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Laminate Flooring Info

Why laminate flooring might be perfect for your home

When laminate flooring was introduced to the residential flooring market years ago, it was celebrated as a superior alternative to traditional hardwood, stone, or tile. The multi-layered product was visually appealing, easy to care for, durable, and highly water-resistant, and now, thanks to modern technology, it’s evolved even more. Images are created with high-definition photography, and there are deep embossing and better seaming techniques, among others. Here, from Twin Brothers Floors is a guide on selecting the best laminate for your floor.

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Whether you want a marble floor in your bath, a gray wooden surface for your farmhouse-style kitchen, or copper slate tiles for your enclosed sunroom, you can have it with laminate. Following current industry trends, this product is a realistic reproduction of wood, stone, or tile with all the knots, grains, swirls, veining variations, and vibrant colors and patterns you’d expect from the real thing. Because of technological marvels like embossing, the floor has depth and dimension, textured appearances, and can even be cut into planks to mimic hardwood boards or stone tiles.

A thicker floor is always better because it will feel more authentic underfoot, and there will be less echoing and a better ability to carve more detailed designed designs. That said, for laminate wood flooring, the thickness should go as high as 10-mm or even 12-mm. If the budget’s an issue, and if the subfloor is in good shape, you might be able to get away with 7-mm or 8-mm.

Importance of the core

A flooring’s core is responsible for water resistance, and the best one for this flooring is HDF (high-density fiberboard). You can get the core in other materials, such as MDF (medium-density fiberboard) or even particleboard. The HDF core, however, is harder, denser, and more water-resistant. It is even considered to be a stabilizer for laminate.

A popular technique for laminate flooring is the floating floor, where pieces click together, then hover over the subfloor without nails or glue. While it’s fast and uncomplicated, there will be times when the installer will need to caulk or use expanders to increase water resistance. With our high-quality installations, you can be assured of an installation that results in a visually appealing, high performing, long-lasting floor.

For more information, visit the Twin Brothers Floors showrooms in Lutz and Zephyrhills, FL. We serve customers in or around Lutz, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, Tampa, FL, Town ‘N’ Country, FL, Temple Terrace, FL, North Tampa, FL, Land O’ Lakes, FL, Odessa, FL, Brandon, FL or New Port Richey, FL. We will be happy to provide you a free quote for your laminate flooring.


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