Strength, durability, affordability, versatility in use and creative patterns designed to suit all spaces and other surfaces.
Laminate floors, also referred to as 'floating floors' because of their particular installation, are manufactured through a wondrous process that involves fusing of layers at high temperatures of about 300 F. The fusion process is known as lamination – this kind of flooring offers an advantage since water does not warp the laminated wood as quickly as it could distort natural wood floors. In many cases, the floor is installed over a sub-floor and on top of a layer which supports the floor. This sublayer usually comprises a particular kind of foam or even a film which allows the floor to float on top, without the need of nails, glues or anything else. Specifically, what are the four layers that sum up to produce laminate floors? From top to bottom, these are-
Wear or Overlay Layer This layer not only gives a finishing touch to the laminate floorings but also takes care of the durability and wear and tear of the laminate wood. It protects the floor in multiple ways; it takes care of the minor thing like scuffs, scrapes, and scratches and to the major ones like protecting the color from fading and harsh UV rays.
Decorative paper The decorative paper layer is the heart is the laminate floors. It is a high quality printed paper giving the floorings a distinct lookand wooden texture. The designs can vary from wood to stone or marbles in as many colors and patterns or even to offbeat designs like leaves, grass, artworks or even paint splatters.
HDF Core or Board The core layer of the planks is a High-Density Fiberboard. This HDF is made of softwood fibers that are broken down then combined with wax and a resin binder. Later with the use of heat and pressure panels are formed. This whole process offers Superior stability and Strength to the laminate floors.
Backer Paper Every plank of our laminate floors comes with a base balancing layer, to keep the board straight. The Backer not only gives the wooden board dimensional stability but also help absorb moisture. Some planks have added foam padding which enhances the acoustical quality of floors. This layer is the bottommost layer of every plank.