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Laminate Flooring

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Summary:
Laminate flooring is, basically, a euphemism for fake wood flooring


Keywords:
flooring, laminate,wood


Article Body:
Laminate flooring is, basically, a euphemism for fake wood flooring. It
is flooring that aims to avoid all the pitfalls of carpet and give the
advantages of wood floor, while at the same time avoiding the excessive
expense of real wood floors. Laminate flooring is generally made from
man-made materials, most often plastic or fibreboard.

That’s not to say that laminate flooring doesn’t have its upsides,
however. Because it’s so cheap, it lends itself to do-it-yourself
projects, and can be very quick and easy to install if it is fitted with
an interlocking ‘click’ system such as Uniclic. It doesn’t need to be
stuck down to the floor underneath, which makes it both easy to put in
and easy to remove if you ever need to. It won’t fade in sunlight like
wood will. Good laminate flooring can be very difficult to tell from wood
at all, while often being more durable and easier to replace should
anything happen to it.

Another advantage of laminate flooring is that you’re not just limited to
fake wood patterns: you can also get stone, tiles, or bright colours or
other interesting patterns – you simply have much more choice than you do
with wood. The worldwide market for laminate flooring is growing much
faster than that of wood, mainly for reasons of cost.

When you choose laminate flooring, it is important to get the right kind
of flooring for your room. Living rooms need floors that can take quite a
lot of weight, while bathroom floors need to be water-resistant (although
even the most water-resistant laminates don’t do well if they
consistently get wet).

One other downside of laminate flooring is that it tends to make a tell-
tale tap-tap sound when it’s walked on, compared to quiet wood floors.
You can get underlay that will go some way towards getting rid of this
sound, but it’s an extra expense and extra trouble to install.

								
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