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Guide to Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a very popular choice of flooring.  It is cost effective, robust and can look just like a real wood or stone floor.  Over the recent years, laminate flooring has become more realistic looking and of a much higher quality.

Here is a guide to laminate flooring:

What is laminate flooring?

It is a synthetic floor covering, which has been designed to mimic the appearance of a wooden or stone tile floor.  It is actually a high-resolution photograph of a floor covering, and is not real wood or stone at all.  Furthermore, laminate flooring is easy to install, with a click and lock fitting system, and it requires very little maintenance one installed.

oak laminate flooring on living area Natural Oak Laminate Flooring

Guide to how laminate flooring is made?

Laminate flooring is made from a number of synthetic layers. Firstly, it has a fibreboard base to give strength and stability.  In addition to this there is a high quality and detailed photograph of a wood, bamboo or stone floor.  Finally, the protective transparent top layer is added.  This is usually water resistant and durable.

 

Where can I use laminate flooring?

firstly, you can use laminate flooring in almost any room in your home.  It is easy to keep clean so ideal for hallways, kitchens, bedrooms and dining rooms.  Most types of good quality laminate flooring are water resistant and some are even waterproof.  These are ideal for bathrooms, utility rooms and other areas with excess water.

Furthermore, if you have an underfloor heating system, laminate flooring is a perfect companion.  However, always check with the manufacturer before using laminate flooring with underfloor heating.

Laminate floor in a bathroom Laminate floor in a bathroom

Quick guide to laminate flooring:

  • firstly it is a synthetic floor covering
  • a very cost effective flooring
  • realistic wood and stone effect options
  • warm under foot
  • hard wearing and robust
  • easy to install – can be floated over an underlay
  • some options are waterproof
  • some options can be used with underfloor heating
  • in addition, it is hygienic
  • furthermore, laminate is easy to clean
  • finally, it can be used in almost any room in your home
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