What is Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring offers a wide selection of designs that offer the look and feel of beautiful hardwood, ceramic tile, and slate. It is actually a composite that’s designed to endure more-than-average wear and tear. A direct-pressure manufacturing process fuses four layers into one extremely hard surface.

The four layers are:


back layer

The back is reinforced with melamine for structural stability and moisture resistance.

Fiberboard Core

Ultra-dense core board provides impact resistance and stability. It also features an edge sealing treatment that provides even further structural stability.

Decorative Layer

Providing the floor’s beauty, the decorative layer is actually a highly detailed photograph that gives the laminate the appearance of wood or tile.

Wear layer

The melamine wear layer is a tough, clear finish reinforced with aluminum oxide, one of the hardest mineral compounds known to man, to resist staining, fading, surface moisture, and wear. The resulting floor is a technological breakthrough. There’s no staining, no fading, and no wear through. And our glue-less installation makes installing your new floor easier than you ever thought possible.

Other noteworthy features:

  • Laminate flooring is incredibly durable and stain resistant. Such problem spills as nail polish, grease, and mustard simply wipe off.
  • Patented tongue-and-groove locking technology eliminates unsightly gaps at the seams.
  • Ultra-durable flooring planks can be taken apart and reassembled if necessary.
  • No waiting – you can walk on your floor immediately after installation is complete.

Where to go from here

For additional free help and advice to help you find the best flooring – whether carpets, hardwood floors, tiles or laminates – at the best price, call 505-856-6268 or contact Carpet Source USA today.