Is 12mm Laminate Flooring More Hard Wearing?

12mm Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring has been a favoured choice for business owners and homeowners, and after years of development and improvement, the quality has become much better.

Now laminate can be used nearly everywhere, even in humid or damp environments thanks to a breakthrough with new coating technology.

Laminate flooring can transform the feel of any room and it is very easy to install, so it is usually a good option for anyone who is a keen DIY enthusiast. 

You’ll find out about the characteristics, the benefits, and the maintenance and cleaning regimen for your 12mm laminate floor in this article.

What is 12mm Laminate Flooring?

12mm laminate flooring is a kind of flooring that is 12mm thick and which replicates the appearance of a stone or solid timber planks. 

The key component of laminate flooring is a combination of several layers, usually including a top layer of a material with a high degree of wear resistance, a photographic layer, a high-density fibreboard core, and a backing layer for stability or insulation.

Why is 12mm Laminate Flooring so Popular?

12mm laminate flooring is popular with both home and business owners as it is more durable and stronger than thinner counterparts.

Able to sustain greater foot traffic and having the ability to last longer that some other flooring materials, 12mm laminate flooring is perfect for busy homes and also commercial areas. 

The natural in-built extra thicker impact performance of fully-protected 12mm laminate flooring also makes for a more comfortable surface to walk on, making it feel almost like walking on solid wood flooring.

12mm Laminate flooring can also be used in conjunction with underfloor heating, which is a popular choice for modern homes.

What Options Are Available in 12mm Laminate Flooring?

There are many options available in this popular flooring type including Quick-step Impressive Ultra Saw Cut Oak Beige Laminate Flooring. A Natural wood look beige effect flooring made of premium materials with a structure and protection that will increase the lifetime of flooring to the max. Quick-step Hydro-Seal surface technology guarantees that this 12mm laminate flooring is suitable for kitchen and bathroom.

Alternatively, there’s the Xtra Step 12mm Rustic Mid Oak Laminate Flooring. Bringing effortless elegance and beauty into your home with its extra firm base that gives Xtra Step laminate flooring that luxurious easy-feeling of walking on a well-cushioned surface.

This Xtra Step collection is beautiful as well as durable. It looks great anywhere around the house, and can transform lounge and bedroom areas.

12 mm Laminate flooring is available in a wide variety of colours and finishes to complement any interior design project. Available in stone effect, tile effect or wooden plank effect, there’s something for everyone.

What Are The Benefits of 12mm Laminate Flooring

  • Easier to install.
  • Suitable for installation on uneven subfloors
  • Helps in reducing reverberation within a space.
  • Enhanced insulation
  • Improved acoustics and noise reduction
  • A sturdier surface that can endure heavy object impacts.
  • Offers a luxurious feel underfoot

Looking After Your 12mm Laminate Flooring

Keeping your laminate flooring clean and in good order is important to ensure that it lasts as long as possible – doing so will make sure that it looks as good as the day you had your laminate flooring fitted for many, many years.

In this next section we will look at how to look after your laminate flooring properly:

  • Sweep on a regular basis 
  • Vacuum frequently to keep it dust-free and dirt-free, especially in high-traffic areas of your home.
  • Put a front-door mat to attract most of the dirt and stones that you may carry in with you from outside
  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals – You can of course use commercial cleaners but only if they are advertised as safe for cleaning laminate flooring 
  • Use floor protectors. Heavy furniture and heavy appliances could damage your flooring so it is advisable to put pads under the feet of furniture to shield the flooring from pressure and damage. Any scratching can let moisture seep past the surface layers of your floors, causing further damage.

Do’s and Don’ts to Bear In Mind


  • Install entrance mats to assist prevent the introduction of water, stones and dirt indoors.
  • Mop up any spillages with a dry cloth and then wash down with a suitable laminate floor cleaner.
  • Use felt pads to prevent furniture leg marks.
  • Remove ‘overspray’ from furniture polishes and perfumed sprays – it’s slippery.
  • Use rugs or carpet runners – these will help to protect floors that are high-traffic areas.
  • Clean the entry matting frequently. 
  • Keep your floor away from asphalt, paints and shoe polish, any of which can result in a stain.
  • Fix load bearing castors to heavy furniture to protect your floor from indentations.
  • Take off your shoes at the door, in particular, high heels put a lot of pressure on your floor, and walking in them on laminate can be extremely dangerous and can be a slip hazard.


  • Use rubber or latex-backed mats that could stain your laminate flooring.
  • You can apply airborne pesticides because chemicals will settle on the surface and make the surface slippery 
  • Use any other products or ways to clean the floor than those specified.
  • Drag large objects such as furniture across the floor.
  • Use cleaning products from laminate manufacturers at a far higher concentration than recommended – which could possibly damage the surface of your laminate floor.

Final Thoughts

We hope that this article has given you just a little insight about the benefits of 12mm laminate flooring and how it can transform any room in your home.

The durability, huge range of options when it comes to the finish and colour, as well the beauty of laminate flooring are just some of the reasons why it is a popular choice for home and business owners alike.

If you are considering a floor makeover we suggest you to get in touch with your local flooring specialist at Floor Land UK, and speak to them about your flooring needs. They can offer advice and recommend products that will ensure you get the perfect flooring for your project.


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