engineered wood flooring

Underlay: What lies beneath
Underlay: What lies beneath

Renovating your home or even redecorating a room takes a lot planning, time and money.  When scoping out the spend for a renovation project for most of us it’s key to keep under budget and costs to a minimum; looking for sale items and bargains and only buying what is absolutely necessary. When it comes […]

The right floor for you
The right floor for you

  A hard floor isn’t just for the hard core. It can be a great, functional addition to your home. There are a few types of hard flooring so taking the time to understand the differences means you’ll get a look that you love – and one that will last. Flooring falls into: Laminate; a […]

Lucy Alexander:  How I chose the flooring for my home
Lucy Alexander: How I chose the flooring for my home

    I’m very excited about my new role as Home Expert for Carpetright.  It’s been great fun so far and I’ve loved sharing my knowledge and ideas with the store colleagues and customers.  As I have recently been renovating my own home I needed flooring – and where better to choose it from than […]

Why choose engineered wood flooring over real wood?
Why choose engineered wood flooring over real wood?

When it comes to flooring, very little beats the look of real wood.  A solid wood floor is what most would consider to be the ideal but in fact engineered wood flooring can be more practical, less costly and still give you the effect you want. The finish achieved is high end and luxurious, but […]


August 3, 2016

wood floors

For as long as there have been houses, there has been wooden floors.  A traditional material to create floors, wood has been used for centuries.  Some of us may be lucky enough to live in a home with original floorboards that are in good enough condition to renovate by sanding down, filling and varnishing. But for others that desire a wooden floor who live in more modern houses, it is necessary to install one.

Laminate floors

Laminate flooring is a fantastic alternative to a real wooden floor and advances in production techniques in recent years have increased its authenticity to the point that it’s very hard to tell the difference between some laminates and the real thing. The designs available go on and on, from dark atmospheric walnut to light whitewashed oak effect, all incredibly realistic, highly practical and easy on the eye.

Engineered wood

Of course, engineered wood flooring is the closest thing to real wood on the market and the look and finish achieved with engineered wood is hard to beat; luxurious, hard-wearing and gorgeous.  Engineered wood is constructed using real wood so obviously the look you get is 100% genuine, the feel underfoot is comfortable and warm and the overall effect is stunning.

Whichever type of flooring you choose, a wood floor will give you timeless styling that is so versatile it really does complement all styles of décor. Is your home contemporary or minimalist?  A wooden floor will look fabulous!  Are you more traditional with your interior styling?  Again, wood floors will set off your home beautifully.  As a design feature wooden floors have stood the test of time and this shows no sign of changing. Walk into any high street store, trendy bar or traditional restaurant and you may well see the same flooring, just styled differently to create a completely unique feel, and this is the same for homes.

Home refurbishment?  No problem

This versatility means that if you have a change of heart, or decide you are bored with your current decor, you can alter it without the need to change your flooring. You can completely restyle your home by redecorating, replacing the furniture and the accessories or soft furnishings safe in the knowledge that your wooden flooring will only serve to enhance the look, whatever it is.  In fact, by refurbishing around your floor it will give it a whole new lease of life itself.

Engineered wood flooring can give you over 25 years of wear, so it can be a real investment and as such it’s well worth spending a bit more, particularly to get that flexibility.  Similarly many laminate floors come with long wear guarantees and will of course afford you the same level of versatility.

Whichever type of wood or wood effect flooring you choose; laminate or engineered wood, you will no doubt add timeless styling to your living spaces. Create your room around the floor whether you prefer a modern, high-tech kitchen full of stainless steel and gadgets, or a country cottage style with bare bricks and a wood burner, a lounge with sleek leather and metal furniture or big soft comfy sofas, you know that your floor will carry the look off to perfection.

Choose from our ranges of engineered wood flooring or laminate flooring and make your floor an investment.

Solid wood flooring in a living room


How to bring the outdoors in
How to bring the outdoors in

When summer arrives and the sun shines thoughts turn to the great outdoors.  Those lucky enough to have some outdoor space will be making the most of the summer, pottering in the garden, tending to lawns and enjoying barbecues and other outdoor social occasions. The desire to fully utilise outdoor spaces is growing but the […]