Why laminate flooring could be the answer for your home
When it comes to choosing flooring for your home there are so many options available – it can feel quite overwhelming, trying to work out which product to select in order to tick all the boxes. In this article we focus on the benefits of installing quality laminate flooring in your home.
The basics of laminate flooring
Laminate flooring is made from composite wood pressed together at high temperatures – either HDF or MDF – with an image bonded or laminated onto the top so that it closely resembles natural materials, such as wood, marble, travertine, slate or granite or, alternatively, a plain design and surface finish.
Laminate is deemed to be a 'floating floor' because it isn't laid on top of an adhesive but instead on a suitable underlay, which helps promote soundproofing. Some underlay products even have a built in damp proof membrane which acts as a moisture protection barrier to minimise the effects of any rising damp.
Laminate flooring: a stylish choice
Laminate products can enhance the home by delivering an array of different looks, dependent on the design you opt for. Choose from embossed grain-texture timber-effect laminate which gives the look of an authentic wood floor or the timeless appeal of stone-effect laminate flooring. Alternatively, achieve a sleek and modern look with a high gloss effect laminate.
The practical benefits of laminate flooring
As we've discussed, laminate is perfect for a classic or contemporary look and it also offers a host of practical advantages. Durable and hardwearing, with UV-resistant fade prevention and a scratch and stain protection layer, laminate can withstand the high traffic of a busy household which includes children and pets. As well as being low maintenance and resilient, laminate flooring is hygienic and exceptionally easy to clean.
Quick and easy to install, it is suitable for living spaces including bedrooms, utility rooms, lounges, studies, hallways and kitchens – in fact the only room where we wouldn't recommend our customers use laminate flooring is in bathrooms.
Laminate flooring at Simply Carpets & Flooring: expert help, every step of the way
At Simply Carpets & Flooring, Tania and Melanie are on hand to offer friendly interior advice to help you select the perfect style of laminate flooring to harmonise with your existing décor and enhance your home.
In addition to our design assistance, our installation team offers a stress-free professional fitting service, including skirting board removal and replacement where necessary.
From laminate flooring to wood, vinyl and carpet – we have everything to meet your flooring requirements!
At Simply Carpets and Flooring, we pride ourselves on offering laminate flooring from a number of respected premium manufacturers including Balterio, Lifestyle Floors and Quick Step.
Besides our extensive selection of quality laminate flooring we also supply a full range of carpets and vinyl products in addition to solid and engineered wood flooring.
We welcome members of the public and tradespeople to visit us in store at our locations in Farnborough North Camp or Camberley, or call and speak to a friendly member of the Simply Carpets & Flooring team on 01252 514 649 (Farnborough North Camp) or 01276 462834 (Camberley).