Laminate is currently one of the top flooring materials. Long used in Europe, laminates have made their way into the mainstream interior design of the states. Laminates offer exceptional durability and stain resistance, and are easy to maintain. Now more than ever laminate has the look and feel of wood. In fact, Luna now offers an impressive array of traditional, rustic and exotic wood grain designs. Laminate boasts the look of upscale flooring without the upscale cost, perfect for the budget-conscious consumer who still wants a stylish look.

What is Laminate?


Laminate flooring offers a wide selection of designs that offer the look and feel of beautiful hardwood, ceramic tile, and slate. It is actually a composite that's designed to endure more-than-average wear and tear. A direct-pressure manufacturing process fuses four layers into one extremely hard surface. The four layers are:

  • Wear Layer - The melamine wear layer is a tough, clear finish reinforced with aluminum oxide, one of the hardest mineral compounds known to man, to resist staining, fading, surface moisture, and wear.
  • Decorative Layer - Providing the floor's beauty, the decorative layer is actually a highly detailed photograph that gives the laminate the appearance of wood or tile.
  • Fiberboard Core - Ultra dense core board provides impact resistance and stability. It also features an edge sealing treatment that provides even further structural stability.
  • Back Layer - The back is reinforced with melamine for structural stability and moisture resistance.

The resulting floor is a technological breakthrough. There's no staining, no fading, and no wear through. Other noteworthy features:

  • Laminate flooring is incredibly durable and stain resistant. Such problem spills as nail polish, grease, and mustard simply wipe off.
  • Tongue-and-groove locking technology eliminates unsightly gaps at the seams.
  • Ultra durable flooring planks can be taken apart and reassembled if necessary.
  • No waiting...you can walk on your floor immediately after installation is complete.

Luna Laminate Care


Laminate flooring is designed to stand up to the toughest household conditions. However, to keep it looking its best follow these simple instructions for protection and care.

Routine Care Instructions

Follow these quick and easy steps to care for your new Laminate Flooring:

  • Use a damp cloth to blot up spills as soon as they happen. Never allow liquids to stand on your floor.
  • For tough spots, such as oil, paint, markers, lipstick, ink, or tar, use acetone/nail polish remover on a clean white cloth, then wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove any remaining residue.
  • Sweep, dust, or vacuum the floor regularly with the hard floor attachment (not the beater bar) to prevent accumulation of dirt and grit that can scratch or dull the floor finish.
  • Periodically clean the floor with cleaning products made specifically for laminate floor care.
  • Do not wash or wet mop the floor with soap, water, oil-soap detergent, or any other liquid cleaning material. This could cause swelling, warping, delamination, and joint-line separation, and void the warranty.
  • Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleaners, or strong ammoniated or chlorinated type cleaners.
  • Do not use any type of buffing or polishing machine.
  • For spots such as candle wax or chewing gum, harden the spot with ice and then gently scrape with a plastic scraper, such as a credit card. Be careful not to scratch the flooring surface. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • A more frequent dust-mopping or vacuuming schedule may be required in very sandy areas such as a beach home.

Laminate Floor Protection

  • Entry mats will help collect the dirt, sand, grit, and other substances such as oil, asphalt, or driveway sealer that might otherwise be tracked onto your floor.
  • To prevent slippage of area rugs, use an approved vinyl rug underlayment.
  • Use floor protectors and wide-load bearing leg bases/ rollers to minimize the chance of indentations and scratches from heavy objects. As a rule, the heavier the object, the wider the floor protector.
  • Maintain a normal indoor relative humidity level between 35% and 65% throughout the year to minimize the natural expansion and contraction of the wood.
    • Heating season (Dry): A humidifier is recommended to prevent excess shrinkage due to low humidity levels. Wood stove and electric heat tend to create very dry conditions.
    • Non-Heating Season (Wet): An air conditioner, dehumidifier, or periodically turning on your heating will help to maintain humidity levels during summer months.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to water during periods of inclement weather.
  • Keep your pet's nails trimmed to prevent them from scratching your floor.
  • Never try to slide heavy objects across the floor.
  • A protective mat should be used for furniture or chairs with castors.

Laminate Flooring Limited Warranty


Laminate flooring warranties help make sure you enjoy your floors for years to come.

What does the Laminate Flooring Limited Warranty cover?

Luna's partner, Shaw Industries, Inc., warrants that for the time period of the particular product category, which begins from the date of original purchase, your Shaw Laminate Floor:

  • Will not stain
  • Will not wear through the decorative surface
  • Will not fade as a result of direct sunlight or artificial light
  • Will be free of manufacturing defects

What you should do if you need warranty service.

You should notify Luna, of any defect no later than 30 days after discovering the defect but within the time period of the applicable limited warranty.

You must present to Luna the following items for a warranty claim to take place:

  • A valid proof of purchase in the form of a sales receipt or other documents.
  • A detailed description of the problem and or a photograph/sample that clearly shows the problem.

If you have any questions please email us at: install@lunacarpet.com