What is Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring is manufactured from 100% wood waste impregnated with a resin. The décor layer is a photographic applique onto paper with an aluminium oxide overlay applied as the wear layer. This laminate manufacturing technique is used to replicate solid wood (and sometimes natural stones) for a product that costs a fraction of the price of real wood. It has grown to become one of the most popular materials for home and office flooring in recent years.

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How to Lay Laminate Flooring?

FinFloor offers regular free product training and have partnered with leading flooring distributors and installers countrywide. Our preferred distributors are highly skilled to assist you with your Laminate Flooring installation. Fill out an enquiry form on the bottom of this page, and we will offer you our most professional and friendly service.

However, Laminate Flooring is a relatively easy DIY project you can do by yourself as well. They are packaged and presented with grooves that click into each other, as a result the planks can easily be laid without much hassle. Additionally, they require no nails and screws as the flooring is a “floating floor” system installed on top of the subfloor.

Prior to laying the boards, it’s important to ensure that the subfloor surface is level, firm and completely dry. It is a requirement that a acoustic underlay with moisture barrier is installed beneath the boards. Due to the fact that wood expands, an expansion gap of a minimum 10mm should be left around all the edges where the floor meets the walls and all vertical obstacles

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How to Clean Laminate Flooring

So now that you have your floors installed, the next step is to ask yourself: How do I clean my Laminate Flooring?

Cleaning and maintenance are a lot more relevant than you may think. Proper maintenance can ensure that your floors last for their maximum lifespan. Just like all wood or wood composite floors, Laminate Flooring should not be exposed to stagnant pools of water for extended amounts of time, therefore, always clean up spills on laminates as soon as possible.

The method of how to clean Laminate Flooring for everyday purposes is focused on convenience and hygiene . These floors should be cleaned with a damp micro mop or for ease/convenience a vacuum cleaner using the brush and no beater bar, as the excessive use of water will damage them. Additionally, detergent is not necessary unless this is removed immediately, as this might leave a residue on the flooring surface or stain the boards. Instead, spray pure water onto a damp cloth or micro mop for the removal of easy marks, i.e. tea, coffee, cold drinks, for stubborn marks, the use of either pure acetone or similar will remove 99% of most stains, even nail varnish or lipstick, once used remember to clean of the residue with a damp cloth

Where to Buy Laminate Flooring?

FinFloor and our approved installers provide products and services in all major cities in South Africa. All you have to do is tell us your requirements by filling out the form to the right, and our experienced consultants will give you the best possible options. Alternatively, you can contact us at directly our regional offices:

Laminate Flooring Johannesburg, Centurion and Cape Town:

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