Buying guides

So you’ve got an idea of the look you want to achieve in your home, and you’ve probably also decided which flooring type you’d prefer to use – but what next? Now it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty; you know you want carpet in your living room, but which type of carpet is best for you, your lifestyle and your interior design? It can be difficult making these choices when you’re not sure what’s what, so here you’ll find plenty of information about each flooring type. With the expert knowledge of our professionals, you can find out which flooring is most suited to which part of your home, and which might look great in a particular room but may not be entirely practical.

Our handy Buying Guides are here to help you work out exactly what you want, providing you with all the knowledge you need to make your decision. We want you to buy the perfect flooring for your home with minimum stress, that’s why there are no pushy sales tactics - just honest, expert advice you can trust.

Whether you want something super luxurious for your bedroom to bury your toes in each morning, or a stylish but hardwearing flooring for your hall and stairs, you’ll find everything you need to know right here in our online guides. At Carpetright we stock quality flooring for every occasion and lifestyle. Need your floor to deal with pets, families or parties? We have you covered. Our Home Expert Lucy Alexander takes you through our range in the video below.

So don’t worry or start feeling overwhelmed or lost when you’re faced with hundreds of choices – just take a look at this information to help you focus on what you really want and need. Take the stress out of buying new carpet, vinyl, laminate or engineered wood flooring by clicking on the relevant guide below. You can return to our product pages and filter by type, style and price range to find the flooring of your dreams quickly and easily.


Know your Saxony from your twist and your Berber from your cord

Hard flooring

There’s a lot of choice when it comes to hard flooring; from vinyl to laminate, to wood floors and luxury vinyl

Vinyl flooring

Discover the versatility of easy-fit vinyl flooring

Laminate flooring

Understand how this easy-clean, quick-fit option could suit your home

Luxury vinyl

Beautifully finished, luxury flooring made affordable

Wood flooring

Work through the layers and understand wood flooring


Learn how a rug can refresh your home inside & out

Artificial grass

Forget the mower: achieve the perfect lawn the year-round


Don't lose sleep over upgrading your old bed


Find your perfect sleeping companion

Flooring accessories

Add the finishing touches to your home with accessories

Flooring underlay

Partner your new flooring with the right underlay


Visualise new flooring in your home before you buy

Flooring for babies

Making sure the nursery is a comforting and welcoming atmosphere for the little one is of the utmost importance

Pet friendly flooring

Pets can wreak havoc on the floors around them, so we’ve compiled a list of some of Carpetright’s best and most affordable flooring for pets