What floor covering is right for me?
Just a little guide from us to help you find the right product for you.
A multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamiation process. Laminate flooring simulates wood or stone with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fibre board materials.
Laminate flooring has grown significantly in popularity, perhaps because it may be easier to install and maintain than more traditional surfaces such as hardwood flooring. It may also have the advantages of costing less and requiring less skill to install than alternative flooring materials. It is reasonably durable and relatively easy to maintain.
It is important to keep laminate clean, as dust, dirt, and sand particles may scratch the surface over time in high-traffic areas. It is also important to keep laminate relatively dry, since sitting water/moisture can cause the planks to swell, warp, etc., though some brands are equipped with water-resistant coatings. Water spills aren't a problem if they're wiped up quickly, and not allowed to sit for a prolonged period of time.
Adhesive felt pads are often placed on the feet of furniture on laminate floors to prevent scratching.
Twist Pile Carpets
Twist carpets are one of the most popular carpets found in UK homes. They are created from yarn, which has been tightly twisted together. The fibres often have a coarse finish, giving the carpet a rustic, textured appearance. They come in plain or heathered styles. Marks are less likely to show up on heathered carpets, which combine yarns of complimentary shades to create a flecked, multicoloured effect, making them ideal for heavily used areas.
Hard wearing and easy to maintain.Perfect for high traffic areas, including the lounge, hall, stairs and landing.Available in a wide variety of shades
If you’re looking for a carpet that is dense and luxurious, Saxony, which is similar to Shag pile, is a good option. The pile, which is longer than some of the other styles, can show footprints and flatten more easily than other piles, so is not recommended for areas that take more wear and tear, such as main rooms, hallways and stairs. But if you want to wake up in the morning and sink your bare feet into a deep pile, the Saxony is a perfect choice!
Popular for bedrooms and dining rooms. Provides additional warmth to homes .The deep pile adds a sense of luxury
Loop Pile Carpets
A hard wearing carpet that is well suited to busy rooms is the loop pile. It is made from heavier and wider uncut loops of yarn creating a more textured look and feel. It can add style to hallways, stairs and landings. If you’ve got pets and children, a patterned carpet would work well to help disguise stains. It needs less vacuuming, but the loops may get snagged by pets’ claws.
The weave bounces back easily.Contemporary and stylish.Suited to both modern or traditional homes
Just like the name suggests, velvet carpets are soft and smooth to the touch and have an elegant cut pile finish. They are straighter than twisted yarns, with the cut ends at the top, creating a superb, velvety surface. Luxurious and soft to touch, they look well in many rooms, particularly bedrooms and formal rooms.
A deluxe carpet combining comfort, richness and style. Best suited to areas with low or moderate foot traffic.Can be a bit more expensive than some other types of carpets
People are looking more and more to natural fibre carpets to reduce the impact on the environment. Materials such as wool, Coir, Jute, Seagrass and Sisal are stylish and hard wearing. Some fibres, however, have little resistance to staining, so it’s advisable to choose a practical colour for areas that are going to be heavily used.
Good for the environment.They help boost the economies of communities around the globe.Hard wearing and suitable for all over the house
Hopefully, this will help make your choice a little easier.
Cushion vinyl can bring the look of wood or tile to your home, but with the advantages of a floor that is comfortable underfoot, water-resistant and easy to look after.
With a durable wear layer, cushion vinyl can withstand the demands of family life and makes the floor easy to keep clean, as well as helping it to resist scuffs and marks. A foam cushion layer on the underside helps to make the floor more forgiving underfoot and provides thermal and sound insulation, for a quieter, warmer and more comfortable home.
Great for areas where splashes and spills are frequent thanks to its water-resistance, cushion vinyl makes a great choice for bathrooms, kitchens, playrooms and utility rooms. As a man-made floor, cushion vinyl flooring can closely follow the latest in interior trends, replicating the latest wood, stone and tile looks, as well as more unusual and fun designs that can bring an added dimension to the home.
Featuring a textured surface, cushion flooring can look incredibly realistic making it ideal for homes that want the look of natural flooring without the worry.
LVT, (luxury vinyl tile) is a heavy duty vinyl floor, produced in individual tiles or planks. Think of it as a laminate floor without the major issues that water and moisture cause.
LVT products are generally made of highly moisture resistant PVC or virgin vinyl. This results in a floor that is easy to maintain and clean, highly durable and easy to install. An LVT can be fully glued down, or installed with glue less self-locking edge just like a laminate.
Laminate flooring and LVT are similar in that both have cost and durability advantages over such other solid-surface flooring choices as hardwood, ceramic or stone. Both imitate natural surfaces like wood or stone.This makes it a great product for high moisture areas such as bathrooms & kitchens .This product also has great practical properties in family homes & commercial areas