Woolton Carpets

Laminate Flooring in Liverpool

Laminate flooring has made huge leaps and bounds in recent years, making it one of the best flooring options for those looking for a wide range of styles at an affordable price. Quick to fit and typically low-maintenance, laminate flooring offers all the benefits of traditional hard flooring without the hefty price tag. 

Browse our range of laminate flooring below, or stop by the Woolton Carpets in Liverpool to take a look at our samples in person.

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Our Premier Fitting Service

Our fitters can provide a premier service that takes all the hassle out of the flooring process. For an additional charge, we’ll take care of everything including: 

  • Moving all furniture. Leave your room as it is, our team will move furniture before fitting the floor and put it back where it belongs once the flooring is down. 
  • Uplifting of old flooring. Let our team do the heavy lifting and uplift any pre-existing flooring that you have in place including carpets, vinyl, or wooden flooring. 
  • Waste disposal. We’ll ensure that all waste flooring is disposed of responsibly at a waste removal center – so you can get on with enjoying your new floor.
  • Cleaning finished rooms. All newly floored rooms will be meticulously cleaned, so that the room is in a pristine state, with your new flooring and furniture intact.

Styles of Laminate Flooring

Herringbone

This classic French style of wooden flooring is instantly recognisable and timelessly fashionable. Genuine herringbone flooring can be prohibitively expensive for some budgets, making good quality laminate style herringbone highly desirable for many. High quality herringbone laminate flooring will feature embossed textured grain, making it a close match to the real thing, at a much more affordable cost.

Parquet

Parquet flooring has long been favoured as a classy style which can add elegance to any space. Similar to herringbone, solid wood parquet flooring can be very expensive. Laminate styles of parquet flooring are much easier to fit than solid wood and are also much simpler to maintain in the long run. They’re also available in a wide range of colours and styles, making the purchasing decision that much easier.

Plank

Sometimes the simplest styles are the best options. Plank style flooring is an unfussy laminate style that can add light and space to a room, depending on the colour that you choose to pick. There are laminate styles available in every colour, grade and grain of wood that you can imagine, so you’re guaranteed to find the right type of flooring to fit in with the rest of your decor.

Stone

Whilst stone is one material that can be very difficult to emulate, manufacturers have made great strides recently in reproducing the look and feel of stone with laminate flooring. The time and expense that you save in opting for laminate stone flooring makes it a great option if you’re looking to refresh the look of your kitchen or hallway with little to no hassle.

FAQs

What are the pros and cons of laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring is a great choice for those looking for an easy to install product that is stain resistant, inexpensive and non-allergenic. For all of these reasons, laminate flooring can be the perfect choice if you’re looking to breathe some fresh life into a room. However, it’s important to remember that it also has a few drawbacks. Laminate flooring can be susceptible to moisture damage and, whilst many new styles are convincing, the more discerning may not be pleased with how it looks compared to ‘real’ wood or tiled floors.

Which is the best laminate flooring?

The best laminate flooring for you will be dictated by your budget and requirements. With that being said, there are a few ways you can tell the very best laminate flooring apart from the less impressive. Professionally edited photos can sometimes be misleading, so it’s always best to look and touch samples of laminate flooring before making a decision to purchase.

How much does laminate flooring cost?

Laminate flooring is amongst the most affordable of flooring types starting at as little as £10 per square metre. Not all laminate flooring is made equal, however, so you shouldn’t expect products at the lower end to have the same quality as more expensive brands. 

Good quality laminate flooring can start at £20 per square metre and may offer added bonuses, such as water-resistant locking mechanisms and textured grains that emulate the look of a real timber floor.

Which one is better: laminate or vinyl flooring?

Laminate and vinyl flooring are both good low-cost flooring alternatives, however, each has its pros and cons. Laminate flooring is typically thicker than vinyl flooring which means that it can be printed and embossed in a more convincing fashion. Whilst vinyl flooring is thinner, by comparison, it offers better protection from both moisture and UV, making it more suitable for bathrooms, utility rooms, and kitchens.

How can you tell good quality laminate flooring?

There are a few ways of determining the quality of laminate flooring, these include its AC rating and thickness. The best way of judging its quality, however, is to see it in person. 

All laminate flooring is given an AC rating which determines how resistant its lamination is to footfall or abrasion. AC1-2 is suitable for low to moderate traffic, AC3-4 can resist moderate to high traffic levels, whereas AC5-6 is best suited for high traffic or commercial use. 

The thickness of your laminate flooring is another way to judge its quality. Whilst this won’t dictate how resistant it is to wear and tear, thicker laminate flooring will feel stronger underfoot and may also be easier to fit.

How long does laminate flooring last?

Laminate flooring can last between 15 to 25 years, depending on the level of foot traffic and level of resistance it has been rated at. Good quality laminate flooring will offer several layers of protection and can sometimes offer a certain level of water resistance to. Whilst it may not last as long as real wood flooring, laminate flooring can still go the distance if looked after.  

How much does it cost to install laminate floors?

The standard installation cost of laminate floors is £7 p/m. The cost of installing laminate floors will vary depending on the amount of space that you are planning to floor. Laminate flooring is typically very quick to install, so this usually results in a lower price for the installation.

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