Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product, fused together with a lamination process.
Laminate flooring imitates wood (or stone, in some cases, marble) with a photographic appliqué layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials. Protected by a tough external layer and resin coating, laminate is much stronger, scratch-resistant, and longer-lasting.
Laminate flooring was invented in 1977 by the Swedish company Pergo. The company first marketed its product to Europe in 1984, and later to the United States in 1994. Pergo is the most widely known laminate flooring manufacturer, but the trademark PERGO does not represents all laminate floors. There are more choices for quality laminate flooring today than ever before. In fact, Pergo plays a very small role in the materials CC Carpet participates in.
The system of using a tongue and groove method was applied creating a single unit that is impervious to normal household spills or tracked in rain or snow. This single unit expands or contracts with changes in humidity. This movement, by the way, cannot be seen. The strength of the bond in creating the single unit permits heavy objects, such as refrigerators or bookcases to be placed directly on the flooring.
Most laminate flooring manufacturers offer extensive warranty protection against stains, fading, and moisture damage. CC Carpet carries a variety of laminate floors from many different manufactures.
Mohawk Laminate - When Mohawk’s designers wanted to create beautiful floor coverings, nature inspired the laminate flooring. Carefully mimicked, Mohawk laminate flooring takes naturally occurring patterns and painstakingly replicates color tones and hues of seasons.
Mannington Laminates offers beautiful looks that emulate the elegance of porcelain tile and the warmth of hardwood, but with the easy maintenance and super durability of a laminate. Mannington has the most complete line of wood and tile designs that you’ll find anywhere. And thanks to our proprietary technologies that produce precise embossing and texturing, it’s like you’re getting flooring in High Def. Mannington Laminate is made in the USA except Diamond Bay.
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