Why choose laminate flooring?
While laminate replicates the look of real wood, it is a fraction of the price. Not to mention, it's easy to clean and less susceptible to damage, making it ideal for homes with children or pets.
On top of this, laminate offers more versatility in terms of where it can go. For example, waterproof laminate flooring allows you to achieve a wooden floor look in spaces with levels of high humidity, such as bathrooms or kitchens, where real wood would swell and lift out of place.
What colour laminate floor do I need?
Laminate offers an abundance of versatility when it comes to styles and is available in a range of colours and shades to complement your desired aesthetic. Some of our most popular laminate flooring shades include grey, black, white, and wood effect.
As a neutral shade, grey laminate flooring is a popular choice for most homes and can achieve a sophisticated and contemporary look. This is available in a range of hues from pale to dark grey.
As one of the most striking flooring options, black laminate flooring creates a sleek and modern look for a striking finish. This can complement any chosen colour scheme from bold brights to subtle shades. It's also ideal for homes which are prone to mess, as marks or stains don't show up easily.
White laminate flooring is ideal for smaller homes or spaces without a lot of natural light. Because of the light shade, white flooring helps to create the illusion of a bigger space.
Finally, wood effect laminate such as walnut, beech, or oak, are perfect for homes with a rustic style. This flooring creates a sense of warmth in any home, whether traditional or contemporary.
How to Lay Laminate Flooring
Laying laminate flooring is simple and can easily be done yourself. First of all, you need to decide how you'd like to lay your laminate, whether that's vertically, horizontally, or even in a parquet or herringbone style. For more detailed instructions on laying laminate flooring, check out our guide on how to install a laminate floor.
How to Clean Laminate Flooring
As mentioned, laminate is one of the easiest floors when it comes to cleaning and requires very little maintenance. To clean a laminate floor, simply keep on top of hoovering to avoid dust or dirt leaving scratches. Also, clean weekly with a lightly damp microfibre mop. Although this flooring is more water resistant than other types of floors, avoid excessive water when cleaning, as this could lead to damaging the floors.
If you need further advice, get in touch with the team by calling 0800 999 8100.