What is the application for Ferma Flooring Laminate Flooring?
Is Laminate Flooring durable?
Since Laminate is made from pressed wood, it is durable and resists scratches, moisture and wear and tear.
Is Laminate Flooring waterproof?
No, FERMA Flooring’s laminate flooring is not waterproof.
What are the benefits of laminate flooring?
Versatility: Today laminate flooring can mimic the look of dozens of different natural hardwood materials. The printing process can also replicate the appearance of a variety of natural stone, and ceramic flooring materials.
Goes Anywhere: Laminate flooring can be installed over almost any existing floor in the home, except for carpet. 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 trouble and expense of needing to remove old flooring installations before installing new laminate materials.
Health: Laminate flooring is naturally resistant to the growth of mold and bacteria.
Expansion: The nature of the installation process means that the flooring material is not adhered directly to the subfloor. All the pieces of the floor are interlocked which means that the material can expand, or contract, due to changes in pressure and temperature, without caving in and snapping against the subfloor.
What’s the drawback of laminate flooring?
Refinishing: Laminate floors can not be refinished. They have a single wear layer, and when that is damaged the individual piece needs to be replaced. As time passes, the wear layer on the entire floor will deteriorate and scratches will appear on the surface of laminate materials. When this occurs the entire floor will need to be replaced.
Sound: When you walk on a laminate floor it produces a hollow sound that makes the material feel man-made and manufactured. This effect can be minimized through the use of dampening underlayment materials, which help mimic the sound of natural hardwood flooring.
Unnatural Feel: While laminate can simulate the look of hardwood, stone, or brick perfectly, the illusion will disappear when you feel the material with your hands. Embossing may provide a textural surface for laminate but the material itself will always have a man-made feel.
Environmental Concerns: Some environmental experts claim that floors made with these materials can release volatile organic chemicals over time, which may have adverse effects on the air quality of the surrounding room.
Lifespan: The lifespan of a laminate floor is based on the quality of the material and the thickness of the wear layer. Most laminate floors will come with a warranty. However, it is important to check the terms and conditions of that warranty before you buy. In some cases, you will need to take certain precautions during the installation process or risk voiding the warranty and losing its protection.
Isn’t there a hollow sound when you walk on a laminate floor?
Since laminate flooring is generally a thinner type floor you may notice a little more noise when walking on them. To help reduce excessive noise FERMA provides standard underlayments and premium underlayments.
Can I put laminate flooring in the kitchen, bedroom, basement, bathroom, and living room?
Kitchen: A good choice. Laminate mimics the look of hardwood and comes with an affordable price. The surface resists stains and scratches, and cleanup is easy.
Bedroom: An OK choice. Laminate flooring has the ability to achieve the look of hardwood without paying a high price and worrying about maintenance or possible damages. The only problem with laminate flooring in the bedroom is that it is not as durable as hardwood or other hard surface options. The wear layer will fade over time, and unfortunately, it’s not possible to get these surfaces refinished. What this means is that when the floor begins to increase with age, you will have to remove and replace it.
Basement: A great choice. Laminate flooring is an ideal option if you’re is seeking a low cost, do-it-yourself flooring material in the basement. However, the key is to eliminate any moisture issues before laying the flooring because you want to avoid damage to the floor in the future.
Bathroom: A great choice. Laminate handles heat and humidity well.
Living room: A great choice. Laminate flooring offers a warm and inviting atmosphere.