Laminate Flooring Basics

Laminate flooring is constructed by fusing a high resolution photo of real wood to a high density fiberboard core that has a moisture resistant backing. The HDF core is made by mixing sawdust with adhesives and compressing them together. A durable wear layer of clear cellulose, coated with resin and infused with aluminum oxide is added as a protective finish over the top of the photo of real wood. This protective finish makes laminate one of the most durable and scratch resistant floors on the market. Laminate is a good choice if your flooring will be subject to a lot of wear and tear from small children or pets.   

 

Laminate flooring comes in a variety of thicknesses including 7mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12mm. The difference in the thickness of the flooring depends on the quality of the High Density Fiberboard (HDF) core. The higher the quality of the core, the thicker, more dent resistant, stable and less likely it is to warp.

 

Laminate flooring is one of the easiest flooring to install yourself, using a floating method. A moisture barrier or underlayment must be installed underneath the flooring to prevent moisture from seeping up through the foundation and into the core.      

 

Laminate flooring comes in a variety of styles, colors and textures, just like hardwood.  Once laminate flooring is installed you can only see the top surface. Since the wood look surface is created using high definition photography, it is hard to visually see the difference between hardwood and laminate, once it is installed. 

 

Laminate flooring is more durable and scratch resistant than hardwood, bamboo or cork, due to its protective finish of aluminum oxide. The quality and amount of aluminum oxide used determines the durability of the flooring and its ability to resist scratches, dents and burns. At woodwudy.com, we sell only the highest quality of laminates from the leading manufacturers who are committed to providing top grade products with superior surface finishes. For more information regarding laminate flooring, please contact us at 1-877-966-3983.

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Add on floors

Added on to our house by expanding the front by 12’ recaptured maple (100+ yrs old) and bona soaked right in. Finished with bona satin and floors turned out beautiful.

Didn't last long, maybe mine was cracked.

The idea of the swivel head, seems like a good way to go for putting down the floor coating. However in my case, when I started the job I found that swivel head did swivel and stay on the handle. After, looking closer, found that it was cracked. I didn't want to wait for a replacement, so I just used duct tape to fix it well enough to complete the floor job. Wish I would have checked it out when I got the package, but I waited until I started the job.

Great company and personnel to deal with!

I purchase flooring through Woodwudy for a home addition. From start to finish, the people at Woodwudy were excellent to deal with. It started with Michael M. taking my order to the follow ups by Anell C., Matt C., and Meagan L. to make sure I had the status update of my flooring! I am very happy with Woodwudy and plan to keep them as my go-to flooring supplier.

Thanks Woodwudy Team!

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Super high quality flooring and vendors

Fedex took its time getting here but when they arrived, they more than made up for it with professionalism and courtesy. They dropped the pallet on the dime I asked them to, and after they left, I opened the pallet and my eyes popped open! This is NICE wood. I am not a professional flooring expert, it will be my own second job but this wood is going to make it easy to make my house look GOOD!!!