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What are laminate floors and how are they made?

Laminate flooring is made by covering a High-Density Fiberboard (HDF) with melamine impregnated paper. The HDF is sandwiched between the melamine papers and bonded together under heat and pressure. The decor paper image can be designed from a photograph of wood, stone, or other material. There are four layers of laminate. Click here to view our selection of laminate floors.

  • Back Layer: Which is responsible for protecting the flooring against moisture, and adds balance to the floor; bottom layer
  • Core Layer: Durable, High-Density Fiberboard that provides the flooring's rigid base and protection from dents; above the back layer
  • Design Layer: Incorporates the high-resolution photograph image for the surface appearance; above the core layer
  • Wear Layer: A top protective layer containing aluminum oxide that provides resistance against stains, fading, and surface burns

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