Published at Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 - 09:50:47 AM. Laminate Flooring. By Harrietta Metayer.
Consumers have been discovering that there are a lot of advantages to having laminate floors installed in their homes instead of the more traditional hardwood flooring. For starters, laminate flooring is made of anywhere from three to seven layers of materials making it very durable. One of the layers of the laminate flooring controls the look of the floor. It is made by using photographic images that cause the floors to look like authentic hardwoods with grain, color, and even knots. Since laminate technology relies on photographic images, many more designs can be used than are available in solid hardwoods. Even when using a standard wood image, such as an oak grain, the two looks will be somewhat different. No two boards of solid hardwoods will ever be exactly the same due to the natural graining and flaws in the wood, but the patterns in laminates are repeated over and over. Rather than being a disadvantage in laminate floors, this is actually a plus in that if you need to replace a damaged plank in your laminate floor, it will be much easier to find a new one that will match your floor exactly.
Although it does not commonly happen, still be careful from gapping. When the temperature of the floor goes down the average, what happens is that the laminated floor boards seem to repel from each other creating gaps in between these boards. Keeping the temperature to normal will surely avoid this problem. Check that the flooring pattern matches the pattern of its connecting board. This kind of problem is called off register. Although manufacturers make sure that customers do not encounter this kind of problem, it is always better to be sure so that you do not have to worry about returning and having your tiles changed. It is a waste of time and effort. See to it that the corners of your tiles are not chipped. Chipping can be a result of. wrong installation method, the use of a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar to clean the floor or having laminated tiles with poor quality. Depending on what the cause of the chipping is, deal with this matter right away. These are just the basic things that you need to be aware of once you decide to go for laminated tiles for your floor. These tips will help you enjoy to the fullest the advantages that this kind of flooring method has to offer.
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