Laminate and Your Lifestyle
Laminate Flooring Floats
Laminate flooring is always a floating floor, which basically means that there’s no need of dealing with a difficult “nail-down” installation process. It’s really great when you think about it. First, a foam underlayment is unrolled and taped together on which the laminate flooring will sit. And since the planks are really heavy, there is no chance of the laminate flooring sliding around.
It’s Wood, but Not Quite Wood
As mentioned earlier, laminate flooring is mostly known by its brand name rather than a kind of wood. This makes sense. Would you consider a pressboard wood? Didn’t think so. Long story short, laminate flooring is a layer of two thin sheets of paper that have been impregnated with melamine, which is why it is manufactured by companies that make synthetic coverings for the floor.
Snap-On or Glue-On, You Decide
Laminate flooring planks can either be glued or snapped together. The snap-together kind is easy to install but is not that structurally sound. However, the glue-together kind is able to resist moisture well. So, you should pick one according to your needs.
If you’re thinking about having a new floor in your home, then using laminate flooring is a good option. But, you should always consult a professional first.