Random Slate Tile Effect Laminate Flooring – Originating as a company 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 that allows the laminate boards to be put without glue. Initially, most laminate floors replicated only the most in-demand wood floors. As laminate climbed in popularity, however, other looks were introduced, including exceptionally realistic stone and marble.
Unlike solid wood or engineered wood floors products which are normally nailed or glued into the sub floor, laminate floors opens onto the sub floor. The individual strips or boards of several laminate systems snap together while some others do require the use of the small amount of adhesive along the joints.
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Unlike conventional hardwood floors, laminate floors do not need periodic sanding and refinishing. The top protective layer is all that’s needed. Unlike hardwood floors, there is absolutely no need to polish your laminate flooring. It’s possible to simply wash it with the moist cloth and vacuum cleaner to dust out the dirt.
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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 do not saturate or allow water to stand on the floor. Don’t use abrasives or scouring powder, polishes, or waxes. Clean the floor before starting you start the planned work.
Designers recommend laminate for the upscale look without an upscale price. Homeowners can make a home a home, adhere to a budget AND get a warm wood appearance. Engineered with a tough and durable wear layer, it’s much more powerful than most installed solid hardwood flooring, vinyl’s, and carpets. It stands up Far Better to dents and scratches that the softer surface of solid hardwood floors, and is a much better surface to in.