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What is Laminate Flooring?

Laminate Flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood (or sometimes stone) with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fibre board materials. Laminate is a cost-effective and high-performing option for incorporating hard flooring into your home or office – but no flooring comes without important considerations. Laminate floors are reasonably easy for a DIY homeowner to install. Laminate Floors can ONLY be installed in a Floating Floor Method with Foam or Rubber Underlay to be installed prior to installation of the panels.

Laminate Flooring
Laminate Flooring

What does the AC rating mean in laminate floors?

The AC Rating of your Laminate Flooring refers to the durability of the boards. A higher AC Rating means that your floors are stronger and can stand up to more punishment, however, laminate floors with a lower AC Rating are still some of the most durable options on the market.

AC Ratings Explained:

  • AC1: Suitable for home use with minimal foot traffic, such as in guest rooms.

  • AC2: Suitable for home use with medium foot traffic, such as in a dining room or living room.

  • AC3: Suitable for home use with all levels of foot traffic, including high-traffic areas such as entryways, kitchens, family rooms, and playrooms.

  • AC4: Suitable for home use in all traffic areas and for standard commercial use, such as in office buildings.

  • AC5: Suitable for heavy commercial traffic, such as in hotels or department stores.

Do I need to install underlay before installing Laminate Flooring? Yes, foam or rubber underlay compatible with laminate flooring must be installed prior to the installation of the laminate boards.

Do you sell timber look & feel laminate flooring? We sure do! Visit our Oakleaf HD Plus Collection

***Timber Feel & Look Laminate Flooring Oakleaf HD plus collection***

Interior 48hr Water Resistant warranty incorporating a 3-step process that includes a T Seam tight lock click profile, moisture protection treated bevel edges & independently tested water-resistant core. High Definition Realism & Unique Pattern Repeats.

High Definition (HD) digital imaging was used across a random sampling of natural timber planks to create 30 pattern repeats. Approximately 5 times as many repeats as a standard laminate plank. Installation size & plank blending will determine extent of variation.

Do you sell waterproof laminate flooring?

Imperial Flooring Australia are proud to offer the latest technology of 100% waterproof laminate flooring in its collections.

Simply Shop Laminate Waterproof Flooring Online available in 2 sizes in 10mm + 12mm.

  1. 10mm Aquamarine Waterproof Laminate

  2. 12mm Aquamarine Waterproof Laminate

Our Alternative ranges of laminate flooring are not waterproof! Manufactured with an Mdf Inner core, we sell 48hr water resistant premium laminate flooring options which includes a protective top coating preventing any water slipping into the core.

Visit our most popular water resistant laminate collection:

  1. Oakleaf HD Plus Collection

  2. Laminate Swish Aqua

Is laminate flooring easy to install?

Yes! Laminate Flooring are incredibly easy to install with the integrated locking system, all you need is a tape measure, mitre saw for cutting, a rubber mallet & a DIY installation kit

How long will laminate flooring last for?

With proper care and maintenance, a minimum of 20 to 30 years. because laminate flooring cannot be sanded and re-finished, it will come down to how well you treat your floor.

How do I order laminate flooring samples? follow the below links

Conclusion, why should I purchase laminate flooring?

if you are looking for a low maintenance, easy DIY installation flooring & a floor covering that has a high resistance to scratch and wear than laminate flooring is the perfect choice for your household or project


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