What is Laminate Flooring and what are the other kinds of wood flooring?
What is Laminate Flooring?
Laminate flooring, also known as floating wood tile, is a multi-layer synthetic layer artificial flooring.
Laminate Floor Covering- The Making.
It is made up of high-density Fiber Board. It is made up of 3 layers, squeezed to form one layer. The high -density fiber board is enveloped with `decorative paper,with a sheet of the lamination process, which is again finally enveloped with an anti- resistant coating. It is cut into standard sizes. Final coating and polishing are done after the substance is cut.
After the material is cut into plank form, its installation is made via ‘CLICK’ system.
After completing the slab from all four sides, they are wrapped into boxes. They are packed into boxes that contain 5-18 slabs according to their size and styles and are sold only on the basis on boxes.
It imitates wood or stone that is basically a photographic colour layer. It has grown famous amongst the people because it is easy to fit and even the repair cost is low; also it is much economical for house interior design.
Design Display of Laminate flooring.
Laminate flooring is unparalleled concerning its durability, cleanliness and creativity. It gives uncountable options to choose from that helps in transforming house interior designs.
Distinction between laminate flooring and solid wood
They both have a lot of differences. Solid wood is naturally occurring and is polished and treated with anti-scratch treatment. It does not have a void space. Solid word is a phrase that helps to differentiate between natural and engineered wood.
Even after treating with anti-scratch treatment, solid wood is likely to develop scratches.
What is engineered wood?
This third type of wood consists of three layers, with the uppermost layer of wood. It is available in different thicknesses like 2mm, 3mm, 3.5mm and much more.
Homeowners who want to install quality flooring should opt for minimum 3.5mm to 4mm flooring.
Homeowners with budget constraint should go for 2mm thick flooring.
Solid wood V/S Engineered wood
Products made of solid wood are much more durable than the products made from any other material since it is only wood composed while engineered wood is usually covered with veneer or laminates
Products made from engineered wood are shown as “wood solids” or “wood solids with veneer” and are usually confused as solid wood by home owners, and the price difference causes confusion. Products made with solid wood are costlier than products made from engineered wood.
The significant advantage of using engineered wood is that it does not expand or contract like solid wood with a change in weather. Solid wood is highly sensitive to climate change.
People in Europe and India prefer furniture of engineered wood for house interior designs due to its low price and the wide range of designs.
What is bamboo flooring?
It is a solid wood made from a bamboo plant. Today the maximum bamboo flooring comes from China and other portions of Asia. It is used as a substitute flooring because its properties resemble that of hardwood. It is always preferred for its strength, durability, eco-friendliness and its nature to resist insects and moisture.
Different bamboo types have different manufacturing process.