With so many varieties of Quickstep laminate flooring to choose from black laminate flooring is rarely a front runner in the home fashion stakes.
Most people prefer to play it safe with colours and will opt for the lighter shades such as maple, beech, ash and light to medium oak.
Black laminate flooring isn’t as readily available for purchase locally, for obvious reasons most building suppliers only stock the popular selling brands such as Pergo and Quickstep laminate flooring and mostly in the lighter shades, you will inevitably have to do some searching online for a flooring specialist who can help you.
You can also find some excellent deals on Ebay for both new and used black laminate flooring – for example, Balterio Tradition Quattro laminate flooring carbon black (9mm) including free delivery can be purchased (at time of writing) for approximately 37% less than most flooring specialists can offer, and Carbon Black is quite literally as black as it gets.
Infact there are several Quickstep laminate flooring suppliers who trade directly from their Ebay store and will deliver to most destinations in the UK.
It’s well worth your time taking a look as there are some great savings to be had and in some cases delivery is free – visit Berkshire Trade Flooring Supplies on Ebay as they always do special offers.
Some flooring specialists such as ukFlooringDirect will even provide you with up to 3 free samples, whilst others will charge you a small fee which will be refunded against your order. But before you make any purchasing decisions there are a few things that you need to pay attention to.
Firstly, all brands of laminate flooring are given a durability grading also known as the AC rating. Laminate floors are rated from AC1 through to AC6, AC1 being the least durable and also the cheapest.
Generally speaking and as a guideline, if you stick to an AC3/AC4 grading you’ll be fine for all residential heavy foot traffic. Gradings of AC5/AC6 are more for heavy commercial traffic as you would find in offices and department store.
Secondly, you’ll get many years of trouble free usage by choosing a black laminate flooring with a suitable thickness, ideally 8mm or more, especially in higher trafficked areas such as hallways and living rooms.
A lot does depend upon your budget, but choosing top brand names such as QuickStep and Pergo you can be assured that any laminate flooring you select will be of the highest quality.
One more thing to note, there’s no longer a need to consider a glue based system. It’s very messy and also time consuming if you are laying the laminate floor yourself.
Laminates employing the glue-less ‘Click System’ do have an advantage, for example QuickSteps’ Uniclic black laminate flooring is not only easy to lay if you choose to ‘Do It Yourself’, but also if ever your floor was to suffer any serious damage, one or more planks can be easily replaced even if the damage is in the middle of the floor.
Below is a short list of some popular black laminate flooring packs that you can purchase online – you can also try Berkshire Trade Flooring Supplies on Ebay as they do have an extensive selection of QuickStep Laminate Flooring.
– Quick Step 950 Perspective 4 sided UF1000 Wenge
– Quick Step Linesse LUF1242 Black Varnished French Oak
– Quick-Step Perspective V2 Black Varnished Oak Laminate Flooring
– Quick-Step Perspective V4 Black Varnished Oak Laminate Flooring
– Pergo Uniq Commercial Black Oak Laminate Flooring
– Pergo Expression Stone Black Slate Laminate Flooring
– Natura Brazilian Walnut effect Step Compact Laminate Flooring
– Elka Wenge Classic 7 mm Laminate
– Balterio Tradition Quattro 513 Carbon Black