Choosing a new floor isn’t easy. The supply is virtually infinite these days, and every type of flooring has its own pros and cons. Increasingly, people are choosing laminate floors, which combine the authentic look of a natural floor with many practical advantages and a great price.
Laminate floors are made up of four layers. The base of the floor is an extremely strong, stable and moisture-proof HDF panel. The backing plate below it guarantees that the core cannot warp or collapse. On top of the HDF (high density fiberboard) panel comes the ‘decor panel’: a very high resolution photo of authentic wood planks or tiles, that is simulated to the smallest detail. The decor layer is finished with resin, and topping that is a final transparent, wear-resistant upper layer to provide the ultimate protection for the floor. Thanks to this unique construction, laminate floors cannot be distinguished from a floor that is made from real wood or natural stone, but it does offer quite a few practical advantages.
Laminate floors are extremely versatile flooring product. It can be installed in any room of your home, above or below ground, over wood or concrete. It is very versatile: install it in living and dining rooms, kitchens, hallways, foyers, bedrooms, basements, stairs, offices, retail spaces and many other locations…
The most common reason why people choose laminate floors is the price, because it is typically half the cost of traditional hardwood floors. Sometimes the savings are even greater, depending on the type of flooring in question. And with recent innovations in technology, laminates look more and more like real wood. Laminate is easier to install than solid hardwood and many people can install it themselves without any previous carpentry experience whereas solid hardwood requires a specific level of expertise. With a laminate you won’t need nails and/or glue, as is the case with newer laminate locking systems. Therefore installation happens fast, in way less time than solid hardwoods can be installed and your finished floor will be scratch- and fade-resistant, two areas where solid hardwood is known to be more vulnerable.
Besides, laminate floors are beautiful, low maintenance and long-lasting. There are several simple steps that you can take to keep your floor clean and to ensure that you get many years of service from it. Simply dust mop or vacuum with a soft brush or wood floor accessory to keep your laminate floor clean from dust and dirt.
For more information about laminate floors You can visit our main office at Hardy Karen in Nairobi, our show room at Victoria Courts in Westlands in Nairobi, or contact us via email: email@example.com or via phone: +254 (0)7 28 787 432.