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Vignette Duquesne Laminate Flooring August 02, 2018 01:33:09
Traditionally, laminate floors used adhesive glues to bond the edges of the floorboards together. Although effective, the glues could be messy and lost their tackiness over time. Also, this method included an extra step where an additional rubber sealant would be used over the cracks in order to prevent moisture from seeping in. Newer laminate choices use a tongue-and-groove installation method that allows the floorboards to interlock with each other like a puzzle. This method is simple and efficient and has the boards "floating" over the underlayment. To add to the ease of installation, laminate can be installed just about anywhere, including over existing floors and above or below grade applications, such as basements. Hardwood on the other hand, can only be installed in above grade areas.
Since the initial introduction, laminate flooring has often confused with engineered wood flooring. Although similar is composition and visual appearance, there remains some very distinctive differences that frequently confuse consumers looking for wood flooring for their home or place of business. Laminate flooring is not real hardwood flooring nor contains any wood material. Constructed with multiple layers of materials bonded and glued together under extreme pressure, laminate flooring remains very strong with excellent resilience capabilities. Visually pleasing, laminate gives the impression of a top layer of wood however the top layer is merely a photograph of wood or a reproduction, giving the appearance of wood like material but in reality is a layer of fiber core with a clear coat of melamine resins. Difficult to distinguish between a laminate floor from natural hardwood flooring, laminate is both durable and cost effective, remaining a top choice in flooring materials for home or business owners looking to make improvements on a limited budget.