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Laminate Flooring

November 18th, 2007 · 3 Comments

In this material we are going to talk about the laminate flooring. This is a material that is created in such a way that it looks like a normal wood flooring. This material is synthetic and it can be made of synthetics or combinations of synthetics with some natural ingredients. The whole material is in the end topped with a decorative appliqué. The most popular laminate patterns are the wood ones. It is considered to be the best choice for rooms where real wood is impossible to be used. The colors are very natural and also quite varied, imitating even the different species of wood. The laminate flooring can also be of the same style as the wood ones, such as strip, plank or parquet. An important thing to mention here is the fact that the laminate is designed to be more efficient, being able to face moisture much better than any natural wood floor. This is amazing for the ones who always wanted a wooded floor in places like the bathroom, but were discouraged because the wood?s frailty to water.

We are now going to make a brief presentation of the company that is probably the number one brand name in what laminate flooring is concerned, and that is Prego. There is quite a fierce competition on the market today, as there is a large number of companies that provide this product. The special thing about Prego is that it offers the most complex variety of patterns and, of course, the composition of its materials that are made of an original composite of layers.

The massive part of the laminate flooring is made of a water-resistant material whose purpose is to provide evenness and dimensional stability. All this material is covering a layer of polymer paper. This material is used because it helps to the stability of the entire floor, but also because it is able to adjust to the temperature and humidity levels that are constantly changing in a house. The covering layer is only a decorative one. The Prego top layer is a little more special because it is made of a three-layer combination of materials, such as the cellulose paper combined with melamine resins and also with a heat resistant base layer. What makes Prego’s materials harder with 25 % than other brands? products, is the fact that the Prego specialists also use hardeners while creating the combinations. The finite product is commercialized as planks and panels of different patterns such as wood, tile and even stone.

By: Becky King

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