Hard flooring at Carpetright

We know a thing or two about hard flooring! So when you come to Carpetright, you know you’re getting:

The leading UK supplier of home flooring

The UK’s trusted choice for more than 30 years

A large selection of hard flooring to suit every lifestyle and budget

Expert advice to take the stress out of buying new flooring

Free hard flooring samples that you can order online and receive within seven working days

We’ve created this expert guide to make it easier for you to find your perfect hard flooring. 

How to choose your hard flooring

At Carpetright, we know that choosing new flooring for a room in your home can be daunting, especially if you’ve not had much experience in buying hard flooring before. Style, suitability and durability are all things you should think about before making your decision.

Believe it or not, there’s a lot of choice when it comes to hard flooring; from vinyl to laminate, to wood floors and luxury vinyl, we know it may all seem a little daunting! But not to worry, as we’re here to help you take you through the whole process.

If you’re after a laminate, a vinyl, a wood floor or a luxury vinyl floor, we’re here to help! Whether you buy online or in store, our products will be clearly marked up for suitability (for example, not all laminates are compatible with a bathroom or kitchen), as well as suggesting the best underlay for your dream floor.

And once you’ve ordered your new hard flooring, we’ve got a range of care guides to help you keep them looking picture-perfect!

To kick-start your hard flooring journey, you can browse our exciting range of hard flooring and accessories online now; or read our buyer’s guides for expert advice on all the different hard floors.

You can also order up to four free flooring samples online and have them delivered straight to your door in days; or book a free home consultation for accurate room measuring and flooring advice. So, what are you waiting for?

Hard flooring buying guide

The next thing to think about is would you prefer a wood floor, a laminate or a vinyl? Read our whistle-stop guide below to help you make the best decision for you and your home!


A hard-wearing, easy to install floor that is great for even the busiest of rooms.

Luxury vinyl

A durable, high-quality and waterproof floor, available in realistic wood, stone or slate designs.


Available in a huge range of colours, patterns and finishes, there truly is a vinyl for every room and budget!

Wood flooring

A natural floor that develops character over time for a look that is unique to you and your home.

Takeaway hard flooring

We have extensive takeaway ranges for vinyl and laminate available in store, ready to take away on the day – great if you’re working on a tight budget or timescale! However, you won’t have to compromise on quality. Our in-house experts will be on hand to help you find a laminate or vinyl that’s perfect for you. Plus, we can still arrange to have your takeaway flooring fitted by an independent fitter if you do not want to fit it yourself!

See our great value, quality flooring range here

Hard flooring underlay

Underlay for hard flooring; like laminate, wood flooring or luxury vinyl tiles; helps to protect the joints in the planks or tiles, reducing any risk of flexing to extend the life of your flooring. We have the perfect underlay for your new floor, click here for more!

Hard flooring accessories guide

Add the perfect finishing touches to your hard flooring with our stylish accessories! Read all about door bars, beading and more here.

Hard flooring care & fitting guides