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How much does laminate flooring cost?

Laminate flooring is a popular choice for many homeowners because it’s affordable, easy to install, and looks great. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder laminate flooring has become the most popular type of flooring in modern homes. But how much does laminate flooring cost? And what about installation costs? This article will help answer those questions and more.

What is the cost of laminate flooring?

Most people know that laminate flooring is affordable. It’s made from man-made materials and is available in a variety of colours, patterns, and textures. The one downside to this type of flooring is that it doesn’t last as long as traditional hardwood floors. However, it is cost-effective, non-porous and scratch-proof making them a perfect alternative to tiles and real hardwood floors. 

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But what are the costs of laminate flooring? Compared to other types of flooring, it’s relatively inexpensive to purchase and install. There will be additional costs in terms of repairs over time, but these aren’t too high. 

On average, you can expect to pay £20 per m2 for laminate flooring. While this is still considered costly, it is still significantly cheaper than tiles. Modern laminate flooring also has a unique click and lock system meaning you can easily install them without the need for adhesive and extra labour, saving you money in the long term.  There are a number of alternative flooring ideas which can also help spare the cash as long as you’re willing to do some DIY.

How much does laminated floor installation cost?

If you’re not confident, installing your laminate flooring DIY style then we recommend hiring a local contractor that can quickly and easily get the job done for you. Laminate flooring is an affordable option for homeowners, but like any other type of flooring, it does come with installation if you don’t opt to do it yourself. 

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There are a range of factors that could impact the cost of fitting laminate flooring: 

  • Type and quality of laminate 
  • Size of the room to be covered
  • Shape of the room 
  • Amount of prep work needed to ensure floor is suitable 

Different labourers will work on different rates of pay, for example, they may charge per day, per square metre or per hour. Here are the average costs you can expect to pay for laminate installation depending on different rates of pay: 

  • £10 per m2
  • £175 per day 
  • £20 per hour 

Maintenance considerations for laminate floors

One of the key factors in choosing laminate flooring for your home is the price, which can be a stumbling block for many people. It’s easy to want to install affordable, low-maintenance flooring without considering that some laminate floors require more maintenance than others.

Laminate flooring is a great solution for areas where you have lots of foot traffic or kids running around. However, this will require regular maintenance to keep your flooring looking and feeling as good as new. To keep your floors looking showroom ready, mix a solution of 1 cup white vinegar and 1 gallon of boiling water and pour into a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto a mop and wipe over your laminate flooring to remove any stains or grime build up. We recommend running through this process once a week, however, its essential that you research the manufacturers maintenance guidelines for your laminate flooring for best results.  

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You should also consider what type of laminate flooring you choose. Some types of laminate floors require less maintenance while others don’t. The type of laminate flooring will impact what kind of maintenance it requires, so research before making your purchase if you have any concerns about the amount needed. Manufacturers will usually provide detailed instructions on how to best clean and upkeep your flooring.

Conclusion

Laminate flooring is a popular choice for many homeowners because it’s affordable, easy to install, and looks great. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder laminate flooring has become the most popular type of flooring in modern homes. But how much does laminate flooring cost? And what about installation costs? This article will help answer those questions and more.

Amongst many other benefits, laminate floors offer some distinct advantages over other types of flooring options. For example, they are less likely to swell or warp after being installed and are easier to clean than other types of floors. Laminate floors also offer lower installation costs than hardwood floors. Though this may be offset by the need for frequent refinishing or protection from heavy traffic areas (such as kitchens), it still makes for one of the most affordable DIY projects around!

Ken Davies

Ken Davies

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