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Laminate Flooring Buying Guide 2022

Laminate Flooring Buying Guide

Laminate flooring is practical and looks fantastic. It’s simple and fuss-free to install and adds a beautiful finish to any room. Unlike real wood flooring, laminate takes very little ongoing maintenance and can be used almost anywhere in your home. To help you decide on the right laminate flooring for your home, we have compiled this guide to help you!


Kitchen laminate flooring is quite practical, and with a large choice of designs to choose from, it will provide you with both functionality and stunning aesthetics. Easy-to-clean laminate flooring is ideal for kitchens since it can withstand spills and dropped food.

Not all laminate flooring, however, is waterproof. There are laminates with qualities that can aid in the prevention of kitchen mishaps. There are a few things to consider while choosing the best laminate flooring for your kitchen:

  • Wax Edges: Having a laminate flooring that has wax edges can help keep moisture from seeping into your laminate flooring for longer.
  • Durability: Choose a laminate flooring with an AC rating of AC3 or higher for the best durability for your home.
  • Shape: If you want to replicate the look of the rest of your home, we recommend using planks for your kitchen’s laminate flooring. But if you want to diversify the look of your kitchen, you might want to use a square shape to resemble tile flooring.

Living Room

Laminate flooring also offers a number of other benefits that make it ideal for living rooms. It’s strong and resistant to scratches and fading, and it can endure big living room furniture without denting. This makes it perfect for living areas with a lot of foot traffic or that get a lot of natural light. With so many different designs, styles, and colours to choose from, the only problem you’ll have is picking which one to get for your living room!


Although not typically thought of as the best option for this wet space, there are several options for laminate flooring for bathrooms that are also extremely durable, making it a rather safe alternative.

If you take steps to protect the wood basis from moisture, laminate can be used in bathrooms. Moisture has a hard time moving downhill due to the tight joints between the boards. Laminate is also simple to clean. However, as laminate has a wood chip foundation, it’s important to protect it. 


You spend roughly a third of your time at home in your bedroom. As a result, it should go without saying that you want a floor that expresses your personal taste. Laminate flooring instantly gives any bedroom a new and contemporary feel, which is why it’s so popular. It’s adaptable, as it will go with any type of furniture or environment, and it comes in a variety of finishes, giving you plenty of options.

Get in Touch

Carpets Leicester can assist you in selecting the best laminate flooring for your home or providing additional information about other types of flooring. Call 0116 255 4335 to speak to our friendly team, fill out our contact form, or come visit our store

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