Choosing The Best Laminate Flooring For Your Home

Laminate flooring has become the first choice of flooring for lots of modern families and it’s undeniably a brilliant choice for a busy household. This type of flooring is constructed from large sheets of MDF or HDF and finished with decorative paper that is toughened and protected. Not only is high-quality laminate flooring hard-wearing, but it is easy to keep clean and surprisingly affordable too. Not to mention, there is a vast selection of colours available to choose from. 

Whether you’re replacing the flooring in your hallway, bedroom, kitchen or bathroom, laminate is a brilliant choice and it’s worth exploring the different options available. When it comes to narrowing down the vast market and finding your perfect floor, there are a few important factors to take into consideration. Different types of laminate will likely be better suited to different rooms and below are some tips for choosing the best laminate flooring for your home. 

Look at the thickness of the laminate boards 

Not all laminate flooring is the same and there are different thicknesses available to choose from. You will notice that all laminate boards have an AC rating too and it’s key to consider this when you’re deciding which laminate will be best for your home improvement project. Simply put, whether or not your room has a lot of foot traffic will impact which thickness and AC rating are most suitable. It’s worth noting that thicker laminate flooring will look and feel more like traditional solid hardwood too. 

Colour can look very different in person

Whenever you’re purchasing laminate flooring, it’s important to remember that colour doesn’t always look the same online as it does in person. Laminate boards will often look slightly different under certain lights too, so it’s always recommended that you get some samples before ordering your flooring. At the Canadia Design Showroom, we have a unique lighting area that you can use to see what the laminate flooring will look like once it has been installed. You can look at different samples under lighting that best reflects the lighting in your home, helping to ensure you make the right choice for your new flooring. 

Ensure you opt for water-resistant laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is known for its durability and it’s more resistant to water swelling and warping than other flooring solutions. That being said, not all laminate boards are ‘water-resistant’ and able to withstand high amounts of moisture. If you’re trying to find the best laminate flooring for your bathroom or kitchen, it’s important to make sure you’re opting for a water-resistant flooring solution. Laminate flooring with Aqua technology is perfect for rooms with high moisture levels, and it offers a limited lifetime guarantee. 

Installing the best laminate flooring in Ireland

Hopefully, the tips above will help you to ensure you’re choosing the right laminate flooring for your home improvement project. When searching for somewhere to purchase the best laminate flooring in Ireland, be sure to explore the rest of the Canadia website. We have a vast range of flooring options available and no matter what your needs and preferences are, you can trust that we will have the perfect solution for you. Here at Canadia, we invest significantly in training to ensure that our team has extensive product knowledge and you can turn to us for any advice and guidance you need when trying to find the best laminate flooring in Ireland. We invite you to visit our showroom to explore our products and speak to our specialists. 

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Our floors are sold through an extensive network of retailers throughout Ireland.