The EPLF® is the international platform for the exchange of ideas and experience between producers of laminate flooring and their supply industries. The focus of the Association's work revolves around research, development, the introduction of standards, displaying at international trade fairs and representation of interests, evaluation of statistical data and active press office and public relations work.


History:
Laminate flooring is one of the most popular types of floor covering. The first laminate flooring product based on direct pressure technology was launched in 1989, and within just ten years this product developed to become the trendsetter among floor coverings. Laminate flooring is quick and easy to lay, offers a multitude of individual design ideas and is good value for money.

Design & Individuality:
Laminate is the ideal flooring for creative home ideas. Whether alone or in combination with furniture elements and modern lighting, laminate is whatever you make it. Home improvement TV shows are always demonstrating the varied, exciting possibilities of this type of flooring. It’s available in strikingly different variations, and makes an impressive feature in the home. The only limit is your imagination. At the same time, the intelligent development of the technology is continually extending the possible uses of laminate in interior design.

Ecology:
Laminate floorings consist of wood mostly. Wood is one of our planet’s most sustainable and renewable raw materials, making laminate flooring a product, which is light on resources and even recyclable. And that’s not all. Laminate flooring has a firm, sealed surface which ensures that dust and dirt simply cannot penetrate. That is why they are completely hygienic, easy-care and particularly good for allergy sufferers.

Production:
Laminate is ecologically produced without any addition of pesticides, organic chlorine compounds or hazardous heavy metals. Thanks to advanced production techniques, laminate flooring has all the positive environmental impact of wood products. But laminate offers more, because thinning material from forests and wood waste from the sawmill industry can be used to manufacture the wood fibreboard, which lessens the environmental impact even further.

Health & Safety:
The sustainable origin of the raw wood materials used is verified by recognized seals of approval, which also guarantee that – for the protection of human health and of the environment – all product components comply with the strict European Union Chemicals Regulations.


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