Uses and Benefits of Laminate Flooring
WHAT IS LAMINATE FLOORING?
Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product that is composed of melamine resin and fibre board materials. It is typically manufactured utilising the most common fusing method which is direct-pressure laminate or DPL with high heat at over 300°F where four layers are fused together in a single press operation.
When compared with other types of flooring solutions, laminate flooring looks better, performs better and feels better underfoot which is why it is always preferred in high-end homes. It is ultimately easy to install whilst giving you the feel of a real hardwood with its modernised tongue-and-groove style of joining boards.
Laminate flooring is a great option for residential use as it is such an extremely versatile flooring product and can be installed in any room of your home, be it above or below ground or over wood or concrete. Typically, it is the perfect choice for living rooms as it is best in providing families with a cosy homely feeling. What’s more, laminate floor planks can also be applied to interior walls. Just keep in mind that there may be a few kinds of laminate flooring which are not recommended to be installed in wet locations such as bathrooms or saunas as the extended exposure to moisture may cause the core of the laminate flooring to warp or swell.
If your home constantly experiences heavy foot traffic, a flooring composed of solid wood with a thin veneer can be severely damaged. That said, we recommend that you consider laminate flooring for all its benefits whilst allowing you to maintain the look and feel of a wooden floor.
Laminate flooring continues to grow its popularity among many UK homeowners today. Apart from its versatility, here are the reasons why you should consider laminate flooring for your next flooring replacement or upgrade:
- It’s cost-effective
- It’s easy to install
- It’s scratch and impact resistant
- It’s fade resistant
- It’s easy to clean and maintain
- It’s environmentally friendly
Here at Fit My Floor, we’ve partnered up with quality brands such as Elka Flooring, Laminatepark, Finsa and Balterio to ensure that you’ll be making the most of the benefits mentioned above.
In addition to laminate flooring, Fit My Floor also offer a wide selection of floor coverings including carpet, real wood, engineered wood, vinyl, luxury vinyl tiles and all accompanying accessories. We have a team of flooring experts, ready to provide quality services to our every client. If you’re around the Cardiff or Newport areas, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Give us a call on 029 2023 1237 or 01633 271260 to speak with a member of our friendly team today.