Laminate flooring buying guide

Versatile, hardwearing and low maintenance, laminate flooring boasts a comprehensive range of benefits.

Delivering on both functionality and style, laminate flooring promises to inject a sleek, modern look into your home or commercial property without compromising on durability or insulation.

Take a look at our informative buying guide for further information on the benefits and maintenance tips for laminate flooring, as well as style ideas for how this type of flooring can transform the look of your property.

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Types of laminate flooring

Whether you like the resiliency of hand-scraped laminate, the solid wood-effect of textured laminate or the natural, scratch-resistant qualities of smooth laminate, there are a plethora of options afforded to you.

If you plan on having laminate flooring fitted in rooms with high moisture levels, such as the kitchen or bathroom areas, then it’s important to select the right laminate which is specially designed for those rooms.

If you are unsure of this, simply consult a professional who will be able to advise you on the correct choice of laminate flooring.

Thickness and width

In addition to the aforementioned benefits of laminate flooring, the variety of thicknesses and widths available with laminate flooring poses a major advantage as you are guaranteed to find the right type to suit your needs and preferences, particularly when it comes to interior design.

However, it’s worth noting that the thickness of the laminate can impact the durability and insulation performance of the flooring, so it’s worth paying careful consideration to this prior to purchasing anything.


Laminate flooring can create a natural, polished look in the home, without the hefty price tag of solid wood.

The hard wearing nature of laminate flooring means it is incredibly resistant to scratching and general wear and tear, making it particularly beneficial in areas of the home with high traffic areas.

The low maintenance, easy to clean laminate surface makes this type of flooring ideal in homes with young children or pets (or just those with a slightly clumsy disposition…!).

Having said that, it is still important to clean laminate flooring regularly to ensure it stays in top working condition and remains looking its best for longer.

Style ideas

From rustic timber effects to antique finishes, there are a comprehensive range of styles and patterns available to suit both modern and contemporary properties.

Incorporating the beauty of the outdoors into the home has been a popular interior design trend for many years, and with a comprehensive range of styles and colour palettes available, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

From light golden honeys to deep rich mahoganies, there is a hue, tone or shade of laminate flooring to match your decor and look.

Brent Carpet Company Ltd are one of London’s leading carpet fitters, offering a range of commercial carpets and flooring, including vinyl & laminates. Brent Carpets are the leaders in supplying quality carpets for those throughout Hampstead, Mill Hill, Hendon, Stanmore, Central and surrounding London areas.

Here at Brent Carpets, we offer a wide variety of laminates to suit any style of home or business. We can facilitate the entire process, from the supply and delivery of the laminate flooring, to the fitting and aftercare, with minimal disruption to your property.

We offer a free initial consultation and measuring service throughout central London and the surrounding areas, ensuring we provide you with the ideal flooring solution.

To find out more or to book an appointment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team today.