Laminate flooring has been the best selling hard floor covering for years. Hardly surprising, since laminate flooring stands like no other for a durable and at the same time attractive floor design. All-round uncomplicated flooring with a very good price/performance ratio that requires very little attention and will ensure you keep a beautiful and resistant floor for many years to come – guaranteed.
What actually is laminate flooring? Laminate flooring is made up to 95% from natural resources, mostly wood. The heart is a board made of compressed wood fibres (HDF board). On the underside, it has a backing to stabilise it. Some laminate floors have an integrated sound-absorbing cushion too. On top is the “face” of the laminate flooring, the decor paper featuring authentic wood effects, stone decors or really creative designs. The top layer (the walking layer) consists of tough melamine resin. This makes the laminate flooring incredibly durable and easy to maintain.
Our MeisterDesign. laminate flooring has other benefits too, and is by no means only for use in bathrooms. MeisterDesign. laminate is...
Whatever the design, our flooring is made 95% from natural resources, mostly wood.
The special material not only makes the surface waterproof, but resistant to daily wear and tear: from kids’ toy cars to big birthday parties!
Stains of all kinds – in the kitchen or otherwise – can easily be removed from the planks using acetone, thinner or alcohol. Almost no other floor is as tough.
The special Diamond Pro surface makes MeisterDesign. laminate highly resistant against micro-scratches and abrasion!
Thanks to its material, laminate flooring is one of the most colour-fast floors there is – and retains its original colour for many years. Even when exposed to direct sunlight through floor-length windows!
Real-brand laminate flooring like that of MEISTER is also really authentic: the specially embossed surfaces of MEISTER laminate flooring are matched individually to the decorative image. The advantage: When you move your fingers over the surface you actually feel the texture of the wood: wood pores, filled knots and cracks – just like you would with real wood flooring (such as parquet). Different depths and degrees of gloss characterise the varying pore structures and give this floor its authentic appearance. This minor yet noticeable detail makes our high-grade MEISTER laminate flooring stand out from the rest.
With MEISTER laminate flooring, the technical advantages go even further. All our laminate floors (except for the LC 55/LC 55 S collections and LD 55/ LD 55 S) are equipped with comprehensive protection against humidity (“AquaSafe System | AquaSafe System+”). This makes them water-resistant and protects the planks from the ingress of moisture. The melamine resin surface is fully waterproof by nature. Our patented click system creates a tight seal at the joints and protects against penetrating moisture in combination with our AquaStop edge impregnation. In addition, our laminate floors have an anti-swelling base board, which provides up to 24 hours of protection in standing moisture with the AquaSafe System+, or up to four hours with the Aqua Safe system. This makes MEISTER laminate flooring extremely suitable for installation in the bathroom and a great alternative for anyone who isn’t keen on tiles! For example, high-quality oak planks can look stunning in bathrooms!
Our high-quality laminate flooring appeals for more than just its beautiful appearance and water-resistant properties. Although laminate flooring has long been one of the most popular floor coverings, it is constantly being technically and aesthetically improved. Thanks to its ideal technical properties, MEISTER laminate flooring is the perfect durable, low-maintenance choice for every room. The “Diamond Pro” surface finish increases resistance against micro-scratches and abrasion and offers additional protection against wear. The “antistatic” feature is a special highlight. It protects against electric charging – and attracts less dirt, so the floor covering is much easier to clean. Laminate floors from MEISTER are very forgiving of mishaps with waterproof felt pens, nail varnish, cooking oil, vinegar or paint. Small stains can be removed without causing any damage using acetone, thinner or alcohol. Our laminate flooring is also colour-fast and heat-resistant. Unlike real wood or vinyl floors, its colours remain beautiful for years, even when exposed to the sun. Laminate flooring is the perfect choice for every living area and is also suitable for commercial areas with a normal level of use (e.g. offices).
MEISTER laminate flooring offers a choice between different formats (long plank, short plank, tile), as well as a wide range of different wood, stone and other decors, the most popular being oak. Long plank formats work to their best effect in spacious rooms, while short planks and tiles are suitable for all rooms and can be transported and installed with ease. One central design factor is the appearance of the joints.
While products without joints ensure a continuous, harmonious-looking floor, planks with an all-round joint are clearly distinguished from each other. These decors have an extremely sharp and defined look. With long planks in particular (often in imitation oak), longitudinal joints create a beautiful effect and make the planks appear almost endless.
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Patented click systems not only ensure convenient, fast and low-price installation without screwing or gluing: they also ensure that laminate flooring planks remain in place long-term. The flooring can be easily installed on top of underfloor heating too. Some of our products even include an integrated sound-absorbing cushion (watch out for the “S” in the product name). This makes installation even more fun, even for DIY installers. Tip: Take a look at our installation instructions with a video and step-by-step explanation to find out how to install MEISTER laminate flooring.
It’s extremely easy to maintain as well: vacuuming is sufficient in the case of light soiling, while damp wiping with matching cleaning products from specialist retailers will take care of heavier soiling. In contrast to other products, laminate flooring does not require time-consuming oiling or sealing treatment. See our page “Caring for laminate flooring” for more information.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the large choice of floor coverings and to feel uncertain which is the right one for you. Unlike the other floor types, parquet flooring is made of real wood. By its very nature, it creates a natural, cosy atmosphere in any room. Oak is a particularly popular choice. However, real wood requires more intensive care, which is not the case with laminate and vinyl flooring. You can read about the exact differences between parquet and laminate flooring in our “Knowledge” section.
Just like laminate, vinyl flooring (including click vinyl) is a decorative floor covering. Its surface imitates the look of real wood or stone. As suggested by the name, most click vinyl floors are connected via a click system and, like laminate flooring, can also be laid in floating installations. However, some click vinyl contains polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or other harmful plasticisers. This means laminate flooring comes out on top when it comes to healthy living. MEISTER laminate flooring is certified safe by the Blue Angel seal. Find out more about the two floor coverings in our article “Vinyl and laminate flooring”.