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Benefits of Laminate Flooring

It looks real. It feels real. So what is laminate flooring and how does it differ from hardwood floors?

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Tuesday 8 January 2019

A man-made product, laminate flooring consists of several layers.There is an HDF core (high-density fibreboard) which is then covered with a layer of your choice. This layer is what makes laminate flooring so unique and versatile as it can come in just about any style or colour you wish: tile, stone, or of course: wood. A top layer of resin is then added to add a layer of durability.

As a result of this layering, your laminate flooring can therefore be ordered to different thicknesses.

So, now that you know what laminate flooring is, what are the benefits? Here are our top 5.

1.) As previously mentioned, laminate flooring is incredibly versatile. Available in many finishes, colours and even thicknesses, a laminate floor is able to offer you a lot more options than traditional flooring.

2.) Easy to clean. No special products are required with laminate flooring, a brush or vacuum cleaner will perfectly clean the floor. This is ideal for busy homes, homes with pets, and even for those who have allergies as laminate flooring is less likely to gather dust.

3.) Durable. The tough upper layer of laminate flooring and its pressed layers means that it is scratch resistant and can endure a lot of wear and tear. This layer also protects it from the sunlight and moisture (however laminate is not waterproof, so make sure any spills are dealt with quickly.)

4.) Easy to install. Manufactured to be able to click together at the joints, laminate flooring does not require any glue, nor does it have to be hammered together. This means incredibly easy installation that many DIY enthusiasts can carry out themselves.

5.) Ideal for working on a budget. With the same look as a real hardwood floor, laminate flooring is fantastic value and can be fitted without spending the same amount of money.

It should be noted that if you are looking to sell your home, a real hardwood floor will often add more value to your property. However, laminate flooring, as we have shown, has many benefits and is a great addition to any home. Perfect no matter your budget and with an authentic look, you can be guaranteed quality from our laminate floors. It is even suitable for use over underfloor heating.

Our laminate floors come with a 20 year residential warranty. For more information on laminate flooring, visit your nearest Haldane Fisher to speak to one of our experts. Or give us a call on 028 3833 7321.

You can also see more, and find out how to buy flooring online at the Haldane-Fisher website.