Published on Thursday, March 14th, 2013Laminate flooring is a manufactured material that is made to resemble hardwood, natural stone, and tile flooring. In Scottsdale laminate flooring is a common alternative to all-natural hardwood flooring. Modern manufacturing innovations have allowed us the ability to be able to recreate the natural beauty of these other surfaces in a similarly durable and beautiful laminate. The process of creating laminate flooring pieces is very complex but we will break it down into simple terms. We know that not everyone is as enamored with flooring terms and technologies as we are, that’s why we like to share our knowledge in easy to digest articles. There are a couple of different types of laminate flooring, which are created with different processes. There is direct pressure laminate flooring and high pressure laminate flooring. By understanding the manufacturing differences between the two, you can more easily distinguish the different qualities that they possess. Direct pressure laminate flooring is the more common of the two as it is less expensive to produce. High pressure laminate is a more expensive and more durable alternative. They both have the same basic process to go through, which consists of a layered structure similar to very proportionate lasagna casserole.