Republic Laminate Floors The Closest You’ll ever get to a Wood Floor Without cutting down a tree
The Laminate floor was invented some 35 years ago and was taken by Republic Flooring to the next, state-of-the-arts level. Using the newest and eco-friendliest technologies, Republics gives you stunningly beautiful floors that are, easy-to-install with unequalled surface wear and scratch protection. Republic is considered the ultimate consumer brand in the world market today.
What is Laminate Flooring?
What is Laminate Flooring? Originally, laminate flooring was invented as an inexpensive substitute to real wood floors. Since then, technology has made the laminate floor far superior to wood in every aspect. Aside from being less expensive, laminate floors can look like any type of wood…or marble…or anything else you like…while being more resilient to wear and tear, far easier and quicker to install – and being the “greener” choice by far. The laminate floor has four layers: a wear layer, a design layer, an inner core layer and a backing layer. The Wear layer – is a clear top layer that protects the floor from stains and fading The Design layer – is photographic image of wood, stone, brick or ceramic which gives the floor it’s look. The Inner core – is plastic resin that keeps the laminate stable and flat. The Backing – creates a moisture barrier that protects the floor from warping This layered construction, perfected over decades of ever-developing technologies, makes laminate floors remarkably durable.
What is “Embossing in Register” (EIR)?
What is “Embossing in Register” (EIR)? ‘Embossing in register’ or EIR is a manufacturing technique we use to create a grain consistent with the photographic image on the laminate board. Benefits of EIR Intensifies depth, texture and natural look of the floor It accentuates the design; especially when light is reflected off the surface It allows for micro-grout lines and precise detailing
EASY CARE STEPS FOR YOUR REPUBLIC LAMINATE FLOORS
Republic Flooring laminate floors are designed and manufecurered to be naturally “low maintenance” and retain their beauty for decades. Keeping them looking a new as the day they were installed is easy with these easy steps: Place a natural or colorfast mat at outside entrances to collect tracked-in dirt and absorb excess moisture. For added indentation resistance, use felt floor protectors on chairs and other furniture. As a general rule of thumb, the heavier the item, the wider the floor protector should be. Routine Laminate Floor Care and Maintenance DO: Sweep or vacuum using the wand attachment, then follow with recommended floor care products. For spills, just wipe up with a cloth or sponge. Allow time for floor to dry after washing. Immediately wipe up wet areas from spills, foreign substances,
or wet feet.
Do not use soap-based detergents or "mop and shine" products, as these may leave a dull film on your laminate floor. Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool, or scouring powder, which can scratch your floor. And, in very sandy areas or at the beach, sweep or vacuum regularly. Do not wax or polish your floor. You may purchase floor care products and floor protectors at your local flooring retailer. Spring Cleaning Use a well-squeezed damp mop with any quality Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner. A light damp mop is all you need!
There are absolutely no restrictions to where laminate can be installed. From basements and bathrooms to dens and kitchens, laminate flooring works superbly in any area of your home. Whatever room you choose, you can feel confident about Republic Flooring laminate performance. It will retain its beauty even in high-traffic areas and through normal changes in temperature, light and humidity levels. Republic’s Triple Moisture Protection® technology makes Republic Floors more resistant to water than any other laminate floors manufactured anywhere in the world today.