What is Laminate Flooring

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What is Laminate Flooring

What is Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood (or sometimes stone) with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer.

Laminate Flooring is a Good Option

Laminate is a flooring option that combines highly realistic hardwood and stone textures and looks with increased durability and function. Laminate is a fantastic and more cost-effective alternative to hardwood or stone materials. It can be placed in nearly every area, just take caution when installing in full baths or below-grade (ground) where excess moisture builds. Its unique construction reinforces its resistance to dings and scratches.

Laminate Flooring is Made in Layers

The bottom layer is called the backing layer. It is made to resist moisture to prevent board warping for a solid foundation. The next layer up is the inner core layer. It is the stability layer of the floor made from high density fiberboard that is reinforced with a special resin to further enhance water resistance and increase durability.

Laminate Flooring Image layers

The layer after the inner core is the image design layer, or where the high-resolution picture is placed to resemble the actual wood or stone. This is also where the floors unique texture is applied to enhance its realistic appeal. The final, top layer is the wear layer. This protects the design layer from fading, scratches, and damage from everyday wear and tear.

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Mark & David

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The owners of Twin Brothers Floors, Mark and David, are third generation Tampa Bay Flooring Contractor with years of service-driven experience. This locally owned business has been serving the community in the Tampa area for decades, delivering everything needed to provide quality renovations and installations.