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Laminate flooring is a great option for homes of all shapes and sizes. It looks great and achieves a realistic wood floor finish, yet it’s also hardy and easy to maintain. This makes laminate a versatile option that can serve everyone well.

At Beckenham Carpets, we sell and fit quality laminate flooring. With our extensive experience, we will ensure your flooring is fitted correctly and will last you well into the future. If you need underlay fitting beforehand, we can also take care of this for you, making sure your new floor will be as soundproof as possible and completing the whole process for you.

What is laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring is made up of multiple synthetic layers that are designed to replicate real wood. It is capable of being very realistic – most people can’t tell wood and laminate apart on appearance alone.  This is created through the use of a photographic applique layer and a clear protective layer that is positioned over the top of it. The flooring comes as a series of tongue and groove planks, so it will provide a smooth and uniform appearance when fitted.

Laminate has come a long way and is a strong contender for the majority of customers wanting wooden flooring. It is fused together using a lamination process that makes it strong and hardwearing, meaning it is highly resistant to scratches and marks. Unlike solid wood flooring, laminate is virtually maintenance free and is suitable for use in high footfall areas.

Our laminate brands

We use flooring from Quickstep, a leading name in laminate. Quickstep laminate flooring is:

  • Wear resistant.

    It uses an overlay that protects against stains and impact.

  • Premium in appearance

    The design layer makes it look like real wood.

  • Moisture resistant.

    Thanks for the HDF core board, the flooring is stable and durable.

  • Balanced.

    The balancing layer ensures the board won’t bend when installed professionally.

The underlay we use as standard is from Cloud 9, market leaders in underlay for laminate floors. This will successfully cater for all scenarios and budgets.

If you want something specific, we can source products from other brands. Please just let us know.

Is laminate flooring right for me?

Laminate flooring offers many benefits for your home, making it one of the most popular UK flooring materials. Here are some of the reasons why you might choose laminate:

  • Laminate is highly durable.

    It’s resistant to scratches and damage, so it’s good for families and will last for years to come.

  • It is available in a range of finishes.

    Choose from a variety of realistic wood finishes that look so similar to the real thing.

  • It is easy to install.

    We will need less time in your home, and the labour costs for laying your flooring will be lower.

  • Excellent value for money.

    Laminate is a lower cost material than wood, and it is much easier to maintain, so you get a lot for your money.

  • Easy maintenance and cleaning.

    It’s easy to clean laminate and you won’t need to do anything to maintain it.

What is the process for fitting laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring has a tongue and groove construction, so the planks are slotted together for a neat finish. This is the process we will follow when fitting your laminate flooring:

  • We will visit your property to measure up.

    If you want to see samples of the laminate flooring you can choose, we will bring these along to the appointment.

  • We provide a full consultation.

    We ensure we understand exactly what you need. We will also make sure there is a suitable sub floor in place and will discuss underlay options with you if required.

  • Your estimate will be with you within 48 hours.

    If you are considering various options, we will price them all up for you.

  • We will confirm your order.

    From now on, the price is confirmed so you know exactly how much the project will cost.

  • Fitting will be booked in for a time convenient for you.

    The majority of the time, this is around 7-10 days after we measure up. If required, we can also move furniture.

  • We leave your home looking beautiful.

    We clear up fully, and many customers tell us we leave their homes cleaner than before we started!

Talk to us about your new flooring

Get in touch with the team.

We can come to you and show you some flooring samples, or you can come and visit us at our showroom. Find us at 102 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4RH.