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Laminate Flooring

Cost effective, durable and scratch resistant laminate flooring from Thames Valley Carpet & Flooring.
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High Quality, Stylish Flooring

Laminate is a great alternative to hard and softwood or travertine flooring. It is available in a wide range of colours and styles, including stone or wood-effect. It doesn’t discolour from liquid spillages and can be fitted in almost any part of the home.

Benefits of Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is one of the most resilient and durable floor surfaces available. It is a popular flooring material due to its ease of installation, low maintenance requirements, and long life.

This material can also be printed to simulate a wide variety of natural flooring materials include hardwood planks, and slate and ceramic tiles.

Unlike real hardwood, which comes with many imperfect pieces that need to be discarded or re-engineered, there are no defects in laminate flooring. Every board is of consistent quality and appearance.

Laminate flooring contains multiple layers of material that when fused together make a flooring product that can replicate wood or stone. It consists of a backing layer, core, image layer and wear layer.

Structure of Laminate Flooring

Top Wear Layer

The top layer of a laminate floor is known as the wear layer. This invisible surface rests over the material, protecting it from scratches, heel marks and damage.

Photograph Layer or Decorative Layer

This is the surface that gives the laminate its actual appearance. It is created when an image or pattern is printed a layer that is embedded in resin. The actual image can be almost anything, but typically laminate floors are manufactured to simulate the look of hardwood, cork, bamboo, natural stone, ceramic, or even brick pavers. This is what gives laminate flooring its unique appearance.


This is the heart of the material. The fibreboard core provides the depth, structure, and stability of the surface covering. It is generally comprised of wood chips or sawdust ground into a very fine powder, coated with resin, and pressed into flat sheets.

Back Layer

Many laminates will have a moisture barrier back layer. This works with the water resistant wear layer on top to sandwich the fibreboard and picture layers of the laminate, creating a water tight seal around the core material.


Laminate flooring must be installed over an underlay. This is most often cork or foam rolls. An appropriate underlay can also reduce the hollow noise that occurs when walking on some laminate floors.

Real wood flooring project, Crowthorne

I’m so pleased with the finished result and can’t thank the guys enough for finding such a good match and saving our lovely floor. Brilliant company. Thank you.

Real wood flooring project, Crowthorne

Why Choose TVCF for your Laminate Flooring?

When you choose Thames Valley Carpet & Flooring for your home flooring fitting, you'll get the widest choice of styles, as well as our expert advice and installation.

Local Business

We've sourced and fitted high quality carpets and flooring for rooms in houses across Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey

Great Selection

Choose from a wide range of flooring. From different types of wood and carpet weave, to laminate tiles and vinyl flooring


We have over 30 years of experience in fitting carpets and flooring for local businesses. Our expert fitters are highly trained and personally vouched for

Call Today to Discuss Your Laminate Flooring

Speak to us today about your flooring needs. Or visit our showroom for samples and more information.

01344 567 770