Laminate Floor is composed by one layer of wooden fibers, high temperature pressed and fixed by high quality resin on which is applied a thin printed plastic surface, highly sophisticated, which reproduce the veining and colors of the wood. It is finished with a protective varnish, that make it resistant to scratch and shock.
In fact it is made up of wood for 90% and the rest of other materials, joined by die-casting, and is sold in staves or planks.
It is durable, elegant, comfortable, wear and abrasion resistant, it also lends itself to design poses, and it is quick and easy to assemble it.
It does not fear oxidation, it does not stain and does not fade with direct exposure to the sun.
Its abrasion resistance is divided in domestic use with three classes (AC1, AC2, AC3) and commercial use with four classes (AC3, AC4, AC5, AC6).
The more abrasion resistance and more the price growth. The price is also influenced by the thickness: 6-7 mm of thickness is an economic price product, 8-9 mm of thickness is a medium price product, 10 mm of thickness is a high price product.
It’s easy and fast to assemble it, thanks to its floating laying, no glue needed, the laminate floor assembly can be a do-it-yourself job.
Thanks to the facility of its laying and its high resistance to scratches, to abrasion and to wear, Laminate Floor is suitable for every intense foot traffic space like homes, shops, malls, gyms, hotels, restaurants, offices.
The application of the Laminate Floor is easy and fast on each stable base, dried and well levelled.
The click system laying is floating, so no glue required, directly on the screedds or previous floor. Its application is easy and fast and allow the lay "do it by yourself", even if is recommended to ask to do the work to specialized staff.
During the application the elements are taped to each other thanks to the tongue and groove.
Some Laminate Floor imposes the use of the glue between listonies, but never between flooring and base.
On the perimeter between the wall and the floor, it is necessary to leave a space of aboutt 8 mm, because the Laminated Floor must be free to “fluctuate”, so it can’t be fixed with nails or screws.
Before laying a Laminated Floor, you must check the humidity because of the wooden fibers that can swell up. If you lay it properly and take care of it, it won’t bend itself or lift.
To isolate and avoid inconveniences create by the humidity, it is necessary to use sound-absorbing or steam barrier mat.
Then the laminate floor must not absolutely get damp before being laid and must stay at least 48 hours in the installation environment so it can adapt itself.
Also the finishes are important, that skirting board, profiles, dilation joints, all coordinated with the laminate floor chosen.