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What Is Laminate Flooring and What Advantages Does It Have?

What Is Laminate Flooring and What Advantages Does It Have?

By definition, laminate flooring is a synthetic floor product that is fused together in layers through a lamination process. Laminate flooring can either simulate wood or stone. Many companies, SG Wood Flooring Company being one of them, have more often than not advised their customers on the benefits of laminate flooring. SG Wood Flooring is a reliable company in Singapore that specializes in installation of laminate floors. The following are some of the advantages that you stand to gain when you get laminate floors:

1. It comes in a convenient package
Flooring made of natural hardwood come in planks of up to ten feet or even longer. Laminate planks on the other hand come in lengths of four feet or even sometimes in tiles. It all depends on the buyer's preference.

2. They offer versatility
Laminate flooring offers versatility in that it can simulate a number of natural hardwood materials. The printing process can also be used to simulate other kinds of material such as ceramic materials and natural stone. The process of simulating these materials can also create a surface texture similar to that of the natural material.

Laminated Flooring
3. It is easy to clean and maintain
The laminate floor has a layer that protects it from stains and spills. This makes it quite easy to clean and maintain. Vacuuming and sweeping is all that is required to keep the floor clean. Allowing grit and dirt to accumulate on the floor eventually erodes the floor's protective layer over time.

4. It is easy to install
This is probably one of the easiest kinds of floors to install. New innovations have made it easier to install it since you do not need adhesive to put together the flooring. All one has to do is to roll down the sheet of underlayement material and snap together the tiles or planks. It is important however to note that even though it is easy to install, it takes a lot of time since it may take up to a whole day to install it in one room.

5. It can be installed anywhere
Laminate flooring can be installed over any kind of flooring in the house with the exception of carpet. Before installing the flooring it is however important to ensure that there is a moisture barrier in place and measures to prevent water from leaking are taken. Since it can be installed over any kind of flooring, it removes the hassle of having to remove the existing floor so as to make room for new installation.

6. It is good for your health
Bacteria and mold cannot thrive on laminate flooring because it is naturally resistant to them. In addition, this kind of flooring can be treated with anti-bacterial and allergen resistant coating to further ensure their safety.

7. The elements
The layer that comes with laminate flooring makes it perfect for hallways. This is because the layer protects it from smudges and stains caused by mud and dirt from outside. It is also resistant to fading caused by UV light.

These are just some of the benefits that laminate flooring has to offer. Laminate flooring has to be installed properly in order for you to realize its numerous benefits. This is why you require the services of SG Wood Flooring specialists to help install the flooring for you. For more information, you can visit their website at https://www.sgwoodflooring.com .
 

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