The laminate flooring is an alternative to wood especially from a budget point of view, it is the financial aspect especially that made it so popular with fans of parquet who can not afford the wood.
But what is a stratified parquet, what are its specificities in terms of resistance to wear compared to wood, is it possible to find laminate that meets certain criteria? environmental , such as VOC emissions, manufacturing process, recycling?
The laminate flooring is an alternative to wood
While laminated parquet was once a cheap material, a kind of plastic that was cheaper than wood, today it has become a coveted object that fascinates design buffs. interior design. It is largely the evolution of the technology that has allowed an exceptional diversification of laminate flooring giving it its nobility, by the wide choice of finishes, textures, unique renderings it offers.
available in several aspects
So today you find signs of laminate that imitate incredibly well the concrete, whether raw or waxed, stone or faience. And the quality of the materials evolving has also allowed a feeling of better quality, more dense elements, for an ever more durable coating over time, it is estimated its longevity between 15 and 50 years. The visible layer of the laminate is a kind of photo, reproducing the appearance of a material, and the texture comes from the molding also of the material from which the laminate is inspired.
rich choice of textures
It seems that one of the aspects that stratified parquet can only be with wood, is its natural and relatively healthy side. Laminate releases VOCs, volatile organic compounds, and the only green option is to go to the brands that offer the lowest level of emissions. Only wood can be a source of VOCs, depending on how it was varnished or vitrified. The best advice is to properly inform sellers about their products. See our photos.
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example of engineered laminate flooring