If low-maintenance and durability are high on your list of flooring considerations, explore Armstrong’s options in laminate floors. Not only is laminate practically indestructible, but it offers the looks and textures of real wood and stone at a fraction of the cost. On top of that, easy Lock&Fold® installation technology makes laminate flooring a popular choice for DIYers.
Laminate flooring has four layers: a wear layer, a design layer, an inner core layer and a backing layer. The wear layer protects the floor from stains and fading. Beneath that, the design layer is literally a photographic image of wood, stone or other natural visual. For structural strength, the inner core layer’s plastic resin keeps the laminate stable and flat. The backing creates a moisture barrier that protects the floor from warping. It’s this layered construction that makes laminate floors so remarkably durable.