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What are the pros and cons of laminate flooring?

7 Answers

Answered by A.S.L Carpentry & Construction Ltd

6th March 2020

A.S.L Carpentry & Construction Ltd answered the question "What are the pros and cons of laminate flooring?"

Laminate flooring has come along way in the last few years. The cons are generally related to cheap laminate flooring that isn’t water or scratch resistant. Take a look at quickstep flooring, most their range is scratch proof & they also do water proof laminate which is ideal for bathrooms or kitchens. As with most flooring, it’s always worth spending a bit extra on decent underlay.

Answered by D Baker Carpentry

8th February 2020

D Baker Carpentry answered the question "What are the pros and cons of laminate flooring?"

Pros - Respectively priced and provides a good finish to room being installed within. Always key to use a quality underlay for greater soundproofing and comfort underfoot. Cons - if used within kitchen and water ingress occurs due to leak, large areas would have to be replaced.

Answered by Oakwood Flooring Services

18th October 2019

Oakwood Flooring Services answered the question "What are the pros and cons of laminate flooring?"

Pros Cons Budget friendly Not authentic hardwood DIY friendly & easy to install Prone to water damage Durable: Scratch Resistant Stain Resistant Moisture Resistant Fade Resistant Burn Resistant Warping Can Occur If installed improperly If exposed to excessive moisture If not acclimated properly Commercial Use Friendly Noisy if installed improperly Pet Friendly Cannot be sanded or refinished Hypoallergenic 100% Recyclable Low maintenance

Answered by AJD Construction

18th May 2019

AJD Construction answered the question "What are the pros and cons of laminate flooring?"

Some pros are that It can be very cheap to install, easy to keep clean and maintain and comes in a wide range of styles. Some cons are that It can look very repetitive as it’s all the same “photo” of wood. Once damaged or scratched it’s knackered. It tends to be a lot thinner then most engineered or real wood too

Answered by DG Construction Solutions

12th April 2019

DG Construction Solutions answered the question "What are the pros and cons of laminate flooring?"

Depends where it’s being fitted. Pros are.... Quick and easy to fit. Choice of laminate for different applications ( wet area or living area ) Choice of quality of laminate.. Hard wearing and good finish Cons Replacing a damaged board isn’t easy..as most laminate is interlocked via t&g or other methods. Some cheaper laminates chip easily You need insulation before laying the laminate, which increases the cost. Unless you want beading all around your skirting, it requires new skirting also...

Answered by Martindale Windows and Developments Ltd

10th February 2019

Martindale Windows and Developments Ltd answered the question "What are the pros and cons of laminate flooring?"

Can cover large areas for low costs, fitting time is fast and there’s a great choice of designs. Can’t be used in wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens floor beneath need to be perfectly level or you will see the defects and eventually the joints will split, Really troublesome if one piece needs replacing

Answered by Jacksons Joinery

9th February 2019

Jacksons Joinery answered the question "What are the pros and cons of laminate flooring?"

Laminate flooring pro's - Quick to fit -Hardwearing -variety of colours -Easy to clean Laminate flooring cons - Hard to replace if one plank gets damaged -can be noisy - Low insulation values - Can't be in wet areas Laminate flooring is a ideal floor covering in areas where there is a low traffic footfall and in rooms that aren't prone to getting wet so not ideal for bathroom or kitchens but can be great in domestic living room or bedrooms

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