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Laminate

Mohawk RevWood Sand Dune laminate flooring

Flooring type

Definition of Laminate

Laminate flooring is a popular alternative to hardwood flooring and consists of multiple synthetic materials that are bonded together. The layers of laminate floors include:

  • A clear protective layer: Protects the floor from scratches and fading
  • High-density fiberboard: Enhances the stability and support of the flooring
  • Solid backing: Keeps the flooring in place while reducing noise

Laminate flooring is suitable for use in almost any room in a house as it’s unlikely to warp, buckle, or swell. The multiple layers of this material ensure it can withstand heavy traffic without showing signs of wear and tear.

It can also be used in moisture-prone areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. Armstrong laminate flooring is the best for areas that are prone to water damage because it’s 100% waterproof. 

Laminate flooring installation is easy—the planks just need to be snapped together. They can mimic a wide range of styles, including wood, stone, and tiles.

Example of Laminate in a Sentence

“Jill’s laminate floors were so easy to install.”

Synonyms: 

  • Coat 
  • Overlayer 

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