Characteristics of Laminate Flooring
How modern laminate flooring has evolved over the years.
Since the days of the TV make over programs laminate flooring with their photographic finish have increased in options for the commercial and retail sectors, with a wide option of wood designs and finishing’s with embossed surfaces matching the wood grain including cutting marks and surface cracks, vintage looks and real wood feel that tend to fit the requirements for most projects. Along with matching accessories and boards available up-to 193mm x 1215 x 12mm.
Laminate floors can be an option to vinyl floors. As laminates look authentic to wood flooring but cost less. Planks just click together making them very easy to install. Just put the tongue of one plank into the groove of another at a certain angle and press down. As soon as you are finished installing the floor, it’s ready to be walked upon and you can move back the furniture too. This is also the same installation advantage for click together engineered wood flooring.
• Cost factor
• Appearance similar to hardwood flooring
• Easy to install
• Low maintenance
• Glue-less installation
• Natural appearance
• Available in a variety of finishing’s
• Budget alternative to wood flooring and vinyl
We would suggest you use an acoustic underlay with laminate flooring for softer on the feet and quieter for walking on, as hardwood flooring does not require acoustic underlay unless you have special noise reduction requirements to achieve.
If cost is the major factor and you are looking for an alternative natural wood floor look, then today’s laminate floors would be your best option.
31 Commercial, moderate traffic: suitable for hotel rooms, small offices
32 Commercial, general traffic: office, restaurant, boutique and cafe