Laminate flooring is a Swedish development that started gaining traction in the 1980s. The Swede’s classic and minimal style shines through in this design, and over the last 40 years, it has continually improved in quality and style. Laminate is composed of three or four layers bound together by resin and heat. It is essentially pressed wood sandwiched by a protective outer later and a structurally sound, watertight lower layer. There may also be a pattern layer or a clear resin layer.
Durable and Low Maintenance
One major benefit of laminate flooring is that it is very hard wearing. While wood can cup and bow, wear and tear, laminate flooring is much more durable. Made of pressed wood, it is better at fighting scratches and dents and it doesn’t warp when exposed to moisture. Laminate is also among the most fade-resistant flooring options.
Wooden Look at Affordable Prices
Wooden floors are undeniably beautiful. Classy and natural, they make for attractive floors in for both residential homes and commercial spaces. But wooden flooring can warp, stain and peel, and laying wooden floors isn’t cheap. The introduction of laminate flooring to NZ means that people can attain the look of wooden floors with the increased durability and affordability of laminate.
A Stylish Flooring Option
Moving away from the strictly wooden look that is popular in Europe, laminate flooring is becoming popular in its own right. Laminate comes in a wide range of patterns and décor options, giving you a unique and stylish home. Laminate is no longer just about mimicking wood – more and more of our clients are choosing laminate because of its ability to create a bespoke look in their home.
As opposed to carpet, laminate flooring makes for a healthy home free of dust, pollen and stains. Carpet soaks up moisture from washing, cooking and wet weather, and this can lead to mould and mildew. Laminate flooring stays nice and dry. For those with sensitive skin or allergies, laminate flooring is a superior choice to carpet.