An Introduction To Flooring
There are so many floors out there, and we understand that choosing the right one can seem overwhelming. That’s why, to help guide you through the process, we’ve created the easiest, clearest introduction to flooring on the internet!
The Room Compatibility Chart
First, let’s start with the room you’re covering. In practice, most floors can go in most rooms, but some need to be looked after more than others. To explain this, we’ve created the grid below. Simply pick your room(s) and see which floors are best for you!
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Mop up spills quickly, or use our Quickstep Impressive Range which offers a fully waterproof laminate floor.
Lacquered floors offer more protection than oiled floors, but all spills should be dried as quickly as possible.
Only Coir and Sisal should be used on stairs, whereas Jute and Seagrass should be avoided.
Get To Know Our Floors
Here we explain the differences between the materials we use to make our floors.
Solid wood floors are cut from a single, beautiful piece of timber. This makes for a pure, simple and authentic wooden floor. Because of their sensitivity to moisture and heat, they aren't suitable for every room but, given their ability to be sanded many times, they can last for generations.
Engineered wood floors are made of layers. The top layer is a veneer of solid wood which gives you that authentic look and feel. The other layers are designed to resist changes in moisture and heat, which means you can lay these floors in nearly any room.
Laminate floors look just like real wood or stone, but the image you see is actually a photo. This means that they can come in a wide range of visually stunning designs which can be shaped as planks or tiles. These floors are highly resistant to splashes and scratches which makes them fantastically versatile.
All of our carpets are made from completely natural, renewable materials, making them incredibly environmentally friendly. Natural carpets are softer than our solid floors and much tougher than synthetic fibres. They have a uniquely rustic look, and look fantastic in a range of homes.