Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring option that is often used a substitute for wood and other flooring. It is usually made to resemble patterns and colours that simulate wood, stone, etc. In recent years, laminate floors have picked up in popularity, mainly due to the fact that it is aesthetically appealing, easy to clean and maintain, durable, hygienic and relatively cheap in comparison to hardwood flooring.
Compared to other types of flooring choices, laminate flooring is a newcomer. It was invented in 1977 by a Swedish company named Perstorp. Although invented in 1977, the product was only marketed in Europe in 1984 and it was only in 1994 that laminate floors were introduced in the United States.
Using laminate floors as your flooring of choice has many advantages. As noted above, this type of flooring is relatively durable and easy to clean and maintain, requiring mainly dry cleaning methods (such as brooms or vacuum cleaners), and the occasional cleaning with a damp mop or cloth. Laminate flooring is also very versatile in the sense of décor since it is available in a variety of patterns and colours.
This flooring does, however, have a few drawbacks. Laminate floors type is extremely susceptible to warping if left wet for extended periods of time as it absorbs moisture. Customers are urged to think twice before installing such flooring in their bathroom. Laminate flooring is traditionally not suitable for high-traffic areas, but thanks to the latest technologies in laminate flooring development, one can add certain wear layers over your flooring, making it suitable for extreme traffic. Our sales team is trained to match the correct laminate flooring and wear layer with your own circumstances and will be able to advise you accordingly.
At BILLYPHILLIPS, we supply and install laminate flooring in the Paarl area and surrounds. Our high-quality products are available in a wide range of colours and patterns, making it particularly popular among discerning homeowners.
If you are interested in having our product installed into your home, you can contact us during business hours for a free, no obligation quote.