Designflooring is a more versatile and practical alternative to laminate flooring in numerous aspects. One of the first differences you’ll notice when walking on Designflooring is the sound - you’ll find Designflooring much quieter than laminate underfoot, and much warmer, too! This is because Designflooring is made from a vinyl composition which is soft and malleable, as opposed to laminate which is created using rigid fibreboard.
Designflooring also boasts a much more realistic texture than most laminate flooring, with its unique natural grain patterns and highly realistic texture. Furthermore, you can choose from a wide range of wood and stone look effects, and personalise with design strips and borders, allowing you to create a bespoke look for any space. With laminate flooring, you’re limited to a straight laid design using one product.
Laminate flooring is not very resilient when it comes to accidents. Spills and leaks can easily damage laminate planks and drops can cause chipping and cracks. Designflooring is not easily damaged – so will stand the test of time in busy family homes and high traffic commercial spaces alike.
The most significant difference between laminate and Designflooring though, is their reaction to differing environments. Laminate flooring will react substantially to changes such as moisture, heat or cold. Moisture is absorbed by laminate and causes the planks to warp as they dry out, making use in a kitchen, bathroom or utility room problematic. Heat and cold will also cause problems; your floor will naturally expand in the heat, which can cause buckling, and contract in the winter, which can cause splitting. Designflooring on the other hand will withstand surface water without any damage to the tile and will withstand temperature fluctuation without becoming damaged – providing a much more long lasting and reliable solution.
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