About Laminate Flooring
Brooks has a wide selection of wood flooring.
Our selection includes styles, colours and patterns to suit any taste, so please see our options on this page. If you need help with your new flooring project, we would be happy to assist!
What is Laminate Flooring?
Laminate flooring is a completely synthetic flooring option that comes in a variety of effects and finishes. It is durable and stain resistant.
Laminate floors are becoming increasingly popular due to their many benefits such as their versatility, durability and ease of use.
New laminate floor is made by sandwiching layers of paper, wood or other materials between two thin sheets of plastic. This process imparts the appearance and feel of natural material without the maintenance required for solid wood flooring.
Laminate flooring is made from four layers:
- Counter balance backing - for stability
- high density fibreboard (HDF) with wood certified by the FSC or PEFC
- paper with your chosen decoration effect on it
- clear, protective top layer
These days, there are new advancements in technology that allow manufacturers to make laminate floors that look very similar to real hardwood. In fact, with some brands, it is almost impossible to tell the difference!
Brooks stocks many different styles and patterns of laminate floor to suit your specific taste and budgets
- We stock laminate floor in various different thicknesses and widths to suit specific project requirements
- All our laminate wood flooring are suitable for use with underfloor heating. It
- We stock an extensive range of styles and patterns that will suit your specific taste. Including the popular Grey Oak colour.
What are the benefits of Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is suitable for almost all applications, especially high traffic areas. Laminate is hard flooring that is easy maintained & very hygienic. It is durable and stain resistant.
All of our floors can tolerate surface moisture, but our new range is completely water resistant due to it's click locking technology.
How durable is your wood flooring? Check it's AC rating
When choosing your laminate flooring, be sure to check its abrasion class rating, most commonly shortened to its AC rating. This scale system ranks how well the laminate withstands a set of abrasion tests, including resistance to stains, impacts, burns and swelling under moisture. The rankings start at AC1 moving up to AC6, and the higher the rating, the more durable the laminate.
Our laminates have a rating of AC5. This means that they're all suitable for heavy domestic use and so can be used in any room of the house. AC4 and AC5-rated floors are also suitable for commercial use, such as offices.
This means they all have excellent protection against scratches.
Newer iterations of laminate flooring not only look even more like wood but feel like it, due to deeper embossing of wood grain textures and more detailed finishes. Thicker premium 12mm laminates, too, have convinced higher-end buyers to try the product.
Don't forget to add an underlay
Laminate floors are not attached directly to the floor so they will probably need an underlay in order to get the best finished result.
A good quality underlay can also improve acoustics and insulation. Choose a premium product to get the best feel in high traffic areas.
We have a range of underlay sold by the square yard.
Our friendly staff are here to help if you need any assistance on choosing the right one.