Laminate flooring is an alternative to wood flooring, stone, and tile that achieves a realistic look through a photographic process! Photographs of desired flooring surfaces give laminate flooring the look, without the limitations, especially price! Laminate is comprised of several layers of material, bonded together. The clear protective top layer prevents scratches and other signs of wear to the photographic layer, which is laid on top of the inner core, which is gnerally composed of melamine resin and fiber board. The thickness of the top is directly related to the durability of the laminate flooring.
How is Laminate Flooring Installed?
A key differentiator in laminate flooring is that a lot of laminate is a “floating” floor: no nails, no glue. Laminate can be installed over most surfaces.