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First used as a material for countertops and now used for flooring, laminate is an excellent choice for new and existing homes. It is often used in place of real wood, as it`s more durable and resistant to scratches, wear and spills; common vulnerabilities of hardwood. Laminate is also half the price of real wood, and depending on the type of floor and underlayment chosen, the savings can be even greater. With easy installation methods, an abundance of colors and an affordable price tag, laminate continues to be a top choice for flooring. Laminate flooring may look like real wood, but it uses no hardwood in its construction. This is an advantage because the flooring is not susceptible to rotting, scratches and nicks, or warping. Instead, the flooring uses several materials that are bonded together under high pressure. The top layer of the flooring is a photograph of real wood, or in some cases stone or tile, and shows all the beautiful imperfections of wood. A clear coating is used on the surface, adding a glossy shine that keeps the floors looking new. Laminate is also a sustainable option for homeowners since it doesn`t use real wood.
Laminate flooring made by Trafficmaster is composed of four separate layers which have been fused together under high pressure. The inner core of a high-quality laminate contains dense fiberboard. This layer is treated with sealing substances to protect it from damage. The third layer in the laminate flooring is the decorative part of the flooring - it contains an image of real wood or stone. The outer layers are coated with melamine to seal the fibrous materials from moisture. Once you have installed the flooring, Trafficmaster laminate floors only need to be swept in order to keep it clean. Stains can be removed by washing them with mild soap. In cases where you need to replace a portion of your flooring, there won`t be a need for you to rip up the entire place if you are using laminates. Laminate flooring comes in tiles that can be un-installed individually if there is a need for you to replace them. This is why it is recommended that upon purchasing laminate flooring, you should buy a few extra boards so you can use them for replacement in the future.