Traditional Living Natural Hickory Laminate Flooring – Originating as a company making lacquered boards to the shipbuilding industry, Alloc started production of high-pressure laminate floors in 1992. In 1996 it introduced a mechanical locking system which allows the laminate planks to be laid without adhesive. Initially, most laminate flooring replicated only the most in-demand wood flooring. As laminate grew in popularity, however, other looks were introduced, such as exceptionally realistic marble and stone.
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Unlike solid wood or engineered wood floors products which are usually nailed or glued into the sub floor, laminate floors floats on the sub floor. The individual strips or boards of many laminate systems snap together while some other systems do require the application of the small amount of adhesive along the joints.
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Unlike traditional hardwood flooring, laminate flooring do not require periodic sanding and refinishing. The best protective coating is all that’s needed. Unlike hardwood floors, there is no need to polish your laminate flooring. It’s possible to just clean it with the wet cloth and vacuum cleaner to dust the dirt out.
Cleaning up dust or loose dirt is easily done with a dust mop or vacuum; for more in-depth cleaning, use a damp mop or damp towel, but don’t saturate or allow water to stand on the floor. Clean the floor before starting you start the planned work.
Designers advocate laminate for an upscale look without an upscale price. Homeowners can make a home a home, adhere to a budget AND find a warm wood look. Engineered with a tough and durable wear layer, it is a lot more powerful than most installed solid hardwood flooring, vinyl’s, and carpeting. It stands up Far Better to dents and scratches that the softer surface of solid hardwood flooring, and is a much better surface to in.