Laminate flooring is the "bread and butter" of the flooring world. With major advancements in technology and manufacturing you can enjoy a floor that looks like real wood but for a significantly lower price. But is laminate perfect for your home? Here at Discount Flooring Depot, we've created a guide for all you need to know.
Laminate flooring is made up of 4 key components
1. Protective wear layer
2. A photographic design layer
3. High-density fireboard
4. Support layer for increased rigidity
With thousands of design layers available, you don't need to compromise on finish
Laminate flooring is made by stacking several layers perpendicular on top of one another. Each layer is bonded together with adhesive and then milled with a variety of click-systems ready for fitting. These are all then sealed. This method of construction enables manufacturers to produce limitless varieties of decors but all within a single range.
Laminate is now one the most fitted floor covering in the UK. Consumers are purchasing laminate flooring for many reasons. Firstly, it is a cost effective alternative to real wood flooring. The price of a good quality laminate floor can be over 60% cheaper than a traditional solid wood floor. Today's laminate is so realistic it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between it and a real wood floor.
Laminate flooring is very hygienic and doesn't attract or absorb dirt plus cleaning laminate is very easy. People who suffer from asthma or allergies benefit from laminate flooring as dust and pollen can be easily removed from the surface.
Compared to solid wood flooring, laminates are less likely to dent and scratch. This makes it an ideal choice for busy households or for areas which received a lot of foot traffic.
Laminated Flooring is available in a variety of thicknesses to suit every purpose and budget, ranging from the Basic 6mm laminate to the Premier 12mm collection. The increase in the thickness of the laminate is subsequently reflected in an increase in the quality and durability of your floor covering.
Laminate flooring is also easy to install due to the click locking system on each board. Many competent DIY enthusiasts will be able to install laminate by using the installation guide on this site, although we do recommend a professional floor fitter to install you flooring
At Discount Flooring, we have one of the largest selections of laminate flooring available in the UK. You really are spoilt for choice. Be sure to explore the full range of sizes, thickness, finishes and styles.
Take a look at some of our favourites below. You can also select the "Shop Laminate" button at the bottom of the page to take a look at our laminate ranges.