A Guide To Different Types of Flooring

So, you’ve just moved into your new home. You’ve decided on the decor, theme and colours you plan on using in each room. Now it’s time to choose the flooring… all of a sudden you are overwhelmed with the numerous types of options available. If you fit this description, we’ve put together a concise flooring guide to assist you on your quest to find the perfect flooring for your home.


One of the main selling points of vinyl flooring is a simplistic, yet stylish design. It is also easy to install and easy to maintain which makes it a fantastic choice for those working to a budget. Vinyl can come in an array of different styles, including marble effects, stone effects, mosaic vinyl, wood effects and many more choices. You just need to select the one that best suits your personal taste.


Ideal for contemporary home design, laminate flooring has seen an increase in demand over recent years. Laminate is extremely easy to clean, especially due to its water-resistance and stain-resistant properties. All of these features make laminate flooring the perfect choice for rooms that are subject to wear and tear, such as kitchens.


Carpet is one of the most common flooring types, with such a sheer range of materials and styles to choose from, carpet is a brilliant way to add a touch of vibrancy to a room within your property. British wool, Berber, wool twist, natural fibres and man-made fibres are just a few examples of the different types of carpets you can choose from.


Ceramic tiles are the perfect choice for bathroom flooring, as they are easy to clean and maintain. However, It’s important to check whether or not your bathroom has underfloor heating before proceeding to install your flooring, as this can prove even more beneficial for reducing the slippery surface of the floor. Ceramic makes an even better addition to your bathroom when accompanied with an anti-slip coating, greatly reducing the chance of any potential dangers when getting out of the bath/shower.

Karndean & Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT)

Luxury Vinyl Tiles are individual tiles or planks which are glued down to a subfloor with pressure-sensitive adhesive. Renowned for it’s durable and long-lasting properties, Karndean and LVT add low maintenance and stylish aesthetic to any room. Giving you a similar stunning appearance of wooden flooring and tiling, but for a more cost-effective price.  Furthermore, its water-resistant nature has made LVT a widely popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms.

Need Further Advice? Speak To Our Experts

If you have any flooring questions or are potentially considering getting the flooring done in your property, don’t hesitate to give our team a call. You can speak to our experts on 0116 278 3241 or by filling out an online enquiry form.

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