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Laminate flooring

Laminate mimics hardwood but is more affordable and durable than real hardwood.

Laminate is made up of multiple layers. The first is a water-resistant backing that repels water to ensure moisture doesn’t affect the board’s structure. The second is the core, which is typically made of HDF (High-Density Fiberboard) which also resists water and offers durability. The third layer is the print or design which is then coated by the fourth layer which is the wear layer that resists scratching, denting and fading.

Because of the advancement of technology, laminate is becoming more and more realistic and is sometimes mistaken for real hardwood. Laminate offers different textures, which create a high-end feel, despite its affordability.

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Layers Of Laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is made up of multiple layers.

1. A water-resistant backing that repels water to ensure moisture doesn’t affect the board structure.
2. The core, which is HDF (High-Density Fiberboard) which resists water.
3. The print or design
4. The coating will resist scratching, denting, and fading.

Laminate offers different textures, which create a high-end feel, despite its affordability. Like vinyl plank flooring, laminate is available in various colours and styles but is less moisture-resistant. Laminate, on the other hand, is easier to install and maintain.

Laminate flooring



Before your laminate flooring installation, Remove all baseboards before your laminate flooring installation and acclimate your laminate material. Allowing your laminate to acclimate, minimizing growth and shrinkage in the boards.



Next, cleaning the subfloor and laying down your desired underlay is important. There are different types of underlay to choose from. Options for a laminate flooring underlay include heat, moisture, sound and combinations.



Once the underlay is down, you can install your laminate flooring. Go ahead, lay your first row.

Floor Trendz also provides laminate and alternative flooring installation services to help you with the process.
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Q: What does laminate flooring look like?
A: Laminate flooring is remarkably versatile in its appearance. Its photographic layer can emulate various materials, including hardwood, tile, and stone. Among these options, the hardwood style is often the most sought-after. It provides the luxurious allure of top-quality hardwood without the substantial cost typically associated with it.

Q: How durable is laminate flooring?
A: Laminate flooring is highly durable. It is resistant to scratches, dents, and stains, making it suitable for high-traffic areas and households with pets or kids. However, it is not fully waterproof, so it may not be the best choice for moisture-prone areas like bathrooms or laundry rooms.

Q: Can laminate flooring be refinished?
A: Unlike hardwood, laminate flooring cannot be refinished. Once it is damaged, the damaged plank will need to be replaced.

Q: Can I install laminate flooring myself?
A: Yes, laminate flooring is known for its easy installation process, making it a popular choice for DIY enthusiasts. Most laminate flooring uses a lock-and-click or fold-and-lock system that does not require glue or nails.

If you require assistance, Flooring Trendz is happy to provide installation services! Contact us to learn more.
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