In 2018, the film laminates
segment had a significant market share, and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period.
The Composition of the core material: High-end laminate
floors will have a very dense HDF core.
Glass-transition temperature (Tg): This is the temperature (in Celsius) at which deformation of a laminate
The term "laminate
" covers a variety of materials (even plywood is considered a laminate
), but generally it's a decorative veneer that must be applied to a material such as plywood or particle board, called a substrate.
flooring tips from Lowe's Home Improvement
DEMAND (million square feet) % Annual Growth Item 2005 2010 2015 2005- 2010- 2010 2015 Decorative Laminates
Demand 13430 9510 12400 -6.7 5.5 Low-Pressure Laminates
10953 7670 10100 -6.9 5.7 High-Pressure Laminates
2269 1680 2100 -5.8 4.6 Edgebanding 208 160 200 -5.1 4.6 [c] 2012 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.
An engineered floor fades, dents, scratches and scuffs more easily than plastic laminate
. But unlike laminate
, it can be sanded and refinished at least once (up to three times for flooring with a thicker wear layer) to restore the original finish.
The cost of Laminate
flooring has declined over the Last 10 years, Baumgartner says.
With some careful planning (check out Pre-Installation Tips, below) and research, installing a floated laminate
floor in your building should be a stress-free process with long-lasting, attractive results.
According to the number of cycles of wear resistance connected to the types of laminates
with different layer structures, the most resistant laminate
type was the laminate
with a barrier and an aluminum oxide overlay (L5) (12,433 cycles).
can be exceptionally durable, but not always.
C[pounds sterling]Real estate projects are the principal driver of growth for the laminate
flooring market which is driven by cost advantages over conventional flooring products made of stone, wood, ceramics, and vinyl,C[yen] remarked CMPi Group Director, Chris Fountain.