JBS DECOR has been at the forefront of lamitnate flooring design in China for over 20 years. As a leading Lamitnate flooring manufacturer, JBS Decor is able to efficiently manufacture and install products exceeding relevant legislation and building requirements. Having a local large factory also means that we are responsive to any challenge or change.

Laminate Flooring History

Rapidly gaining popularity due to it affordable price, ease of installation, and durable beauty, laminate flooring got its start in Sweden in the early 1920s when lamination was first developed. Lamination is composed of many layers, with a wood pulp being the core of it, held together with glue or resin and then cured with heat or pressure. Lamination creates a new material that is stronger than each of its components.
This synergistic quality makes lamination the method of choice when creating products that must be durable and reliable, such as vehicle windshields, giant-sized beams, and floors. Laminate floors are today’s high tech solution to the problem of affordable, durable, and beautiful flooring that is easy to install, scratch and moisture resistant, and virtually maintenance free.

Laminate flooring constructions

Laminate flooring is a composite product made up of at least four distinct layers and shown in the diagram below. Each of the layers are fused together to provide a sheet from which boards are cut and edge profiled.

Theconstruction is generally as follows:
 Surface or upper wear layer – This melamine layer is transparent and has the function of making theboard surface resistant to the likes of stains, wear, scratches and scuff marks. As such, it creates a durable board surface capable of not being damaged from everyday use with shoes, furniture legs, vacuum cleaners etc. and will not be penetrated by moisture or cleaning compounds. It also adds some protection to the effects of UV light that can fade the colour of the board. The durability of the floor is largely governed by this layer and greater wear resistance is generally obtained with greater proportions of aluminium oxide in this layer.

 Décor, design or decorative layer – This paper layeris what defines much of the appearance of the board and typically comprises a high-resolution photographic image of a timber floorboard. To provide variety in the floor a number of different board images will be used to create a realistic reproduction of a timber floor, as shown in the photo. Board installation can also enhance this effect by ensuring board end joints are not closely spaced as is considered good practice with solid timber flooring. The appearance of any timber floorboard can be created, included flooring that is more highly featured or has had coating effects applied. In particular with the more rusticated-looking floors, their appearance and realism is also contributed to by embossing the board surface which occurs during the pressing process. Surface texture is covered in Section 1.4.

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