31 Jan 2021
Another new year means more possibilities to make improvements to your home’s style and function. If you’re looking for a way to provide a whole new look for any room in your property, you could look at new bathroom suites or wall tiles, but one area people many fail to prioritise is the floor.
A great looking laminate floor tiles can completely change the whole aesthetic of a room and there are so many stunning options to choose from, so it’s not too tricky to find a style that fits your current lounge style or particular style of kitchen tiles.
What to Look For When Choosing Your Laminate Flooring
Style is important, of course, but it’s not the only consideration you should be making. There are a few important things that you need to remember to get the best results.
1 - Don’t Forget to Install Underlay
The planks that make up your laminated flooring need a consistent surface to settle in properly and an underlay helps smooth out any inconsistencies. Underlay also prevents the planks ‘clicking’ as you walk over them, as well as making the flooring feel much softer under foot.
2 - Don’t choose style over lifestyle
When deciding which laminated flooring is right for you, you should try not to choose a pattern that you simply like, rather than considering what it will have to stand up to during your daily life. If you’ve got kids, certain patterns will maintain their best appearance longer than others when subject to high traffic levels.
3 - If your floor is uneven, avoid wide planks
Something else that you’ll need to think about if your floor is on the uneven side is what plank size you buy. The larger the plank, the harder it is to achieve and smooth and level finish over uneven ground - likely leading to an uneven result.
Get the Most Out of Your Laminate Flooring
The benefits of laminate flooring are extensive, as it’s usually great looking, easy to clean and highly durable against scratches, wear and tear and moisture. That said, the planks do need to be installed over level ground or have a sufficient amount of support form below to be at their best. Remember this and the fact that you should choose a pattern that suits your lifestyle and you won’t go far wrong.
If you’d like to know more about anything discussed here or about the extensive range of porcelain tiles, ceramic tiles, bathroom tiles and kitchen tiles we have in stock, why not visit us online at www.houseoftiles.ie. Alternatively, should you have any questions that you need answering, you can get the help you need by talking to our friendly experts on 01 426 4881.