We recently fitted this Balterio Oak laminate floor in Greystones in Wicklow. The newly moved in couple wanted to revamp the room so they got rid of the old carpet and skirting. i brought around my swatch samples of the flooring and they picked out the Sandstorm Oak, Macadamia oak and Coral white oak but decided to go with the Sandstorm Oak. You can go to Floor Design to check out the range they stock or give me a call to bring some samples for you to look at.
The edges of the boards have the oak pattern on them unlike cheap laminates which have painted edges. The pattern on the edges gives it a realistic look to the grain and to the touch. The floor was in good condition when i took the carpet up so no work was needed to be done to that before laying the laminate floor.
The skirting was updated to 144mm chamfered primed MDF ready for the painter to do work his magic.
The under lay used helps reduce noise by 20DB and helps reduce moisture with a 100mu rating. It is a little more expensive but is worth it in the long run.