One of the most sophisticated, modern forms of flooring is laminate. It offers similar benefits to vinyl flooring, but goes above and beyond in its construction; customers love how it realistically emulates natural materials, while providing an impressive level of durability. Image Carpets, based in Purley and active around the Banstead, Coulsdon, Croydon and Kenley areas, supplies a range of laminate flooring products from sought after manufacturers. We also provide an in-house installation service, ensuring they are integrated within your property perfectly.
Below, we’ve looked at how laminate flooring is made and the benefits that users enjoy. If you’re more interested in speaking with our team directly for design assistance or help finding the right product, call us directly on 0208 668 0055. Want to get a feel for our laminate flooring? Visit our showroom to see a selection on display, from economy to premium products, or speak with us to arrange the delivery of samples to your property.
Laminate flooring is made up of a multitude of layers – usually four. The key layer is a core made of high-density wood fibre. The core’s thickness will determine its durability and subsequently its intended application; there are laminate flooring products that we recommend for particularly high traffic areas and commercial usage around the Banstead, Coulsdon, Croydon, Kenley and Purley areas, and less heavy duty products suited to more general application.
A layer of balancing paper on the underside helps protect against issues like warping and swelling by warding off moisture. On the top sits a high-definition decorative layer of your choosing; many look to emulate natural materials like wood and stone. A protective seal then provides a final level of protection and helps bind everything together, and the laminate flooring is then embossed (if it’s after a textured finish).
Realism – If you’re looking to achieve a natural wood or stone aesthetic, but don’t want the expense and hassle associated with these materials, you simply can’t beat laminate flooring. The photo-realistic aesthetic layer is a dead ringer for the real deal, typically more so than vinyl flooring equivalents.
Scratch & Water Resistance – Due to the aforementioned manufacturing process, laminate products are highly resistant to scratches and water. This makes them ideal for use in kitchens, bathrooms and other challenging environments.
Quick Installation – Installing laminate flooring is a simple and easy process; it means residents of Banstead, Coulsdon, Croydon, Kenley and Purley who have our fitting team in, perhaps to assist with a renovation or extension, can quickly advance to the next phase of the project.
Ease of Maintenance & Repair – Like vinyl, laminate flooring is easy to wipe down and clean up. It also resists spillages. Keeping laminate flooring in good health is simple, straight forward and doesn’t require a big time investment. Furthermore, should a board be damaged, it can be individually replaced which can save expense on having to otherwise replace the whole floor.