Laminate flooring is quite possibly the best flooring solution today for a variety of reasons. To understand why, you first need to examine what goes into a laminate flooring plank. The above illustration separates the different layers for purposes of discussion. Of course, in reality, each of these layers is permanently fused together under tremendous heat and pressure so they would never separate. Let's take a look:
A: Wear Layer
The wear layer serves several functions. It seals and protects the surface of the plank and shields the decorative paper (B - underneath) from UV rays that could fade the color. The wear layer can be in different degrees of glossiness, depending on the desired style.
B. Decorative Paper
This gives the laminate plank its distinctive appearance. How well this component is executed makes all the difference in the floor's realistic reproduction of real wood and overall beauty of the floor when all the planks are completely assembled. The addition of texture on the surface provides an authentic feel to the plank, completing the experience.
C. HDF Core
At Kronotex USA, we only use HDF (High Density Fiberboard) for its superior stability and strength. We mill the core to absolute, precise tolerances and cut exacting profiles on the edges of the plank to make them easily and consistently fit together for a snug, reliable installation.
D. Backer Paper
Every plank is sealed on the back so that the board is not unduly exposed to moisture that would affect the board's dimensional stability. Some Kronotex USA laminate planks have foam padding added, eliminating the need for the use of an underlayment.
Everything about Kronotex USA laminate flooring has been carefully designed, engineered, tested (and re-tested) and packaged to deliver the ultimate flooring experience for its customers. So, if laminate flooring is the right floor covering solution for you, you can't do better than "Floors for Living" ... Kronotex USA.