An Introduction To Flooring Types

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!

Solid Engineered Laminate Vinyl
Living Spaces
Underfloor Heating


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Not recommended.

Not recommended, with the exception of Junckers floors.

Lacquered floors offer more protection than oiled floors, but all spills should be dried as quickly as possible.

Mop up spills quickly, or use one of our range of Quickstep waterproof laminates which offer a fully waterproof laminate floor.

* The Ironbark range is suitable for use with water based under-floor heating. We do not recommend using with an electric under-floor heating system.

Our Range Of Floors

Not sure which type of flooring is right for you? Read our guides to find out the key differences between each type of flooring.

Solid Wood Floors

Solid Wood

Solid wood flooring is 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

Engineered Wood

Engineered wood flooring is 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

Laminate Wood

Laminate flooring looks 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.

Parquet Floors


Parquet flooring is made from small blocks of solid or engineered wood which can be arranged in beautiful patterns. Parquet is the choice for country homes, grand entrances and any room where you want to make a statement. It's the choice of the design-conscious.

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

LVT Flooring

Our LVT flooring comes in the form of thick, luxury tiles. They are super tough and totally waterproof, meaning they can be laid in any room in the house. Like laminate, the top layer is a photo, giving you a huge choice over the look and style of your floor.

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