By Mr. Gaurav Saraf, Jt. Managing Director, Square Foot.
Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring fused together with lamination process. Laminate flooring is very popular across the world and is being used widely across all industries and residential as it is easier to install and maintain and also they never fade and stain. Off late, we see many of laminate floorings and the going trend is go-green product options starting from colors, designs, patterns to texture with newest and hottest range.
The current trend in laminate flooring segment is ‘go green’ and currently environmental friendly floorings hitting every home and industry across the world. Going Green doesn’t mean one has to change their lifestyle; eco Living is just about making smart decisions about the products we use every day. Eco-friendly laminate floors have taken over the floor covering market with the practical benefits of being durable, hard wearing and beautiful. Designed to replicate stones and granite, laminates have endless decorating possibilities. The carpeting trends continue to move toward softer, textured and more luxurious looks.
Buying the green laminate flooring is healthy for your family. Brands like Square Foot help those shopping for environmentally responsible flooring choices which will create a healthy indoor environment for their home or business. There is no point in purchasing an expensive floor with an extended warranty if you plan on moving in the near future. Remember, flooring is usually the first thing replaced by people when moving to a new home.
Laminate floors come with cores ranging from 6mm up to 12mm. A thicker core is more stable, less vulnerable to buckling and will sound more like real hardwood when walked on. The best laminate flooring for kitchens and bathrooms are those treated with water repellent chemicals and resist swelling due to excessive moisture.
Ä New designs from the dark hues of walnut and wenge with chocolate brown hues and colours are the current trends.
Ä Unlike hardwood, laminate flooring will not stain, fade, dent and water resistant.
Ä Today’s laminate flooring has a more durable finish to help protect your floor from scratching and chipping
Ä Absolutely easy to clean
Ä Glueless locking systems for the do-it-yourself
Last but not the least – Laminate is the best quality of flooring for the value of money.