Real wood and laminate flooring is a simple and effective way of adding some luxury to your home. Based in Tamworth, Staffordshire, Lakin Carpet & Flooring Co. Ltd is a specialist flooring company that is able to help you choose something suitable for your property. We’re experts in the profession, and we strive to ensure that you’re happy with what you buy from us.
With more than 30 years’ experience installing laminate and other traditional flooring, we’re proud to say that we fitted the first ever laminate floor in the UK on 21st March 1984. Laminate flooring is a multi-layered, wood-based floating floor system that replicates the appearance of hardwood, stone, ceramic tile, and other more expensive flooring options. It is available in strips, planks, and squares, and has specific features that make it easy to install and practical to maintain. We stock a full range of laminate brands, including Pergo™ and Kronospan™.
Improvements in manufacturing technology and in the various components of laminate flooring have created a modern, practical, and versatile flooring product that is capturing a significant share of the flooring market.
A normal clean of laminate flooring can be taken care of with a simple vacuum. As well as this, using a damp mop on it from time to time is also a good idea.
Don’t use soap, wax, or polish on laminate flooring as they will leave a film behind and make the floor look greasy. Stains can be wiped away easily with a soft cloth and laminate cleaner or denatured alcohol. Do not, however, scrub with steel wool or any other coarse material.
As an added precaution, use felt pads under furniture legs and pads or plastic wheels under chair legs.
· Problem: Chocolate, Grease, Juice, Cordials, or Wine
· Solution: Warm Water and Mild Detergent
· Problem: Tar, Crayon, Lipstick, Shoe Polish, Ink, Carbon, Nail Polish, or Cigarettes
· Solution: Methylated Spirit, Acetone, or Household Solvent
· Problem: Candle Wax or Chewing Gum
· Solution: Allow Them to Harden, Then Carefully Scrape Them Off
We supply and fit a wide variety of commercial flooring for various businesses. With a long and proven track record of providing quality solutions, we’re experts in helping a range of companies in Staffordshire with their flooring. This includes:
· Local Authorities
· Schools & Colleges
· Sports Facilities & Gyms
· Offices & Shops
· New Housing Developments
· Insurance Companies
· FTSE 100 Companies
Some of our clients include Age Concern™, Eddie Stobart™, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Britvic™, Focus™, and Halifax™. Get in touch with our workforce to receive a no-obligation quote.
Complement your home’s interiors with real wood flooring. The beauty of your household items can be enhanced with high-quality flooring. Maybe it’s the old sofa that suddenly takes on a relaxed charm; the inherited end table becomes quaint, not clunky; the favourite arm chair, surprisingly now endowed with extraordinary character. A real wood floor really does have the ability to make your home look good. We supply a wide range of real and engineered wood brands, including Tuscan™ and BOEN™.
In a sense, the power of wood floors extends well beyond the realm of decor. If you believe that beauty holds sway over the mind, it’s not hard to imagine a wood floor as the foundation of your personal sanctuary – a calming influence far away from such worldly concerns as early-morning meetings, traffic jams, and obsessive bosses.
In most cases, it is recommended that you vacuum and/or dust mop your real wood flooring on a weekly basis. A damp mop can be used for spills and a general clean up on floors that have non-waxed polyurethane or a similar surface finish. After a certain period of time, high-traffic areas may begin to show signs of wear. Regular cleaning and maintenance will prevent this from happening.
If a floor is waxed, occasional buffing helps renew the shine and remove scuff marks that may appear in the wax coating. If the shine cannot be renewed in heavily-used lanes, occasionally re-waxing these areas may be necessary. Intervals for completely re-waxing a floor may extend to a year or longer when attention has been paid to proper care.
Wood and water don’t mix! No matter the finish your flooring is coated in, we advise that you should never pour water onto it.
While a damp mop may be used on polyurethane and other surface finishes in good condition, excessive amounts of water seep between the boards and into small scratches, causing deterioration of finishes. A damp mop should only be damp to the touch. It should be thoroughly wrung and not dripping.
Wax-coated finishes should never be cleaned or maintained with water, not even a damp mop. Water can cause a wax finish to be dull or leave water spots.