Laminate flooring – how to buy

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    What is it?
    Laminate flooring can be made of synthetic materials, as well as natural and recycled elements. Some now have antistatic and antimicrobial properties.

    Good-quality laminate flooring is tough,stain-resistant and doesn’t wear or fade. It’s quick and easy to lay, and is ideal for high-traffic areas.

    Cheap laminate is a false economy – it will sound hollow and you can end up with ill-fitting boards.

    What’s new?
    ‘The latest ranges have a less defined groove between planks,’ says Philiep Caryn at Quick-Step. ‘This give a smoother and more polished finish.’

    CostFrom £15 per sq m at Tarkett.

    Head to
    Quick-Step, Pergo, Parador, Tarkett.

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