Vinyl flooring offers a wide variety of colors and styles for an array of uses from bathrooms to kitchens and other rooms of the home from big name manufacturers such as Armstrong and Mannington. Like laminate flooring the look of a vinyl floor is actually a pattern layer on the surface of the floor.
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The visible layer in laminate is known as the "pattern layer" and is protected by a thin layer of laminate, commonly made of aluminum oxide which is resistant to scratches, burns, chipping, dents, which makes it suitable for high traffic areas. It is also much cheaper than its hardwood counterpart. The pattern layer is made from a screen that is created to imitate the look of real wood or tile floors. High Density Fiber (HDF) is the core layer, which is moisture resistant and durable. The HDF layer is very difficult to scratch or stain and structured as a locking system to ease the installation process.
All laminate flooring is installed using the free-floating method, therefore laminate flooring is a floating-floor and lies on top of the sub-floor. It is easy to install as well as uninstall. While some brands still make glue together planks, most have switched to a no glue locking system, which allows the planks to snap together in no time. The glue-less style allows replacement of individual when needed, which makes laminate, extremely affordable to maintain and installed. It is possible to do it without professional help.
For consumers shopping on a budget that are looking for a great looking floor that will last and is easy to maintain laminate is the choice for you.