both formal and casual options, you're sure to
find a floor that embraces your personal style.
Laminate flooring, the hardwood look is emulated
and perfected. Flooring never fades, wears or
stains – it shines indefinitely. Moisture
resistant and easy-to-install.
flooring is laid as a “floating floor”,
which means that it lies on the support surface
without being attached to it. It is designed to
be held down around the edges by moulding or base
board. A foam pad provides strength against impact
and wear damage. Laminate flooring is a multi-layered
product developed to perform as a highly durable,
easy-to-clean-floor. A laminate floor provides
the realistic look of wood, tile, stone and other
more expensive options, but often at a lower cost.
These high-tech floors are durable and possess
an ease of maintenance that can't be found in
natural wood, tile or stone.
Laminate flooring is recommended for dry locations
such as kitchens,
bedrooms and hallways. Sutherlands® does not normally
this product for bathrooms or other high-humidity
areas without special
The two main things to look for when comparing
different types of laminate flooring are the wear
layer surface, (most important), and the overall
thickness of the planks. This can range from 5mm
to 10mm or more on quality planks. Laminate floors
are available in strips, planks or squares. The
greater the wear layer, combined with the strength of the
core, makes laminate more resistant to scratches,
dents, dings, as well as stains.
Most manufacturers guarantee the surface will
not fade or wear through. Originally installed
by gluing the edges, Snap lock, which is quickly
becoming far more popular. It installs quicker
and tighter, and is better suited for DIYers.
is quick, easy and minimal. The high-tech surface
of a laminate floor is designed to be cleaned
by vacuuming and occasional damp mopping. Spills
wipe up with a damp cloth. Do not wet mop. Laminate
flooring is recommended for dry locations such
as kitchens, bedrooms and hallways. Sutherlands®
does not normally recommend this product for bathrooms
or other high-humidity areas without special consideration.
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