Laminate Flooring in West Derby

Posted on March 15,2018 by Richard Mansfield

Laminate Flooring in West DerbyIf you are interested in the benefits of laminate flooring in West Derby, speak to us. As a leading flooring solution supplier, we can assist you with a wide range of flooring options, including durable laminate flooring. This versatile flooring option is a floor covering made of pressed wood. Although it is often confused with vinyl flooring, laminate is not vinyl flooring. This is because it is made of completely different materials. Laminate flooring is usually manufactured by companies that make synthetic floor coverings, rather than those that make solid hardwood or engineered wood. The top of laminate flooring only looks like wood, or stone, because it is a photograph covered in a clear wear layer.  Even when viewed close-up, laminate flooring can look realistic.  This is because of the laminate’s photographic-quality image of real wood.

For flooring projects in West Derby, laminate flooring is always installed as a floating floor. This means it is easy to install compared to hardwood or engineered wood that requires a more complicated nail-down installation process. First the inexpensive foam underlayment is rolled out, the underlayment is taped together, and then the laminate planks are laid out.  As the planks are joined piece-to-piece and form a heavy single unit, it cannot slide around. It is worthy to note that laminate flooring is one of the most resilient and durable floor surfaces available. While it is a relatively recent invention, it has gained in popularity because of its ease of installation, low maintenance requirements, and durability. It can also be printed to mimic a wide variety of natural flooring materials such as hardwood planks, slate and ceramic tiles.

Laminate flooring in West Derby is easy to clean. You can use a vacuum or broom, and then follow up with a slightly damp mop and laminate floor cleaner. No floor waxing will ever be necessary. Laminate flooring’s tough surface also resists stains. And if you do get a stain, it is easy to clean off. If you are considering installing laminate flooring in your home, contact West Derby Carpets.  We provide both the products and installation services. Laminate flooring is almost impervious to dents and scratches as its wear layer protects the photographic layer underneath.