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Laminate Flooring Installation

Installing Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring is one of the good alternatives to hardwood flooring installation. It is a synthetic flooring product composed of an inner core made of fiberboard (engineered hardwood) or melamine resin (plastic material), a photographic applique layer of design patterns, and clear protective layer (laminate). Some homeowners prefer installing laminate because it is much cheaper compared to hardwood floors, but has the same aesthetic quality. And unlike hardwood materials, laminate tiles or planks will not easily fade.

This type of flooring is also easy to maintain. The strong external layer makes the laminate very durable, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean.  For homes with children, pets, and have high traffic, laminate flooring is your best choice. Aside from these, the laminate isn’t affected by humidity and will not expand because of moisture. And because laminate boards are designed to interlock together, there won’t be any seams formed where dust can accumulate.

Choosing the Type of Laminate Flooring

Before any laminate flooring installation, you must first choose the type of laminate boards that you like. One of the many advantages of installing laminate flooring is being able to achieve different flooring appearance in various installation methods. Aside from the different colours and grain patterns you can choose from, there are also various surface types. There’s the smooth finish that can have low, medium, or high lustre. There are also textured and hand-scraped finish surfaces.

You can also choose laminate floorings materials based on their Abrasion Class (AC) ratings, which are determined through usage and durability. Below are the different AC ratings:

  • AC1 (Moderate Residential) – for light residential use and appropriate for bedrooms and closets.
  • AC2 (General Residential) – for moderate residential use and appropriate for living rooms and dining rooms.
  • AC3 (Heavy Residential/Moderate Commercial) – for all kinds of residential use and office spaces with moderate traffic, appropriate for offices and hotel rooms.
  • AC4 (General Commercial) – for all commercial uses and appropriate for high-traffic offices, boutiques, and cafes.
  • AC5 (Heavy Commercial) – for busiest commercial uses and appropriate for high-traffic spaces like government offices and department stores.

Remember that the higher AC rating you choose for your laminate flooring, the stronger and more durable it is. Also, a higher rating means the laminate board is more expensive.

Installing Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring installation is easier compared to installing hardwood flooring. There are three different ways to do it depending on the type of laminate board you choose. You can choose to floor with glueless installation, where you’ll just click and lock the boards then you’re done. There are also the glued boards, which need to be glued together during installation. They are stronger compared to glueless boards, but with higher cost and longer installation time.

The third type of laminate flooring according to the installation method is the pre-glued board. There is already glue applied to the joint of the board. It just needs moistening before installation.

Laminate Flooring Installation with BC Best Flooring

Although laminate flooring is easier to install compared to hardwood floors, it’s still best to get the services from expert installers to ensure the best results. When it comes to installing laminate flooring, there is no better partner for Vancouver homeowners than BC Best Flooring.

By getting laminate flooring installation services from us, you can gain confidence knowing that we will install your new floorings professionally, quickly and with the best quality. Our expert installers will make sure that you are more than satisfied with the result before we can consider our work done.

BC Best Flooring has been helping homeowners from Vancouver, Burnaby and nearby towns in British Columbia with their flooring installation needs for almost two decades. With our extensive experience, we can guarantee you the best quality of flooring installation services for your property.

Contact us now and let us take care of installing laminate flooring to your home, so you can dedicate your precious time to more important things for yourself and your family.

 

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