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Laminate Flooring: Pros and Cons That Help You Decide

Pros, Cons and Costs of Laminate Flooring (part 3)

 

Laminate, which is known as laminate parquet on the market, is a type of flooring that is made of several layers of compressed wood and against parquet, it is not manufactured directly from wood. However, its outer surface is designed the same as wood plot. Laminate is one of the most popular types of flooring and has advantages over wooden parquet making it one of the best choices to cover the floor. The advantages of laminate to point out are the easy installation, lower price and more water resistance. so for more information be with us in EFS Flooring America.

Pros and Cons Of Laminate Flooring (part 3)

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The ways to eliminate possible stains on the laminate floor are clarified below:
 
Blood: Clean the surface of the parquet with a window glass liquid spray and clean with a clean napkin.
 
Oil and fat: Use ice packs, then remove the fat from the floor by using a plastic spoon or a knife for the butter.
 
Nail polish: Use a small amount of detergent powder, warm water and a plastic pad. Be careful because excessive rubbing might result in scratches on the surface of the laminate surface.
 
Ink: put the napery in warm water and detergent then rub on the surface of the ink. If the stain was not cleaned, use a toothpaste with a dry cloth. 
Shoe heels and more. Use pencil cleaner. 
 
Chewing gum: Remove the chewing gum using a plastic knife and remove the rest of it with a soft moist cloth. 
Considering the popularity of laminate flooring, there are many commercial detergents found on the market. But the best way is to use eco-friendly cleaners, which is also highly recommended.
 

Laminate types based on the surface:

 
Smooth: The surface of the flooring is perfectly flat and there are no bumps.
 
Embossed: the surface of the floor is lumpy but its bumps do not relate to the role of the laminate wood designs knots, the degree of lump of this type of flooring can be low, medium or high, and in general, the floor is closer and more similar to the actual timber.
 
Embossed in Registration: special molds have been used to make bumps and perforations in line with the wood design knots, so that the viewer thinks the real timber is used for flooring.
 
Hand scraped: In this type of flooring, side effects of the surface are made so prominent that seems the tree timber is cut by hand, these floors have a very rough surface, and induces a sense of antique flooring to the viewer.
 

Laminate based on degree of glossy:

 
With regard to the consumer's taste and the use of the flooring, the laminate surface's degree of glossy surface can be matte, semi-gloss, glossy or even super-gloss, the more glossy the surface of the floor, the more stains it creates on the surface. 
 
 
 

Laminate types based on their dimensions:

 
 Laminate flooring is made with different dimensions, not only the length and width but also the thickness of these floors are different. The most common dimensions are laminate lengths of 120 cm and a width of 20 cm, but each laminate dimension can be smaller or bigger depending on the size of the HDF screen, which is imported for the factory as the raw material, and the type of machinery. 
 
Some markets, such as the South Korean market, are interested in the dimensions of about half the size mentioned and some markets are also interested in larger dimensions.
Although the length and width of the laminates are very variable, the thickness of the flooring is usually set to 8 mm or 12 mm, in most markets the most popular is the thickness of 8 mm, some manufacturers were not even satisfied with these sizes, and they have produced laminates with thickness of 7 mm.
 

Laminate types based on abrasion resistance:

 
 The standard has a relatively large number of technical characteristics for laminate, which is required for a good flooring, but many of these features are complex and not suitable for ordinary consumers. Among these features, the most important feature of laminate, is abrasion class which is briefly referred to as AC.
 
 
Based on the standard of the abrasion class, each floor determines where and how much of traffic the floor is to be used. The abrasion classes defined below are as follows:
 
- Class AC1 - Suitable for residential space with low traffic like in the bedroom or dressing room
- Class AC2 - Suitable for residential space with moderate traffic like living room or dining room
- Class AC3 - Suitable for residential areas with high traffic or commercial spaces with little traffic to hotel rooms or offices
- Class AC4 - Suitable for medium traffic business places such as small stores, offices and restaurants.
- Class AC5 - Suitable for large business places such as shopping complexes and government buildings.
 
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