Laminate Flooring


UK: Laminate Flooring: Manufacturers & Suppliers



Laminate flooring was invented in Sweden in the early 1980s, in an attempt to adapt the laminate material widely used in worktops to a flooring. This required the development of materials which could withstand much more wear. Laminate flooring is ten times more durable than laminate worktops. Laminate flooring is now hugely popular throughout Europe and the USA. It has proved to be a very practical type of flooring, particularly for kitchens and bathrooms. Laminate flooring is available in an enormous variety of colours and patterns, the most popular being wood effect. Leading UK suppliers of laminate flooring are profiled below the panel of sponsored links.


Quick Step: Laminate Flooring. Quick Step of Belgium is a leading manufacturer of laminate flooring. Its products simulate different woods, including Oak, Beech, Birch, Maple, Pine, Cherry, Pearwood, and Walnut. Other Quick Step laminate flooring simulate exotic hardwoods including Teak, Jatoba, Wenge, and Merbau. Quick Step laminate flooring can be used with underfloor heating. Quick Step laminate flooring is made from a high density fibreboard (HDF) core. The top layer consists of a decorative melamine layer (which contains the required image of timber, stone, or other patterns) covered by a transparent melamine overlay. A melamine backing layer is also applied to the underside of the HDF core. Quick Step laminate flooring should be installed as a floating floor (not attached to the floor underneath) and without glue.

Alloc: Laminate Flooring. Alloc of Norway is a leading manufacturer of laminate flooring. Originating as a company making lacquered boards for the shipbuilding industry, Alloc started production of high pressure laminate flooring in 1992. In 1996 it introduced a mechanical locking system that allows the laminate boards to be laid without glue. Alloc laminate flooring uses this patented aluminium locking system, and a Silent System underlay to reduce sound transmission. Impregnated edges and an AquaResist core provide protection against moisture penetration. The laminate is suitable for all rooms in the house except bathrooms. Alloc offers a wide range of matching laminate mouldings for connections to walls, connection of level changes, and transitions to other flooring. Alloc uses similar technology to make high pressure laminate wall panels. These are particularly suitable for use in bathrooms and kitchens.

Flooring Direct: Laminate Flooring. Flooring Direct, based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, is a leading online-only retailer of laminate and wood flooring. It supplies laminate flooring manufactured by Quick Step and by Alloc. Flooring Direct will provide an online quote at its website, and offers a samples service. The brands of laminate flooring offered by Flooring Direct include: Florence, Pergo, Elka, Uniclic, and Quick-Step. In addition to a wide choice of hardwood effects, Pergo laminate flooring includes stone and slate effects. These floor tile effect finishes include: Yellow travertine, black slate, beige slate, desert concrete, graphic grey, and clotto clay. In addition to laminate flooring, Flooring Direct supplies Carpets, Solid Wood Flooring, Engineered Wood Flooring, Vinyl Flooring, Bamboo Flooring, and Cork Flooring. 



You may also like to visit our UK product guides on: Engineered Flooring, Carpets, Floor Tiles, Oak Flooring, Rubber Flooring, Stair Carpet, and Vinyl Flooring.


Flooring Product Guides: Carpet Tiles, Carpets, Engineered Flooring, Floor Tiles, Hardwood Flooring, Laminate Flooring, Limestone Flooring, Linoleum, Marble Tiles, Natural Stone, Oak Flooring, Parquet Flooring, Rubber Flooring, Stair Carpet, Travertine, Vinyl Flooring, Wood Flooring.

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