Laminate flooring as an alternative to the parquet as laminate is a material or a product that consists of two or more layers of glued together flat. These layers can be same or different materials. Refers to the manufacture of laminate than laminate. Generally, there are two reasons for the production of laminates: Association of various materials, so that the finished laminate combines the properties of all components in itself, for example for floor coverings, where a solid and glued cheap pad with a visually appealing deck layer (mostly imitation wood) laminate flooring is identity cards, where a printed map as an information carrier between two protective plastic film is glued. Controlled building material according to the strength or quality requirements, for example in the manufacture of fibre-reinforced plastic components in higher polluted places thicker running are, and where the grain according to the Load direction chosen is in the manufacture of plywood at each wood layer before the gluing can be examined on damage or growth failure. Laminate floors mimic the look of a high-quality floor covering, but consist of a low-cost carrier layer, which is decorated with a thin layer of decor and sealed.
Such a floor is (compared for example with parquet or tiles) very inexpensive and easy to install. Laminate floors are available in various Panel strengthen and available with different abrasion resistance (class). Cheaper laminates are relatively thin, have a relatively simple decor, and are more sensitive to abrasion and moisture (especially in the edges of the joint between two panels). High-quality laminates, however, mimic the look of a real parquet floor structure influences (to reconstruct a grained wood surface) with V-grooves between the panels very realistic. Elaborate surface sealers allow the use of laminate also on exposed to high floors such as in nightclubs. All laminate floors share but one disadvantage: for damage or wear and tear of the surface are not a solid wood parquets sharpened off it, because under the decorative layer immediately the carrier material would set free. Many well known wood-based materials are also laminates, include for example plywood with its subspecies as such as multiplex panels worktops and furniture fronts, where a particle board with a protective decorative layer is glued. Shape glued plywood – here are glued to the individual veneer layers of plywood on a flat surface, but equal in the provided form.
This can make relatively complex shapes made of wood. Cold laminated moulded laminated plywood, similar to consisting of many layers of wood that are bonded at room temperature such as form-painted plywood. Here the grain in all classes running in the however parallel, so that the created part has similar characteristics such as a piece of solid wood, same form is grown. Locking (twisting the layers to each other) is not usually for optical reasons. OSB panels (called also coarse chipboard) are strictly taken not be called laminates, because they are not built from defined layers. Nevertheless, it is always important to consult beforehand exactly over the laminate, for example by an interior decorator. Can be found today very quickly on the Internet or in the newspaper experienced company for manufacturing or installation of laminate flooring.