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Laminates VS Wood


Posted by Jim on November 1st, 2000 08:00 PM
In reply to Also look at real wood by Ron C on November 1st, 2000 12:11 PM [Go to top of thread]

Most of the reasons that laminates are choosen over wood is that laminates are much more easy to maintain and install for a do it yourselfer. Real wood is great too but, they are both have problems when it comes to water, so i guess this is what ron considers crap. There are a couple of laminates on the market that have water damage warrantee's ( FORMICA, PERGO, ARMSTRONG, & WILSON ART ). The Armstrong laminates for life has a lifetime warrantee on wear, stain, fade, & water damage. The Pergo original has a 15 yr warrantee on wear, stain, fade, & water damage. I believe the Pergo Select has a 25 yr warrantee on wear, stain, fade, & water damage. Formica has a 15 yr warrantee on wear, stain, fade, & water damage. Wilson art has a 16 yr warrantee on wear, stain, fade, & water damage.
The Armstrong Laminates For Life and the Pergo Select can be found at your local CARPET ONE DEALER.
A subfloor should not be needed in your case, it is generaly used only for smoothness, although your floor does have to be smooth ( 3/16's of an inch variance in a 10 ft radius ) this is for dips or crowns in the floor, most of that can be filled in with a latex modified leveler if nessessary. Hope the info helps.

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