Why Choose Laminate Floors
Laminate floors are easy to install and maintain. Like all other flooring installations. There are times when they require a bit of attention to ensure that they reach their expected lifespan. And that you get the value for money you expect. Here we look at a few tips made available by laminate flooring professionals that will help you make the most of your investment.
Are considering getting a laminate flooring professional to install your new floors? Then feel free to skim over this section. But if you are in the mood to apply your DIY logic and work with your hands, then it will be worth your while to familiarize yourself with the installation instructions you received. Products can vary subtly between manufacturers, which means small differences could go unnoticed until it is too late. Especially if you follow general online instructions.
Quality Laminate Floors
The AC, or abrasion class, is a rating that goes from 1 to 5 and represents the amount of traffic assembled planks can take. Planks with an AC 1 rating are for extremely low traffic areas, such as kids’ bedrooms. Those marked with an AC 3 rating, are suitable for living rooms or moderately heavy traffic areas in the house. AC 4-rated planks are the most sold in South Africa and can withstand moderate to heavy foot traffic.
The choice between glueless and conventional laminate floors can be tricky. Our recommendation is to opt for glueless – not only because it’s easier to install and less messy, but because it can be repaired and even uninstalled with the minimum amount of fuss. This will save you a lot of trouble and effort when the missus decides it is time to remodel.
Laminate floors can at times experience what is known in the industry as ‘peaking’. It happens when two or more planks push together from different directions. Lifting each other off their supporting surface. Left unattended, peaking can damage planks, and the walls and even cause accidents related to uneven floors.
More tips like these are freely available if you need to install, repair, or maintain a laminate floor. Simply get in touch for an expert opinion from some of South Africa’s foremost industry professionals.