A beautiful and modern, affordable alternative to hardwood flooring.
Laminate flooring combines the beautiful natural aesthetic of a real wood or stone floor with all the benefits of modern flooring technology.
The surface layer of laminate flooring replicates the natural variations founding real wood and stone, with high resolution surface textures getting extremely close to passing for the real thing. Behind this stunning natural appearance lies state-of-the-art flooring technology that provides a perfect combination of practicality and style.
Wood effect laminate tiles are almost indiscernible from the real thing. State-of-the-art imaging technology replicates the natural variations of wood in the surface layer to provide a convincing, realistic, authentic finish.
Laminate flooring is available in many styles of natural wood species. High resolution imaging of the natural surfaces helps create tiles that remain true to the source material.
If you’re looking for something other than wood, laminate flooring comes in a variety of other natural material effects such as stone, concrete and terracotta.
Get the Mediterranean feel for your home for less, with a natural stone effect laminate floor.
Laminate flooring combines traditional aesthetics with modern technology to create the best of both worlds. Outperforming it’s natural counterpart in many situations.
Featuring a standard click-to-install system laminate floor planks effortlessly click together.
Most laminate flooring is resistant to surface moisture, which makes cleaning easier than ever!
Scratch Resistant surface technology provides a layer of protection against lifes little accidents.
Understanding the differences between laminate, solid wood floor and engineered wood flooring.
Laminate floor tiles and planks are made up of a composite core with a simulated natural surface on top, protected with an anti scratch surface coating. The base of the laminate has a balanced board that will not cup or bow when properly installed to help create a perfectly level and stable floor.
Each plank or tile of Solid wood flooring is manufactured from a single piece of timber. With the correct maintenance it will last decades. It can even be re-finished to bring back the original surface appearance years after installation.
The visible top layer of an Engineered wood floor plank/tile consists of a solid, real wood veneer. Beneath the real wood top layer is a durable base layer or layers made from less expensive materials which add rigidity whilst saving the cost compared to solid wood planks or tiles.
Our team of experienced laminate flooring fitters will make sure your new flooring is installed to the highest standard. We are renowned for our high standards, friendly service and our attention to the small details.
Our fitters are extremely talented and experienced. We will ensure your new laminate floor is installed accurately and efficiently.
Our expert fitters ensure all preliminary tests to the subfloor are carried out prior to installation, and your new real wood flooring is installed properly.
Real wood flooring requires expert installation. With the correct sub-floor preparation and proper fitting, your real wood floor will last longer and look better.
Excellent staff, at Inverness shop, and superb staff to deliver and fit the carpets, on time. Thanks Dave a job well done. I would not hesitate to recommend Sharon Leon for all your flooring needs.
A selection of inspirational Laminate Flooring all available from Sharon Leon. If you see a style you love simply give us a call or visit us instore for a free estimate.
Just a few top tips and frequently asked questions about how to look after your newly installed LVT.
Laminate flooring has a protective surface to help prevent scratching, but laminate floors can still scratch if you use abrasive tools. Steer clear of anything like steel wool, instead use a soft-bristle broom or dust mop. When vacuuming be careful to use an attachment without a beater bar or rotating brush, which could also scratch the surface.
In short, not really. Although laminate floor is water water-resistant, it has an inner core which can be damaged by excessive moisture and intense heat. An occasional quick clean won’t hurt too much, but could eventually cause the floor tiles to warped come loose.
Our advice is to avoid steam cleaning, even if the steam cleaner claims it’s suitable for laminate floor. Use a lightly damp mop instead, and never over saturate the floor.
Try to only use cleaning fluids that are suitable for laminate flooring. Some oil-based cleaning fluids will leave streaks and when dry show a residue. Certain cleaners may actually damager the protective surface coating of the laminate. Always spray the cleaner onto the cloth or mop you are using, avoid spraying it direct on to the floor surface.
Sunlight is the biggest culprit for the discolouration of any type of flooring. Direct sunlight over time will cause the colour of a floor to fade, to avoid this we suggest closing curtains wherever possible to shade areas of extreme sunlight.
Heat emitting appliances such as heaters can also cause discolouration. Try to avoid permanent sources of heat over your floor, and where unavoidable consider using a mat to help protect the surface.
Note: Use unbacked mats on LVT as the rubber backing can itself cause discolouration.
We supply all types of flooring for your home. From carpets and rugs through to real wood flooring we have something to cater for all tastes and styles.
Sharon Leon carpets was originally set up in 1963 on Bridge Street, Inverness, by James Sheerin. We were one of the first flooring businesses to introduce broadloom carpeting, allowing carpets to be fitted wall-to-wall without any seams.
Come visit us in one of our two showrooms. Our friendly staff will be on hand to help you choose the right flooring for your home.
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