There are many reasons to love wood flooring. Not only is it beautiful and easy to clean, it is soft to the feet, offering you a comfy, “non-fatigue” walking experience. So preferred is wood flooring that it is now gaining popularity and making inroads into Malaysian homes.
Laminate flooring is a durable, attractive flooring with the appearance of a natural hardwood floor. It is made of High Density Fibreboard (HDF) topped with a high resolution photographic image of natural wood and finished with an extremely hard overlay to protect the plank.
However, most laminate floorboards are laminated on the top but not at the bottom of the planks. As HDF is made of wood residues (sawdust, shavings and wood chips) pressed into hard panels under high pressure, they absorb moisture from the surrounding like wood.
Hence, like real wood, the board will absorb moisture and expand its structure when the relative humidity is high and contract in low humidity. This simply means single laminate flooring undergoes changes in its structure over time.
In other words, single laminate flooring tends to warp or cup due to unequal exposure to moisture. As a result, the floor may squeak and develop an unbalanced feel when walked upon.
However, this weakness can be easily overcome with the Kronoloc Double Laminate Collection from Floor Depot. All laminate floorboards at Floor Depot are laminated on both sides to prevent warping and cupping.
This exclusive and first-of-its-kind feature uses a patented Perfect Equal Centric Technology (PECT) to provide additional overlay and decor paper at the bottom of the HDF panel. This ultimately helps protect against expansion and contraction due to changes in humidity, especially during the monsoon season.
In the long run, PECT creates a perfect balance between the top and bottom layers of the floorboards so that your floor stays even, stable, quiet and comfy to walk on for many years to come.
Floor Depot is a leading brand in wood flooring solutions, offering a host of solid wood, chamwood, super engineered wood and laminated floorings and accessories. It also provides professional installation and consultation for commercial properties with a spacial Corporate Office Makeover Plan and private residences with Home Makeover Plan. For detail on Floor Depot’s Kronoloc Double Laminate Collection, products and services, visit www.floordepot.com.my or call 1-800-88-7585