Laminate flooring is an old faithful in the flooring world. Though new patterns and designs are in the running for favoured foundations in a home, laminate is a go-to for a great flooring that does the job and suits your design taste, with tonnes of designs to choose from. It’s the perfect cost-effective alternative to real wood flooring too. Whilst its reputation speaks for itself, we’ll look into a list of pros and cons of laminate flooring to answer your questions as to whether or not it’s the flooring for you.
Brand new for 2019, our herringbone laminate flooring range combines the beauty of herringbone flooring with the practicality of a laminate floor. Coming in six colours, it’s versatile in its design to fit into any home’s décor.
We’ve also updated this blog with our brand new 2020 range – Vintage Chateau Laminate!
Today we’re going to show you exactly how to lay laminate flooring.
There are many benefits to laminate flooring. Alongside a wide range of beautiful styles and high durability, it’s a much more cost-effective option to real wood.
A DIY installation may also save money on fitters fees. You have your dream flooring, and now it just needs fitting. If you’re fitting laminate flooring yourself, use this guide to walk through every step with expert advice along the way.
In amongst different variations of wood species, composition and design, there is another factor that those looking for a new Wood Flooring to consider; fitting mechanisms. Generally speaking, there are three main choices that fall into this category: tongue and groove, click, and solid blocks. As solid blocks are fairly self-explanatory, we’re going to put the spotlight on the remaining two. It’s tongue and groove versus click – who comes out on top?
Laminate Flooring is proving an ever-more popular choice for homeowners and commercial property tenants. Considering the huge variation in designs, its long-lasting durability and a cost-effective price point, its rising popularity is certainly justified. There’s also one, often determining, factor that makes Laminate so appealing; how easy it is to install. Even novice DIY’ers can try their hand at laying their own flooring. That’s why we’ve put together the go-to-guide for anyone who’d like to fit their new Laminate Flooring themselves.
Read on to watch our how to fit laminate flooring video.
There are a number of factors to consider when deciding on which flooring to purchase. While we typically base our decisions on aesthetics, practicality also holds significant importance. You could be torn between two choices for your kitchen flooring, whether to install yourself or find a flooring fitter to do the job for you. The latter depends on how comfortable you are with DIY, and which installation method your new flooring requires. There are three main flooring fixing methods: Floating Floors, Glue Down and Secret Nailing. To help you decide which is best for you, we’ve put together a series of guides. Each explains the uses of each specific fixing method, which flooring types are suitable, and the benefits and drawbacks of each one. In the first part on this series, we’re looking at Floating Floor installations.
The increasing popularity of Laminate Flooring pays testament to the quality of it as a product. Often seen as a cheaper alternative to Wood Flooring, no doubt you’re used to seeing imitation wood designs across Laminate ranges. However, there’s so many more styles available. It’s no longer seen as just replicating real wood’s style.
Laminate flooring is a popular choice for high-traffic areas, which pays testament to its significant durability. Since it can mimic other flooring types, there’s also huge diversity in the different styles on the market. When looking for new flooring, strength and ability to cope with regular wear-and-tear is often a determining factor when making a choice. Often seen in hallways and living rooms, laminate is now being laid on one of the most high-traffic areas in most homes – stairs. This makes us think about the process of how to install laminate flooring on stairs.
Manufactured from a high density fibreboard and covered in a hyper-realistic decorative layer, laminate flooring has the ability to replicate the designs of the premium solid wood and stone tiles to a very high standard. The advances in modern technology means laminate has far surpassed its original designs with a huge array of quality patterns and styles to choose from.