An Introduction to Laminate Flooring

Homeowners are faced with a wide range of flooring options these days, but one of the most popular choices is still laminate floors. You can find it in millions of homes up and down the country.

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Considering the number of people who choose to fit it themselves in their homes, or who have it fitted for them, there is surprisingly little information available. Here is a very quick guide to what you need to know about laminate floors.

Why Choose Laminate Flooring?

Laminate is the term for a type of synthetic flooring. It’s manufactured by fusing layers together. The wood-like appearance is provided by a “photographic” layer. According to the Good Housing Institute, quality laminate floor is an excellent choice for home owners because it is easy to keep clean and wears well. It is especially good for households with pets and children.

It is very versatile, and laminate floors can be purchased in many different styles from suppliers such as

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Features of laminate floors

There is a water-resistant quality to laminate floors, which is not the same as being water-proof. You can wipe it down with a damp cloth. It is possible to make it water-proof by sealing the edges where the flooring meets the walls or appliances such as sinks and toilets.

Laminate is also scratch-resistant, so it will not get marked when light objects are dragged across it. It can get marked by heavy furniture or by stones stuck in the sole of shoes.

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