Maple Leaf Premium Laminate Flooring – Originating as a business making lacquered boards to the shipbuilding business, Alloc started production of high-pressure laminate floors in 1992. Back in 1996 it introduced a mechanical locking system which allows the laminate boards to be laid without adhesive. Initially, most laminate flooring replicated only the most in-demand wood flooring. As laminate grew in popularity, however, other appearances were introduced, such as exceptionally realistic stone and marble.
Unlike solid wood or engineered wood floors products which are usually nailed or glued to the sub floor, laminate floors opens onto the sub floor. The individual strips or planks of several laminate systems snap together while some other systems do require the use of this small amount of glue across the joints.
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Unlike conventional hardwood flooring, laminate flooring do not require periodic sanding and refinishing. The best protective layer is all that is needed. Unlike hardwood floors, there’s absolutely no need to polish your laminate flooring. You can just wash it using the moist cloth and vacuum cleaner to dust out the dirt.
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Wash the floor before starting you begin the planned work.
Designers advocate laminate for the upscale look without an upscale price. Homeowners can make a home a home, stick to a budget AND find a warm wood look. Engineered with a tough and durable wear layer, it’s a lot stronger than most installed solid hardwood flooring, vinyl’s, and carpets. It stands up much better to dents and scratches that the softer surface of solid hardwood flooring, and is a much better surface to in.