Today's laminate flooring looks very different than laminate just a few
years ago. Laminates today can look like stone, tile or hardwood.
Laminates are tougher than ever before. Laminate flooring is easier
to maintain than some of the other floor types.
Because of technological advances from manufacturers like Bruce, Mohawk
and BHK, laminate flooring is more popular than ever.
Do-it-yourselfers particularly like laminate flooring because of its easy
Laminate floors are installed by floating the planks over most substrates
including plywood, OSB, concrete slabs and some existing floor coverings.
The planks and tiles have tongue and groove edges that lock them together.
These floors are never secured directly to the sub floor.
Most laminate floors require no glue to secure the planks and tiles together,
they just snap together. Glueless installation makes these floors
quick and easy-to-install for do-it-yourself installations. Some other
laminate floors are pre-glued at the factory and only require a
damp sponge to re-activate the adhesive along the tongue edges. While a
few other laminate floors do require a specially formulated glue to be applied
to each of the plank edges.