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Wood effect laminate flooring?

Wood effect laminate is an extremely popular choice of flooring. In recent years the quality of laminate flooring has improved, and the styles and designs look more authentic than ever.  It is important to remember, that although laminate can look like wood flooring, it is not a real hardwood floor.

Oak Style Laminate Flooring

What is wood effect laminate flooring?

First of all, laminate flooring is a man made, synthetic floor covering.  It has been designed to look like wood planks.  There are many different styles and colours of wood effect laminate to choose from.  The actual floor is made from numerous synthetic layers.  They usually have a High Density Fibreboard (HDF) core which gives stability and structure. The top of the floor is then finished with a high quality and detailed photograph of wooden flooring.  Finally, a protective surface layer is added to protect the floor from scratches and damage.

Furthermore, details about laminate flooring, can be found here: What is Laminate Flooring?

Grey Wood Laminate Flooring

Why choose wood effect laminate flooring?

It is one of the most popular types of laminate.  It is a fantastic cost-effective alternative to solid wood or engineered wood flooring.  Here are the reasons why we think you should choose wood effect laminate flooring:

  • Firstly, it gives an authentic wood effect
  • There are many different wood plank styles and colours to choose from
  • More cost-effective than real hardwood flooring
  • In addition, laminate is strong, hardwearing and resistant to scratches and stains
  • Very easy to install by clicking and locking the planks together over an underlay
  • Furthermore, some types of laminate flooring are waterproof
  • Laminate flooring can usually be used with underfloor heating systems
  • You will find it very easy to look after and keep clean with a laminate flooring cleaning spray.
  • It is a very hygienic floor option
  • Also, there are different plank sizes to suit your preference and requirements
Natural Oak Laminate Flooring
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