Laminate flooring is one of the most versatile, resilient and durable floor surfaces available.
What is laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring is a type of synthetic flooring made by fusing several layers of material together using heat, pressure, and adhesive, in a process known as lamination. While laminates are often manufactured to replicate the look of a variety of hardwood surfaces, they actually contain no wood materials. Rather, they are constructed from resins and fibreboard particles.
The ‘wear layer’ of laminate flooring protects the material from stains and spills making it very easy to keep clean. You won’t need any wax or polish, it will just require a duster or vacuum to remove grit and dirt, followed by a wipe over with a damp cloth or mop, to keep it looking as good as new.
Laminate flooring is a great choice those suffering from allergies as it does not absorb dust like carpet. Furthermore, the airtight locking system and plastic exterior create a shield against moisture, making it naturally resistant to the growth of mould and bacteria. To make it even safer, the flooring can be treated with special allergen resistant and anti-bacterial coating.
Perfect for any room
Laminate flooring is versatile, stain-resistant and highly durable. The melamine plastic wear layer on top of the flooring panels protect it from scratches. As such it can be a great option for living rooms, entryways, dining rooms and any high traffic areas in your home. It is also resistant to fading from UV light exposure, making it a popular option for conservatories.
Laminate gives you the look and feel of exotic hardwood without impacting upon the environment. The core plank is made of either ecologically sustainable pine trees or post-industrial wood waste that would otherwise have been burned or dumped in a landfill. Good to know!