Laminate Flooring Today
Press Release • Mar 23, 2011 11:26 SGT
Want to have exotic and rare wood flooring at your home? Laminate flooring could fulfill that for you. Before laminate flooring is invented, home owners are restricted to many wood species choices; one can only choose the particular timber floor that is suitable for its country climate.
Today, laminate flooring changed everything.
Home owners can enjoy the privilege of having the most exotic "wood" flooring in the world in the form of a laminate flooring. A laminate flooring is a piece of floorboard that is made up of layers compressed into one.
It ususally have aluminium oxide as the top layer; this is to prevent laminate flooring from scratches and abrasions. The 2nd layer is the decorative paper which is the "image" of the floorboard. Laminate flooring manufacturers will have their unique colors and designs patented under their brands.
Below that 2nd layer, is considered the most important layer of the floorboard. Just like a building, without a strong foundation, it will still collapse no matter how tall the building is. Laminate flooring is the same. The 3rd layer is known as the core or the heart layer. This is usually made of high density fibreboard (HDF). This is what holds the entire floorboard together and contributes to its overall stability and strength. Choosing the right laminate flooring amidst the many flooring brands available is crucial. This core layer explains why some consumers experience warping and swelling of the laminate floorboards after installing for a few months. Good quality laminate flooring boards have relatively stronger core layers than lower graded laminate flooring boards.
The last layer is known as the back layer. This is usually is made up of plywood. Its basic function is to act as moisture resistance layer with the base and subfloor.
When buying laminate flooring, one of the most important questions to ask the vendor is its structure. Especially on what you can't see with the "naked" eyes that is the core layer, the backing layer as well top layer. The other thing to look at, whether the laminate flooring has lowest formaldehyde emission, as you and your children are staying with it for long term; you need to choose one that is healthy for your family.
Laminate flooring is a very wonderful invention in the world of flooring today; it gives one a massive selection of choices. Just like the internet, just name any wood species or design you like. And you'll get it.
Evorich Holdings, is one of the most reputable flooring contractors in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Providing the end user with quality laminate flooring, high end resilient flooring, engineered wood flooring, timber flooring, indoor and outdoor decking, vinyl as well as carpet flooring.