WHAT IS LAMINATE FLOORING?
Laminate flooring is manufactured from 100% wood waste impregnated with a resin. The décor layer is a photographic applique onto paper with an aluminium oxide overlay applied as the wear layer. This laminate manufacturing technique is used to replicate solid wood (and sometimes natural stones) for a product that costs a fraction of the price of real wood. It has grown to become one of the most popular materials for home and office flooring in recent years.
HOW TO LAY LAMINATE FLOORING?
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However, Laminate Flooring is a relatively easy DIY project you can do by yourself as well. They are packaged and presented with grooves that click into each other, as a result the planks can easily be laid without much hassle. Additionally, they require no nails and screws as the flooring is a “floating floor” system installed on top of the subfloor.
Prior to laying the boards, it’s important to ensure that the subfloor surface is level, firm and completely dry. It is a requirement that a acoustic underlay with moisture barrier is installed beneath the boards. Due to the fact that wood expands, an expansion gap of a minimum 10mm should be left around all the edges where the floor meets the walls and all vertical obstacles