Laminate is a modern multilayer floor material made in the form of panels based on wood and fiber panels and paper saturated with resins. Until recently, the assortment of such material was not very large, but today you can purchase laminate coating of various textures, thickness and color. To simplify the choice of laminate, it is necessary to take into account its main features.
Usually Krono Original laminate has a four -layer structure. The upper layer is a strong, transparent coating made of acrylic resin, is intended to protect the panels from dirt, moisture, mechanical influences, the effects of sunlight and abrasion. The second layer is decorative, and is made of paper with a pattern applied to it, imitating various texture of stone, wood, ceramic tiles, etc.D.
To ensure the strength of the panels, noise and thermal insulation, stress resistance, a supporting layer of fiberboard or chipboard is intended. It also houses locks designed to lay the flooring. The last (stabilizing) layer contributes to an increase in the level of stiffness and protection of the structure from deformation. In some cases, an additional substrate is glued to increase the soundproofing characteristics of the material. Despite the multilayer structure, the thickness of laminate panels does not exceed 6-12 mm. Practice has shown that the coating of greater thickness has increased strength, and the process of assembly is easier.
Consumers are offered 7 classes of laminate (21,22,23, 31,32,33,34), and the higher it is, the more long it is the life due to strength and resistance to external factors. Thus, panels of the lowest class are usually used for household purposes, and are laid in bedrooms, offices, home libraries, where the intensity of the coating load is minimal. Their service life is about 6 years. The coating of the highest class is intended for sports facilities, and in such conditions its service life is more than 25 years.
In the process of selecting laminate coating, consumers should pay attention to its resistance to mechanical stress, ultraviolet radiation, spots formation and the effects of domestic chemicals, hardness strength, anti -skilled level and hygienicity.