Such a coating or as a laminate flooring will give your interior a special dignity and luxury
choosing flooring, often it has to decide what fits best - or laminate flooring, reviews on various forums quite ambiguous. To better understand the differences between floor coverings, look at what each of the materials.
- Vs laminate flooring: how to choose the best option
- appointment of premises
The presence of animals
Heat and sound insulation
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Studio apartment with original parquet board
Spectacular black floor in a luxurious dining room
Laminate flooring in the kitchen - it's beautiful, practical and convenient
Laminate - a multi-layered panel, wherein the lower layer is made of a thin plastic or waterproof paper. This layer provides rigidity and stability of the sipe. Middle layer - base structure Fibreboard (MDF) or particleboard (DSP) plate, which in addition to added strength, imparts moisture resistance and elasticity. The next layer is responsible for decorativeness is foil or plastic film coated with texture, which can be sufficiently accurately simulate wood, tiles, leather, stone, carpet, etc. And then applied on top laminate - high strength protective film. the laminate structure shown in Fig. 1.
parquet board - it is also a multi-layer structure formed only from natural wood. The bottom layer - spruce or pine plywood of 1-2 mm thick. Base - a middle layer made from spruce or pine narrow slats that are glued transversely to the lower layer, such an arrangement adds strength parquet.
To manufacture the upper responsible for decorative and attractiveness, the layer thickness of 3-4 mm using fine woods: oak, ash, beech. Since it is located perpendicularly to the middle layer, the whole construction floorboard has a very high strength. The front part of the parquet covered with a protective coating (lacquer). The structure of the floorboard is shown in Figure 2
- 1 Vs laminate flooring: how to choose the best option
- 2 Style
- 3 appointment of premises
- 4 The presence of animals Modern apartments are subject to seasonal fluctuations in humidity levels, which manifests itself most clearly in low degree of ventilation. In summer, in such premises sufficiently humid, but with the beginning of intensive operation of the central heating humidity level is drastically reduced. If we talk about its impact on the natural wood, the moisture accumulates in the summer it is (in this case its linear dimensions increase somewhat), and in winter the opposite - giving, shrinks, decreasing in size. Under the influence of these oscillations connecting seams begin to diverge, the gap formed between the individual parketinami. That is why the room with natural parquet (as well as a large number of wooden furniture) will need to install a humidifier, which will maintain the optimum level of humidity. The laminate is impervious to fluctuations in humidity. Laminate flooring in classic white kitchen The bathroom as regularly changing humidity and air temperature Laminate in the mini-kitchen Care
- 5 Environmentally friendly
- 6 Heat and sound insulation
- 7 repairability
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Vs laminate flooring: how to choose the best option
A clear answer to the question: "What is better to choose - parquet or laminate?" Can not be the final decision in each case depends on the specific conditions of the premises and conditions of use.
Floor covering should fully meet the general stylistic decision room. When it comes to a classic style (Empire, Baroque, Victorian), the laminate in it will look a foreign body, it's like a Rolls-Royce to hang cheap air freshener "herringbone". But in modern interiors (modern, high tech, minimalism) laminate is very organic. In some styles (British, country) a compromise is possible, if you choose a laminate of very good quality.
Panoramic cozy room with a light laminate
Laminate flooring in the room, decorated in the style of a loft
A room in a modern style with a laminate of an old board
Contrasting laminate in the kitchen in the style of high-tech
Bathroom in ethno style as well is combined with the laminate
Loft plus multipoint with parquet floors lighting
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The laminate is more resistant to abrasion than parquet board, has a higher impact resistance, even on the laminate 31 and 32 Class stiletto heels will not leave marks and it does not scratch the chair legs. Even under continuous load more weight laminate withstands better. That is why the technical laminate characteristics make it preferable for laying in areas with high traffic, offices and public areas. Parquet - more "chamber" coating, it is more suitable for residential premises.
Laminate dark shades in a room with a panoramic view looks pretty cozy
Laminate in the living room looks strictly and with taste
Parquet board as originally appears in large halls
Reviews. Vladislav. Parquet laid in the bedroom - a place where no one will go exactly in street shoes and where you do not get sand / dirt. There's dry, just sometimes wipe the floor. We have a massive bed, so did her legs circles of felt, so as not to scratch the floor and the pressure was less.
Home cinema under the roof with parquet floors, for a pleasant stay
An interesting solution for wood flooring in the common room
Miniature kitchen in eclectic style with parquet flooring
Parquet is very sensitive to excessive moisture, so it is absolutely not suitable for food, but a special laminate with improved moisture resistance is fine.
Reviews. Larissa. Originally wanted to put on the kitchen tile for a long time looked narrowly and chose, but refused. First, imitation wood quite relative. Second, the tiles are very cold, walk on it barefoot is not very nice, but to lay a "warm floor" and expensive, and there are no special features. And in general - I have a tile associated with the hospital. We choose laminate class 33, mat, locks further treated with wax. After laying the insulated joints with mastic. Lies a year, wipe every day, once a week cleaning, especially near the stove to remove fat. It looks great.
The harmonious combination of colors of kitchen furniture and laminate
Laminate flooring in the kitchen with an Italian accent
Kitchen in suburban variant, where there is no likelihood of heels and minimal damage to flooring
A small cozy kitchen with interesting design solutions complement the parquet flooring