What is laminate? | Kastamonu

What is laminate?


Laminate is a multi-layer floor covering consisting of an upper protective layer "overlay", a decorative layer, a carrier layer (HDF board) of pressed wood fiber, and a lower stabilizing layer.

Today, laminate is one of the most popular floor coverings in the world due to the ease of installation, durability, and variety of decors.

Advantages of laminate

  • Design options
  • Easy to install
  • Practicality and easy maintenance

Laminate classification

Of the seven classes provided by the European standards EN13329, there are three of them: 31, 32 and 33 classes are the most popular. Laminate floorings of all three classes are produced at the KASTAMONU factory.

The 31st class assumes a light load and is used at home for example, in the bedroom. Laminate of the 32nd class is well suited for such premises as the entrance hall, children's room, kitchen. While the 33rd class is designed for a high load presupposing an application in restaurants, shopping centers, offices. Of course, it could be used at home when you want everything to be at the highest level.


This decorative element, which is a cut of the top edge of the plank along the longitudinal sides, or around the entire perimeter of the plank, has long ceased to be something unusual. Thanks to the bevels laminate planks becomes practically indistinguishable from products made from original materials - wood, tile or stone. Bevel also has a practical application - if the base of the floor has irregularities, laminate floors with a bevel will smooth them.

Kastamonu produces laminate with a four-sided (around the perimeter of the board) bevel and without it.


KASTAMONU produces standard and narrow planks of laminate. The thickness of the planks ranges from 6 mm to 12 mm

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