Laminate is a wonderful option to add warmth underfoot. Laminate is a terrific cost effective alternative to hardwood, stone, and tile. The pioneer Pergo floor has grown and changed over the past few years, with better sound absorption, and realistic patterns and styles. It is a free floating floor, and is resistant to dings and scratches.
Made up of many layers, the bottom layer is called the backing layer. It is made to resist moisture to prevent board warping for a solid foundation. The next layer up is the inner core layer. It is the stability layer of the floor made from high density fiberboard that is reinforced with a special resin to further enhance water resistance and increase durability. The layer after the inner core is the image design layer, or where the high-resolution picture is placed to resemble the actual wood or stone. This is also where the floors unique texture is applied to enhance its realistic appeal. The final, top layer is the wear layer. This protects the design layer from fading, scratches, and damage from every day wear and tear.