Laminate Flooring
REO
Construction
Co.
Office: (734) 260-3410      Fax: (734) 895-7251
Laminate floors combine the look of real hardwood, with an extremely durable finish at
half the price. These floors have become a popular alternative to real hardwood and vinyl
floors. Laminate floors are stain and fade resistant unlike hardwood floors and are very
easy to take care of.

Most laminate floors can be used over radiant heated concrete slabs.

Laminate floors are extremely impact, scratch, sunlight fade and stain resistant.

Although laminate floors are extremely tough, they can be scratched by big dogs  
or dragging heavy objects across the floor.

Highly resistant to the effects of sunlight.

Most laminate floors can be used anywhere within the home, including wet area
(but may void your warranty).

Laminate floors do not need a wax or polish.

Laminate flooring uses the floating installation method, which means:

Laminate floors just rest on top of the subfloor. They are never secured or
fastened to the substrate below. Instead they just lay on top of the substrate.
Specially designed tongue-and-groove interlocking systems to secure planks
together.                
Float entire floor over a variety of sub floor materials, such as plywood,
OSB, existing vinyl flooring, concrete slabs, etc...
You never have to glue-down, staple down, or nail-down laminate flooring.
Even though these floors are floated the sub floor still must be level for
locking planks together.

Excessive moisture may affect a laminate floor's inner core and overall
performance.

Laminate planks are not easily repaired. There are touch-up kits and chip repair kits.

Laminate floors require a thin, special padding underneath the planks so they can
move freely.

Laminate floors can be fairly noisy when walked on. Special  paddings are made to
help reduce the noise level.

Trims and moldings are available for laminate floors. Moldings are laminated over a
fiber core so they match the floor.

Not sure if laminate flooring is right for you, check out the following links:

http://www.consumersearch.com/flooring

http://www.laminatefloorings.net/