There are a wide range of benefits for those purchasing laminate flooring. It is extremely easy to clean and maintain and can be used immediately after installation. Installation of laminate floors is also relatively easy due to the click lock systems that they employ. This combined with the fact that they are installed using the floating method, over the appropriate underlay, means that no nailing or gluing is required. This means that a reasonably competent Do-It-Yourself enthusiast should be able to fit it themselves without too much trouble. Installation is possible over any subfloor and in any room where there is not expected to be a consistently high level of humidity. A damp proof membrane (DPM) will be needed on some subfloors such as concrete screeds where there is residual moisture present.
In addition to our own ranges of Premium 12mm and Tropical High Gloss laminates we also stock the incredibly durable Kronotex Robusto 12mm range. Awarded an AC5 rating, the floors in this range are suited to areas with heavy traffic up to and including commercial and public spaces with a high footfall. Finally, there is the ever present Krono Original range which sets the standard for high specification laminate flooring. The AC4 rating of this range enables the manufacturers to offer a 20 year guarantee.
Collectively known as the decor within the industry, there are a great many different colours, styles, patterns and finishes including high gloss to choose from allowing you to match it seamlessly to the overall style of your home. Many of our laminates are registered embossed which, put simply, means that the wood grain texture that is embossed onto the very top layer actually lines up with and matches the underlying wood grain pattern of the image layer. Along with a selection of traditional oak shades you will also find some eclectic alternatives including faithful reproductions of hickory and walnut as well as some white and grey choices which, are currently proving very popular.
If the floating installation method has been used, the flooring can even be lifted and refitted elsewhere, either in another room or property, if you are moving home. All our laminates feature the Välinge 5G locking system for a quick and trouble free installation.
Laminate flooring is suited to being laid on underfloor heating systems and is particularly effective when installed using specialised underlay for underfloor heating.