The first laminate floor was developed in 1977 in Sweden, but first arrived on the market in 1980. This new kind of flooring quickly spread to other countries in Europe. The laminate of the early years was not of the high quality that it is today – but thanks to on going developments, by the end of the 1980s visible advances had been achieved.
Today laminate is one of the most popular floor surfaces in the world and our principals Krono Flooring GmbH,Lampertswalde is one of the global market leaders. What has not changed since the 1980s is the composition of laminate flooring. The general composition of laminate is composed of three layers.
The base layer of laminate is an impermeable, layer underneath the base that improves its structural stability and serves as a moisture barrier. The thick, middle layer is a wooden composite base. The topmost layer of laminate flooring is the wearing surface and the decorative layer that, depending on the production process, can consist of several layers. It consists of a special resin-treated cellulose and gives the floor a tough, durable surface and makes it visually attractive.
Especially on the surface, the differences between inferior laminate flooring and the high quality laminate from Krono Original® become clear. In particular for the design: a good laminate floor feels comfortable and demonstrates a natural-looking structure. At the same time, the high quality finishing of the laminate provides many advantages.
Laminate layers : Composition of laminate flooring
Laminate is fundamentally composed of several layers
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Layer 1 :
First, the uppermost laminate layer consists of an overlay to protect against wear and tear and a design layer, which depending on the production process is made from one or several layers. The surface coating is composed of a special synthetic resin-treated cellulose to give the floor a tough, durable surface. The decorative layer gives the laminate flooring an attractive appearance.
Layer 2 :
Under the decorative pattern is the wooden composite core (HDF).
Layer 3 :
At the base on the back of the HDF core you will find a watertight layer that improves the structural stability and serves as a moisture barrier.
All three layers are permanently bonded with resin, heat and pressure. DPL stands for “Direct Pressure Laminate”.
Laminate flooring designs that fit your individual lifestyle
Krono Original® offers an extensive array of designs: authentic new interpretations of high quality woods, exceptional designs, imaginative motifs – from classic to vintage, we have everything you’re looking for.
You’re looking for laminate flooring that reminds you of hundred year-old farmhouse hardwood floor. You’re looking for exceptional décor that will impress with its inspirational colours and patterns/designs. Or would you like to have a floor that guests, while admiring your home, can neither see nor feel is not a real hardwood floor? With the designs from Krono Original® you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.