Laminate flooring has come a long way in the past 20 years, and now you can buy laminate floors that are appropriate for bathrooms. I have found with laminate flooring that does not have bevel around each plank tend to be the worst for swelling around the edges of the boards. If you do not have children, then going for a good quality and thick laminate floor should be okay, using bath mats and cleaning up spills as soon as possible will lengthen the lifetime of your laminate floor.
Laminate flooring in kitchens is an ever popular choice, due to able to imitate tiles, or the expensive exotic real wood floors. The range is vast so will cater for every taste. Water damage is a big issue, with so many water sources around the kitchen, it only takes one to fail and leak and you won’t know until it’s too late and the damage has been done. I would advise on checking all plumbing before a new floor is going to be fitted. One of the easiest mistakes is when you disconnect the washing machine or dishwasher and the rubber seal comes out of the hose without you knowing, this would cause a slow leak that you might not see for a while.
As with solid wood, you can buy laminate flooring that comes in various widths, so you can choose one that would better match the hallway. Make sure you go for a good quality one due to the high level of traffic.
Dining room, Lounge and Bedrooms
Any range of laminate flooring can be fitted in these rooms, but if you have children or pets, then go for a mid to high end in price, this will be more cost effective, especially if you are paying a tradesman to have your laminate floor fitted. Cheap laminate floors are fine for bedrooms, due to the low traffic it receives.