Generally, laminate flooring floats over the subfloor, rather than being attached to it. It is joined together with a click and lock system. Because perfectly tight seams are hard tocreate, and because the core is made of fiberboard, standard laminate is not waterproof. The flooring, however, is not damaged by liquid spills if they are cleaned up immediately. Also, this floor covering will stand up to moisture when installed with a moisture barrier underlayment. Some manufacturers replace the fiberboard core with a plastic core to create waterproof laminate flooring. The lifespan for any type of laminate flooring varies from 10 to 30 years. The longevity of a particular brand depends on:
- The quality of the flooring.
- The quality of the installation.
- How well the floor is maintained.
- The amount of traffic the floor receives.
Factory Flooring Direct serves Tooele, Salt Lake City, Park City, Draper, Bountiful, and nearby Utah communities. Visit our showroom
in Lake Point, give us a call, or use our online form to schedule a mobile showroom appointment. The flooring professionals on our team can answer all of your flooring questions, and our experienced installers can install any type of floor covering. We back our work with a labor warranty.