I have it. Its not bad.
Hit the 'net. There are two suppliers of it, one in the south and one in
the north who wholesale it.
I would use the one in the north.
Its about as good as it gets for laminate style as opposed to wood
planks. My longests run was about 12 meters, and I did not leave enough
expansion at one edge, and got buckling this summer as the humidity went
up. Now sorted by jigsawing the tight edges out, and covering with oak
Dead level floors are *mandatory*. Otherwise it moves as you walk on it,
even with the foam underlay. Levelling compound is your friend...
Its extremely fast and easy to put togeher, but beware splinters from
the (pine) subtsrate. I got one that required doctor attention - too
deep to remove myself. In all its bitten me about 5 times. You need no
special tools to stick it together apart from a saw.. Its needs very
little surplus as well - you can always use cut ends of one row to start
the next. I calculated how many meters was needed exactly, including
half planks, and rounded up to teh next pack. I had aboout 5 neters left
over from over 80 sq meters of laminate.
It goes yellow under sunlight. After a year its a nice mellow color, and
has darkened a LOT. Where the kitten pissed on it it has stained the
grain a very nice dark color.
Basically I used it because any 'real wood' alternative was likely to
have problems with movement with the underfloor heating.
Do we like it? Yes. Its not as nice as real boards - too even both in
color and surface - but its the best of the plywoods.
Expect to pay arund 43quid a meter with vat.
Thanks for your informative response.
We would've preferred solid wood but we'll be laying over underfloor
heating and were concerned of potential problems. It is reassuring to
hear that you're pleased with your floor.
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