A smart floor is made of components engineered to withstand the stress and strain of everyday living. Extra durability and toughness is manufactured into the component parts, including an anti abrasive protective overlay. This overlay is made of millions of non toxic aluminum particles designed to resist scuffs, scratches, dents and moisture.
New Type Laminate Flooring – This smart floor is a newer and better type laminate flooring that gets closer to protecting and reacting to the natural use that is seen only in solid wood products. The decorative inner layer that is visible through the upper protective cover is infused with melamine resin for increased protection. It comes in a variety of colors and designs.
New Improved Underboard – The under layers are made of impermeable fiberboard made to withstand water, not just seeping moisture. The fiberboard is made from hard wood that has been compressed under high temperature and high pressure. Creators of this smart floor used the hard wood fiber in their fiberboard because of its natural resistance to water and humidity. It is this especially engineered core that gives smart floor its superiority over other products on the market.
Balancing Film – The underside or balancing film of each component is also infused with melamine impregnated resin giving yet another moisture resistant barrier to the flooring system. The inventors of this new laminate have also improved the interlocking system to make the joint stronger and more seamless than ever before.
Advantages of a Smart Floor – In addition to being wear resistant, the flooring is chemical resistant, stain resistant, and scratch resistant. It is also burn resistant, in case someone still smokes in the house and happens to drop a cigarette. The flooring resists ultra violet rays which can cause color change. The components are hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant, impact resistant and easy to clean. It is also not necessary to take up the old floor prior to putting down the new one. In other words, the smart floor can also be a floating floor installation.
Maintenance – This high tech laminate should be treated the same way as old laminate when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. A damp mop, almost dry, should be used for dusting purposes. Vacuuming will work as well. Wet mopping and using harsh cleaning chemicals should be avoided.
Using in the Bathroom – Increased water and moisture resistance make it an affordable possibility for use as a bathroom flooring. However, care should be taken with installation making sure that the flooring is sealed to protect against water or moisture seepage through the cracks of the joints. A good and careful read of the warranty prior to installation is a must.
Cost of a Smart Floor – Smart floor installation will be pricier than regular laminate, but it will still come in cheaper than solid wood or stone. For instance, marble can cost anywhere from $20-$100 per square foot. Wood can run from $10 per square foot and up to the stratosphere, depending on choice of wood. Compared to carpeting is can be less or more. Custom fabrications of carpeting can run as high as $100 per square foot.