Burnt Haze Pier Park Water-Resistant Laminate by Shaw Floors is a 12 mm thick product. Pier Park Collection is a premier series of natural-looking laminate flooring with Repel Technology. It will effortlessly transform your living. Furthermore, you can bring out the beauty of your home without giving up quality. So why choose laminate flooring? Laminate is preferable if you want a more stylish appearance and a comfortable feel underfoot. But the main reason is that Laminate is thicker than Vinyl, so you don’t have those pesky transitions.
Laminate flooring consists of four layers. The wear layer, the photographic layer, a core layer, and a backing layer. The wear layer is like the bodyguard of your floor. The thicker the wear layer, the longer the floor will last. The wear layer is typically made of clear aluminum oxide which is applied to the decorative layer of the flooring. The coating can range from a low gloss to a high gloss depending on individual taste.
The decorative layer is what gives the floor its unique color. This provides the floor with beauty and realism through highly detailed photographs. Therefore, it can give laminate the appearance of natural hardwood, ceramic tile, or stone.
Next is the core. The core is made from high-density fiberboard. Thus, adding extra structural durability.
Last is the back layer which provides a structural barrier that helps with integrity and stability.
So, what is Repel Technology? Shaw’s Repel water-resistant technology makes it easier to protect your floors from everyday spills. Repel water-resistant laminate was designed to stand up to the toughest household conditions. It gives you time to clean up spills, making it easier to protect the beauty of your floor. Repel laminate is scratch, stain, and fade-resistant, kid and pet-friendly, and easy to install. And that’s not all, Repel flooring is easy to clean because you can wet mop it.
If you love the texture of real hardwood floors you will want a floor that is Embossed in Register. Embossed in Register is a relatively new technology. The embossing process adds ultimate realism to the look and texture of natural wood or stone material. To achieve this, during the heating process, the manufacturers use a special plate to integrate into the wear layer. This gives it not only texture but the graining as well.