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Originally posted 19th July 2016

Last updated 6th February 2023

What Is The Best Laminate Flooring?

The best laminate flooring can transform your home completely which is why we've taken a look at the best on the flooring market

Paul Hambidge

Managing Director Factory Direct Flooring Ltd

4 min read
Written by Expert

If you are looking for a stylish yet functional way to update your home or commercial property, laminate flooring cannot be matched. Whether you want to laminate throughout the whole house, or in the areas with a high footfall, our best laminate flooring has you covered.

Installing laminate in areas such as the hallway or the living room avoids any damage where other types of flooring would suffer. Carpets can deteriorate in the busiest places and look uneven after a few years of use. Quality laminate flooring is an affordable, easy to install and attractive option for anybody looking for a practical floor for a beautiful home. But which is the best laminate flooring for you?

Related: The Cost of Laminate Flooring

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The best for durability

The main advantage of choosing laminate flooring is its durability. If you are looking for a low-maintenance surface which can withstand the demands of a busy home, or the perfect floor to use as part of an office refurbishment, laminate could be the material for you. Laminate flooring can replicate the classic and impressive style of wood, stone and a range of other materials, without the associated costly maintenance.

A clear protective finish helps to prevent the laminate from showing signs of wear and tear. The clever design of laminate flooring also means that it is less likely to fade over time. Laminate flooring hasn’t been around forever, it’s relatively new. Its purpose was to provide the beauty and impressive nature of solid hardwood flooring but without the considerable maintenance and repair costs. Laminate really the best of both worlds of stunning attractiveness and ease of cleaning. You only need to briefly pass a lightly damp mop over the whole surface to gather any dust and voila! Simple.

Related: What is the Best Solid Wood Flooring?

The best style for you

Laminate flooring is available in a range of finishes to complement any interior. Whatever style you are looking for, you can complement the existing décor of your home or office by investing in a floor to match. Laminate floors don't just come in natural wood styles. They are available in a range of colours, patterns, finishes and sizes.

So much to choose from

For kitchens and bathrooms requiring laminate flooring, why not choose a tile design? Aquastep provides a range of tile designs that look just like the real thing. They are also waterproof so you don't have to worry about spillages.

If you need a quick installation, Prestige would be the best laminate for you. It is easy to install and leaves no mess. Warm oak and walnut style floors will look cosy and comforting in a living area or bedroom requiring a speedy update.

Heavy footfall is one thing that can speed up your floor's deterioration. For hallways and busy areas in the home, an ideal solution could be Megafloor. It is engineered with superior strength for this purpose. Why not brighten up your hallway with a sleek grey floor?

The best quality laminate flooring for longevity and resistance is Quickstep. They have an extensive range of products which are coated in a protective resin. This resists dents, scratches and general wear. Perfect for family homes, choose a style to complement your decor for a beautiful finish.

Related: How to Measure Your Floor

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A laminate floor is the best choice when you are looking for unrivalled durability, style and value for money, so why not let our team help you to transform your property with a fantastic new floor?

Our Flooring Calculator

When you browse any type of flooring at Factory Direct Flooring Ltd, each product has a flooring calculator on the page. Simply enter the surface area in either metres or feet squared and our My Project flooring calculator will tell you how many packs you’ll need and how much it will cost you.

By simply measuring your room and entering your dimensions, we will provide you with an instant price which will show on every type of flooring you browse across our website. You can either input the total coverage or your width and length measurements, in meters or feet. You can even save your measurements room by room to make your shopping experience stress-free.

It also offers to add an extra 10% for wastage. While this may cost a little bit more, we highly recommend adding it just in case there are mishaps during the installation process. Enjoy the My Project flooring calculator below:

If you require our team's assistance then please get in touch. We'd be happy to help. Let us know your favourite style in the comments!

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About the Author

Paul Hambidge, Managing Director

Paul has 32 years of flooring industry knowledge & experience from both an installation and manufacturing perspective. He started out as installer of very large commercial flooring projects for multiple retailers. As director of Factory Direct Flooring Ltd, he has been involved in all aspects of flooring and has worked with some of the largest producers of wood flooring, vinyl flooring and laminate floors.