Laminate Flooring Los Angeles, Orange, Canoga Park and Gardena CA
What Makes Laminate Wood Flooring Unique?
Laminate Wood Flooring has become the most popular alternative to purchasing solid hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring is not made of actual hardwood material but rather concentrated layers of particle board and fiber fused together. Laminate Wood Flooring is available in a variety of designs and colors that mimic more costly floors. Laminate flooring to be the easiest type of floor to install because of it requires relatively no effort to clean and maintain. Laminate flooring resists staining, wear and tear, and fading much better than wood while providing the same unique look and appeal.
Laminate floors are considered to be very low-maintenance when compared to other flooring types such as Solid Hardwood or Bamboo Floors. Laminate Flooring is the most cost-effective way to purchase hardwood flooring because it uses less wood than other types of hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring is made to look like natural hardwood floor, but without the same costly price. The visual design’s of laminate flooring are images printed onto paper, which make the design options endless and provide further laminate flooring benefits.
How is Laminate Wood Flooring Made?
Laminate Flooring is made up of either synthetic materials (usually melamine resin) or of synthetic materials combined with natural and recycled ingredients and covered with an attached decorative wood appliqué, including an aluminum oxide finish. Laminate flooring has a dense inner core and a glued-on layer (or fused layers) of outer material. The surface is a plastic type of composition which is applied to the main core using heat and pressure. The core is usually made of high density fiber or particle board, and the backing can be either a paper layer, or another layer of laminate.
Laminate Flooring: Durability and Resistance
The durability of laminate flooring is another benefit that is far superior to real wood flooring. Laminate flooring resists staining, wear and tear, and fading much better than wood, while providing the same unique look and appeal. Laminate flooring is approximately fifteen times stronger than hardwood flooring, and most come with a 10 year life guarantee or more. Laminate Floors typically “float” over the sub-floor on top of a foam/film underlayment, which is meant to provide moisture and sound-reducing properties. Unlike real wood flooring, laminate flooring has a high UV resistance and water resistance which blocks the harmful rays of the sun and protects the design from fading.
Laminate Flooring: Easy Installation
The installation of Laminate Wood Flooring is literally as easy as snapping one piece of laminate to another. Laminate floor boards tend to be wider than real wood floor boards, which reduces installation time for laminate flooring. With the glue less systems of laminate flooring, there is no excess glue to clear up, and the floor can be used immediately after installation.
Laminate Flooring: Best Resale Value
Laminate flooring can add to the resale value of your home. Most home buyers are looking for hardwood floors instead of carpet. Laminate gives you a hardwood look for less and can make your home look more open and modern. It also is environmentally friendly because it uses less wood if any in its construction.•Laminate Wood Flooring are highly resistant to stains, fading, dents, scratches and water damage.
S&S Floors offers a wide selection of quality Laminate Wood Floors. Visit one of our Laminate Flooring Showrooms located in Los Angeles, Orange, Gardena, and Canoga Park CA.