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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.

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.

What floating floor underlay do you recommend?

If you are installing a floating laminate floor, then you will be required to install prior to the floor being laid a foam or rubber underlay

 

  • The 3mm silver foam underlay is an affordable option in underlayment, perfect for most residential & commercial spaces that doesn't require the acoustic performance certification. It provides a silver moisture film protection with noise reduction properties inbuilt.

  • If you require strata certification or must meet certain acoustic requirements at the property or commercial premises, our 3mm Acoustic rubber underlay is the certified floating floor underlay you will require. This rubber underlay is perfect for households that want the best performing underlayment, especially for subfloors with excessive noise that requires acoustic noise reduction.

Is laminate flooring pet friendly?

Yes, laminate flooring can be a great option for pet owners. At Imperial Flooring Australia, our laminate flooring is scratch-resistant and durable, making it a suitable choice for homes with pets. Additionally, our laminate flooring is easy to clean, which is advantageous when accidents occur. While no flooring is completely indestructible, our quality laminate flooring is designed to withstand the wear and tear that comes with pet ownership. When selecting a laminate flooring option, consider factors such as thickness and protective coatings to ensure it is well-suited for your specific needs as a pet owner. Additionally, placing rugs or mats in high-traffic areas can further protect your flooring from your pets' daily activities. If you have any specific concerns or questions about choosing the right flooring for your pet-friendly home, our team at Imperial Flooring Australia is here to provide expert guidance and advice.

What does 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.

Imperial Flooring Australia only stock premium AC4 & AC5 laminate flooring collections.

Do you sell timber look & feel laminate flooring?

We sure do! Explore our Oakleaf HD Plus Collection . Featuring 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.

How to clean Laminate flooring?

To clean and maintain your laminate flooring from Imperial Flooring Australia, start by regularly sweeping or vacuuming to remove dirt and debris. For routine cleaning, use a damp microfiber mop with a mild cleaner specifically formulated for laminate flooring. Avoid using excessive water, harsh chemicals, or abrasive cleaning tools as they can damage the laminate. For stubborn stains, try using a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution or a vinegar and water mixture. It's important to wipe up spills immediately to prevent them from seeping into the seams and causing damage. Additionally, place felt pads under furniture legs and avoid wearing stiletto heels or cleats on the laminate to prevent scratches. Following these guidelines will help preserve the beauty and longevity of your laminate flooring from Imperial Flooring Australia.

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