Formica Laminate Flooring
Formica Laminate Flooring is an extremely wear, stain and scratch resistant floating floor system that boasts unrivalled strength thanks to the unique Forma-Lock™ locking system. It is incredibly easy to install and maintain. Formica Laminate Flooring comes in a vast range of styles, colours and finishes. You can lighten or add warmth to any space with minimal effort and at a very cost effective price. Formica believe is creating premium products that look good and last. That's why Formica Laminate Flooring is backed by a 7 year limited warranty for commercial use (8mm, 10mm and 12mm) and up to 20 years in residential environments.
Frequently asked questions
- How do I clean a Formica Laminate Flooring?
As the laminated surface is completely non-porous, dirt and grime sits on the floor's surface rather than becoming ingrained. Simply use a micro-fibre mop for regular cleaning or a very lightly damp sponge to spot clean. Wet mops or steam mops should not be used but why would you want to? Why add water to dirt to create a film of grime when you can simply lift dirt quickly and easily with a micro fibre mop?
Unika Zip Clean can be used to help lift stubborn marks and give the surface a real sheen.
- How is the flooring laid ?
These floor boards are laid simply by locking one board into the next over a moisture resistant underlay. There is no need to use any adhesives in the process. The boards lock together and float over the sub-floor without the need to adhere them to the sub-floor or adhere neighbouring boards to each other. The installation process is extremely quick and more importantly, as the floor does not need to be sealed it can be walked on immediately once it has been laid.
- Can I sand and re-finish Formica Laminate Flooring?
No. The floor cannot be sanded but it is much harder wearing than solid or veneer timber and typically has a much higher density making Formica Laminate Flooring extremely strong giving it excellent longevity. If you do damage a board significantly then that board can simply be cut out and replaced with another rather than sanding and re-coating the whole floor. No more waiting days between coats as you would when re-finishing a timber floor.
- Do I need to use an underlay with Formica Laminate Flooring ?
Yes, a moisture barrier protecting the laminate flooring from any moisture that may come through the subfloor is very important. We highly recommend a foil laminated foam underlay for total protection on 8 and 10mm thick Formica Laminate Flooring and a thick plastic sheeting for 12mm laminate flooring.
- How is Formica Laminate ecologically friendly ?
Formica Laminate Flooring is manufactured without the use of PVC or chlorine and the high density fibre board substrate is rated E1 for formaldehyde emissions. More importantly, with decorative paper giving the flooring its décor the cutting down of natural hardwood timbers is not required. The HDF substrate has been made from sustainably managed forests.
- How is Formica Laminate Flooring good for my allergies?
With such a hard and impregnable laminate surface this product is perfect for those that suffer from allergies. This floor is easily cleaned and won't trap dust or harbour mites or other allergens.
The fact that there is no sanding or coating required once flooring is laid also translates into health benefits to those installing the flooring or living with it after installation.