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The Rise of laminate products

2018-05-17 06:07:23


  • In recent times, laminate flooring has increased in popularity. The reason for this is because it beats traditional wood floors in just about every aspect. It costs less, is easier to install, and it is more durable than conventional wood flooring. Laminated products contain anti-microbial properties which mean they are more hygienic. Last but not least, laminated flooring in Vancouver floors are also easier to clean. The components that go into making laminated floors have shock absorption properties. This makes them, both quieter as well as more comfortable to walk on.

    Flooring in Vancouver will usually come with tongue and grooves. This makes installation a lot easier and faster. Thereby reducing labor cost substantially. Usually, a special glue will be provided for installation. The reason why they are also called floating wood floors is that before installation of the floor itself, a thin layer of foam is first put down on the surface. When flooring is installed, a small gap is usually left between the floor and the wall of the room. Like railway tracks, this is to compensate for expansion and contraction. An improperly installed floor will eventually start colliding with each other, resembling a V shape, or they will start pulling apart, forming cracks.


    One of the main reasons why laminate floors are so popular is because of their durability. This does not mean that they are indestructible. Proper care must be taken so that they do not get scratched by sand particles and other sharp objects. Even though they don’t tend to warp as easily as wood, prolonged exposure to water can warp laminated products. However, some of the higher end laminate floors have a very good water resistant capability. 

    Newer materials

    Laminate floors, such as the ones available at http://edgemontfloors.com, have come a long way since they were first invented in the 1970’s. Not only on a quality level but also from an aesthetic point of view. The color patterns and printing techniques used these days makes them indistinguishable from the real or natural material, such as wood and stone.