Laminate – the new choice of flooring
If you want the look and feel of a timber floor but your budget won’t stretch for it why not consider laminate.
With modern technology laminate floors are becoming more and more popular as they now have a strong composition and combine the beauty and taste of a natural timber floor.
It’s hard to tell the difference when they’re made to look like the real deal with the same staining, graining and texture. They can also be a more practical and durable option than other flooring materials as they feature a hard and tough wear layer, and provide better scratch and dent resistance.
Choosing the right laminate flooring for your house
Once deciding that Laminate floors are a good fit for you the next step is choosing the right laminate floor for your house.
It can be a daunting task with so many options available on the market. Different textures, colours, grains, plank sizes and especially price points on offer may be challenges for many customers to absorb.
Choosing the right laminate flooring shouldn’t be rushed. Has to be a well-thought out decision that incorporates long-term use and determining the true value of your laminate.
Here’s some key information that will make the decision process easier:
Laminate flooring is laid floating by a simple click system, which cleverly connects the boards together. No glue needed!
When assessing laminate flooring I recommend a good joining system. The best in the worlds is the Uniclic system, which is very secure and provides a gap free installation.
- Warranties on Offer
Warranties are such an important part of the buying process and laminate is no exception.
Most of the varieties of laminate wood flooring come with warranties against wear, staining and fading. Look for a 25-year warranty against laminates wear and damage, which will give you peace of mind in the long term.
For general residential and light commercial use, be sure to choose a type of laminate wood flooring with an AC rating of 3 or higher.
Laminate wood flooring is a highly durable flooring surface. It is extremely compatible for high traffic areas and has become a preferred choice for homes with children and pets.
Laminate wood floors feature a hard and tough wear layer making the perfect surface for any home.
- Stain resistance
Laminate wood flooring offers increased stain resistance over other types of flooring.
Laminate wood flooring boards come pre-finished with a stain-resistant wear coating applied on the surface. This is why stains can be painlessly cleaned and spills are easily wiped from laminate wood flooring surfaces.
To avoid moisture in your floor look for a hard HDF core which helps the floor to be moisture resistance and make the quality overall better.
- Fade resistance
Unlike many other types of floors, a laminate wood floor is designed not to fade with repeated sun exposure.
Laminate wood flooring is available in a diverse range of colours, styles, and designs.
A combination of colour and design is available for every unique interior style and environment.
- Economical Choice
Laminate flooring offers a value-added proposition on a long-term basis, retaining its shape, colour and beauty over a period of 25 years or longer with little maintenance other than weekly cleaning.
Overall remember when choosing laminate flooring make sure you get the full package with value for money, durability, longevity and beauty.
Ticking these boxes will hep you make the right decision.