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    Laminate Flooring

    Find out all you need to know about Laminate flooring right here. From product features down to installation we've got you covered.

    What is Laminate Flooring?

    An affordable alternative to timber, these floors make use of an attractive laminate that looks like real wood. They’re also incredibly easy to maintain. The wear-resistant layer makes them scratch proof and extremely easy to maintain.

    In addition to this, a glueless locking system makes installation quick and painless. So if you’re in the mood for a simple, DIY installation these might be the floors for you. Laminate is extremely tough and virtually scratch proof, coming with a 25-year residential warranty, it’s the perfect option for those who love timber flooring but their high heels more. 

    Pros & Cons of Hybrid Flooring

    Laminate flooring is both an affordable and extremely hardwearing flooring option. But it's important to consider all benefits and limitations of all flooring types. Here our our pros and cons of laminate.

    Pros

    1. Scratch Resistance - Laminate is virtually scratch resistant

    2. Affordable - Laminate makes for a very cost effective flooring solution

    3. Easy DIY project - Laminate is designed for easy DIY floating installation

    Cons

    1. Not Waterproof - Laminate is water resistant but not waterproof, unlike Vinyl or Hybrid flooring

    2. Wood Mimic - If you are uncompromising in your love for timber flooring then only the real thing will suffice.

    A DIY Dream

    Laminate flooring is designed for mess-free, DIY floating installation. It is important to lay down an appropriate underlay before installation and acclimatise the boards in the intended space for at least 48 hours.

      Laminate Vs. Vinyl

      Both affordable and hard wearing both Laminate and Vinyl are both great flooring options. Vinyl has the added advantage however of being 100% waterproof, whereas laminate is only water resistant.

      Cleaning Laminate Flooring

      Laminate floors are designed with low maintenance and cleaning easability in mind. Regular sweeping and vacuuming is the best way to keep your floors looking day one fresh! Find our complete flooring cleaning guide below.

      Is laminate flooring waterproof?

      No, it is moisture resistant but not waterproof. As it is made up of wood which absorbs water if left exposed for extended periods of time, this can lead to swelling.

      Is laminate scratch proof?

      Yes, laminate flooring is virtually scratch proof. Accompanied by a 25 year warranty, it's the perfect option for those who need a hardwearing floor to match their lifestyle. 

      Is laminate flooring easy to install yourself?

      Yes! Laminate flooring is perfect for DIY projects, featuring an easy-to-use clicking system which makes assembling and installing laminate flooring extremely DIY friendly.