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Laminate

 
CPL (Continuous Pressure Laminate)

The laminate surface and backing consists of multiple layers fused under heat and pressure into a laminate structure. Then, in a separate process, they're bonded with glue under heat and pressure to the core board. 

Laminate Backing

A thermo-fused backing that provides additional strength and protection and ensures that the floor stays flat, even when exposed to bottom-up moisture, which is particularly common with installations over concrete.

Laminate Flooring

Hard surface flooring utilizing a fiberboard core and Melamine wear layer that is available in blocks, planks, and squares and can be installed as individual units.

Laminate Flooring Glue

Adhesive used to bond the tongue-and-groove edges of laminate flooring. Now in a "peelable" formulation for easy cleanup.

Laminate Image Layer

The look of your laminate floor, in choices as varied as the entire North American woodland

Laminate Surface

A clear wear layer for super protection, even against the harsh punishment of sunlight, stains, and burns

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