Due to the many designs such as wood grain, stone, and marble, and long-lasting durability, laminate flooring has been a fashionable floor covering, and it's gaining popularity throughout the United States at a rapid rate. In addition, laminate requires minimum maintenance. The easy installation is just one of the key contributing factors to the growing popularity.
Laminate flooring is made up of four key components, all of which are bonded together to create your floor covering. First, a wear-resistant decorative surface made of resin-based melamine and aluminum oxide bonds to a moisture-resistant wood composition-based core. From there, a balancing backing bonds to the underside of the core.
The top is a clear cap sheet of aluminum oxide, which provides the protection and stain resistance. The dense resin-filled wear layer makes the laminate flooring difficult to stain, scratch, and burn. It uses a tongue-and-groove interlocking system, which can be installed over the top of an existing substrate, such as plywood, concrete, sheet vinyl, hardwood, and virtually any other flat, hard surface.