Laminate Flooring Guide
Laminate floors have come a long way since they were first introduced to the flooring world in the early 90’s. The evolution of technology has made it possible for manufacturers to create this realistic and beautiful alternative that is budget-friendly and has incredible durability. Thanks to laminate you can enjoy the look of hardwood, stone or tile in your property without breaking the bank while using a material that has minimal impact on the environment. Composed of 4 layers that are fused together, laminate flooring is known for its tough exterior, which makes it a great option for high traffic areas. To give you an idea of its stability, the first layer; called the wear layer, is second only to diamonds in terms of strength. Also, if you are looking for something that requires little maintenance, you will be happy to hear that the layers that make up laminates are designed to be more resistant to stains than hardwood. Using a dry cloth or a laminate clear is enough to clean this type of floor. Cleaning tip: never use a wet mop to clean laminate floors.
How to Install Laminate Floors
Laminate floor installation is simple and easy. Because laminates are floating floors, the technique used for the installation is the click method. In simple words, this means snapping the laminate planks. No glues or chemicals are used during the process. Don’t worry about the reliability of the method because these planks are engineered to stay together. At least 10 pounds of force are needed in order to separate them. Although the installation seems effortless when compared to other types of floor, it is always recommended to have a Cinderella Carpet One expert do the work for you. Another important thing to have in mind is having one of our flooring gurus evaluate the condition of the subfloor before any purchase. Schedule an appointment today at our store to get your flooring project started.