Uses of laminate floors

Uses of laminate floors

Laminate flooring is fast becoming the most popular choice world – wide when it comes to new and renovated flooring options. Laminate floors are extremely versatile and can be used in a number of different flooring application scenarios very successfully. One of the most popular uses of laminate flooring is in high traffic areas of a home or even an office or corporate environment. Having said that, laminate flooring is very beautiful and also very durable, thus making it an ideal candidate for almost any application in any type of room or environment.

There are quite a number of different wood flooring companies that offer a wide range of different styles of laminate flooring. Laminate flooring can be manufactured in both a synthetic laminate that can be made to look like wood or even stone and an actual wooden flooring range as well. The wooden flooring range consists of wood laminate flooring that is actual wood and not synthetic compounds. It must also be said however, that not all laminate flooring is ideal for bathroom applications. If you are planning on installing laminate flooring in your bathroom, be sure to consult with a laminate flooring specialist as to the exact specifications of their products.

Laminate flooring is also easy to install and many manufacturers actually offer a range of DIY laminate floors. DIY stands for do it yourself and this is in fact quite a popular alternative and can save a significant portion of any home renovation budget. Laminate flooring is also sometimes referred to as floating flooring, this is because the laminate flooring actually is installed above the floor and not directly on the ground, this makes laminate flooring also ideal for basement installations where moisture can sometimes be a problem.

In most cases laminate flooring is also installed with what is known as a vapour barrier. A vapour barrier is simply a sheet of poly plastic that is installed before the actual laminate flooring is installed. This helps to further guard against any issues with moisture. Most laminate flooring manufacturers offer a wide variety for home use and a more subdued and practical variety for commercial usage.

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