Laminate flooring has become a very popular choice for do-it-yourselfers due to the fact that it’s economical, durable, and easy to install. Several varieties of laminate wood flooring are available, offering consumers a vast array of aesthetic choices. Most laminate flooring products share similar characteristics: a pressed wood base; a durable, adhered laminate finish; and a self-locking tongue and groove system. These systems typically do not require fasteners or adhesives – they just lock into place, basically “floating” above the subfloor. Join the At Home channel host, Jeff Wilson, for a tutorial on installing a laminate floor.
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Laminate flooring is a product that represents the most significant change in floor covering materials in the last twenty five years, and its history has been an interesting one. This type of material can be traced to Sweden in the early 1980's. It was originally developed as a possible use for high pressure melamine. Early versions of the product had a base composed of several layers of resin impregnated paper which were pressed together under high pressure. This created a highly wear-resistant composite material. A decorative top sheet was then applied to the base, and the completed composite material was glued onto a carrier material and cut into sections.