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Laminate and Its Advantages over the Type of Flooring It Simulates

By Kathy Carbone Subscribe to RSS | April 5th 2012 | Views:
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When you notice somebody's flooring looks too good to be true, there is a chance that it is. Strong, durable, and surprisingly smooth or even flooring may turn out to be laminate flooring. This special type of tile flooring is made to look like a variety of other flooring materials without being prone to fading, weathering, or disintegrating unlike other flooring materials.

Laminate flooring is composed of four layers and looks like an ordinary wooden plank, only stronger. The bottom layer is made of melamine resin, a composite of melamine and formaldehyde, which forms a solid and fire-resistant foundation. The next layer is a core board formed from wood fibers, which may also contain some melamine resin. Meanwhile, the decorative top layer is lined with protective aluminum oxide and melamine resin.

Note that laminate flooring is not directly attached to the subfloor; this is why it is sometimes called floating wood tile. Instead, the laminate tiles are laid on a padded underlayment that allows the laminate tiles to expand in time. This gives the laminate flooring a somewhat flexible and lightweight feel.

The best thing about laminate flooring is that it is tough, sturdy, and easy to clean. It is the ideal flooring material for busy households where everyone is always on the move and barely have time to keep the house clean. A quick sweep, wipe, and possibly some vacuuming are all it takes to make laminate flooring looking like new again.

A lot of people who opt for laminate flooring Tampa houses have typically want their flooring systems to mimic wood. Wood is a good flooring material on its own, but the humid subtropical climate in Florida, compounded by frequent precipitation, can make wood swell, warp, or rot. Laminate flooring can evoke the warm, welcoming aesthetics of wood without its little vulnerabilities.

Laminate flooring can also be a good alternative to ceramic or stone tiles. The good thing about it is that laminate flooring is not as hard as ceramic or stone, so that any injuries which arise from slips, trips, or falls may be mitigated. In addition, laminate flooring does easily not get stained or soaked unlike some stone tiles.

For those who love carpets but hate carpet maintenance, laminate flooring may be the best option. It can mimic the appearance of carpet and gives your flooring a soft, warm look without all the loose fibers, dust, and microorganisms they accumulate. Laminate flooring is also comfortable to sit or lie on, making it ideal for sitting rooms and family rooms. For more information on laminate flooring, visit interiordec.about.com.

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