Laminate flooring features authentic wood print patterns applied to the surface, which is covered in a tough layer of transparent melamine. Inside, the HDF core has the best qualities of wood in that it’s strong and flexible, but is less likely to warp and doesn’t expand and contract to the same degree.

However, the boards are constructed in a way that makes them more versatile, and more practical in today’s home.

Though laminate flooring is essentially manmade, it comes in a wide variety of colours and styles that have all the character of natural wood. At Glasswells we have the very best laminate flooring options available, so from clean and contemporary whitewashed boards to rustic and rural-inspired designs, there’s something to suit every preference and decorative theme. Laminate flooring is easy to to look after and clean, just wipe away any spills. Top brands include Parador and Furlong.