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Laminate Flooring
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement

Laminate flooring is an inexpensive, long-lasting, durable flooring option. It is very well liked by homeowners because installation is easy, it requires very little maintenance, and it is environmentally friendly.

Laminate flooring looks very similar to hardwood flooring; however, it is not made from wood at all. It is actually made from several materials that are bonded together under high pressure. The core of a laminate consists of fiberboard.

Laminate flooring can be installed in practically any dry surface location. Installation is very simple. Few tools are needed and less mess is created because laminates come pre-finished. They are sold as planks and panels in wood, stone, tile and other looks.

Very little maintenance is required with laminate flooring. To ensure its lasting beauty, it is best to simply vacuum or dust mop the floor to remove dirt or dust. If a stain doesn't seem to be coming off, it is best to use some sort of a nail polish remover to lift the stain.

Laminates come in an array of colors and patterns. With so many sizes, colors, and patterns to choose from, you can mix and match planks with tiles and wood grains with stone patterns to create a truly unique floor.

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