Have a Stylish European Feel in Your Home with Laminate Flooring
Thanks to its many advantages laminate flooring and the fact that it signifies a stylish European culture, is easy to install, durable and cleans really easily, it is picking up as the preferred flooring option. Laminate floors are very versatile and available in various designs that resemble wood, tile and stone.
The flooring where the laminates are going to be fixed should be reasonably flat and smooth, and if you have flooring made of hardwood, vinyl, tile or plywood it will work just as well, but any carpeting should be removed. The design of the planks is such that they have interlocking edges and snap together when installed creating a floating floor with no need for nails or glue to secure it to the subflooring.
There is usually a foam underlay to the planks and the floor itself is held together by its own weight. If the laminate flooring installation is being done in your basement, on concrete or you live in humid regions, you will also need to invest in an additional moisture barrier to prevent it from cracking or warping.