Laminate flooring

At Dorset Contract Flooring we can also offer a wide range of products from SoloFloor whom are the standard of excellence in laminate flooring. SoloFloor’s top quality comes from 3 robust layers, including the support layer which is a compressed high density fibre board (HDF) that will not warp or deform. The result: an easy-care and durable floor with an attractive surface you will enjoy of years. Dorset Contract Flooring can offer you more than 15 different colours to choose from.

Why Choose Laminate?

Unlike hardwood, laminate floors will not stain, fade, dent and are far more scratch and water resistant.

Entry level laminate wood flooring is designed for light traffic areas and come with warranties ranging from 10 to 15 years. Most people set their expectations too high and expect that entry level floors will perform under heavy traffic conditions and still look good for the duration of the warranty. This is however not the case, as an entry level floor subject to high traffic will start to show wear and tear within three to five years.

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Laminate floors

come with cores ranging from 6mm up to 12mm. A thicker core is more stable, less vulnerable to buckling and will sound more like real hardwood when walked on. Good quality cores are treated with water repellent chemicals, and resist swelling due to excessive moisture. This is very important especially when considering laminate wood flooring in bathrooms and kitchens.

For these applications also consider a floor that has Paraffin wax impregnated joints. The Paraffin wax acts as a water repellent and will prevent topical water spills from penetrating down to the core. Also remember to scrutinize the warranty, as certain products are not covered for use in bathrooms and kitchens.