LAMINATE FLOORING: A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY!
Laminate flooring was invented in 1977 by the Swedish company Perstop, and sold under the brand name Pergo. They had been making laminate surfaces since 1923. The company first marketed its product to Europe in 1984, and later to the United States in 1994. Perstop spun off its flooring division as the separate company named Pergo. Pergo is the most widely known laminate flooring manufacturer, but the trademark PERGO is not synonymous for all laminate floors.
Glueless laminate flooring was invented by Belgian company Unilin in 1997. The "unilin" locking system or variants of it which are still covered by the Unilin patent are used worldwide. However in 1996 a Swedish company called Valinge also invented a glue-less locking system sold under the names Alloc and Fiboloc for holding flooring panels together. Initially the two companies tried to sue each other at great expense without any clear winner, for rights to the intellectual property which also involved a lot of the smaller competition in the process. Now the two locking systems co-exist and all glue-less locking flooring is made under license from either Unilin, Valinge or sometimes both. The Unilin locking system is marketed under the name Uniclic and is adopted by Pergo.
So looking for something that’s cool and trendy and is perfect for the working house? Have a look at Aqua-step travertin white
waterproof laminate floor! Aqua-step laminate flooring
is the new generation of laminate flooring. The entire range is 100% water-resistant, which will provide you with a comfortable and worry-free floor for years to come.
Aqua-step contains no wood components, but is made from high quality synthetic resins. What’s more, Aqua-step is simplicity itself to install with the uniclic system, and it's also easy to maintain by simply cleaning with soap and water resulting in an extremely hygienic floor.
Aqua-step comes in a 1.6m2
pack, and is guaranteed in residential properties for 20 years, but is also ideal for commercial properties such as fitness rooms, restaurants, and shops as it meets all necessary technical specifications.
• 100% waterproof laminate flooring
• light stone tile effect
• 8mm thick, 390mm x 167mm
• V-groove bevel on 4 sides
• 20 year residential guarantee
• 1.04m2 pack size
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