Considering what kind of flooring to be used for refurbishment of a pre-owned house that you just purchased? Or are you in the process of building your own house and stuck at the choice of flooring? Do you want your flooring material to look stylish and chic? Then look no further for there is just the right choice of flooring for you that would not only stun you with its immense appeal and tantalizing qualities but also would promise long lasting shelf-life and durability. Looks exactly like a hardwood floor but is much stylish and practical in terms of longevity and incredible finishing is the laminate flooring.
Laminate flooring has a core depth of about 6mm to 12mm and some are even thicker that makes it even sturdier than wooden floors. It sounds like real wood when walked upon. Many modern homes have these floors and even in the movies you get to see most houses made up of laminate flooring. The footstep sound made on a laminate wood sounds good. In fact the benefit over wood goes far beyond than this since these floors are made water resistant to some extent by being treated with water repellent chemicals. Thus it does not swell in the presence of moisture. The laminate wood does undergo constant slight change in size due to expansion depending on the humidity levels of the surrounding air. This is because of the presence of cellulose fibers. Thus these floor types are available in slabs that have interlocking facilities and are normally placed on the hard floors existing previously on the base of the house interiors.
Laminate flooring is essentially layers of different materials which are finally coated by a laminate of a thin film aluminum oxide. This sheet is protective in nature that safeguards the under layers and also gives stain resistance to the floors. The layers below are mostly resin-based and less quantity of real wood is used. Thus it is cheaper than wood yet excellent looking than wood. It is also resistant to scratches, denting, fading and stains as mentioned earlier. In fact laminate floors can also be designed to look as natural stone floors in textural appearance. It is a great ensemble of style and posh elements of modern and urbane room décor.
Most laminate floor manufacturers guarantee a lifetime of 10-15 years for these floors and it might be enticing to you but you must always know that it would not retain its entry level looks and luster till that period of time. And unless you are planning to stay for that long in the house that essentially undergoes laminate flooring you may want to rethink on investing on the high-end type of flooring