Four Key Advantages of Laminate Flooring

Four Key Advantages of Laminate Flooring

Homeowners and business owners alike are increasingly realising that there are plenty of alternatives to carpets when having new flooring installed in their property. Wooden flooring is one popular option, while another is to install laminate flooring.

Xylo Flooring supplies top-quality flooring to trade customers, including interior design experts, developers and retailers. Here we take a look at four of the principal advantages of laminate floors.

Extremely Versatile

Whatever kind of look customers are after, then a laminate floor should help achieve it. If you want to create a welcoming feel, such as in the bedroom or lounge, then wood-effect laminates will be ideal. Wood grain can also combine with a range of shades and modern colours in other rooms to create many striking different effects.

A wide range of options are available in the Urban Click range from Xylo Flooring. This heavyweight 9mm product comes in a choice of shades, from the rich, dark textures of ‘Carnoustie’ to the lighter tones of our ‘Diamond Creek’ option, and the golden brown of our ‘Avenel’ selection. All have a realistic grained surface and have the appearance of an oiled floor to give the feel of matt oak timber.

Adding to its versatility, laminate flooring is suitable for use with underfloor heating because it can cope with the variations in temperature. Its durability means it is also often chosen for use in commercial premises, such as shops and offices, which have a high footfall.

Cleaning is Easier

Laminate flooring has several key advantages over carpets, particularly when it comes to cleanliness. It is comparatively low maintenance and should not need vacuuming on a regular basis. An occasional sweep with a brush and dustpan, or a wipe with a damp cloth or mop, will be enough.

Liquid spillages do not cause so much damage as on carpet and are much easier to clear up, while it is easier to spot and get rid of common issues like pet hair. Laminate flooring also does not harbour dust or bacteria which can cause problems for people with allergies.

Highly Cost-effective

A laminate surface is more cost-effective than some other types of floors, such as carpets, it is also long-lasting and will not need replacing as frequently. Its colour does not fade in the sunlight, and it is more resistant to scratches and impacts.

If a laminate floor does get damaged, it is relatively easy to repair a small section. This is because it consists of interlocking pieces which form one large surface so you do not have to take up the whole floor.

Reducing Heat

Having a laminate surface in the home can be an advantage during the summer months, as it expands or contracts with the temperature of the room and does not retain heat in the same way that carpets do, so it does not get too hot.

There are certain rooms in the house where cold floors can be a disadvantage, such as the bedroom, where people prefer to put their bare feet down on a warm surface but this can easily be remedied by choosing rugs to place on the laminate.

All Xylo Flooring’s floor surfaces come with a lifetime warranty for domestic purposes and a five-year one for commercial use. If you would like to know more about the types of quality flooring and accessories we supply, follow the link above to contact us.

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