It does - doesn't mean it's all the same though.
In my experience, B&Q stuff (higher end anyway) is excellent, Wickes higher
end stuff is ok, B&Q cheap stuff is next, then the wickes cheap stuff. As
Dave says, avoid the Homebase stuff - it's crap.
Some of the non shed stuff is pretty good - and pretty expensive as well.
Forget it and use Pergo - as laminate goes, I can personally attest that
that is OK.
Does your budget allow for considering engineered wood instead (eg Kahrs) -
lays in exactly the same way, no more work and will last many times longer.
I used some of this a few months ago to tart up a couple of rooms in
my last house. Once down it looked fine and seemed pretty robust but
I had a problem fitting it: It seemed that some packs were cut out of
square at the ends. A run from the same pack would be fine but mixing
the two types (it seemed there were only two) meant there was a small
deflection in the run. I found this when one row kept popping out of
the joints. Once I identified the problem, it wasn't too much of a
problem to deal with, but that would depend on the size of the room
etc. Given the price/quality I would probably buy it again for a
similar project but make sure I had plenty spare to ensure I could
solve this problem.
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