Laminate How It's Made



A home consists of what's under your roof and what's under your feet. Floor coverings have a huge influence on your home and home life. They impact interior beauty, design, comfort, livability, and upkeep; thus, floor coverings can make or break a home. Being familiar with laminate construction helps you understand and evaluate its performance aspects: why certain laminate floors wear better and longer.

  • A multitude of designs, patterns, and textures
  • Four main components bonded together
    • Melamine plastic backing- stability and moisture from the subfloor
    • Core board for moisture resistance
    • Decorative layer on top of the core board
    • Durable wear layer for protection, containing aluminum oxide
    • Layers are combined with high/direct pressure

Manufacturing

Step 1: stacking raw materials in large sheets

Step 2: stacks are pressed

Step 3: pressed sheets left to cool and cure, then stacked to acclimate

Step 4: cut, profile and inspect