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Parquet as engineered or solid wood blocks is not always ideal. It can be expensive, difficult to clean, or simply not provide enough options for your taste. This is where laminate parquet comes to the rescue. At a much more affordable price and not much difference in appearance, laminate parquet can help provide that elegant and timeless look in your home. The possibilities are endless with these floors, and we would recommend them to any homeowner who wishes to have control over the dimensions and atmosphere of a room.
Parquet patterns, such as herringbone, chevron and versailles, help add flow to a room and make a space appear larger or wider. These effects are useful if you are not pleased with the dimensions of your home, or wish to accentuate pieces of furniture or doorways. The versatile patterns also give you plenty of styles to choose from, meaning there is something for every home.
Due to the photographic image layer, laminate flooring can replicate wood, stone or tile effects easily. In the case of parquet, it is not uncommon to find plenty of beautiful oak, merbau, walnut and acacia options that are often not available or are too costly in real wood versions. As you can see from our options below, it is also much easier for manufacturers to provide mixed options to help create modern, artistic or monochrome themes as you desire, giving something to cater for even the most unusual tastes.
Practically, laminate parquet is superior to the wood varieties as it is much more water resistant. Under any changes in temperature and humidity or with the introduction of moisture, wood would shrink and warp, whereas laminate withstands such conditions. That being said, if planks are not tightly laid or water is left to seep into the cracks (i.e. spillages have not been cleaned up right away), then the non-waterproof core will be effected, shortening its lifespan. This should not be a problem however unless you are laying the flooring in a bathroom however, which we would not recommend for any parquet except vinyl.
Although laminate doesn’t last as long as wood parquet, this is not important if you are only looking an approximate 20-25 year flooring solution. Any damage will in fact be less costly to replace, and if you are still moving up the property ladder, laminate may be perfect to provide comfort and a homely feel without investing more than necessary.
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Parador Trendtime 8 Oak Versailles Natural Satin Finish Laminate Flooring - 1474076
Lifestyle Camden 8mm 4V Herringbone Grey Laminate Flooring
Lifestyle Camden 8mm 4V Wriggle Petrol Laminate Flooring
Lifestyle Camden 8mm 4V Herringbone Light Laminate Flooring
Lifestyle Camden 8mm 4V Wriggle Monochrome Laminate Flooring
Lifestyle Camden 8mm 4V Wriggle Blush Laminate Flooring
Nest 8mm Pale Oak Herringbone Laminate Flooring
Nest 8mm Penny Oak Herringbone Laminate Flooring
Nest 8mm Warm Chocolate Oak Herringbone Laminate Flooring
Nest 8mm Light Golden Oak Herringbone Laminate Flooring
Kaindl 8mm Natural Touch Fishbone Oak Fortress Alnwig Laminate Flooring - K4438 RH
Kaindl 8mm Natural Touch Fishbone Oak Fortress Ashford Laminate Flooring - K4379 RH
Kaindl 8mm Natural Touch Fishbone Oak Fortress Rochesta Laminate Flooring - K4378
Balterio Xpressions Mixed Laminate Flooring - 64096
Balterio Xpressions Domino Laminate Flooring - 64098
Balterio Xpressions Piano Laminate Flooring - 64099
Balterio Xpressions Milkshake Laminate Flooring - 64100
Egger Kingsize 8mm Light Rillington Oak Laminate Flooring - EPL011
Egger Kingsize 8mm Dark Rillington Oak Laminate Flooring - EPL012
Egger Kingsize 8mm Dark Ripon Oak Laminate Flooring - EPL013
Egger Kingsize 8mm White Clifton Oak Laminate Flooring - EPL057
Egger Kingsize 8mm Natural Clifton Oak Laminate Flooring - EPL058
Lifestyle Love Aqua Brook 8mm Water Resistant Laminate Flooring
Lifestyle Love Aqua Coast 8mm Water Resistant Laminate Flooring
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