Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a man made product, designed to replicate mainly wooden floors but also other floorcoverings such as stone tiles. Laminate floors are very durable due to the layers of the board being made to be as strong and as dense as possible, so it can perform as a very hardwearing floor.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Laminate

These FAQ’S will help you to decided if this type of flooring is suitable for your needs.

Is laminate cold underfoot?
Laminate flooring is warm to the touch unlike ceramic or natural stone floors which can also become really cold in winter months. Laminate floors will take on the ambient heat within the room.

Is laminate noisy underfoot?
Laminate floors will be slightly noisier than a carpet, however you can keep any noise to a minimum by puchasing sound-proofing underlay to go underneath. They do not produce a noise that is untolerable at all.

Where can I install laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring can be installed in almost any situation. It is ok to use in kitchens as they are moisture resistant, although we recommend any spillages are wiped up immediately in case somebody slips. We also have a specific range warranted for use in bathrooms as mentioned above.

Can I install laminate over underfloor heating?
Yes, laminate flooring is suitable for use on under floor heating. The manufacturers advice an underlay that is compatible, usually the thinner underlays on offer, as they will not reduce the performance of the heating system. It is worth checking with the underfloor heating supplier that laminate flooring can be laid over it.

Can I install laminate in a commercial area?
Yes, several of our laminates are suitable for installation in both residential and commercial areas and offer warranties to suit each situation.

Can I lay laminate flooring outside?
No, it is not recommended for outdoor use.

Is laminate flooring suitable for people with allergies?
Due to the closed joints between the boards, there’s nowhere for dust to accumilate. Dust mites and other allergy-causing organisms cannot survive on clean laminate floors and this will help you protect your home from allergens. This is extremely important for people suffering from as asthma or dust allergies.

Is Laminate flooring environmentally friendly?
Laminate flooring is produced using recycled paper pulp, making it environmentally friendly. Manufacturers are aware of the obligations of being sustainable, and recycling waste products to protect the environment.