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 […]
Getting new flooring installed in your home is exciting. Whether you have chosen carpet, laminate of vinyl flooring, you know it’ll make so much difference to the look of the space and give the room the finish you want. But it can also be quite stressful. Getting the room prepared can take a lot of […]
We all know that feeling when we actually take five minutes to have a look around our home and realise that a makeover is long overdue. Let’s face it – we all have busy lives and sometimes things get left for longer than we’d really like. Maybe something sparked off this realisation. Maybe you have […]
Most of us live busy lives juggling work and family as well as trying to keep up with maintaining our homes. Time flies and before you know it, weeks have turned into months that turn into years and you suddenly realise that your carpet has seen better days. […]
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 […]
It’s very tempting when preparing a property for rental to put your own stamp onto it and to style it how you might style your own home. A common misconception is that the best way to successfully get tenants is to make the property look as beautiful as possible, or maybe to think ‘that’s what […]
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 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.
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.
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 […]
Great value for money, easy to install and super stylish, quality laminate flooring remains a popular choice for UK households. Designed to ‘float’, the laminate boards usually click together over a water resistant layer creating a solid floor that’s durable and strong. Laminate is available in many designs emulating real wood, stone, slate and even […]
There’s nothing quite like a long, relaxing soak in a hot bath after a hard day’s work, to soothe tired muscles and unwind ready for a restful sleep. Therefore, it is important that your bathroom is beautiful, maybe even almost spa-like, in order to create the perfect environment to relax in. Read our guide to […]