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amtico flooring v's laminate v's real slate

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katz Tue 14-Jun-11 21:56:09

What's people's opinion?

I would like black slate in my kitchen, so do i go for real slate, amtico vinyl effect or laminate slate effect?

I could lay the laminate slate effect myself and would be the cheapest option, would be warmer under foot than the real thing.

CristinaTheAstonishing Tue 14-Jun-11 22:12:38

Amtico is warm underfoot, hardwearing and very quiet.

katz Tue 14-Jun-11 22:14:20

thats good to hear - warm under foot is good, we curretly have badly laid ceramic tiles which are cold and very unforgiving!

Do you have amtico in your house?

PotPourri Tue 14-Jun-11 22:15:09

Real would be my ideal choice - every time

katz Tue 14-Jun-11 22:19:02

potpourri - my concern is coldness, breakages both tiles and crockery (current floor has done both) and up keep.

katz Wed 15-Jun-11 11:24:02

any more views?

HappyAsIAm Wed 15-Jun-11 13:13:37

I have amtico in my bathroom (not slate look, a wooden look). It was down when we bought the house, but I am really keen on it and would ahve it elsewhere. Warm, hardwearing and good quality.

3become4 Wed 15-Jun-11 13:22:24

I have amtico slate in my bathroom. It looks good and is very practical. Not quite the same as real but much more practical IMO.

noddyholder Wed 15-Jun-11 13:29:57

I have real slate and its fine. Not cold but this is a warm house and haven't broken any more things but don't have small children. I think real always looks better. Underfloor heating is great with it

katz Wed 15-Jun-11 14:10:56

thanks - think we will get someone in the quote for the amtico. Anyone able to recommend a company?

3become4 Wed 15-Jun-11 15:00:49

Where are you? I would recommend the firm I used in East London. Definitely get a professional either way. The second time we had it installed by the firm doing our loft conversion I wasn't nearly as happy with the end result (definitely the workmanship at fault though not the product).

katz Wed 15-Jun-11 16:02:53

Sheffield - i know John Lewis to it will have to try an dget some local recommendations. Want someone who knows what they're doing.

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