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With a complete service in the product assortment areas of floors, ceiling and light the German company Parador is also on a winning course in the . . . market. Whether it be wood flooring, wall panelling or skirting edging, everything is based on the same high quality standards.
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Quick-Step flooring has earned the prestigious FloorScore certification for indoor air quality by passing the most stringent tests in the world. All Quick-Step products are officially FloorScore certified, giving families living on our flooring peace of mind that they are bringing a product into their home that meets strict indoor air quality standards.
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Mannington laminate offers the most realistic wood and tile looks. Our laminate flooring is one of the most durable and environmentally friendly floors you can buy. And Mannington laminate offers all that...and more. Made from over 70% recycled content, using low-VOC inks and adhesives, Mannington laminate is FloorScore certified, ensuring good indoor air quality for your home.
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Balterio, a division of Spanolux N.V., is one of the fastest growing laminate flooring producers in the world. The state of the art, fully vertically integrated production unit in Vielsalm - the heart of the Belgian Ardennes – ensures an excellent price/quality ratio.
You might not give your floors much thought -- until it comes time to replace them. Then you realize that there are many options out there. For busy families whose floors need to stand up to kids and pets, laminate flooring is a good option.
Laminate flooring has been a fashionable option in Europe for more than 20 years, and it's rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. The most common designs have a wood grain appearance; some are made to look like stone or marble. Laminates are designed to look good for many years with a minimum amount of maintenance.
Laminate flooring consists of four main components that are bonded together. A wear-resistant decorative surface made of resin-based melamine/aluminum oxide is bonded to a moisture resistant wood composition-based core. A balancing backing is bonded to the underside of the core. On the top is a clear cap sheet of aluminum oxide, which provides the protection and stain resistance. Since the resin-filled wear layer is so dense, it becomes extremely difficult to stain, scratch or burn.
Ease of installation is one factor that contributes to the popularity of laminate flooring. It uses a tongue and groove interlocking system, which can be installed over the top of an existing substrate. Plywood, concrete slab, sheet vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring or virtually any other basically flat hard surface is a suitable base for laminate.
Because installation is so simple, and because you can walk on your new floor immediately (no waiting for glue to dry), beautifying your home with new laminate flooring is truly a project you can do in a weekend.
Taking care of a laminate floor is even easier than installing it. To keep your floor looking like new and avoid scratches, simply vacuum or dust mop regularly to remove loose dirt or grit. Glides or cushioned bottom protectors under chairs and table legs also help prevent possible scratching, and floor mats at all outside doorways keep dirt from coming inside.
At Pride Flooring & Home Decor we believe an educated consumer is our best customer.
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