What is laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring mimics the look of traditional woods while offering easy installation and lasting durability. At first glance it can be difficult to spot the difference between hardwoods and laminate flooring. What appears to be a natural wood grain pattern is really a thin layer of decor paper (a photographic image) under a tough-as-nails protective film that is glued and pressed to a high-density backing board. Laminate flooring comes in an array of wood effects as well as stone and ceramic effects.
Laminate flooring's main advantages are that it is easy to install and is very hardwearing and relatively inexpensive compared to real hardwood flooring.
Laminate flooring is a floating floor, which means it does not fasten directly to the sub-floor. Instead the planks are clicked together. This enables the floor to be fitted quickly and with no real mess. You can walk on laminate flooring straight away.
Laminate flooring availability
Krono laminate 8mm, choice of decor - From £10.99 m2 inc vat
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