There are plenty of choices of floor coverings for rooms in Wrexham. Laminate flooring is a popular choice for homes and workplaces in the North Wales town, and there are several reasons why people choose it.
What is laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring is made from several layers. The top layer is a protective coat that is laid over a photo image of a pattern. This is often an image of wood complete with gains and knots. Beneath the photo layer is a second layer usually made of a mixture of fibre board and melamine resin.
Laminate is eco-friendly as it is made from sawdust and wood chips that are a byproduct of the timber industry. Good quality laminates contain no harmful chemicals.
Printing technology has improved so that modern laminate flooring looks realistic. Unless you look very closely, quality laminate can look like real wood. Laminate flooring can mimic traditional oak or pine. For a modern contemporary style, go for a light grey or white oaks.
Flooring services in Wrexham have a wide range of laminates. Take a sample away to see how it looks in your rooms.
Laminate planks have a click-together system that makes them easy to install. Compared to hard wood flooring, flooring services in Wrexham will not charge a lot for installation.
How laminate flooring in Wrexham copes with the weather
Laminate flooring is water resistant so is suitable for areas that have an outside entrance. It can cope with rainy Wrexham days when people come in with muddy shoes and dripping wet clothes.
Laminate is not waterproof though, so it is advisable to have mats near to outside doors. High-moisture areas such as bathrooms are not suitable for laminate flooring, but kitchens should be OK provided a mat is placed by sinks and any spillages are cleaned up quickly.
Laminate floors are easy to care for. They need regular sweeping with a brush, and mopping with water and a mild detergent.
Laminates are scruff and scratch resistant and are suitable for homes with pets that have claws. It is advisable to purchase spare planks, because if an area gets damaged, new planks can be used to repair the floor.
Laminate is ideal for people who are allergic to house dust or mites. Unlike carpets, there is nowhere for dust and insects to hide in a laminate floor. If the floor is swept and mopped regularly, there should be no problem for allergy sufferers.
Laminate flooring is a cheaper alternative to wood, engineered wood and stone flooring. Like most flooring products, laminate comes in a number of grades. Purchase the highest grade that you can afford, as top-quality laminates will last longer.
Expect a good laminate floor to last at least 15 years, or a little less in a workplace with a heavy footfall.
Should you buy laminate flooring in Wrexham?
If you want a durable good looking floor that is affordable and easy to keep clean, then laminate flooring is an excellent choice.
Visit your flooring service in Wrexham to see its full range of laminates.