Laminate flooring has grown in popularity, much in part due to its ease of maintenance, affordability, and decorative appearance. Designer laminates are used in commercial and residential spaces to provide a captivating environment. First developed and introduced by the brand Pergo in the 1970s, this type of flooring is relatively new. There are many design and style options offered in Toronto by The Floor Shop.
What is Laminate Flooring?
This type of flooring is constructed in layers. At the very top is the wear layer, which protects the design layer from scratches, wear, fading, damage, etc. Next, is the designer laminate itself. It is made of high-resolution images of natural materials, such as wood. The middle layer is the inner core, and is made from high-density fiberboard and reinforced with a special type of resin to increase durability and moisture resistance. Below the inner core is the “backing” layer, which is constructed to resist moisture to prevent board warping.