Laminate flooring is a synthetic floor product in the form of multi-layer incorporated or formed through a process called lamination. Laminate flooring, combining wood, with a photographic appliqué coating under a clear protective coating. The core layer is usually arranged of melamine resin and fiber board materials. The use of laminate flooring is increasing in the community, and those who are using this type of flooring is growing in number because this type of flooring is easier to install than other types of flooring, such as tile floors, stones, or other conventional wood floors. In addition, when it will be installed, laminate flooring is also no need to employ an expert to set it up as it did on the installation of other alternatives wood flooring such as type of solid parquet. It is certainly easy enough when users would choose to use this type of wood flooring who wants a quick installation process and also has an interesting view.
Cheap laminate flooring is also one of the reasons many people are interested in using this type of wood flooring. This type of wood flooring can be mass produced; therefore the price is becoming not too expensive. But behind all the advantages possessed by this type of synthetic wood flooring, there are also drawbacks, because the material is made of plastic (melamine resin) derived from formaldehyde.
Therefore this type of wood flooring is usually designed only for domestic use. This type of wood flooring is likely to have low levels of hardness and durability is less durable than conventional floors. Endurance or lifetime of this type of wood flooring may be less than five years, while conventional wood flooring types, and have a better level of hardness, so that its durability is much longer.