The advantages of laminate floors are mind blowing. It does not fade in the sunlight and is resistant to scratches and stain. This is due to the incredibly durable melamine plastic wear layer laminate flooring manufacturers use for the top surface. When you combine this with the tough core-board beneath which can withstand up to 1,200 pounds of pressure per square inch, you will start to see how truly versatile this product is. Laminate installation does not require any glue to install due to its tongue and groove click systems, you literally snap it together. It is also called a floating floor, meaning it can be laid on top of hardwood, plywood, concrete or even existing vinyl flooring. Most laminate floors can also be laid over radiant heated concrete slabs. Cleaning and maintaining laminate flooring is very easy. It does not require any wax or polish. It will just require a dust or vacuum, followed by a wipe over with a damp cloth or mop. It does not contract or expand like real hardwood and if damage is caused to the surface or core-board, laminate flooring is easily replaced. Although it is very scratch resistant, heavy dogs with big claws could inflict damage into the wear resistance layer, so we advise that dog owners considering to buy laminate floors with a high wear resistance level such as AC3, AC4 and AC5. Our laminate flooring products are available in multiple surfaces: Embossed, Gloss, High Gloss, Wood Grain, Textured, Crystal, Handscraped, E.I.R, Matt, Stonecut and Piano. Laminate flooring must be installed over underlayment. Using a appropriate underlayment with higher IIC AND STC ratings is always preferred
Laminate Floor Brands and Collections: 1867, Kronoswiss, Xpertpro, Hornitex, NAF, Duralock, Canadian Standard, Infiniti, Dream Living, Canadian Standard. Toucan (Tri-forest), Sherwood, Crown Craft Laminate: Amazing, Antique, Distinct, Elite, Embossed, Illusion, Maple Distressed, Reflection. Lifestepp Laminate Collections: St. Mario, Country, Urban, Elite, Prestige, Estate.