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Is Laminate On Stairs A Good Idea?

Laminate flooring on stairs has become a popular option for many homeowners. Not only does it look fantastic, laminate has the appearance of real wood but is easy to install and maintain, making it a great choice for families. Take a look at this guide to find out why you should step up your interior and install laminate on stairs.

Can you put laminate flooring on stairs?

Absolutely. You can use this option on your stairs, especially if you want them to match your hallway or living room floor. However, as the stairs are one of the highest impact areas of your home, the chosen laminate requires extra adhesion.

Laminate also needs stair nosing once laid. Stair nosing is a safe way to finish your laminate flooring and reinforce step edges. It’s fitted to the edge of the flooring where the two pieces of laminate meet, creating a rounded edge.

Why is laminate flooring a good idea?

Laminate flooring on stairs works really well because it’s incredibly low maintenance. Any dust or hair that gathers on the steps is swiftly taken care of, unlike with a carpet. Installing laminate is also significantly quicker and easier to install than carpet, making it the perfect choice for homeowners who need to use their stairs as soon as possible.

Is it expensive to put laminate flooring on stairs?

For a professional to install laminate, it usually costs £10-£12 per square metre, plus around £5-£15 per square metre for the material itself. These prices will vary depending on the type of laminate you choose and the size of your staircase.

Durability and maintenance

Most laminate flooring varieties are extremely robust and can withstand high levels of traffic. Unlike traditional wood flooring, laminates don’t require extensive finishing with chemicals. It uses a grid-locking system that promises years of use without problems such as surface cracking. Additionally, laminated stairs don’t retain moisture and don’t react with household chemicals, making it a durable option to step up your home design.

Installing laminate stairs

If you’re looking to have laminate flooring on your stairs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Wilmac Flooring. Our friendly and professional floor fitters will help you choose a suitable design and install it at a date and time that suits you.

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