Laminate Flooring Formation Process
Laminate flooring is made out of four layers: Resin top layer which makes the floor tough, the joint to connect the flooring to one another, the printed décor (texture) and the HDF core. All these layers are fused together using pressure and heat.
There are two methods which can be used to do the moulding process, Direct Pressure Laminate (DPL) and High Pressure Laminate (HPL).
DPL method uses pressure and heat which is inserted on all four layers at once, creating a strong bond. It is a traditional cost effective method. HPL method require the layers to be handled separately which are bonded to the core by applying heat and pressure. This method is quite modern and is used to create premium flooring.