Laminate

Laminate Timber floor Sydney

Laminate floorboards are a good options for many floors.

Laminate combines layers of different timbers to produce a final product that is better than the sum of its parts. It has a top layer of fine quality timber for the sake of a pleasing appearance, with several layers of strong timber material underneath to provide rigid durable support.

Laminate has several advantages over solid timber planks.

  • It is moderately priced.
  • The top layer is genuine timber, and looks like solid wood.
  • The compressed top layer is quite scratch resistant.
  • It is fairly easy to clean. Just vacuum, sweep, or damp mop.
  • The boards are cut to a very high spec, so they lock together very tightly.
  • The installation cost is lower (about 50%) then standard hardwood because the pieces fit together so easily.
  • There is almost no issue with laminate timber boards warping or expanding under normal conditions.
  • Laminate has some degree of water resistance as long as spills are cleaned up quickly.
  • A damaged board can be replaced without too much fuss, so repairs are moderately easy.

Disadvantages:

  • Laminate floors cannot be re-sanded. This is often not necessary.
  • Laminate cannot be left wet for too long. No wet mopping.
  • No steam cleaning on laminate or any timber floors.
  • Not really suitable for bathrooms.

Floating timber floors Sydney

Laminate is ideal for floating floors, which are fitted above regular floors without being directly attached. This allows a complete change of floor appearance. It also allows sound or thermal insulation to be put under the laminate floor.

hanatimber

Posted in Bamboo, Bamboo Flooring Timber, blog, Business, Flooring, Professional Business, Sydney, Timber.