Laminate 

What is Laminate Flooring ? 


Laminate flooring (also called floating wood tile in the United States) is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooringsimulates wood (or sometimes stone) with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer.
Laminate wood construction is made of four layers of materials, that when fused together, create durable, beautiful floors.
  1. Wear layer – A clear, top layer that provides resistance to stains and fading
  2. Design layer – A high resolution, highly-detailed photographic image that realistically captures the look of genuine wood
  3. Inner core – high-density fiberboard (HDF) made from wood fibers fused with resin. HDF is an engineered wood product that’s strong, hard and dense, and keeps the laminate board stable, flat, and moisture resistant.
  4. Backing – A moisture barrier backing that protects the floor from warping

Why use laminate flooring ? 

  • With the exception of carpet, laminate flooring can be installed over almost any existing floor in the home.
  • As long as a moisture barrier is in place and water prevention measures are taken it can also be installed at any grade. This removes the hassle and expense of having to remove old flooring installations before installing new laminate materials.
  •  Laminate flooring is resistant to many of the outdoor agents that can discolor other flooring materials. The wear layer protects it from stains and smudges due to dirt and mud making it a great material for hallways and entryways. It also resists fading from UV light exposure making it popular in sun rooms.
  • Laminate flooring is naturally resistant to the growth of mold and bacteria.
    It can also be treated with special allergen resistant and anti-bacterial coatings to make them even safer.

Product Lines 

Alloc Original laminate flooring offers the most advanced style and strength in laminate flooring.  We call it ‘Original’ because that’s what it is—the original line of laminate flooring that started the category over a decade ago.  With this history of flooring success, today’s Alloc Original has an array of authentic wood finishes and engineered durability.  Alloc Original is the right flooring choice for anyone seeking superior beauty and durability in a laminate floor.  The "First and Only" HPL high pressure laminate.