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The Best Laminate Flooring of 2024

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Jamie Hall
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Last Updated: 8 April 2024
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Laminate is a popular flooring choice for first-time buyers and those renovating their homes, as laminate is durable, water-resistant, easy to install, and an affordable alternative to traditional hardwood flooring. From different thicknesses to various styles and colours, there are a range of factors to consider before choosing your laminate flooring. 

Popular Laminate Flooring Brands

Kronospan and Quickstep are popular laminate flooring options, ranging from 7mm to 12mm thickness options. Available in oak, pine, stone, walnut and more, there is a range of laminate plants to suit all types of interiors. Below are a few of our top picks.

  • Quickstep Impressive Sawcut Oak Grey Laminate Flooring

    £23.95 per m²

    Was: £28.99 per m² SAVE 17%

    Features

    Thickness
    8mm
    AC Rating
    AC4
    Planks per Pack
    7
    Tile Size
    1380mm x 190mm
    Waterproof
    Yes

      Pros & Cons

    • Waterproof Laminate
    • Click Installation, DIY Friendly
    • Scratch Resistant
    • Higher price tag than most laminate

    Our Quickstep Impressive Sawcut Oak Grey Flooring has an easy-click installation system with scratch guard technology making this floor 10x more resistant to scratches. As this flooring is waterproof, it’s perfect for spaces prone to water spillages including the bathroom and kitchen.

  • Kronospan Supernatural Tomahawk Oak Laminate Flooring

    £11.39 per m²

    Was: £13.67 per m² SAVE 17%

    Features

    Thickness
    8mm
    AC Rating
    AC4
    Planks Per Pack
    9
    Plank Size
    1285mm x 192 mm
    Waterproof
    No

      Pros & Cons

    • Affordable Laminate
    • Click Installation, DIY Friendly
    • Not Waterproof

    The Kronospan Supernatural Tomahawk Oak Flooring is available in matt or satin finishes, suitable for all different room specifications. As this flooring is moisture resistant with Aquastop Moisture Protection means it resists the damaging action of water to some extent.

  • Royal Riveria - Danube Oak

    £14.99 per m²

    Was: £19.99 per m² SAVE 25%

    Features

    Thickness
    8mm
    AC Rating
    AC4
    Planks Per Pack
    8
    Plank Size
    1205mm x 197mm
    Waterproof
    Water Resistant

      Pros & Cons

    • Free Underlay
    • Water Resistant up to 72 hours
    • High Quality Product
    • Click Installation, DIY Friendly

    Royal Riveria Danube Oak is an easy to install click based laminate using the uniclic locking system. This floor boasts a water resistant property allowing the floor to withstand water for up to 72 hours! The Royal Riveria range currently comes with free underlay with it's purchase making it a popular choice in 2024.

  • Kronospan Supernatural Dartmoor Oak Laminate Flooring

    £11.39 per m²

    Was: £13.67 per m² SAVE 17%

    Features

    Thickness
    8mm
    AC Rating
    AC4
    Planks Per Pack
    9
    Plank Size
    1285mm x 192mm
    Waterproof
    No

      Pros & Cons

    • Affordable Laminate
    • Click Installation, DIY Friendly
    • Not Waterproof

    The Kronospan Supernatural Dartmoor Oak Flooring is easy to install and maintain, making it a popular choice for homeowners and builders alike.

  • Royal Riveria - Nile Oak

    £14.99 per m²

    Was: £19.99 per m² SAVE 25%

    Features

    Thickness
    8mm
    AC Rating
    AC4
    Planks Per Pack
    8
    Plank Size
    1205mm x 197mm
    Waterproof
    Water Resistant

      Pros & Cons

    • Free Underlay
    • Water Resistant up to 72 hours
    • High Quality Product
    • Click Installation, DIY Friendly

    Royal Riveria Nile Oak is a beautiful grey floor and is an easy to install click based laminate using the uniclic locking system. This floor boasts a water resistant property allowing the floor to withstand water for up to 72 hours! The Royal Riveria range currently comes with free underlay with it's purchase making it a popular choice in 2024.

Is 12mm Laminate Better Than 8mm?

As 12mm laminate floor is thicker therefore it is slightly stronger than an 8mm floor, but the difference in surface quality is minimal and barely noticeable. The only big difference is that 12mm floors are a little bit more expensive. Making sure you choose the correct thickness as some floors may require underlay. Choosing a 12mm floor with a 3mm underlay may be too high for your floor space. 

AC Rating For Laminate Flooring

In addition to considering size, style and colour, you must choose a laminate floor with the correct AC Rating. The AC rating system, which stands for Abrasion Class, is used to determine its suitability. The ratings range from 1 to 6, with AC1 being the least durable and suitable for light-traffic areas and AC6 is the most durable and ideal for high-traffic areas.

Why You Should Choose Laminate Flooring

Laminate is a popular choice and someone shopping for laminate looks for a cost-effective, low-maintenance option that is aesthetically pleasing and durable. Kronospan and Quickstep offer a wide range of styles and both brands are known for their durability and long-term guarantee, making them a great investment for your home. Shop our range of Laminate Flooring and browse more of our range of styles, shades, and effects. Optionally, for a floor that can withstand moisture and liquids without damage, LVT flooring is the best choice.

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