So, you’ve settled on click laminate flooring for your property. Great choice! Laminate is comfortable, low maintenance and stylish. However, there are a number of things to consider before installing click laminate flooring.
Here at Affordable Flooring Solutions, we want to help you make the most out of your flooring. We install high quality floors at affordable prices. Thinking about installing click laminate flooring? Here some things to think about before having your new flooring installed.
Think about the space
Laminate flooring is versatile and great for many areas. However, it is important to think about what room you are installing it into. Click laminate works well in living rooms, hallways, bedrooms and offices. You should also consider the foot traffic of the room you are installing into. High traffic areas like the hallway work best with a lighter coloured laminate floor. A lighter coloured floor means that dirt is easily disguised. This means that you won’t have to be hoovering all the time.
You should also think about the size of your space. If you are working with a small room, lighter toned floors can help make the space feel bigger. Darker coloured floors work well in large rooms and can help add warmth or a cosy atmosphere.
Think about the design
Think carefully about the design you want for your laminate flooring. Busier patterns, like parquet or chevron, can add personality to a room. Pair these patterned laminate floors with neutral walls or add rugs to tone them down. Natural, wood-style floors look timeless in any property and can bring a sense of nature into your home.
Think about the thickness
Thicker laminate flooring (10-12mm) is not only the most durable but also has a more traditional wood-like feel. Alternatively, thinner laminate floors (6-10mm) are a great option if you are on a budget.
Think about the subfloor
Before installing click laminate flooring, you will need to prepare your subfloor. This process involves cleaning, levelling and vacuuming the subfloor. First, you will want to sweep away all the surface level dust and dirt. Then, check that the floor is completely level. You can go over with filler to touch up any low points. Finally, go over with a vacuum and mop to make sure it is completely clean. Feeling daunted at the prospect of preparing your subfloor? No worries! Here at AFS, we provide a subfloor preparation service. This means you can kick back and relax whilst we, the professionals, take care of everything.
Hopefully this has helped you feel more prepared for the installation of laminate flooring. At AFS, we want to make the floor installation process as easy as possible. Interested in having laminate flooring installed? Get in touch today to learn more. We are industry experts with a combined flooring knowledge of over 50 years! We are honest, upfront, reliable and our service is second to none. Contact us today to find out more and get a free no-obligation quote.