Laminate flooring is cost effective way to imitate hardwood, stone, tile or ceramic. If you want a clan and attractive floor that look natural but costs much less than the real thing, then laminate flooring is the way to go. First Class Wood Flooring can help you with laminate flooring in Bay Shore NY, Smithtown or Stony Brook.
Wood might be the first choice when it comes to natural beauty, but it is an expensive option. Laminate can give you a similar look at a fraction of the cost. There are also no restrictions as to where you can install laminate. You can use it in any room, including bathrooms. kitchens and basements.
Laminate flooring is a composite of layers. There is a backing layer, a core layer, a design layer and a wear layer. The reason why laminate does a good job of imitating natural elements such as wood or tile, is due to the design layer. The design layer contains a photographic image of the material you want to mimic. This could be wood, ceramic, tile or stone. The protective layer is a types of sealant that is applied over the photographic layer. This provides protection against scratches, stains, fading and the effects of daily use. The inner core contains a plastic resin that provides strength, stability and durability. The backing layer is moisture resistant and helps to prevent warping.
In addition, laminate floors are easy to install. It also very easy to clean and does not require special polish or wax. Simple dusting and mopping will do. So if you want a durable and cost effective flooring solution that looks almost as good as the real thing, then laminate is the answer.