Because laminate flooring is stain resistant, it doesn’t t need to be varnished
Laminate floors are also less likely to fade in direct sunlight, unlike the graceful
aging hardwood floors.
And don’t worry if you feel a little unfamiliar with this product. Laminate
floors are relatively new to this country, but have been used in Europe for more
than 25 years.
Why Europe you ask? Since laminate flooring can be installed over many types of
existing floors, that has made it a natural for old European buildings.
But more and more Americans are becoming familiar with laminate flooring because
they have been aware of laminate countertops for years.
By using the countertop technology and adding considerably more resin to the wear
layer, some laminate floor manufacturers boast that their laminate floors are now
10 to 20 times harder than laminate countertops.
Since this resin filled wear layer is so dense, it becomes extremely difficult to
stain or scratch.
And here’s something you might find interesting. Laminate floors are never
secured directly to the subfloor, instead they are floated over the subfloor.
This allows laminate flooring to be used over a wide variety of subfloors, including
wooden subfloors, existing floors and even concrete slabs.
Which may explain why, today, laminate flooring has become one of the best selling
floor coverings in the United States.
In conclusion, we want you to be aware that laminate floors offer many benefits
to you and your home, including:
- Exceptional durability
- Easy to clean surface
- Superior stain resistance
- Superior fade resistance
- Install in/on all grade levels, even below grade
- Install over many different types of subfloors
- Great impact and indentation resistance
- Exceptional realism at affordable costs
- Easy to replace later on, if desired
If laminate flooring may be a possibility for your home, we invite you to learn
all you need to know in the other laminate sections here, and at our store.