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Laminate flooring is a practical and cheaper alternative to natural flooring which can offer almost the same stylish results. Versatile and easy to clean, it is made by laminating an image of a natural material such as wood or stone onto board backing and then treated. With so many convincing textures and finishes you can create a stunning statement or atmosphere just like the real thing for a fraction of the price. Take at look at our selection of the best.
1. Kronofix Laminate Flooring
The 7mm Kronofix 3-strip laminate flooring achieves the look of real hardwood thanks to its grain surface texture, yet is incredibly durable and easy to care for. The clever twin-clic locking joint system makes this flooring incredibly easy to fit, and because it's resistant to heavy use it's the ideal laminate to deck the floors of busy family homes, and is even suitable for underfloor heating systems. 10 pieces per pack. 2.47m² per pack. Price shown is per square metre.
Buy now: Kronofix Laminate Flooring, £21, Littlewoods (opens in new tab)
2. Wickes Beech Effect Laminate Flooring
This beech effect laminate flooring makes a practical choice for high traffic areas of the home. Easy to clean and resistant to scuffs, this is a sturdy budget choice and will give your scheme a fresh and natural finish. 6mm thickness. 10-pieces per pack. Price shown is per square metre.
Buy now: Wickes Beech Effect Laminate Flooring, £5, Wickes (opens in new tab)
3. Prarie Laminated flooring
This hardwearing laminated surface suitable for use in any area of the home except wet rooms. It's rich walnut tone will add warmth to your room and will not fade in sunlight. The click system is easy to lay and no adhesive is required. 7mm thickness. 9-pieces per pack. Price shown is per metre square.
Buy now: Prarie Laminated flooring, £11, Ikea (opens in new tab)
4. Colours Concertino Kolberg Oak Effect Laminate Flooring
This laminate flooring has an attractive kolberg oak effect, rustic surface finish and 4 sided bevelled edge. Each plank uses a simple click system, so installation is simple. 6-pieces per pack. Price per square metre.
Buy now: Colours Concertino Kolberg Oak Effect Laminate Flooring, £13, B&Q (opens in new tab)
5. Schreiber Narrow Plank Walnut Laminate Flooring
Give your room definition and interest with narrow plank laminate flooring which is both stylish and affordable. It is easy to fit, easy to maintain and has a 4 sided bevel. The matt finish grained surface looks natural and adds a more sophisticated and traditional touch. 10mm thickness. 8-pieces per pack. Price is per 1.28 square metre.
Buy now: Schreiber Narrow Plank Walnut Laminate Flooring, £23, Homebase (opens in new tab)
6. Impressive Soft Oak Natural Laminate
The Impressive laminate floor in soft natural oak looks and feels exceptionally natural. The planks’ authentic wood grains are perfectly reflected into the floor’s joints as well. And there’s more: thanks to a unique water-repellent ‘HydroSeal’ coating, Impressive laminate is not only beautiful, it’s also the most waterproof laminate flooring ever produced so can work in your bathroom. 8mm thickness. 7-pieces per pack. Price is per metre square.
Buy now: Impressive Soft Oak Natural Laminate, £20, Quick Step (opens in new tab)
7. Westco V-Groove Glossy Plank Victorian Oak Laminate Flooring
Give your room a glossy finish with its sophisticated highly exclusive look. Glueless fitting system and is suitable for all domestic rooms in the home but not suitable for use in bathrooms. Pack size 2.13m2.. Pack coverage 2.13 metre square.
Buy now: Westco V-Groove Glossy Plank Victorian Oak Laminate Flooring, £53, Tesco direct (opens in new tab)
8. Cream Tile-Effect Laminate Flooring
Ceramic-style laminate flooring designed to be versatile and easy to install. Suitable for use with underfloor heating. Glueless Loc System; Suitable for kitchens, and bathrooms when glued. Coverage per pack: 2.12m.
Buy now: Cream Tile-Effect Laminate Flooring, £25, Screwfix (opens in new tab)
9. Sensa Solido Laminate Flooring
Sensa Solido Vision is available in a suite of four contemporary designs, all with a wood grain textured surface and Isowaxx joints for added moisture resistance. 9 planks per pack. L1286 W194mm. Colour Darwin. Pack coverage 2.25m².
Buy now: Sensa Solido Laminate Flooring, £29, John Lewis (opens in new tab)
10. Karndean Riffel Oak White Laminate Flooring
Riffel oak white laminate flooring is suitable for everyday heavy foot traffic offering an affordable choice but retaining the Highest quality and comes in wide variation of colours and styles with matching accessories available to suit every style. Price shown is per square metre.
Buy now: Karndean Riffel Oak White Laminate Flooring, £32, Posh Flooring
Rachel Homer has been in the interiors publishing industry for over 15 years. Starting as a Style Assistant on Inspirations Magazine, she has since worked for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines and websites. After starting a family, she moved from being a content editor at Idealhome.co.uk to be a digital freelancer and hasn’t looked back.
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