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Essential Details About Laminate Flooring

Whether you are trying to reinvent the appearance of your home or enhance its decor, new flooring is one of the best places to start. Flooring plays a vital role in giving your room the final aesthetic value. It also gives your room the final aesthetic value and helps to increase its overall resale value. Laminate flooring is one of the most popular flooring options in Singapore today. It can give your room a unique and durable floor, that is easy to clean and also resistant of scratches. Here are all the essential details you should know about laminate flooring.

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How is Laminate Flooring Made?
Laminate floors are constructed using three primary layers:

the decorative layer, the core layer and the backing layer. The higher the pressure used the longer lasting the laminate will be and it will have a higher abrasion rating.

· The Decorative Layer:

It is the layer that gives laminate the elegance and beauty of an actual tile or hardwood floor. The decorative layer is sealed with an overlay for a long lasting effect. The overlay contains aluminum oxide and gives the floor resistance to scratches, chemical agents, burning ashes and UV rays.

· The Core Layer:

It is the layer that gives makes laminate highly durable. The core layer allows the floor to absorb shocks from localized impacts, such as falling objects and high-heeled shoes.

· The Backing Layer:

It is the layer that binds laminate together and gives its stability. The backing layer is made to float overtop of the foam underlayment. This makes laminate a floating floor differing it from hardwood.

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Choosing Good Quality Of Laminate-Flooring

1. Reputable Brand

Selecting a good reputable flooring brand is quite essential. This is because home owners need to have assurance that they are getting a good credible product with a reasonable warranty period backed by the manufacturer.

2. AC Rating

AC means abrasion class. It is the standard measure to check the durability and functionality of laminate flooring. It measures from AC1 up to AC5 rating. The higher the rating, the more durable the flooring will be. The different categories for AC ratings often depend on the type of building where the flooring will be installed.

· AC5 (Heavy Commercial):

It is ideal for busy commercial spaces and high traffic environments, such as department stores and government buildings.

· AC4 (General Commercial):

Perfect for heavily traffic business spaces, such as offices, boutiques and cafes.

· AC3 (Moderate Commercial/ Heavy Residential):

Ideal for places inside a house where high foot traffic is expected, as well as commercial with light traffic, such as hotel rooms.

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· AC2 (General Residential):

For places with moderate traffic. Ideal for residential spaces like dining rooms and living rooms.

· AC1 (Moderate Residential): Best for closets and bedrooms.

These are several types of laminate flooring in Singapore according to the various categories. Thus, before purchasing, consider the place of installation.

3. Credible Contractor

Check if the vendor has a good reputation standing in the industry and whether they have a good quality installation team for laminate flooring. Choose a vendor who will be readily available when the flooring needs repair or maintenance.

4. Environmental Friendly and Safe to Use

Laminate floors must be tested and proven to be safe when used in home. Always look for test certification, such as slip resistance certification and fire resistance test. Ensure the flooring has a low formaldehyde emission (E1 or E0 rating should be recommended).

These are just some of the essential details you need to know about laminate floors. It is important to have a thorough knowledge on laminate flooring, do your due diligence and research on the products as well as find a credible flooring contractor. This way, you can confidently rest assured you will get beautiful flooring in your home.
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