What is Laminate Flooring?

Laminate is a type of flooring made with multiple layers of material. Laminate flooring has many advantages: it is durable, easy to care for, environmentally-friendly, and less expensive than other flooring materials. Laminate has changed a great deal over time and now offers options that look like stone or tile instead of just the old hardwood floor styles. Laminate flooring in the Orlando area is a smart and stylish choice for any home or business.

There are four layers in laminate flooring: a top layer made of melamine plastic, a core board that improves moisture resistance, a print layer that gives the laminate its appearance, and another melamine plastic layer for protection. This combination of layers gives the laminate durability and stain resistance. The creation process gives the laminate its close resemblance to stone, hardwood, and ceramic. The four layers are assembled in large sheets on an assembly line.

After the layers are stacked on top of each other, they go through a pressure treatment process. The stacked layers are pressed together at temperatures of up to 400 degrees and nearly 600 pounds per each square inch of pressure. This process lasts for 20 to 30 seconds.

After they cool down, the boards are cut into sections called planks and groove edges are cut into the planks using profiling saws. The cuts from these saws are what enable the flooring to lock together. Then the planks are inspected to make sure that their color, finish, texture, size, and interlocking capability are correct before they are sent out to retailers.

There are a lot of good qualities to laminate flooring. The combination of the variety of styles and low maintenance make it ideal flooring for your home. If you want laminate flooring in Orlando, A.B. Floors is the best in the business. We have installed laminate flooring in Orlando homes for over 10 years and our technicians are licensed, trained, and certified. Call us at 407-513-4787 and speak with one of our flooring experts today.