Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic product fused together through a lamination process. It simulates wood or stone with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. Laminate flooring consists of 4 layers. The outermost layer is the clear coating containing aluminium oxide which protects the board against stains, wear and tear. Underneath this clear coating is the “photographed” layer which displays the image of the floor. The third layer, also the core layer, is the strongest and most stable part of the laminate floorboard. The final layer at the bottom is usually created from resin paper that prevents moisture from gathering between the ground and the floorboard.


Laminate flooring is very versatile and durable. Many textures and styles of flooring can be replicated as laminate flooring consists of a printed strip of vinyl over a composite board. Cleaning laminate floors is easier compared to cleaning other hard surfaces such as hardwood floors.


Laminate flooring is packaged as a number of tongue and groove planks, which can be clicked into one another. A wax backing is also applied for ease of installation.