Compared to other types of flooring, laminate flooring is rising in popularity among South Africans from all walks of life, and with great reasons. It offers incredible benefits, including being more affordable and less of a hassle to clean and maintain than other types of floors.
If you are considering investing in laminate floors, it pays to do your research and learn all you can about it. Let’s take a closer look at 5 things you may not know about laminate floors.
1. Photographic Print Layer
Laminate flooring is often confused with real engineered hardwood flooring. There are definite differences. Engineered wood is constructed completely from real wood piles that have been laminated together. Laminate floors consist of fibre core body with a photographic print layer and clear top coating of melamine resins.
2. Mimic Real Wood
Laminates come in a variety of textures designed to closely imitate real wood. You can have all the beauty and appeal of real hardwood floors, without the associated hassle and price tag.
3. It Has a Locking System
Locking your floor system keeps the pieces of laminate together. Each piece is locked together with a special method ensuring that the floor remains flat and practically seamless. This makes for a very quick installation process.
4. It’s Harder Than Hardwood
The high density fibreboard used is one of the hardest wood materials out there today. This also means that laminate is far less likely to be dented or gouged than hardwood.
5. You Can Install It On Top of Other Flooring
Laminate is known as a ‘floating floor’, which means it can be installed on top of a flat, clean existing floor surface without the need for nails or other things that might damage the floor beneath it.
FKS Solutions is Gauteng’s leader in flooring solutions. We install various types of flooring, offering exceptionally specialised commercial and residential services. Contact us to learn more about our services, and to discuss your laminate flooring needs in greater detail.