floors are installed with a foam/film underlayment.