Laminate and Wood Flooring FAQs


How do I install laminate flooring?

In order to get the best possible finish for your new laminate flooring we would advise using a professional flooring fitter, our fitters are all approved Which? Trusted Traders. However, if you wish to install your laminate flooring yourself, we have a laminate fitting guide to help you every step of the way.

Does Laminate flooring need underlay?

Underlay can improve the finished look of your laminate flooring whilst also increasing the lifespan. As a floating flooring surface, laminate flooring needs to flex and move. Fitting laminate underlay can help to increase the comfort of your floor, whilst also reducing in room sound too.


Do I need underlay for my floor?

If the flooring type you choose recommends underlay, it is not an optional extra, it is an important element to the finish, feel and wear of your flooring. The right underlay will increase the comfort of your flooring whilst also improving the lifespan by up to 50%. Key features of underlay are;

  • Comfort, thanks to its cushioning properties
  • Shock absorption, protecting your flooring
  • Reduction of in room noise
  • Insulation, therefore reducing energy bills
  • Increases lifespan of your flooring
Watch our home expert Lucy Alexander talk about the importance of underlay.


What is the best type of flooring for my kitchen?

The kitchen is an area of the home that endures daily hustle and bustle. It is important to choose a durable and resilient flooring option that can withstand spills and splashes that are almost guaranteed!

Vinyl flooring is a top choice for kitchens, low maintenance, easy to clean and water resistant, it is the ideal solution. Available in various patterns and designs, you can achieve the look of wood, ceramic or stone at a fraction of the cost.

What is the best flooring type for allergy sufferers?

Smooth flooring is the ideal flooring solution for those who suffer from allergies. Vinyl flooring is the most popular choice amongst allergy sufferers, this is because of its sleek smooth surface, meaning there is nowhere for dust and dirt to hide. Laminate flooring is also a good option for the same reasons. The finish of smooth floorings make them easy to clean and maintain.

Can I order a flooring sample?

Our quick and easy sample service allows you to order up to four free flooring samples to be delivered to your door within 5 working days. Select yours today and request your samples.