You'll enjoy a wood or tile look, warmth underfoot, good stain resistance, and easy care if you install a laminate floor in your home. How long the floor will last is determined by the quality of the flooring, proper maintenance, proper installation, and amount of use. The average lifespan of a laminate floor is 15 to 25 years. L&L Flooring Company, a laminate flooring store in Nashville, Tennessee, offers high-quality brands that will serve you well.
Laminate planks and tiles are made up of four layers that are bonded together during the lamination process. Most brands have a fiberboard core, which is composed of wood fibers. The backing layer is situated under the core, while the photo-realistic image and transparent wear layers are above them. The most popular brands have a wood look or a stone look.
Laminate flooring durability is measured by its Abrasion Coefficient rating. The AC rating found on each product is determined by an independent entity. In addition, planks and tiles are subjected to rigorous testing that mimics typical daily wear and tears and common mishaps. As a result, AC3 rated flooring is ideal for all home areas, including the most heavily used spaces.
Standard vs. waterproof
Standard laminate does not tolerate standing water, while waterproof brands tolerate water for the amount of time listed in the manufacturer's specifications. Typically, this period is about 24 hours. This is because water or liquid spills pool on the surface of standard laminate rather than seeping between the planks or tiles. But the liquid must be cleaned up immediately to avoid damage.
Locally-owned L&L Flooring Company installs laminate in Nashville, TN, and nearby communities, including Spring Hill, Franklin, Brentwood, and Nolensville. In addition to residential and commercial installation, we offer free estimates, design consultation, and more. We carry the trendiest laminate flooring styles created by companies like Mannington and Mohawk. Our showroom is a great place to begin your flooring upgrade.