Kingswell Flooring supply a wide range of timber floors, bamboo floors and Laminate Floors in Melbourne.
The Difference of Timber Floors and Laminate Floors
Hardwood timber Floors are a traditional flooring choice and different from engineered hardwood. Solid timber can be sanded and coated again after a few years. Because there are limited wood forest resources, solid timber is becoming more and more expensive. On today ‘s market, most consumers choose engineered timber floor. They have same looking and feeling as the solid timber. However, they are more reliable and better looking. Kingswell Flooring has good quality timber flooring range to choose.
Laminate floors are different with timber and bamboo flooring. It is man made flooring boards. It has four main parts: Balance sheet, HDF (High Density Fibre) Base Board, Decorative Paper and AL2O3 Anti-scrach Overlay. Laminate Flooring not only looks beautiful but is also very hard wearing and anti scratching. Comparing hardwood timber floors, laminate floors can not be sanded and polished. However the most advantage of laminate floors are hard wearing and great price.
Kingswell Flooring is laminate flooring specialist in Melbourne. Since 2005, we have supplied and installed laminate flooring in thousands of residential and commercial properties. Kingswell Flooring supplies all the top quality brands of laminate flooring: Forestchoice™, Armstrong™, Preference™, Embelton™ Eco-TUF™, Embelton Design Oak™, and Australian Long Boards. Customers can choose high-gloss or matt finish.
Please check our all the different laminate products in the Laminate Sub-Menu (8mm Thick, 10mm Thick, 12mm High Finish, 12mm Matt Finish and water proof AquaStop laminate).
See Laminate Flooring FAQ page for more questions and answer about laminate flooring details.
Laminate flooring does not use solid wood. It offers the look of hardwood but at a far lower cost. The construction of laminate floors in Melbourne happens in four steps.
– We start with a backing layer (also known as the balance sheet) which bonds with the laminate and gives it stability. This layer floats over the top of a foam underlay, unlike hardwood.
– Next comes the high density fibre (HDF) base board. This is made of highly compressed synthetic material to withstand impacts like walking or jumping. This gives laminate floors their true durability.
– Then comes the decorative layer – the surface film that gives an all-natural hardwood appearance. This layer is a high definition image of the wood texture that’s been pasted onto the board.
– The resin-based coating is applied last. This is an AL 203 anti-scratch overlay which provides laminate floors with their scratch-free and UV ray resistant properties.
Forestchoice™ laminate flooring
Forestchoice™ laminate flooring is manufactured under license to the Swedish Välinge® patented locking system, which makes installation very easy and gives a tight and secure-locking finish. The board surface comes with European AC3 level anti-scratching standard, and has a 20-year residential limited warranty.
Forestchoice™ laminate flooring has become one of the best value quality laminate flooring products in the Australian market.
Visit our Forestchoice™ laminate Melbourne showroom – open 6 days a week.
Armstrong™ laminate flooring
Armstrong™ laminate flooring belongs to American Armstrong World Industries Inc. Armstrong™ is a world leading flooring manufacturer. In 2012, Armstrong’s consolidated net sales totalled about $2.6 billion. Armstrong™ operates 35 plants in eight countries with around 8700 employees.
Armstrong™ offers high-end serial, Forest Select XL™ high definition laminate flooring with the most realistic and beautiful wood designs available in a 12mm construction. Armstrong™ “HydraCore Plus” high water resistant core makes it the next best product to real hardwood flooring. These boards are 125mm wide and 2260mm long.
Preference™ 12mm Oakleaf laminate flooring
Preference™ Oakleaf laminate flooring is new pattern laminate flooring produced since early 2016. There are 12 new colour to choose. All the boards are 2200mm in the length. and they are very popular in the market.
Embelton™ 8mm Design Oak, Eco-Tuf and 12mm Australian Long boards laminate flooring
Embelton™ laminate flooring has many type of choice. the 12mm thick and 1800mm long Australian Long boards are popular in the Australia market. Another beautiful choice.