Published at Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 - 16:37:35 PM. Laminate Flooring. By Fanette Couderc.
Originating as a company making lacquered boards for the shipbuilding industry, Alloc started production of high pressure laminate flooring in 1992. In 1996 it introduced a mechanical locking system that allows the laminate boards to be laid without glue. Originally, most laminate floors replicated only the most in-demand wood floors. As laminate grew in popularity however, other looks were introduced, including highly realistic stone and marble. Unlike solid wood or engineered wood flooring products which are usually nailed or glued to the sub floor, laminate flooring floats on the sub floor. The individual strips or planks of many laminate systems snap together while other systems do require the application of small amount of adhesive along the joints. Unlike traditional hardwood floors, laminate floors do not require periodic sanding and refinishing. The top protective layer is all that's needed. Unlike hardwood flooring, there is no need to polish your laminate floor. You can simply clean it with wet cloth and vacuum cleaner to dust out the dirt.
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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