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“We hired 4 Flooring to install our hardwood floors, Kudos to the crew including Jim and Alex!! They were very professional answered voicemail and email messages right away. Alex and the rest of the crew took the time to answer any questions we had and they were always on time and worked diligently. They were available to discuss questions/concerns with knowledge and experience that made us feel comfortable in selecting the correct floor. Thank you – the floor looks fabulous!!!! We’ll not hesitate to recommend 4 Flooring!”

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  • Fantastic value with a maximum return on investment.
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  • Extend the existing design while achieving a look of uniformity.
  • Hardwood Flooring – $1.70 sq/ft
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We were beyond impressed with our new floors and the work these guys did. They were extremely efficient and we couldn't have asked for better results. Not only were they really nice and easy to work with, but 4 Flooring Installers got the job done fast and exceeded our expectations. Would recommend to anyone!
Ashley Windibank
Ashley Windibank
02:44 08 Dec 17
Amazing price and amazing work. Left the guys my keys and went to work for a few hours. They we're done in record time and looks great! Thanks!
Scott Sutherland
Scott Sutherland
23:51 10 Dec 17
Good guys who worked very hard and did a wonderful job on our entire house, highly recommend to anyone looking for great work at a great price, thanks
Edna Emery
Edna Emery
20:35 12 Dec 17
Good guys and the work ethic was amazing, they finished 1000 sq in 1 day. The price was BY FAR the best we found, highly recommend.
Jennifer Jewell
Jennifer Jewell
14:19 31 Aug 17
Worked hard and fast, beautiful job at a fair price, I completely recommend.
Christina Neal
Christina Neal
01:45 30 Dec 17

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Why Laminate?

Laminate flooring is an excellent alternative to the natural flooring materials they have been designed to simulate, and they come with lots of conveniences such as affordability, versatility in design, durability, and ease of installation. With the various varieties available in the market today, this flooring material is suitable for installation in any room, including places with high traffic such as malls and government offices and high humidity areas like in bathrooms and laundry rooms.

 

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Laminate: Types and Classification

Gone are the days when laminate floors were seen as cheap, plastic imitation of real hardwood flooring. Technological advancements over the years have led to the improvement of the laminate technology, making the current laminates more beautiful, durable and most importantly, affordable.

The use of laminate floors can be traced back to the late 1970s – a period when grooves and tongues were glued together during a floating installation, leading to the creation of flooring surfaces which looked more like plastic.

A lot of changes have been witnessed in the manufacture of laminate floors, and now they present a cheap option for thousands of homeowners who desire durable and beautiful flooring solutions for their homes.

The Manufacture of Laminate Floors

1. There is a bottom backing layer, also known as the balancing layer, which is used to give stable support for the rest of the laminate plank.

2. A high-density fiberboard core or a particle board is then placed on top of the backing layer. The core is designed with melamine particles to offer more protection against moisture.

3. The next layer features image of the actual wood grain, stone pattern or ceramic tile. The technology used in making the floors is constantly developing and is geared towards making boards look very similar to their hardwood counterparts.

4. Melamine resin and aluminum oxide particles are then placed on the top layer of the laminate floors, and the primary duty of these substances is to offer protection against wear, fading, and staining.

All the four layers are pressed together using enormous amounts of heat and pressure. The sheets are then divided and cut into individual planks, fitted with groove edges and click-clock tongues. Before being packaged, stocked or sold, the planks undergo a thorough quality check to ensure they will offer the best value for customers.

 

Benefits: Laminate Flooring

Ease of installation
Many are the benefits that come with laminate flooring, no wonder it is becoming a favorite option for homeowners, especially those keen on finding a good balance between affordability and quality when buying flooring materials. Installing laminate floors is easier compared to installing any other type of floor. This is because they are designed to interlock, making them easy to spread and glue onto the subfloor. Besides, some types of laminate floors can be easily installed atop existing floors using a method known as floating installation. Price some of the pronounced benefits of this floor type include-:

Durability
Laminate floors are durable and scratch resistant. They have a tough external layer made of a resin coating. This is to ensure the floors stay intact for a very long time.

Price
The price of laminate flooring is relatively lower compared to traditional wooden floors or engineered wood flooring. Such affordability makes it within the price range of most homeowners. Available in different styles. Laminate flooring is available in any possible style you can think of. The variety encompasses wood, stone and tile finishes. You can also find laminate designs in different colors, thickness, surface treatments, and plank styles.

Easy to clean and maintain
Since they are moisture and stain resistance, cleaning them and keeping laminate floors in good condition is very easy. Other than daily sweeping or mopping, no special care is needed to keep them looking great. Subfloor versatility – you are free to install laminate floors on any subfloor. Whether it is a pre-existing vinyl floor or concrete, laminate floors will always be compatible. This kind of convenience is not found with other floor types such as hardwood flooring.

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Classification: Installation Types

One way of categorizing laminate floors is through the installation types. This is a vital consideration if you will be installing the floors by yourself. The various installation types of laminate floors available include-:
1. Glueless-Click – an easy-to-install type of laminate floor, and it comprises of more than two-thirds of laminate floor types available in the market today. Just as the names suggest, their installation features a click-clock system where glue is not necessary.
2. Glued Laminate Floors – for these, glue is needed to join the planks together. Once installed, glued laminate floors are very strong, though the installation cost and time are higher than the glueless-click types.
3. Pre-Glued Laminate Floors – with this, the joints come already glued together. Before the installation of the planks, however, there may need to moisture them to activate the glue before installation.

 

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Classification: Surface Types

There are a number of homeowners who like to choose flooring materials based on the looks of the surface. If you fall in this category, there are some of the options at your disposal-:
Smooth laminate floors – features a plain finish just like what you would normally see in hardwood. You can choose between low, medium or high gloss finishes.
Hand scraped or distressed laminate floors – the finish looks like what you would see in engineered or solid hardwood floors. It makes them look antiqued.
Embossed or textured laminate floors – some laminate floors may feature textured finish while others would be embossed, though not the same embossing you would see on normal wood floors. The design is only made to make the floors appear as if they are real embossment.

 

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Classification: AC Ratings

For those interested in durability in making their choices when buying laminate flooring, the best guide would be the AC rating of the laminate floors. AC in this context stands for Abrasion Class, and it is a third party standard used to determine the expected foot traffic or usage of the floors against the limits of the flooring materials. Under this classification, there are five types of laminate floors.

AC1 Moderate Residential: This type is designed to withstand light residential usage and is ideal for places such as closets and bedrooms.
AC2 General Residential: This is designed for use in areas with moderate foot traffic and is suitable for places in residential setups where a lot of tear and wear is not experienced. An ideal location for their installation would be in the living room or the dining room.
AC3 Heavy Residential or Moderate Commercial: These are designed for all types of residential uses including high traffic rooms. They are also suitable for commercial places that don’t experience heavy traffic such as hotel rooms and offices that don’t experience off-street traffic.
AC4 General Commercial: These are designed to withstand every type of residential use and can also be used in heavily trafficked commercial spaces with off-street traffic like boutiques, cafes, and offices.
AC5 Heavy Commercial: Designed for usage in busiest commercial areas such as government buildings and department stores. As is always the case, the higher the AC rating of the laminate flooring, the higher the quality and the higher the price.

 

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