Most laminate flooring is made up of High-density fibreboard.
Most laminate flooring is made up of High-density fibreboard, or HDF, and is basically a high-density, moisture-resistant fibre panel. It is made of wood residues (sawdust, shavings and wood chips) from wood processing factories. This ligneous material is ground into a pulp to which a melamine-urea-formaldehyde resin is added. This pulp is then dried and pressed into panels.
Laminate flooring is made to look like natural products such as wood flooring or natural stone by the inclusion of a photograph layer immediately beneath the top wear resistant surface.
Laminate floor pricing is usually much less expensive than wood or natural stone flooring material, and is a reasonable solution for a do-it-yourself homeowner to install. Laminate floor pricing in South Africa is more or less at equal par with the same product in first world countries.
One way of keeping laminate floor pricing to a minimum is to install it yourself, and this is something that any competent do-it-yourself enthusiast can do. Laminate flooring possesses a monolithic function once each plank or tile is clicked into one another, without the use of glue, staples, nails, or cement-like compounds. Installed laminate floors typically “float” over the sub-floor on top of a foam underlay, which is meant to provide moisture and sound-reducing properties.
If you are considering a laminate floor installation yourself, the average room takes about 8 hours from start to finish for someone with a reasonable level of construction skills. However, if you would like alaminate floor pricing quotation from ourselves, simply complete the form under the ‘Quote’ tab and submit it to us.