What is Laminate Flooring?
Laminate flooring stands as a budget-friendly alternative to hardwood flooring, for those that want a high-strength flooring solution that looks and feels like real wood.
To make our laminate flooring, including our grey variations, we start with a high-density fibreboard (HDF) made from pulped and compressed softwood that has been sustainably sourced from managed pine woodlands.
From there, we mill the compressed board to create our 2G locking system, helping the individual pieces effortlessly fit together when laid, and creating a strong and stable surface for installation over subfloors.
Then we get to work creating ultra-high definition scans, taken from real hardwood flooring, and arranging them over the HDF in randomised orientations to ensure, once they have been installed, your laminate floors will look as indistinguishable from real wood as possible, highlighting all its ‘natural’ grain and features.
To finish off the real wood look, we apply a durable coat of melamine, which is a transparent substance that we emboss with natural wooden textures to finalise the aesthetic.
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The Advantages of Grey Laminate Flooring
Aside from an unbeatable look for your property, there are a number of unique advantages to choosing grey laminate flooring from us, including:
As we mentioned above, our laminate flooring is mostly made up of HDF, which is made from pulped softwood. The wood we use for this process is sourced entirely from managed forests, which means the trees and their surrounding landscape are carefully looked after and intended for sustainable cultivation.
This method of sourcing real wood is much better for our environment, as it is a carefully managed cycle of growth, harvest, and regrowth. Plus, thanks to careful quality control, there is very little wastage per tree felled.
Our laminate flooring is also pure in its composition. This strongly contrasts with vinyl flooring, which is made from petrochemical plastics that emit VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) into your home, especially when warmed by underfloor heating systems.
Our grey laminate flooring not only lets the overall appearance of your home visually ‘breathe’, but it also promotes healthier airflow throughout the property – with low-VOC levels, in line with E1 standards. This is thanks to the hygroscopic nature of its real wood core, which encourages a naturally better microclimate indoors.
The grey laminate flooring we offer comes in both plank and herringbone form, with a secure 2G locking system for its joints This design eliminates the need for glue, which can damage your subfloor and make replacing floors in the future very difficult. Our locking systems are precision cut to click together intuitively and easily, allowing for speedy completion of your flooring project.
Our grey laminate flooring is perfect for both residential and commercial properties, especially those with heavy foot traffic. Busy family homes can benefit hugely from our range, as laminate flooring is highly durable and the melamine coating it comes with is naturally antibacterial.
Grey laminate flooring can be put in a hallway or living room, where footfall is greatest, or rooms where wet shoes and spills are common, such as the kitchen. The surface of the flooring itself is resistant to moisture penetration, and the embossed texturing allows for more reliable grip walking without shoes, as well as scratch resistance against pet claws and children’s toys.
Plain and Simple Maintenance
Laminate flooring is very easy to clean. Grey colourings are specifically resilient, as darker shades can show much less everyday wear, which makes upkeep far less demanding.
You can safely use most household floor cleaning products on your laminate floors, as the wax sealant we install between the joints will prevent liquid seepage. As with all wooden flooring, we recommend you avoid soaking it with water or overwashing it. Instead, you can use a well-wrung mop or tailored spray cleaner.
The Types of Grey Laminate Flooring We Offer
Our laminate flooring can be grouped into three categories, each made with the same compressed pine wood base and embossed melamine top layer, but with added visual and physical benefits, including a variety of grey shades to choose from.
This is our standard laminate flooring type, featuring our signature grain texture and exquisite patterning, ideal for everyday use. We have light greys available in this style, for example, the Cairn Stone Oak, as well as much darker, almost steely variations such as Bellstone Torr.
This range features some of our finest plank designs in a wide spectrum of colours.
Natureffect Aqualock Laminate
This flooring type comes with all the same benefits as our standard laminate flooring, but with added water-resistant locking mechanisms which have been certified to prevent liquid ingression for up to thirty-six hours. It is the perfect solution for families that may experience accidental spills on a semi-regular basis. With Aqualock laminate flooring, you can rest easy.
The visual strength of this range lies in its paler tones, with a number of colours available to suit different interiors. Our personal favourite is the bright grey of the Silvered Oak.
Start Planning Your Grey Laminate Flooring Now
If you want to see exactly how our grey laminate flooring will look in your space, before making the final decision, you can use our integrated room visualiser. See our range of grey floors come to life before your very eyes, adding a touch of ease to the decision-making process.
Once you have decided on the perfect grey laminate flooring for your home, grab a free sample or take the leap and locate an approved V4 retailer near you.
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