Good Laminate; Selection Rules
We often face different problems and questions while choosing the needed type of flooring. Today there are different materials which are intended for this purpose.
In this article we are going to consider the type of flooring which is very popular nowadays, – laminate.
This product has many advantages. First of all, it is the appearance of laminate, which is very similar to parquet. Unlike parquet, laminate is more accessible. Laminate flooring is very durable, lasting, it also has high load capacity, besides, it is easy to install and to care for. It must be admitted that you will be able to get all these “pluses” of laminate in case of adherence to selection rules.
Let’s consider them in detail:
- Class of laminate. It characterizes the laminate level of stability, from 21 to 33 classes. Despite the fact that, laminate of the 21-23 classes is recommended for living spaces, we strongly advise you to choose the product of the 31-33 class. This laminate flooring will serve you for 20-25 years.
- Laminate Sheet. Laminate sheet thickness is a very important factor. It must be 7-8 mm and not less. Otherwise, your floor can bend under the weight of furniture.
- Density of the laminate board. A special board is the base of laminate. Its density is also one of the most important factors.
- The type of joint. The “lock” type of joint is the most popular. Such kind of laminate is very easy to install even by your own efforts. This type of board joint is called “quick step”, because of its ease in use.
Now, when you have read the information about laminate selection rules briefly, we hope that it won’t be difficult for you to make the right choice. We wish your laminate flooring would please you for many years!