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  1. #1
    dclayw is offline Novice
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    Mar 2010

    Default Parador laminate flooring

    After researching quite a bit I'd pretty much settled on Quickstep laminate but when I visited a couple of retailers I was told Parador is essentially exactly the same (both made in Germany blah blah blah) and as there is no middle man Parador is cheaper by about $10/sqm.

    Is this all sales pitch or is Parador laminate a good prouduct. $10/sqm can be quite a saving for a big area.

    Don't think Parador uses the Uniclic system but has something very similar.

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    ongy67 is offline Apprentice (new member)
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    Glenwood, NSW


    I have Parador laminate flooring now (Cocobolo dark) and would never get any type of laminate again. It is a 3 year old house that we built and looked everywhere for flooring, we chose the laminate instead of real floorboards cos of cost. Now 3 years later it is all scratched, water damaged and a waste of about $4000.
    We are going back to white tiles now, a little colder but at least durable. Only buy laminate if you are doing up a house for resale as it does look good or you are only going to live in that house for a couple of years.
    After all laminate, no matter how thick, is only glorified cardboard and even the hot weather and cold weather affects it. Yes it was laid by a professional.

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    dclayw is offline Novice
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    That doesn't sound encouraging. Maybe the Parador is poor quality. Quickstep laminate seems to get a pretty good wrap.

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    That Floor Guy is offline Senior Member
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    I'd only ever put a premium laminate in my house.

    A retailers job is to sell you what they'll get the best return on. I know many domestic salespeople, don't think ill of them, their job is to sell.

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