Choosing A New Floor

So you have a new home, but how about a new floor to really make it your own? Whether you are looking for a wood, stone, tile or concrete effect you can achieve it with either real wood, laminate or luxury vinyl tiles. Or how about a soft, warm carpet? Here’s a guide to the different types of flooring.

Luxury Vinyl

If you have lots of people in and out, luxury vinyl flooring is a great flooring choice. Not only is it durable, it’s also hardwearing, easy to clean, scratch proof and slip proof. Choose from a range of brands including Amtico, Karndean, Quick Step Livyn and Moduleo for a new  stone, wood, tile, concrete or even sparkle effect floor. You can even choose a patterned design.

Laminate

A popular choice and exceptional value for money, it’s durable and practical and difficult to tell real wood from laminate. It’s so easy to maintain and clean, it’s the first choice for many people looking for a wood effect floor given that there are some incredible brands. Take a look at Woodpecker, Quick Step or Balterio.

Carpet

Every home in the UK has carpet! It’s warm, cosy and keeps the heat in. You can even choose a natural wool which has natural air filtering properties and is eco friendly. You can also have natural fibre carpet such as Jute, Seagrass and Coir, and even carpet made of wood or bamboo fibre. If you have young children and pets opt for a Polyprop carpet as it can be cleaned with bleach making it ideal for cleaning up those spills. If you have hard floors perhaps a rug would be the best choice? Choose from an array of designs to complement your interior and make your home feel cosy in the winter.

Real wood

There’s nothing like an authentic wood floor. It’s natural, sustainable and can add a timeless beauty to any home. Available in a board or design such as herringbone, this type of floor will last generations – even if you go for an engineered wood over a solid wood option.