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August 12, 2017 18:07

Lacquered laminate flooring as an option

Lacquered laminate and classes

Of all types of laminate flooring only lacquered meets all necessary safety standards.In addition, it has a locking connection which allows to obtain a perfectly smooth surface without cracks, joints and seams.This, in turn, makes its maintenance is very simple.The assembly is very easy, so that it can mount even a layman.

laminate is divided into classes, so 34 class - this is the material that is used in areas with high traffic (bedroom, kitchen, hallway).The lifetime of the order of 25 laminate.For offices used 31 class, 32 - for the stores, and 33 - for restaurants.The service life of such materials, and is less than 10-20 years.For bedrooms, children's rooms and offices used by classes 21, 22 and 23, but buy them quite difficult due to the low popularity.This is due to the fact that they last for only 5-6 years.

Tip!Experts recommend buying laminate, since the 30th grade, as it is the most durable and reliable.

Advantages and disadvantages

Lacquered laminate has the following advantages:

  • Easy.Installation is very simple, thanks to special locks;
  • strength.Laminate not afraid of any mechanical loads.It is not pressed through the marks of heels, furniture and claws of pets;
  • heat resistance.The material is not afraid of accidentally uronennye cigarettes or candles;
  • not remain stains.All spills or other contamination is easily washed off;
  • Hygiene.The surface has a good seal, so it does not accumulate dust and bacteria.

However lacquered laminate also has its drawbacks, which must be considered when choosing a flooring:

  • water resistance.The material has a very low resistance to moisture, so it is not practical for rooms with high moisture;
  • sonority.Laminate "walks", so if you fall on it a certain subject is a lot of noise;
  • environmentally unfriendly.Unlike wood parquet, laminate made of non natural materials.However, all materials and substances that are used to produce it, it is absolutely not dangerous to human health.

Important!Due to the poor perception of the moisture material, it should be cleaned only with a damp cloth, and in any case no steam cleaner.

varnished or not?

Often the question arises whether the varnish can be laminated?On the one hand, the manufacturers instructions indicate that you can not do this.This is due to the fact that it is coated with a film of polyurethane, and again laminate varnish would be superfluous, and a new layer of varnish will fall ill and become flaky.In addition, the coating is "floating", that is, it changes its physical properties depending on temperature and humidity.In this regard, the varnish on the joints eventually crack and worsen the appearance of your floor.

Tip!Varnished new laminate is not necessary, since it is already a protected surface, but the coating can be shuffled in such a way to "rejuvenate".

So whether cover lacquer laminate?Yes, this can be done to make the cover of a glossy shine and hide minor flaws and scratches, if the floor has long exploited.In some cases, this practice is justified.But it must be remembered that it is possible to varnish the laminate, which is designed specifically for this material.