Laminate flooring is one of the most popular flooring options for the consumer who wants the timber look throughout their home or office without the price tag of real hardwood floors. Laminate is usually the more cost-effective hardwood alternative when transforming any space. It is extremely durable, aesthetically pleasing and easy to install. Laminate is softer underfoot then conventional hard floors and can be installed with acoustically rated underlay for an even quieter feel. Most laminates have a scratch resistant wear layer that make it easy to clean and maintain for years to come. Laminate’s only disadvantages are that it is not impervious to moisture and should only be installed in areas where moisture will not be an issue and it is not able to be refinished if the product gets severely damaged. If you are the handyman type, the ease of installation makes laminate a great DIY project that can save costs.
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Laminate flooring imitates real hardwood flooring and comes in a variety of sizes and thicknesses that will suit any room or office. The standard and cheaper options range from 7mm-9mm thick with board sizes usually 120cm long X 18cm wide. The more expensive ranges are thicker and come in a larger variety of board lengths and widths. Also, they usually have a waterproof surface warranty of some kind which can protect the flooring from surface spills or moisture.
Laminate flooring is installed on foam underlay to create the soft underfoot feeling it is known for. You can choose from either the standard underlay or an acoustically rated underlay that has noise reducing qualities. Each different laminate product is installed using a click-system whilst always leaving the correct expansion gap between the laminate and walls. To cover the expansion gap, we either install matching Scotia or we can take off and re-fit your existing skirting boards for a more sophisticated look. Laminate can usually be installed with minimal floor preparation over a variety of sub-floors including timber, concrete and smoother ceramic tiles. Commonly laminate is installed in a straight-board configuration in a random or brick pattern. For a more elegant and classier look, laminate can also be installed in the herringbone style.