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Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring at Lees

Stunning yet practical, laminate flooring is a popular choice for many households. Nowadays, laminate floors offer a versatile and durable floor that is easy to care for and utilises a click system for a quick hassle-free installation, perfect for modification of any room. Laminate flooring is available in a huge range of textures and designs, using stunning finishes to recreate the look and feel of natural materials. It’s also highly practical and easy to clean, making it suitable for any room in the house. The advances in manufacturing techniques allow designs and styling to very closely imitate real wood and natural products. Using laminate flooring underlay will ensure maximum results, helping the laminate planks lay smoother, connect better, and feel slightly softer underfoot.

Laminate Wood Flooring

Here at Lees Furnishers, we also offer plank sizing options, choosing from extra long or extra wide planks to give your room a more spacious feel.You can even mimic a classic parquet look with our herringbone or extra narrow laminate wood flooring planks.

Create a cosy and inviting space with warm-coloured laminate wood flooring or a modern and bright space with lighter-coloured laminate. Explore our extensive collection at Lees Furnishers.

Wide range of options available.

Find the perfect style for your home.

Visit our showroom in Grimsby.

Our Showroom

Hundreds of home furnishings ideas in our Grimsby showroom. Within an hour’s drive from Scunthorpe, Lincoln, Hull and Beverley.

222 Victoria Street North
North East Lincolnshire
DN31 1BJ

 01472 353251

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Plenty of free parking available.

Laminate Flooring - Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main benefits of laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring is a cost-effective choice for homeowners on a budget. It offers the look of real wood, stone, or tile without the high price tag, so you’ll be able to achieve a luxury aesthetic without breaking the bank. Our laminate flooring is available in a wide array of styles, colours, and patterns so you’ll be sure to find a design that perfectly complements your interior.

Installation is also straightforward, whether you choose to hire a professional or tackle it as a DIY project. Laminate flooring often features a click-and-lock or tongue-and-groove installation system, making it accessible for those with limited DIY experience.

Laminate flooring is known for its durability. It's designed to withstand daily life, including heavy foot traffic, pet claws, and spillages, keeping your flooring looking fresh and attractive for many years. You'll appreciate how easy it is to clean – a quick sweep or mop will usually do the trick. Its surface is resistant to stains, making it ideal for households with children or pets.

Laminate flooring or vinyl flooring?

Hardwood, stone, or tile looks can be replicated effectively with both laminate and vinyl flooring. However, laminate tends to have a more authentic wood-like texture, while vinyl often provides a smoother, uniform surface.

Both laminate and vinyl are resilient, but vinyl is known for its exceptional resistance to moisture and water damage. If you plan to install flooring in a high-moisture area like a bathroom or kitchen, vinyl might be a better choice. On the other hand, laminate can withstand moderate water exposure but may not be as suitable for extremely wet environments. Both laminate and vinyl are relatively easy to clean, but vinyl's waterproof nature may make it a better choice for those who want effortless upkeep, especially in areas prone to spills or moisture. Evaluate your lifestyle and the specific demands of the space where you plan to install the flooring to make an informed decision between the two.

Laminate flooring often features a straightforward click-and-lock or tongue-and-groove installation system, making it easy to do yourself. Vinyl flooring typically comes in peel-and-stick, click-and-lock, or glue-down options, providing flexibility based on your skill level and comfort with installation tasks. Laminate is generally cost-effective and offers an affordable way to achieve the look of natural materials. Vinyl can vary in price, with luxury vinyl being pricier but providing premium aesthetics and performance.

Can I install laminate flooring myself?

Yes, you can certainly install laminate flooring yourself, and it can be a rewarding DIY project if you're reasonably handy and have the necessary tools. Laminate flooring often features a straightforward installation system that doesn't require advanced carpentry skills.

First you’ll need to prepare the room by removing any existing flooring and ensure your surface is clean, level, and dry. It's essential to fix any imperfections or irregularities first before laying laminate planks. It’s a good idea to acclimate the laminate planks to the room's temperature for at least 48 hours to allow the planks to expand or contract, reducing the chances of gaps or warping after installation.

Begin by installing underlay to create a moisture barrier and cushioning for the laminate. Some laminate flooring options have underlay pre-attached, so be sure to check the product specifications. Most laminate flooring features a click-and-lock or tongue-and-groove system, making it relatively easy to connect the planks without glue or nails. Start in a corner and work your way across the room, ensuring each plank clicks securely into place. Remember to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully for the specific product you choose.

Do I need underlay for laminate flooring?

Yes, you should strongly consider using underlay when installing laminate flooring. Underlay serves several essential purposes that can significantly improve your laminate floor. Underlay acts as a moisture barrier, protecting your laminate flooring from moisture and humidity that may be present in the subfloor. This is particularly crucial if you're installing laminate in areas like bathrooms, kitchens, or basements where moisture is a concern. Without proper moisture protection, your laminate could warp or become damaged over time. It also provides cushioning and sound insulation. It creates a softer surface under your laminate flooring, making it more comfortable to walk on and reducing noise from footsteps – especially valuable in multi-story homes or rooms with high foot traffic. It can also help smooth out minor imperfections in the subfloor, ensuring your laminate planks lay flat and evenly. It also offers thermal insulation, which can help regulate the temperature in your home and make it more energy efficient.

Some of our laminate flooring products come with pre-attached underlay, but in cases where it's not included, you can purchase it separately. Always check the manufacturer's recommendations for your specific laminate flooring to determine the type and thickness of underlay required.