Most laminates have four-ply construction: a backing or balancing layer, a moisture resistant wood-based core of high or medium density fiberboard, a decorative layer, and a wear resistant layer of melamine resins.
Laminate is easy and quick to install because of its glueless installation. Laminate comes with a type of tongue and grooved locking system which “clicks” into position. All laminate floors require an underlayment that is installed directly underneath the laminate planks. This helps the floor float freely over the subfloor, adds a vapor barrier and aids in noise reduction.