Armstrong Swiftlock Laminate Flooring trounces tatty carpeting and warping wood with its ease of installation and elegant looks. The design is a first-time do it yourself enthusiast's dream come true. With the ArmaLock system, SwiftLock Armstrong Laminate Flooring replaces gluey messes with gleaming sophistication and style.
Installing Armstrong Swiftlock Laminate Flooring
Let's start with Armstrong's HydraCore technology. You can rest assured that your hardwood floor won't be absorbing spills from above or wicking moisture from beneath. This superb structure ensures that the core remains protected and stable in order to maintain the integrity of the floor. The high-density fiberboard that forms the core is usually impregnated with melamine for added strength.
The beauty of the new glueless systems are that you don't have any of the drawbacks of working with a glued surface. An Armstrong SwiftLock Laminate Flooring installation can be done over almost any existing surface, except carpeting. Each piece aligns perfectly and simply locks into place. You have immediate access to the room once the flooring is in place.
The Armstrong Swiftlock range comes in woody hues such as Clearwater Oak Honey, Heritage Pine, Heirloom Hickory and Pecan. The floating floors consist of tongue and groove planks and an underlayment that provides moisture protection. It also lessens the 'hollow' sound when walking on the floor.
If you plan to include a kitchen or bathroom in your home remodeling project, it is advisable to use a sealant or caulk around the perimeter. In a bathroom, it is also wise to glue all the joints to give maximum moisture protection. Exposure to fluids results in unsightly buckling and lifting.
With the Armstrong Swiftlock Laminate Flooring ArmaLock system, you are looking at a locking strength of around 670 pounds per linear foot. Your floor should remain intact for up to 30 years. This range therefore comes with a limited warranty of between 25 and 30 years. The lock and fold mechanism gets a professional finish with the help of a variety of moldings, strips, stair nosings and wall base trim.
The wear layer of this laminate hardwood floor is a low-maintenance aluminum oxide that is stain- and wear-resistant. Abrasion classification gives an indication of durability and should be at least 3 for use in a residential area. The image layer can simulate wood, stone or tile.
The different layers are carefully fused together. In the case of residential flooring, this is done with a process called direct pressure laminate or DPL. The resultant floor is highly gouge resistant and gives a very realistic texture that is attractive and stylish.
Armstrong SwiftLock Laminate Flooring can be cleaned using a variety of Armstrong products. Always check with your supplier to ensure that the products you are using are safe and won't void your warranty. Among others, you can opt for Bruce Dura-Luster No-Wax Floor Cleaner or Armstrong Hardwood And Laminate Cleaner. Various floor protectors and felt pads are also available to help you to keep your floor in tip-top shape for years.
Other well-known brands in the flooring industry include Harmonics Glueless Flooring, Pergo Flooring, and Mohawk Laminate Flooring. Alternatively you can investigate the benefits of Milliken Legato Carpet Tiles. This is ideal and equally convenient if you desire a softer feel underfoot.
If you are on the prowl for a gratifying do it yourself project, feel free to browse among the Armstrong SwiftLock Laminate Flooring samples...