The modern laminate flooring looks exactly like a hardwood floor but is much stylish and practical in terms of longevity and incredible finishing. Laminate flooring has a core depth of about 6mm to 12mm and some are even thicker that makes it even sturdier than wooden floors. Many modern homes have these floors and even in the movies you get to see most houses made up of laminate flooring.
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These floors are made water resistant to some extent by being treated with water repellent chemicals. Thus it does not swell in the presence of moisture. The laminate wood does undergo constant slight change in size due to expansion depending on the humidity levels of the surrounding air. This is because of the presence of cellulose fibers. Thus these floor types are available in slabs that have interlocking facilities and are normally placed on the hard floors existing previously on the base of the house interiors.
The layers below are mostly resin-based and less quantity of real wood is used. Thus it is cheaper than wood yet excellent looking than wood. It is also resistant to scratches, denting, fading and stains as mentioned earlier. In fact laminate floors can also be designed to look as natural stone floors in textural appearance. It is a great ensemble of style and posh elements of modern and urbane room décor.
Most laminate floor manufacturers guarantee a lifetime of 10-15 years for these floors and it might be enticing to you but you must always know that it would not retain its entry level looks and luster till that period of time. And unless you are planning to stay for that long in the house that essentially undergoes laminate flooring you may want to rethink on investing on the high-end type of flooring.