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What Is The Cost Of Laying Laminate Flooring?


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Laminate flooring differs in price for the type that you decide to purchase but not so much in the cost of the installation. Factors that weigh on the prices of flooring may include warranties, durability and many more.

The type of the laminate flooring that you decide to install in your home is ‘what will be the major factor of your price range’. Which can be commonly found for as little as 60p per square metre up to anything around £18.00 per square metre. You might even pay more money if you wanted extra features. There are many different types of laminate panels depending on the amount you expect to be ‘walking over’ the floors. Laminate flooring is much cheaper for a home than it is for a place of business. The main reason for this is because the flooring designed for your home is not as durable, as homes do not withstand the type of traffic that a department store does. If you are purchasing for a business there are several types of you might select which will also depend on the amount of traffic that you expect to have. Businesses should expect to pay a much higher rate for laminate flooring than if installed in a home.

Another factor to consider, that will impact the price of your flooring is if you are looking for a long warranty. You can also find laminate flooring that includes a lifetime warranty. When you decide on flooring that is guaranteed for life then you have to expect to pay more money for the panels. If you don't care about the security of a warranty then you can pay a very small amount of money per square metre.

When you are considering your flooring, you are not only purchasing the panels for the floors, you also have to consider that you must purchase underlay for the panels, which is very important when it comes to fitting. This usually includes only the planks. It does not come in a package with the underlay and the panels.

When you are making a decision and looking at the prices you must also consider the quality. You are saving a lot of money using laminate flooring than you would with most other types. Therefore, it should be worth it to choose quality laminate panels, as these will last a lot longer. They are easy to install and you don't have to hire someone to install them for you. However, the quality, value, and a warranty should be considered.

The cost of laminate flooring can vary greatly. Your purchase and decision will depend on the amount of traffic that you expect and the durability of the panels needed. You should also consider warranties and any other issues that you might have. Be sure to shop around but don't forget about quality when you consider the cost. It is important to remember; by spending out a little more in the first instance will save you money in the long run!

Derek Rogers is a freelance writer who represents a number of UK businesses. For laminate flooring, he recommends Completely Flooring, one of the UK's leading suppliers of Quick Step Laminate Flooring


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