Laminate flooring is basically constructed in layers, which is far different from hardwood floor planks and other materials which are usually made of one solid piece. Most, if not all, of the widely sold and installed laminate flooring in Picton and other areas are constructed of four layers.
The first layer is called the ‘backing.’ This is the layer that faces the prepared floor installation surface, and is engineered in such a way that it is capable of resisting moisture. This is important because it is moisture which usually causes the boards to warp. The second layer is called the ‘inner core.’
This second layer also has moisture resistance capabilities, but it also strength that increases the durability of the laminate flooring. This second layer is usually made of high-density fiberboard which is reinforced with a special resin.
The third layer is the image or ‘design layer.’ This is actually the image that you see on the laminate flooring’s surface. In order to get the best and most realistic looking laminate flooring, be sure to order them from top of the line manufacturers, as they usually use high resolution images for their laminate floorings. Some will even add texture to the planks in order to further enhance their realistic appeal.
The last layer, or the one on top, is the ‘wear’ layer. This is the transparent layer that gives the laminate flooring a solid protective coating. It is responsible for ensuring that the flooring material is protected against scratches and damages from every day use.
So, going back, what are the specific reasons that contribute to the growing popularity of laminate flooring in Wollondilly and Australia in general?