About Laminate Floors
Laminate flooring is a completely synthetic flooring option that comes in a variety of effects and finishes. It is durable and stain resistant.
Laminate are available in different thickness & are suitable for use with underfloor heating.
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. This would be your best options if you or anyone at home has allergies.
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
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.
Newer iterations of laminate flooring not only look even more like wood but feel like it, due to deeper embossing of wood grain textures. Thicker premium 12 mm laminates, too, have convinced higher-end buyers to try the product.
When laying a laminate, 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.
Foam, fibreboard, polystyrene and sponge rubber underlays can all be used underneath laminate flooring.