Laminate flooring has come a very long way since we first began selling it in the late 1990s. Since then we have fitted thousands upon thousands of laminate floors and we’ve seen the quality and the design come on leaps and bounds.
A lot of the early laminate flooring was plastic looking, clearly fake and the joints were barely fit for the purpose. When Quick Step came along with their revolutionary ‘uniclic’ joint in 1997 then things really began to improve.
Hot on the heels of that came the likes of Balterio and Egger with their own versions and alternative designs. Designs became more realistic and the quality of the products went far beyond what anyone thought was possible. These days a lot of the better laminates are very convincing and especially heavy wearing.
Remember that laminate will not scratch easily like a hardwood floor and is particularly suited to families and households with pets.