Laminate flooring is a popular option for many settings and there is so much variety when it comes to grain, colour, texture etc. that you will find it difficult to make a decision on what to choose. There are pros and cons to choosing a laminate floor just as you will find for any other type of flooring material. But the benefits outweigh the challenges.
There are about four layers in laminate floor planks which include a base, backing plate, core and the décor panel which is right on top. The base is made of a durable material that is resistant to moisture and the backing plate helps prevent warping of the plank. The décor panel displays the grain of authentic timber that has been created with attention to the smaller detail. This layer is finished with a transparent resin that will improve the wear resistance of the plank. You will not be able to tell a plank of laminate flooring Bellarine with an actual solid timber floor at first glance. This is why this flooring is so popular. You will be able to get the aesthetics of timber flooring with none of the hassle. And you can use it in any room excluding the bathrooms because of its high versatility. There are new laminate flooring types that have been manufactured for higher water resistance which will allow you to use it in high moisture areas like kitchens.
The flooring contractor will inspect the subfloor in order to determine whether it can effectively support the laminate floor. It needs to be even and clean. There will not be excessive noise when you are walking on the plank. There will be a pleasant sound and feeling under your feet which will add value to the investment. You can use this in the common areas and the private rooms. The strength of the laminate flooring can withstand the high traffic on hallways and entrance areas as well. The plank is resistant to stains and you will be able to clean it easily without worrying about having permanent stains on the floor. The flooring is also extremely durable and will be effective for homes with children and pets.
If you spill water on the laminate flooring, you can simply mop it up quickly so it doesn’t penetrate inside. The water resistance property will depend on the type and model of the laminate flooring you purchase. Older models are not very resistant to water and have a tendency to swell. The protective layer on top of the plank will ensure that there is no discolouration over time. Most floors are manufactured to be able to retain their colour and vibrancy even when in direct sunlight. But you can ask the supplier about what they guarantee regarding the product. The maintenance is quite easy when it comes to this product as all you need to do is sweep, vacuum or use a slightly damp cloth on the surface. It is very easy to install this floor as well because you don’t need any adhesive to bond the plank to the subfloor.