Gone are the days when deciding about your timber flooring was easy as the choices were numbered. Majorly, there were only two types of floorings that you could try i.e. timber parquet and solid timber floors. However, with development in the field of construction and home improvement measures you can get series of timber floorings. Laminate timber flooring is one of the styles trending. The popularity of bamboo and laminate timber flooring is on the rise and there seems to be no stopping at all.
Laminate is a slim material laminated layer that extends to a thicker layer. On a whole, it looks like a single paper but contains 4 layers. All the layers are heat sealed under adequate pressure.
Lean layer that is impermeable by nature. It evens out the board and ensures excess water does not enter.
Next is the core layer which is made up of a high density fireboard that is water-proof as well.
The third …
One of the main factors for choosing laminate flooring over hardwood is the cost. Laminate is considerably cheaper than hardwood. Laminate is an engineered alternative to real wood; it is constructed by laminating a facsimile of wood onto a background and then covered with a hard and clear coating. The price will depend on the thickness and visual representation of real wood.
Another factor in laminate’s favor is ease of installation. Requiring no nails, the tongue and groove design of the laminate boards makes installation easy for a novice. The boards typically come in either 4 inch or 8 inch widths; the 8 inch boards are typically easier to install than the 4 inch version. No matter which board width you choose, you must first lay down a foam pad to reduce squeaks and to even out the floor surface.
Despite laminate’s apparent ease of installation, the boards all come in one length so the installer will need …