Laminate flooring can be a great way to achieve a wood look in a way that agrees with your style and your wallet. We partner with top manufactures to ensure that you have access to a wide array of high quality laminate options. The experts at Floor Coverings International Oahu are here to help you learn more about laminate flooring and decide if it’s the right choice for your Honolulu project. Keep reading to learn more!
How It’s Made
Laminate flooring is constructed from several layers of different materials. The body is made from high quality particleboard that provides bulk and stability. Next is the image layer, which utilizes a high definition print that captures the grain and color of wood. Last is a clear coating that protects the image layer from moisture and sun damage.
- Laminate can mimic a wide array of different wood types, making it a cost effective, yet stylish, flooring option. In fact, modern day laminate can also replicate the look of other high-end materials, such as stone tile!
- Because it is made from wood byproduct, laminate flooring is considered a more eco-friendly material since it helps reduce waste. Some manufacturers also recycle laminate — though you should always confirm with them first.
- Laminate boards generally snap or glue together for easy installation. You can even install it over other flooring materials, such as concrete or damaged hardwood.
Laminate is easy to care for with regular sweeping and mopping. While it isn’t as hard as solid wood, laminate flooring is designed to stand up to the wear and tear of daily life. If you intend to use laminate flooring in a space that experiences high humidity, make sure to install it with a moisture barrier. This will protect the particleboard layer against water damage and mildew.
Interested in using laminate in your home or business? Contact Floor Coverings International Oahu today to schedule a free, on location, design consultation and estimate. We proudly serve the Honolulu, Oahu area!