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Why choose laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring has been a popular choice for decades.  It is known for being easy to install and usually offered at a much lower price than real wood flooring.  Years ago, when laminate flooring became popular with DIY enthusiasts, it was of a poor quality.  In recent years, some top brands, like Quick-Step have invested in the design and production and have created some high quality and authentic looking floors. Although laminate flooring may look like a hardwood floor, you must remember than it is not real wood.

Why not have a look at the following article: What is the difference between hardwood flooring and laminate flooring?

 

What is laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring is a synthetic floor covering.  It has been developed and designed to look like wood or stone flooring.  The floor is made from various synthetic layers.  It usually has a core of High Density Fibreboard (HDF) to give stability and structure.  The floor is then finished with a photograph of wood, stone or bamboo.  This photograph is extremely detailed and very high quality.  Finally, it has a protective top layer added, which is usually scratch and water resistant.  Some types of high-quality laminate flooring are even fully waterproof.

You will find laminate flooring considerably easy to install.  It can be floated over an underlay without the need for glue or nails.  The planks of laminate flooring simply click and lock together.   Once you have installed laminate flooring, you will find it very easy to look after.  All you will need to do is regularly sweep away dust and dirt and then clean using a laminate flooring cleaning spray.

For more detailed information about laminate flooring, have a read through the following: What is Laminate Flooring?

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Why should I choose laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring can be a great choice.  Here are some reasons why:

  • You can usually find laminate at a much more cost-effective price than hardwood.
  • Laminate is strong and hard wearing. You will find that it is perfect for busy areas as it is also resistant to scratches and stains.
  • It is really easy to install. You simply click and lock the planks together over an underlay.
  • If you choose a good quality laminate, then it will probably be water resistant.
  • Some types of laminate flooring are 100% waterproof – making them a great choice for bathrooms and utility rooms.
  • You can use laminate flooring with underfloor heating systems. Make sure you check with the manufacturer first and use the correct underlay.
  • Laminate flooring requires very low maintenance. You will find it easy to look after.
  • It is a very hygienic flooring. Dust and dirt can easily be cleaned away and has no where to build up.
  • With laminate flooring you have a wide range of effects, colours and patterns to choose from.
  • There are also different plank sizes to suit your preference.
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