Phil’s Introduction To Laminate Flooring
Laminate has become increasingly popular over recent years and is perfect if you are looking for a surface that is durable and easy to maintain. A smart solution, it is perfect for families with children or pets, and provides a hardwearing and easy to clean surface. Its wear layer protects the surface from smudges and stains.
This type of flooring is also relatively easy to fit yourself and is great for DIY projects. However, laminate flooring relies on having a sound sub-floor and it is recommended that a professional fitter surveys and installs in order to ensure the best finish.
Laminate flooring is low maintenance with high durability making it ideal for any high traffic area, think hallways and entryways. It is also a popular choice for living rooms, creating a modern finish while being practical to clean.
Most laminates are UV resistant, meaning that the colour isn’t affected by sunlight. As you can imagine, it is an excellent flooring choice for conservatories and sunrooms and can be relied upon to create a long lasting and quality finish.
While we can fit laminate to your stairs, we don’t recommend installing it if you have young children. The surface can be very slippery, especially if it is walked on in socks.
Laminate isn’t waterproof, so avoid installing it in wet areas or rooms where excessive water could come into contact with the floor.
Saving the best until last – possibly the best feature of laminate is the wide range of styles and finishes. Wood, stone and tile effects aplenty; with multiple options for surface finish and texture!