Laminate flooring is one of the most popular modern flooring options. It is incredibly durable, it is also easy to install, attractive and, most of all, affordable. Laminate flooring is also pet and child friendly, and doesn’t need to be vanished or nailed down. And with no fear of splinters, laminate flooring makes for one of the best options in modern flooring.
What is Laminate Flooring?
Laminate offers you the look and feel of real wood – or tile or ceramic – flooring for only a fraction of the price. Installation is easy, with little to no mess and fuss. Once it’s installed, laminate will create a look you will love and that will last a lifetime. Not only is it scratch resistant, laminate is hygienic, easy to clean and very low maintenance.
Laminate flooring is formed from a watertight, glued, high density fibre (or HDF) board. They generally consist of four layers:
1: A transparent, wear and water resistant overlay
This top layer works to make your flooring resistant to stains, wear, impact, scratches, burns and other household mishaps. It is finished with a texture to keep it in harmony with the flooring design you have chosen.
2: The design layer
Your laminate flooring then has a design layer that is actually a high resolution photo of the real texture of your floor – wood, ceramic, stone, etc. It is reproduced with highly sophisticated printing techniques. The layer is then finished with a melamine resin that, combined with the overlay, makes the imitation look extremely real and natural.
3: A moisture resistant HDF core
The HDF core board is the heart of your laminate flooring. It consists of refined wood fibres and high quality resin. This allows us to use all parts of the tree to create flooring, making the laminate extremely durable, stable and moisture resistant.
4: The balancing layer
Finally, the laminate flooring is given a moisture resistant backing layer. This ensures the board will not cup or bow once it is properly installed and maintained.
Hardwearing Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is the smart, stylish and modern alternative to traditional hardwood and tiled flooring. Further, it is available in a wide range of finishes, from gloss to matter, with detailed surfaces that allow you to balance style with practicality.
Laminate also replicates flooring options, including ceramic, wood and marble. As a result, laminate is not only stylish but an economical option for all homes and décor styles. It handles heavy foot traffic without suffering wear and tear.
Laminate Flooring at Chirnside Carpets
Chirnside Carpets and Floor Coverings online are proud to offer a wide range of laminate brands from some of the best names in the business offering affordable and luxury options for our stunning laminate flooring. If you would like to find out more, please explore the options below. Or contact our expert team today for further advice on your flooring options. We look forward to helping you transform your home!