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If you are considering a new vinyl floor you will undoubtedly be taking many different factors into account. Although the design and the overall look of your new floor are really important, in high wear areas of your home or business you will also need to think carefully about durability.

On top of this, all home design has a budget and it is important to consider the relative costs of Amtico vs Karndean flooring when making your selection. In this article we explain what each type of floor is and help you decide which is going to be the best flooring solution for your home or business.

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If you are considering a new vinyl floor you will undoubtedly be taking many different factors into account. Although the design and the overall look of your new floor are really important, in high wear areas of your home or business you will also need to think carefully about durability.

On top of this, all home design has a budget and it is important to consider the relative costs of Amtico vs Karndean flooring when making your selection. In this article we explain what each type of floor is and help you decide which is going to be the best flooring solution for your home or business.

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If you are thinking about installing vinyl flooring in your home, you are probably looking for a great combination of attractiveness, versatility and durability. Vinyl flooring is great and a really versatile and hassle free option is Karndean flooring.

If you haven’t heard of this type of flooring before, you are probably asking yourself, ‘What is Karndean flooring?’ Read on to find out more about this popular home flooring option and discover some of the benefits of Karndean flooring.

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Whether you have just bought a new home or are sprucing up your existing one, the type of flooring you choose can have a huge impact on the success of your design efforts. The decision as to whether to choose carpet vs hardwood can be a tricky one.

When it comes to carpet vs hardwood floors, there are arguments for both, and considerations such as flooring budget, personal taste, allergy concerns and maintenance requirements should all be taken into account. We look at the merits of both carpet flooring and hardwood floors and help you decide which is right for you, your family and your home.

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There are few things more satisfying, when it comes to home design, than a beautifully floored staircase rising from your hallway. However, the decision about whether or not to choose wood flooring for stairs should not be entirely based on aesthetics. Wood flooring is warm to the feet but you should also consider your household’s needs and the amount of footfall your stairs and landing take.

Whether you choose carpet, laminate flooring or wood flooring for stairs and landing areas, you need to make sure that it blends in with the rest of your home and provides you with exactly the finish you need.

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Imagine slipping out of bed to make a cup of tea on a winter morning and finding that, instead of having to cram your feet into fluffy slippers, you can walk round bare foot and cosy toed thanks to your underfloor heating.

Underfloor heating, especially when it is underneath a comfortable wooden floor is fast becoming a popular touch of luxury in many homes.

We have an in-depth guide to wooden floor underfloor heating for you. If you choose underfloor heating, especially with a wooden floor, it will keep your home cosy but underfloor heating offers so much more than that.

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Once you have chosen your flooring it is important that you take steps to ensure that it is installed and looked after it in such a way as to retain its beauty and contribution to your home. The use of underlay is more important with laminate flooring than with wooden flooring as it protects your laminate floor as well as improving your enjoyment of it.

Although underlay represents an initial additional expense, over time it will pay for itself as it keeps your new floor in tip-top condition. We look in more detail at the advantages of using underlay beneath laminate flooring.

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Choosing the right flooring for your home should be one of the first interior design decisions you make. The right floor will hold together your other design choices, add value to your home and give enjoyment to you and your family for years to come. So we’ve put together this vinyl vs laminate flooring guide to help you make the right decision.

Flooring is of course decorative, with such a wide range of modern finishes and colours to choose from it is possible to perfectly blend or contrast your floor with your other furnishings.

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Designers agree that your choice of flooring for your home should be made early on in the design process because choosing the right flooring has such a big impact on the overall look of your home. Two excellent and stylish flooring design options are parquet and laminate flooring. We give you 10 tips to help you answer the question, ‘Should I choose parquet or laminate flooring?’

Parquet flooring consists of small pieces of wood that are arranged in a geometrical pattern. The most traditional of these is the herringbone pattern seen on many older floors.

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Winter is a time to take stock of your home and many of us feel the urge during the darker months to make our homes more cozy and enjoyable. One of the things that we notice more at this time of year are our floor coverings. Those faded carpets or tatty vinyl floors become irritating the more time we spend inside looking at them. Solid wood flooring is a great way to spruce up a floor and give a room a new lease of life.

Wooden flooring is becoming more and more popular with trends for 2017 to include UV oiled finishes, grey and white paint and chevron patterns.

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While many home décor trends seem to come and go from season to season, solid hardwood flooring is a timeless choice that is always in style. Whether you enjoy the classic and rustic look of vintage and distressed hardwood, or prefer the modern and trendy look that slim satin or shiny finished planks achieve, there is literally a hardwood to suit any design and décor preference.

In this article we take a look at various hardwood styles and shades, as well as what hardwood works best in different spaces.

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In any building, whether it is a private house or commercial premises such as a shop, office, restaurant or bar, there will be areas that get higher than normal levels of traffic. When that is the case the choice of floor covering becomes much more important and it may be necessary to use heavy duty vinyl flooring in these areas.

Of course, the definition of commercial premises could also include public areas such as schools and colleges, hospitals, municipal buildings and doctor’s surgeries. Anywhere, in fact, where the amount of use is likely to be heavy.

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A wood floor can be a thing of great beauty, attracting attention and comments from admiring visitors, or, on the other hand, it can be something of an eyesore, dirty and stained and crying out for a bit of tender loving care.

If your wood floor fits into one of the above groups, or is somewhere in-between the two, then it must have crossed your mind that there is a right way, and many wrong ways in knowing how to clean wooden floors.

Let’s look at the above scenarios in more detail.

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If you’re thinking of laying commercial kitchen flooring down and you’re wondering what your kitchen flooring options are, then hopefully our guide today will help you make an informed decision.

Naturally, commercial kitchen flooring is going to be taking some punishment in terms of footfall, so it needs to be both durable and functional.

Think of the spillages, we’re talking high temperatures, and there’s going to be a lot of slippages, so safety is also an issue.

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Tired of your old flooring and unsure whether to replace? We’ve created a retail flooring guide with some terrific reasons why you should invest in retail flooring, or commercial flooring perhaps, whatever it is, we hope you go away inspired.

Regardless of whether your business is large or small, you need to make a good first impression for it to count.

You want something that’s clean, fresh and engaging, something that welcomes your guests, but at the same time speaks for your company brand.

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If you’re laying wood flooring yourself, you need to be aware of the potential problems that can occur. If you’re not careful you could install it incorrectly, and as a result, devalue your home should you choose to sell.

Laying a wooden floor should be an easy satisfying job, and it can be if you miss these common pitfalls. Laying engineered flooring should be reasonably stress free, but focus on what you’re doing and don’t make these common mistakes that people make all the time.

Here are our 10 common pitfalls to laying wood flooring correctly.

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In our post today we’re going to be looking at flooring, more specifically engineered wood flooring vs other popular flooring options and why engineered wood flooring is such a great idea.

Karndean flooring is available in many different colours and made of vinyl, but made to look like wood.

Its premise is that it looks like wood and you get the look and feel of natural flooring but without the cost or the care involved with wood.

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