Laminate flooring is the best of both worlds for homeowners looking to combine the benefits of natural wood and synthetic flooring. It can be difficult to decide between the two when there are so many benefits for each, so laminate can be the perfect compromise.
The top layer on laminate boards is actually a high quality image that has been laminated to give it extra protection and a realistic sheen. This means that boards can come in a huge number of different styles and replicate diverse materials including natural wood and stone. Modern laminate floors can be incredibly realistic; you won’t know at first glance that they are not the real thing!
Laminate floors are constructed using several layers of plywood which enhance the stability of each board. These floors are also famed for being easy to clean so they are a popular choice in busy homes.
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Advantages of Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is durable and hardwearing compared to real wood counterparts. This is why, when buying floors for areas with high foot traffic, laminate is often the best choice. Our laminate floors are divided into different AC grades that indicate the level of foot traffic they will be able to withstand. AC3 and AC4 grade laminate is designed for use in the home or in small commercial settings where there is a modest amount of footfall. AC5 grade laminate is designed for busier areas, so a greater level of strength and durability is required to ensure the long life of the material.
Laminate floors come in a huge range of colours, shades and species which would be difficult to locate in solid wood or engineered flooring so there is a great selection of styles available.
An affordable option
One distinct advantage of laminate flooring is the cost. This floor is great as a value option because it offers style and durability on a budget.
All our laminate floors utilise simple and quick systems that will make it easy for you to assemble and install the floor without any prior experience or expertise. Simply click or fit interlocking pieces together like parts of a jigsaw with no glue or other adhesive involved.
With two people working on the floor it can be set down in a matter of hours, while more complicated installation methods can take much longer.
Perfect for Kitchens
Kitchen laminate flooring is perhaps the most common use of the material. The durability, long life and ease of maintenance make it an ideal material for the room. The frequent footfalls of people using the space mean that the flooring needs to be tough. It must also deal with all sorts of things accidentally being dropped on it like hard utensils and porcelain without being damaged.
Dropped food and spilled drinks, regular hazards in the kitchen, are easier to clean from a laminate floor and there is less risk of the boards becoming stained. You can have laminate flooring installed in your kitchen and enjoy its benefits for many years without having to work too hard to keep it looking good.
Comes in Tile Effect
If you like the look of tiled floor, there are several different tiled laminate floors that may suit your taste.
The materials being mimicked are varied in type, shade and colour, giving you plenty of options. Among these are various sorts of slate, 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 the look of natural stone.