Choosing flooring is literally the foundation everything else rests upon. So make it beautiful, whatever you choose, and we are here to help you make that choice. If the real deal, timber flooring or engineered flooring, is out due to budget or otherwise, laminate flooring is a great a way to start off your flooring experience.

Our laminate floors are tasteful and stylish with a wide range of designs to choose from. Whether you prefer modern or traditional styles, you will find your perfect floor with our unrivalled selection. Quality flooring is so important in making a room look fresh and beautiful. At Wood Flooring Ireland, we have over two decades experience helping customers find the perfect bespoke laminate flooring for their home.

benefits of laminate Flooring

There are a lot of benefits with laminate flooring. Installing laminate flooring is quick and easy. Our team will have your new floor in place in no time. Laminate floors are very durable and can pass for being genuine wood flooring. You can get a laminate floor in the exact style and colour of your choice. With proper maintenance, they can add a touch of class to your home. They are also hypoallergenic. If any member of the family has allergies, this floor is the perfect choice.

One of the major considerations of many households is the cost. Supposing you’re on a rather tight budget, as is very often the case with young families, a laminate floor makes it possible for you to have a beautiful floor that resembles hardwood for a fraction of the price. If that is not a great advantage, it’s hard to know what is. There are many colours and styles of laminate floors to choose from.


Laminate by definition is a multi-layer synthetic product fused together in the lamination process. Laminate flooring is trying to re-create real timber wood flooring with a photographic layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin mounted on to backing board. On cheaper type Laminates MDF or medium density fibre board is used, however we insist on using ONLY High Density Fibre Board on all of our Laminate products.  

In a market that is full of laminates, quality is very important to us at Wood Flooring Ireland. We supply a range of quality European manufactured and certified laminates. In addition, all our laminates meet the PEFC standards for sustainability. This is something we are very passionate about and will not buy any non-European manufactured products. 

As we only deal with quality and European products the majority of our range of Laminate Flooring in Cork are either AC5 or AC6 wear rating, we do however have a large range of AC 4 flooring suitable for bedrooms. The AC Rating is a general term used by manufacturers as a warranty. It ranges from AC1-6. Usually a AC4 rating gives you 25 year warranty and AC5 / AC6 gives you a 30 year to lifetime warranty. The warranty means you will never wear through the surface board and the structure of the board is fully warrantied also. 


We supply a range of high quality laminates in many different styles and options. If you require bedroom flooring we have a great selection of quality products perfect for a clean fresh night sleep. With a high quality acoustic underlay, this is the perfect choice for bedrooms.

Laminate Flooring for a downstairs area depends on a few factors. What areas are you flooring? Sitting Room, Hall or the whole ground floor? Is there a big space for a long or wide plank? Are you flooring the kitchen area? We have flooring to suit every area. If you are flooring a sitting room for example a good quality 9, 10, 11 or 12mm laminate with a good quality under is more than sufficient. If you are flooring kitchen or bathroom areas, you will need a water resistant laminate. We would ask you pop into the showroom or give us a call and we can advise you best for you and your family. 

you can make an appointment to speak with one of our experts

Being a family business, we fully understand the importance of dealing face to face. Please come visit our laminate flooring Cork and Dublin showrooms, so you can see the beautiful flooring in person, you would be most welcome.
Alternatively you can make an appointment to speak with one of our experts.  

Herringbone Laminate Flooring

laminate herringbone flooring

If an elegant style is what you are looking for, we have a great range of European Herringbone to choose from. Herringbone is a floor that allows you to express yourself and your creativity.  You can play with colour and pattern for a truly unique floor. We find a herringbone style floor gives the area it’s going in for example a hall or a sitting room a design feature within itself. Want the real thing? We also specialise in handmade timber wood flooring. See the Herringbone Flooring selection.


Laminate Flooring Colour

How to Pick the Right Colour

You may be wondering whether to use light or dark colouring. There are certain circumstances in which one might be a better choice. You can pick dark flooring if your floor space is large, your room has ample natural light or if you are aiming for a cosy atmosphere in the room. Light colours would be suitable if the opposite is true, meaning if you need your room to look more spacious or if there is less natural light to balance things.
Would you prefer the rustic look with knots and lots of character in the wood or a clean, more minimalist look? Rustic is very fashionable nowadays. You can also have a contrast of light and dark colouring, particularly with the tiles you get in chevron flooring. If you’re unsure about which to choose, get in touch to arrange a chat with one of our experts.

caring for laminate flooring

Caring for Laminate Flooring

Ease of cleaning is one of the best qualities of our laminate floors. Yet you should be meticulous about cleaning up spills and messes the minute they occur. Sweep regularly and vacuum your floor to keep it dust-free and shining. You should also clean it regularly with a specially-formulated floor cleaner. Spray the cleaner on the floor surface and clean it off with a damp cloth. This will help to maintain your floor’s shiny new look. This is true whether it’s a plank floor design, herringbone, Versailles or chevron flooring. It will keep your laminate floor in pristine condition. 

Never use wet mops on laminate flooring. A damp cloth is the only wet item you should apply. Your floor will remain beautiful if you treat it properly but abrasive cleaners and excessively wet mops are to be avoided. Take care of your beautiful floor and it will do you proud.

Laminate Flooring for family

Laminate Floors are Good for Families with Children

You can have any colour of flooring you wish. But in case you need some guidance, we can offer a few tips. You may be wondering whether to use light or dark For families with children, laminate floors are a like a gift. There are several reasons for this and the first is that the floors are so durable. The way children play, they sometimes get carried away and damage surfaces. But not this surface. These floors are not easy to spoil. So give your kids the freedom to play and enjoy themselves, knowing your floor is safe. Knowing also that your kids feel comfortable playing here as the surface is not hard or dangerous to fall on.

Good Value Laminate Flooring

Laminate Floors are excellent value

For the budget-conscious, laminate flooring is very affordable. Yet it still looks fantastic. Laminate flooring is also very long-lasting. As long as you maintain it properly, it will serve you for decades. Another great advantage is that it can easily be installed over another floor. That saves a lot of expense.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is laminate flooring good?
Laminate flooring is very good. It is excellent value for money as it is long lasting, easy to clean and looks beautiful.

Is laminate flooring real wood?
Laminate flooring is made of thin yet high density fibreboard with a wooden appearance. It’s a synthetic wooden floor.

How long does laminate flooring last?
If well maintained, laminate flooring can remain in pristine condition for up to two decades, and sometimes for longer than that.

What is better laminate or vinyl plank flooring?
Laminate flooring is a better than vinyl plank flooring. It is less prone to fading, less likely to become dented by strong furniture and has a better choice of appearances. It can be made to resemble a hardwood floor.

Is laminate flooring good for kitchens?
Laminate flooring is an excellent choice of flooring for modern kitchens as it comes in a wide variety of styles and designs. Laminate flooring is excellent value for money and is very durable which is important due to the wear and tear in a kitchen. Also, laminate flooring is easy to keep clean.



At Wood Flooring Ireland, we pride ourselves on creating exquisite bespoke handmade wood flooring.


Wood Flooring Ireland, we would be happy to hear from you!

Wood Flooring Ireland, 19 Northpoint Business Park, Mallow Road, Cork
021 4629913

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