What is Laminate Flooring?
A Laminate floor is a layered floor built around a water resistant, glued High Density Fibre (HDF) board.
Cost-effective and highly durable, Laminate flooring is a popular choice for people looking to recreate an aesthetic that mimics natural timber boards. Divided into easy-to-assemble planks that are then placed together, the style and colour options available are endless.
Installed as a ‘floating floor’, laminate does not require adhesion to the sub-floor (unlike hardwood floors, which need to be glued or nailed down).
Types of Laminate Floors
When looking at laminate flooring, you’ll want to consider your installation and surface options, as well as the AC (Abrasion Class) rating.
Once only available in a standard surface, laminate flooring now comes with a range of unique finishes.
A smooth surface that resembles hardwood can be achieved with a low, medium or high gloss finish, whereas a textured or embossed surface immediately enhances the character of a room. A hand-scraped finish creates an authentic antique aesthetic.
Usage and the expected level of foot traffic are factors that can determine the most suitable laminate flooring option. At Trevors we offer the higher-rated, more durable AC3 and AC4 commercial grades of laminate flooring:
AC3: Suitable for high-traffic residential areas (such as playrooms and hallways), and moderate-traffic commercial spaces (such as private offices and hotel rooms).
AC4: Suitable for all residential uses, and for high-traffic commercial spaces, from restaurants and shopping centres, to busy offices.
What are the Benefits of Laminate Floors?
Apart from being cost-effective, laminate flooring is easy to install and clean, and will not dent or scratch as easily as timber boards. Laminate floors are even ideal for areas such as the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, with water-resistant options available.
A variety of underlays are available, thus laminate flooring can be used for a wide range of commercial and residential purposes.
With countless colours and widths, and in varying thicknesses, at Trevors showrooms we have a quality laminate floor style to suit every budget, requirement and taste preference.
Spoilt for Choice
That’s a lot of choice and our expert flooring consultants would love to help you choose what’s right for you. Remember, all our timber flooring alternatives are suitable for any home or office application. It makes day-to-day living and cleaning stress-free and easily elevates the look and feel of any home or office.
With 7 stores throughout the Perth metropolitan area located in Osborne Park, Cannington, Canning Vale, Joondalup, Malaga, Myaree, Willetton and Midland, and a further 4 regional stores in Albany, Bunbury, Busselton and Bridgetown, Trevors Carpets has Western Australia covered.