Laminate flooring is a popular choice with a variety of different products available today. While laminate flooring is not a real wood flooring and consists of layers of fibre board with a veneer on top, it is the perfect imitation of solid wood to an extend where it is sometimes difficult for unprofessional person to distinguish between laminates and natural wood products.
Laminate flooring installation London
Laminates are available in different finishing effects, including wood floor effects, natural stone effect, terracotta, and parquet patterns. Laminates have achieved a wide popularity not only because of their natural appearance, but also due to their high level of resistance and durability and fairly easy and quick installation. Due to their melamine wear layer, laminates are also harder than natural wood and more scratch resistant, making laminate floorings exceptionally durable. Because laminates are artificially made and do not contain natural wood, they are also much cheaper to supply and install compared to other floor coverings. However, a significant disadvantage of laminate floors over real wood floorings is that once scratched or damaged, they cannot be repaired or sanded and in most cases an overall replacement would be required.
While laminate floors are relatively easy to install, we would always recommend the use of a professional laminate fitting company rather than DIY unless you are experienced and skilful floor fitter. This is because laminate floor fitting is not just a matter of arranging the floorboards but is also involves other important steps such as subfloor preparation and insulation fitting which can cause a great deal of problems unless they have been properly done.
Most laminate floors are installed with the use of a click system, where one board clicks into another, which avoids the need of any adhesives or nails. Laminates can be installed over both concrete and floorboards subfloors. Depending on the type of the subfloor and appropriate underlay is usually recommended to protect the flooring from any moisture and to provide additional sound and draft insulation.
Flooring Service floor fitters are well experienced in laminate floor fitting and while this is a less complicated thing to do, compared to parquet floor fitting, engineered and hardwood floor installation, we would always approach any project with the same level of care and responsibility.
We also have the necessary laminate floor fitting tools and accessories to ensure complete service, including skirting boards or beadings installation and trimming of doors, where needed.
Flooring Service has a wide range of flooring choices to fit any room, lifestyle, budget and timeline. We offer the best assortment with the newest looks and colors along with timeless choices.
Step 1. Project estimation. Before taking on any job, the laminate floor installation specialists will visit your property to determine the scope of work, including the examination of the sub-floor and potential underlying challenges, and advise you on materials. They will also discuss all the details with you and provide a free quote.
Step 2. Preparation of the sub-floor. Before laying the laminate flooring, the experts need to ensure that there is no unevenness or damage to the sub-floor. If the floor is sloppy, it may need to be levelled before installation. They will also make sure that the floor is free of dirt and debris before installation, to make sure that the laminate lays perfectly.
Step 3. Underlay installation. In the next step, an underlay will be installed. It serves as a protective layer between your flooring and the sub-floor. Apart from that, the underlay can help with protecting the laminate flooring from moisture and reduce excess noise.
Step 4. Laminate floor laying. Laminate floors are installed using click-lock boards. This system eliminates the need for adhesives, nails or staples, which makes it much cheaper than other flooring solutions. Using the right flooring installation method, the experts will fit the laminate boards.
Step 5. Finishing touches. Once the installation is done, the technicians will need to add some finishing touches, like laminate moulding and trimming, to create a seamless and beautiful look of the room.
The technicians we work with are true professionals in their field and always aim to deliver the best results. Their experience allows them to transform your project ideas into reality in the most efficient way. The professionals are familiar with the quality of the materials and will be able to give you their expert advice.
Free quote and on-site survey
We understand that floor fitting can be a costly project, which is why we seek to provide you with as much information as possible. The laminate floor fitting service by Fantastic Services comes with a free consultation prior to the installation. The local floor fitters will perform a full inspection of the floor conditions first and provide you with a fixed, no-obligation quote. If you are satisfied with the estimate, you can proceed with the service by easily booking it online or filling out the form on the spot.
Laminate is a quite versatile flooring solution and can become a great addition to any home or office. If you decide to improve the flooring in your house or commercial premises, the teams we work with can assist you with professional laminate floor fitting. Additionally, you can benefit from a range of different flooring services.
A laminate floor requires an underlayment. Because laminate is a floating floor, it needs a layer of sturdy support underneath it. The right underlayment provides stability for the laminate boards, so the locking system remains in place, reduces noise and protects them from moisture. Your floor installation specialist will be able to recommend the best underlayment option specifically for your project.
No, it is not. Oftentimes, people mix up “waterproof” and “water-resistant”. Laminate is water-resistant, which means that it is designed to withstand spillages to some extend. If water is left on the surface for a long time, it will damage the flooring by penetrating it.
It depends. On average, the lifespan of laminate flooring varies between 15 and 25 years. However, if taken good care of, you can prolong its life for up to 30 years. The essential factors contributing to the longevity of laminate flooring are the installation and material quality, the amount of traffic it receives, and maintenance frequency.
Technically, you can install laminate flooring on an uneven floor, but your floor will bend and bounce each time weight is applied, resulting in a damaged locking system and gaps between the boards.
Laminate flooring is a perfect choice for your kitchen because it can survive the wear and tear of everyday life. Its durability and ease of maintenance make laminate sheets a perfect fit for any type of kitchen. Installed with the right underlayment, it will be protected from excess moisture and noise.
Yes, laminate floors are compatible with underfloor heating. Usually, the temperature should not exceed 27˚C. However, we highly recommend double-checking the information with your flooring manufacturer.
You can book our services for any day of the week and even on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays. Just contact us, share with us when you want your laminate floor fitter to come, and we’ll do our best to find you the desired time slot.
We perform this service anywhere within the London M25 area. You can schedule a free on-site survey 24/7 with our online booking form.