FAQ About laminate floors

FAQ About laminate floors

Laminate flooring installations are becoming increasingly common place as laminate flooring is much cheaper than hard wood flooring and also a great deal more environmentally friendly in terms of cutting down on wood consumption. As more and more users get into using laminate flooring over wooden flooring a number of frequently asked questions are cropping up in a number of different design and do it yourself forums all over the internet.

One of the most frequently asked questions is about cleaning laminate floors, the answer is that because laminated floors are a very low maintenance type of flooring, keeping them clean is actually very easy. All one needs to do is vacuum the laminate flooring with a soft brush accessory or a dust mop. To clean marks simply use warm water and a clean cloth that will do the trick. Be sure to dry the laminate floors thoroughly after cleaning them.

Another frequently asked question about laminate flooring is how they are manufactured.  The great fact about laminate flooring is that although it looks like real wood flooring it is in fact not wood at all. Laminate flooring panels are actually made from a number of different synthetic layers that are bonded or laminated together under very high pressure. The bottom most layer in most laminate flooring panels consists of a moisture resistant layer, the next layer is what is known as high density fibre board which is then topped with a high resolution photo image of actual wood grains or patterns. The final layer is made up of resin based cellulose which is extremely hard and durable.

For the DIY enthusiast DIY laminate floors are easy to install and the most frequently asked questions in this regard are how the actual laminate flooring planks lock together. Wholesale laminate floors are especially aimed at those who wish to do the installation themselves, there are usually clear installation instructions included. There are a number of different systems used by laminate flooring manufacturers to join sections together. The easiest of all lamination locking systems are those that actually snap together. The more traditional laminate floors need a hammer and tapping block in much the same way as traditional wooden floors do.

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