What are laminate floors made of? In general, they are comprised of fiberboard with a melamine resin.
They are then formed into pieces or panels designed to slot neatly together as in the case of hardwood flooring. We should note that the melamine resin can contain the chemical formaldehyde known to be toxic. If this worries you, there are products that contain fewer toxins available.
Laminate flooring also provides a wide range of styles and color options. While most styles come in a hardwood effect, you can also find marble and granite effects as well. Another benefit of laminate is that is it generally less expensive than many other flooring options and is easy to install which means that you can enjoy a brand-new floor at a reasonable price.
A few things to remember when installing laminate flooring is that you will need to ensure the subfloor is completely dry and in good condition before putting laminate down, otherwise, it may start to warp or buckle. You should also be aware that laminate flooring can sometimes shift or move.
When making the decision on flooring, we hope this brief review of laminate helps you to decide whether it is the right option for you.