We supply and install wood, laminate and rigidcore vinyl flooring.
What are the main differences between the three types of flooring?
- Wood flooring is made from solid wood i.e. each plank is milled from a single piece of timber. Wood floors are beautiful and are incredibly durable, but are the most of costly of the three types.
- Laminate is a popular budget-friendly and hard-wearing alternative to wood flooring. It consists of a core layer of rigid fibreboard, manufactured from wood byproducts, and a hard plastic laminate surface layer printed with a design (usually to look like wood or stone). Laminate is suited to vitually all areas of the home and office. As laminate has a platic surface layer, it can withstand liquid spills that are cleaned up quickly. However, laminate is still made from wood, and any standing water that is allowed to seep between the seems will damage the fibreboard core.
- Rigidcore vinyl is similar to laminate with the exception that it is 100% synthetic, which makes it ideally suited to use in kitchens, bathrooms or any other areas where exceesive or standing water might be present. Vinyl boards are also thinner than laminate.