Carpet vs laminate: which to choose?

If you have a carpet that has been down since you moved in, or since forever it seems, maybe it’s time to change it.  But just because you have carpet at the moment, it doesn’t mean you necessarily have to replace it with another one.  Take a bit of time to think about what you would really like in its place.  It could be that a carpet is the ideal solution for the space but maybe you have always wanted to completely change the look and feel of the room, in which case new flooring could be just the ticket.  With laminate flooring offering fantastic value as well as style, durability and practicality, maybe it’s just the breath of fresh air you need. But it really depends on what you want from your flooring; the style, versatility and functionality that laminate offers versus the cosiness and luxury of a new carpet.

Wood effect laminate flooring

There are lots of things to consider before you decide; not least the practicalities, but also it’s a chance for you to change the flooring to something you’ve always wanted.  Firstly, how do you want it to look? If you’ve always quite liked the idea of a wooden floor, you should consider laminate. This antique oak laminate flooring will give you an authentic feel with none of the upkeep of a real wood floor.  Fade and burn resistant, this laminate floor is practical as well as gorgeous.

9195 Antique Oak Room Set r

Maybe you want something a little different.  Wood laminate doesn’t always have to have the natural colouring of wood. Grey laminate flooring is very popular and incredibly stylish and white laminate flooring adds a clean and fresh finish to any space.









If it’s not a wood finish you’re after remember that laminate flooring does not just feature wood designs.  Tile effect laminate flooring gives you the look of ceramic or slate flooring without the cold feeling on your feet – or the ton of smashed crockery and ornaments!



This black slate effect laminate flooring is very effective and realistic.  So much so that visitors would find it hard to tell it from the real thing.







You can reminisce about your holidays by bringing a touch of the Mediterranean into your home with this stone effect laminate.





Soft carpet

If the feel of your flooring on your tootsies is what is important to you then a carpet will be more your thing.  There are some beautiful Saxony carpets available most of which are stain resistant and all of which are luxurious underfoot.  With this hard-wearing carpet you can afford to be brave. Always fancied a cream carpet?  Most of the Saxony carpet range is 100% polypropylene and can be cleaned with a bleach mix, so any spillages are easily rectified. Maybe wait til the kids are a bit older though!

Milan 37 CamelNatural carpet

If you like a rustic look but love carpet there are plenty of options open to you. This berber carpet with it’s rugged finish will bring contemporary styling and texture into your home as well as comfort and durability.

Nordic Berber cream r


Check out our ranges of laminate flooring and carpet and make your decision.