Laminate Flooring Installation

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The best thing about laminate flooring is that it is not only very easy to install but also quite affordable, especially when you compare it to traditional hardwood flooring.

Better yet, laminate flooring gives you the same great, classic look that you get from standard hardwood floors without the expense and hassle of purchasing and installing traditional wood flooring.

So just how is laminate flooring made?  Aluminum oxide is the substance that gives the flooring their strength and solid feel.   Generally speaking, laminate floors have between 3 and 4 synthetic layers.  These layers are laminated together, giving the feel and strength of real wood without the cost.
The bottom layer of this type of flooring is made of either high-density fiber board or of water particles. This layer is added to decrease the chances of damage and increase the overall strength of the floor. 
What’s really cool about laminate flooring is that you can get pretty much any look you want, be it hardwood or even stone.  You can also get laminate in a wide variety of textures and colors.
Laminate flooring installation is generally much easier than installing real hardwood or stone flooring.  Often you don’t have to install a sub floor, as you must do with hardwood.  This alone can save you tremendous time and expense.
In fact, if you have some basic carpentry skills, you can also save quite a bit of cash by installing the flooring yourself. 

And even if you lack any real experience in installing flooring, you can easily get up to speed wither by taking a free class offered by such home supply stores as Lowes or Home Depot, or by getting a video provided by the flooring companies themselves.

Laminate floors usually come in the form of either tiles or planks that  might even have self-adhesive film on their under sides.  Many laminate floor tiles can be placed directly onto the floor surface and are glued in place with a special adhesive. 

It’s often possible to complete laminate flooring installation yourself over the course of a weekend. By doing so, you avoid the hassle of dealing with contractors and you can save a good deal of money.

Easy installation aside, many folks prefer laminate flooring to hard wood because it gives you so many options, in terms of color, texture, and shape.  Also it is very cheap to maintain over time.

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