High quality laminate flooring today offers a flexible, durable and resilient surface for kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms, though you can choose this flooring for any room in your home. Laminate flooring is made from a series of synthetic layers to create a strong and versatile flooring product with an easy locking system which ensures rapid installation. It starts with a backing layer that is often made from a melamine and fibre board. Then a specialist photographic layer is applied to the surface to simulate the look of a real wood floor or tile. With the latest in laminate technology it is now possible to print 3D surfaces that allows your laminate floor to feel more authentic than ever. To protect your floor a clear coat is then applied to the top surface to withstand day-to-day wear and tear. Today some laminates are so convincing that only a very close inspection will reveal that they are not in fact real wood or stone.
- Benefits – the wide variety of textures and colours available, ease and speed of installation, affordability and practicality.
- Maintenance – just an occasional wipe with a wet cloth or a mop.
- Cost – while prices range from budget to indulgent depending on quality and finish, laminate largely remains the most affordable of our floorings.