Laminate layers: Composition of laminate flooring
Laminate is fundamentally composed of several layers.
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.
Under the decorative pattern is the wooden composite core (HDF).
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”.