- Laminate construction layers - Beautiful, durable floors are created when four layers of material are fused together. The top layer is the wear layer that provides resistance to fading and staining. The design layer realistically captures a genuine wood look with a highly detailed image having high-resolution. Resin is fused with wood fibers to make the inner core. The high-density fiberboard is dense, hard, and strong. It keeps the laminate moisture resistant, flat, and stable. The laminate floor is protected from warping by a moisture barrier backing.
- The wood look of laminate -If your budget does not stretch far enough for wood flooring, laminate flooring provides an authentic wood look. The technology of today renders laminate floors that look exactly like wood. Laminate has the same stain, grain, and texture of wood. Even the popular hand-scraped and weathered look of hardwood is available.
- Installing laminate - Laminate installation is fast and easy. No nails or adhesive are required. A lock-and-fold method used in the installation is very popular with do-it-yourselfers. Laminate can be installed in moisture-prone bathrooms and basements. Glue-less laminate is an installation alternative that has made laminate floors as easy as ever to put in place. The special tongue and groove edges click together and hold without the need of adhesive.
- Laminate floor preparation - The pre-existing flooring is a factor in preparing to install laminate. Glue-less laminate can be installed over nearly any pre-existing floor, except carpet. Old linoleum and vinyl floors are best left alone. Asbestos may be under these types of flooring. Tearing them up can release asbestos dust. The danger is kept at bay if left alone. If removing old linoleum or vinyl is necessary, hire a contractor licensed in asbestos abatement. The only other preparation for laminate installation is making sure that the floor is clean before beginning to lay down new laminate.
Is Laminate Flooring Right For You?
Customers from Tarpon Springs, Holiday, Trinity, and New Port Richey have purchased laminate from CFS. Some have installed the laminate themselves. Others hired CFS for the installation. All have been pleased with their laminate selection.