There are around 30 Tile Effect Laminate Flooring products available, which are made by Pergo and Quick Step.
If you like having a tiled floor, there are different options you may enjoy. One of these is to have a floor with very distinct edges, with the joins mimicking the cement between stone tiles. Alternatively, you could opt for a neat, apparently seamless design in which only the different patterns indicate where one ends and another starts.
Some products come with micro-beveled edges, which means they come with a greater level of definition due to the downward-pointing grooves at the end of each tile, providing a more distinctive join and giving the floor a smart, modern and dynamic look.
Another option is to choose between classic square tiles and oblong ones that overlap in an alternating fashion like bricks in a wall.
The materials being mimicked are varied in type and in shade and colour, giving you plenty of options. Among these are various sorts of slate, Travertine, clay and synthetic patterns. Colour options vary from almost white to black, while there are also amber, grey, brown, green and various multi-tone, mottled effects to match those of natural varicolored stone.
Such products are available in different grades, with AC3 and AC4 laminate being designed for use in the home or in small commercial premises where the level of footfall is less. AC5 and AC6 grade laminate is geared towards larger premises, where more people will walk across the floor and thus a greater level of strength and durability is required to ensure the long life of the material.
However, all the items in the tile laminate flooring category are very durable and long-lasting, with the 8 mm thick Quick Step products offering a 25-year warranty and the Pergo products being guaranteed for life. Pergo's tiles are 9 mm thick.
The different products come with various widths, with most Pergo items being in tile pattern but actually consisting of 198 mm wide planks. However, the maker also produces 396 mm wide tiles, while Quick Step has 394 mm tiles.
Quick Step tile effect laminate floors are assembled using the Uniclic system, while Pergo utilise the SmartLock click system. In either case, these are simple and quick systems that will make it easy for you to assemble and install the floor, without having any experience or expertise in flooring. Simple click or fit interlocking pieces together like parts of a jigsaw, with no glue or other adhesive involved.
So if you want to have a laminate floor, there is plenty of choice of manufacturer, style, width, surface profile and colour, while each of the products offers the guarantee of long-term or even lifetime cover as the tough material withstands almost anything that is thrown at or dropped on it. And after choosing it, you should find that putting it all together is straightforward, leaving you with an attractive and durable floor you will love.