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October 2021

Lighter coloured wooden floors can also make a room feel much bigger

Trend Spot: Green Living

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Recently, there has been a rising trend for bringing a sense of nature indoors. Indoor plants are becoming more and more popular. There is a focus on sustainability and the environment. This can be seen in interior design trends.

In general, this trend is all about simple living, light and pastel colours and a sense of nature within décor. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to stay on top of all the trends. This is so that we can bring you the latest in innovative flooring.

Lighter coloured wooden floors can also make a room feel much bigger

Interested in getting the ‘Green Living’ look but not sure where to start?

Interested in getting the ‘Green Living’ look but not sure where to start? No worries! We’ve put together some of our top product recommendations so you can get the Green Living look.

Wood-style floors

This is a super simple way to incorporate the Green Living look into your property. Wood-style floors in vinyl, laminate or LVT look great in any home. These imitation wood floors give a sense of lightness and nature.

Lighter coloured wooden floors can also make a room feel much bigger. Try these Oak Plank and Grey Ash styles to get the look.

Slightly more patterned wooden styles include parquet or herringbone. These have a timeless look. Pairing them with shaggy or woven rugs adds to the Green Living style.

Sedna carpet range

The Sedna range is a great way to get the Green Living look whilst actually helping the environment! These carpets are made from regenerated nylon. The nylon is recycled from waste found in the ocean. It is then woven into these super soft carpets. Because of this recycling, animals like dolphins, turtles and seals are protected from pollution.

These carpets combine durability and comfort. They are known for being super soft. The Sedna range also comes in a variety of different colours- so there’s something for everyone.

Bamboo Touch carpets

Did you know that bamboo has anti-bacterial properties? It also helps regulate humidity. The Bamboo Touch range is a great way to incorporate the Green Living look into your life. When bamboo is turned into carpet yarn, it becomes luxuriously soft to touch. This range comes in a variety of neutral colours. Try a light grey or green to create the feeling of nature.

Other options?

There are some other décor things you can do to get the Green Living look. Try using wicker baskets for storage. These can easily be tucked under tables and units to create more space. Getting some plants is an easy way to get the look. Worried about the mess? Fake plants give the same look and are almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

Woven or shaggy carpets also add to the look. On the whole, lighter, neutral colours like grey, beige and green are the perfect way to give a sense of nature within your home.

Interested in having a new floor installed in your home?  Want the latest interior design trends?Contact us today to get expert advice. Get in touch today to get started on your flooring journey

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Carpets for living rooms

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Living rooms are often the centre of the home. They are where you can kick back and relax but also can be places to entertain friends and family. Because living rooms serve many functions, they have to perfectly combine practicality and style. It can often be difficult to choose the right floor for your living room because of this. We know choosing the right carpets for living rooms is essential in modern day living.

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Top carpet picks for living rooms

The floor must be comfortable underfoot but also able to withstand furniture and foot traffic. You should also be able to relax in your living room without having to worry about the occasional spill or splash.

Looking for the perfect living room floor? Well, here at Tech Flooring, we are the floor experts. If you are looking for a living room floor, you may have already settled on carpet as your top choice. This a great choice! Let’s have a closer look at the other things to consider when choosing a carpet for your living room.

What type of carpet for living rooms?

The most important thing to settle on first is what type of carpet you need. There are several different types of carpet. Of course, different carpets suit different living spaces.

Wool carpets for living rooms

Wool is one of the most popular materials for carpet. Wool carpets are luxuriously soft and very durable. Wool carpets also have the benefit of providing insulation. They lock in warmth so you can stay cosy. Wool carpets also provide sound proofing. This makes them great for busy households. However, wool carpets are not the best choice if you are on a budget. Remember, the comfort and durability they provide makes it well worth it.

Nylon carpets for living rooms

Nylon carpets are another carpet option you could choose. They are not as soft as wool carpets, but they come in a wide range of colours and patterns. They are also super easy to clean. This makes nylon carpets a good choice for households with pets or young children.

Polypropylene carpets for living rooms

Polypropylene is a man-made fibre carpet that is similar to nylon. It is very hardwearing and easy to clean.

There are lots more types of carpets, but these are the main ones. Still not sure which carpet to choose? Here are some of our favourites that we stock and can expertly install for you.

Top carpet picks for living rooms

One of our favourite carpets to install is the Bamboo Touch range from Lano Carpets. These Bamboo carpets feature a high percentage of bamboo. Bamboo actually has natural anti-bacterial and humidity regulating properties. It is also super soft underfoot. This a great choice for living rooms.

Another brilliant carpet from Lano is the Bergamo carpet. This is a polyamide carpet. It is known for its durability. This is because its fibres are super strong and can withstand lots of foot traffic. The Bergamo carpet is the perfect choice for bustling homes and living rooms.

Interested in having a top-quality carpet installed?  Need more carpets for living room ideas? Get in touch today to chat about all the options available. Contact us today to book your FREE no-obligations consultation.

 

 

 

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Best floors for rented accommodation

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Renting out accommodation can be stressful as you are never quite sure what your tenants are going to be like. It’s important when setting up your accommodation to prepare for every eventuality. The flooring that you choose for your accommodation has to be durable and able to withstand the comings and goings of lots of different people. To help you pick the best flooring for your place, here are the top floors we suggest for rented accommodation.

a cute dog laying on a rug on a wooden floor

Renting out accommodation can be stressful as you are never quite sure what your tenants are going to be like

Laminate Floors for rented accommodation

Laminate floors are a really good option for rented accommodation. They come in a variety of styles and can suit any interior design look you’re going for. They can realistically mimic wood or tile and also come in a range of patterns- a popular one being grey slate. Another advantage of using laminate flooring is that it is more cost-effective than hardwood for example. This means you can get the flooring for your accommodation for less!

A good tip for laminate floorings is to choose a lighter coloured flooring for the heavier foot traffic areas. A lighter coloured flooring will disguise dirt and dust and won’t need going over with a hoover as much- making the upkeep of your accommodation easier. Laminate floorings can come in different thicknesses and choosing a thicker flooring can actually help with sound insulation, making it the perfect choice for a flat or apartment. It is also easy to clean and hygienic which can help you cut down on your cleaning time. Want to learn more about the installation of laminate floors? Contact us today at Tech Flooring for friendly, helpful advice and to get a free quote.

Vinyl Floors for rented accommodation

Vinyl floors are known for being durable, versatile and cost-effective. This is a good choice for rented accommodation because it is stain and water-resistant, making it fairly low maintenance. Vinyl floors can withstand a lot of foot traffic and, depending on the thickness, can be good at muffling noise. It’s a good option for rented accommodation as you won’t have to worry too much about it being scratched or damaged by your tenants.

You could also look into Luxury Vinyl Tiling (LVT) if you want something slightly more realistic looking. LVT is vinyl sheets that are cut into planks and placed down. The grooves this creates gives the effect of a wooden or tiled floor and looks stylishly realistic. LVT has a higher density than ordinary vinyl flooring and is not as thick whilst still maintaining a slight sound-insulating quality.

Hopefully, this helps guide you on some of the best floors to choose for your rented accommodation. Here at Tech Flooring, we work hard to bring you the best service and quality products to help make your house shine. Still not sure what flooring to go for? Contact us today to go over all the options available and find the perfect one for you.

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What type of vinyl flooring is right for me?

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It can be tricky to know what type of vinyl flooring will work best for your property. Surprisingly, there are many different types of vinyl flooring and each one suits different rooms. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to do everything we can to ensure you have the perfect floor.

Vinyl floors are durable, versatile and cost-effective. They come in a wide range of styles. Vinyl floors are also stain and water-resistant- making them a very practical option. So, let’s have a look at the vinyl floors that we stock and install from Abingdon floors.

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Soft Step vinyl flooring from Abingdon Flooring

The Soft Step range is focused on delivering high durability with a cushion feeling.

You no longer need to worry about spills and splashes. The Soft Step range is water and stain-resistant. This makes it the perfect option for kitchens and bathrooms. When spills do happen, the stain resistant technology means you can easily wipe them away with no worries. Another benefit to these vinyl floors is that they are easily cleanable. This makes it a great practical option for a busy household.

These floors are compatible with underfloor heating. The Soft Step range is also built with a slip-resistant coating. If you have little ones running around the house, this could be the answer. The ‘soft step’ nature of the floors means that they are cushioned and comfortable underfoot.

They come in a wide range of different finishes. From tile to patterned or imitation wood, you’re sure to find something that will suit your style.

What style should I get?

While this is entirely dependent on your home, there are a few things to think about when choosing your floor style/design.

Lighter floor colours will help disguise dust and dirt. This means you won’t have to be going over with a hoover too often. A lighter coloured floor can also help the room look much bigger. Pair a wood-style, light floor with a darker wall colour for a clean modern look. You could also pair a lighter floor with neutral, light walls to make the room feel airier and lighter.

Patterned vinyl flooring ideas?

Patterned vinyl floors can be a fun way to add personality to a room. Styles like Carnaby and Islington look lovely in bathrooms. A Herringbone design looks classic in any home and works particularly well in hallways and living rooms. Patterned floors look great with plain rugs and brightly coloured furniture.

Looking for a wood style floor? Try designs Sherwood and Tapestry for that classic wood floor look. It’s a great idea to choose wood-style vinyl floors. You can get the look of a wooden floor without the intense upkeep and maintenance issues.

At Tech Flooring, we highly recommend vinyl floors and these Abingdon ones are the best of the best! We are proud to stock and install the Soft Step range. Looking to have vinyl floors installed in your home? Contact us today for all the information and get a free quote.

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Hallways can often be overlooked. They are the connecting passages to the rooms you spend the most time in but can also be the first thing that people see when they enter your home

5 practical and stylish floors for your hallway

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Hallways can often be overlooked. They are the connecting passages to the rooms you spend the most time in but can also be the first thing that people see when they enter your home. Blending style and practicality in your hallway can be tricky, but it’s well worth spending the extra effort to make your hallway an interesting feature of your home. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to help you make the best of your hallway and so here is a list of the top 5 floorings for your hallway.

Hallways can often be overlooked. They are the connecting passages to the rooms you spend the most time in but can also be the first thing that people see when they enter your home

Practical and stylish floors for your hallway

Laminate floors for your hallway

Laminate is a popular option for hallways as it is low maintenance and easy to clean. It comes in a variety of styles and so can match whatever design you’re going for. Opting for a thicker laminate flooring is a good idea as the hallway is a high-traffic area. A thicker flooring will be more durable and able to withstand the paws, muddy shoes and bustle of daily life. Want to learn more about laminate floorings? Contact us today to get a free quote.

Vinyl

Vinyl floorings are fairly quick to install and very durable- making it a good option for hallway floors. It is very stain and water-resistant as well as being cost-effective. Not only can it withstand a lot of foot traffic, but it can help muffle noise which can be good in busy households. It comes in a variety of styles and colours and is a good choice if you’re on a budget. Contact us today to learn more and receive friendly, helpful advice.

Luxury Vinyl Tiling (LVT)

Luxury vinyl tiling is similar to normal vinyl flooring but it goes the extra mile and is compressed so it’s a thinner, harder and tougher flooring. The top layer can be embossed to form grooves, emulating wood or stone and creating a more realistic effect than normal vinyl. It is durable and water-resistant, making it the perfect option for a busy hallway. Browse our flooring options today and see how you can get the most out of your hallway flooring.

Carpet

 This might not be your first choice when it comes to hallway floorings but carpets can be surprisingly good for hallways. Choosing a lighter coloured carpet with a busy pattern can disguise any dirt from daily life and make the hallway lower maintenance. Interested in carpeting your hallway? Get in touch today to browse our carpet options and find the best one for you.

Lighter Floorings for your hallway

In general, lighter coloured floorings with perhaps a busier pattern are the best option for hallways. Dirt and dust won’t show up as much on lighter floorings and this means you won’t have to be hoovering every day to keep your hallway looking great.

Contact us today to go over the options for your hallway and find the best flooring for you.

A baby on walker scooting down a floor looking very happy

Baby proof flooring ideas

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If you’re welcoming a little one into your life, it’s important to consider how your flooring can work with and not against you. We here at Tech Flooring know how tough it can be to raise a family and we want to help you pick the best floor available. Choosing a child proof floor not only helps ensure their safety but also saves you time so you don’t have to be worrying about every little spill or accident. Here are some flooring suggestions that work really well in a busy, family-orientated home.

A baby on walker scooting down a floor looking very happy

Laminate floor ideas for babies

Laminate floors are a popular choice for families. They are neat, modern and come in a huge range of styles and colours to fit any home. Another benefit of using laminate floors is that they are hygienic and easy to clean- meaning any messes or spills can be wiped away without fuss. If you’re looking for a cost effective floor, they are a good option and are cheaper than traditional wooden floors. A great tip is to use darker coloured flooring in high traffic/busy areas and a lighter coloured flooring in areas of low foot traffic. Using this trick means your floors will disguise dirt and you won’t have to be hoovering all the time. Interested in laminate floors? Get in touch today to learn more and get a free no-obligation quote for child proof flooring ideas.

Top Tip! 

If you’re worried about non-carpeted floors being too hard for your little one, try placing rugs down. This is a great way to give your baby something softer to mess around on without sacrificing the look of ‘harder’ floors like vinyl or laminate. If spills or messes end up on the rug no worries! Just stick it in the washing machine and you’re good to go.

Vinyl floors for babies

Vinyl floors are a great child proof flooring idea and a good option mainly because they are so durable. They are also waterproof so you won’t need to worry about spills. Vinyl floors are good for young children as they are comfortable and slightly soft underfoot. Making them more forgiving of slips and trips. Looking for vinyl flooring? Try Tech Flooring for all your flooring needs. Vinyl floors can withstand a lot of foot traffic, making them the perfect choice for a busy household with children and pets. They also provide a small amount of soundproofing, muffling noise to keep your household more peaceful.

 Top Tip!

If you are installing a carpet in preparation for the arrival of a little one, make sure it is installed a number of weeks in advance. Carpet needs time to air out and settle into its environment. Airing out your carpet will ensure your child isn’t overwhelmed by that lovely ‘new carpet’ smell.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more. We will be with you every step of the way, from choosing your perfect flooring, to installation and after care. Contact us today to order some samples to try out in your home or get a free quote. Don;t hesitate child proof you floors today!

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Five ideas for your hallway

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Often, hallways can be overlooked in a house or commercial property. They are transitional spaces that hold a place together. However, here at Tech Flooring, we believe that hallways can be the most exciting places in a home. Most of the time, the hallway is the first place you come into when entering a home. It creates the first impression. It’s also the place you come into first when coming back from a day at work, night out or holiday. Hallways are the most underutilized rooms in the home and we want that to change. Not sure where to start? Never fear, we’ve rounded up five ideas for your hallway to live up to its full design potential.

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Choose the right floor for your hallway

Finding the perfect floor for your hallway can be tricky. Due to the heavy foot traffic, the flooring must be durable. A great floor that blends style and practicality is luxury vinyl tiling.

Luxury vinyl tiling (LVT) is a synthetic floor that is super durable and stylish. It is made from layers of PVC vinyl. The top layer can be embossed to look like grooves. Because it is tougher than average vinyl, it looks and feels more similar to traditional wood floors. In fact, it is almost indistinguishable to wooden or stone floors.

LVT is a great choice for your hallway as it is durable and stylish- coming in a wide range of designs. Interested in LVT? We are industry experts and would love to help. Get in touch today to find out more about our range.

Add interest with wallpaper

Choosing a funky patterned wallpaper is a great way to add interest to your hallway. Pair a fun wallpaper with simple furniture and neutral flooring to really bring it out.

Don’t forget about storage in your hallway

Because hallways can be cramped, adding storage is a good idea. Putting rattan baskets out for general mess means your hallway can stay clear. Another tip is to put out a shoe rack so that shoes can stay clear of the door. This helps your hallway look uncluttered and keeps the focus on your design elements rather than mess.

Add rugs

This is great if you have a ‘shoes-off’ household. Guests can pop their shoes in the shoe rack and instantly have a nice shaggy rug underfoot. Rugs are also a great way to add pops of colour.

Try mirrors

Adding mirrors is a great way to make your hallway space feel less cramped. It’s also useful to do quick outfit checks before you head out the door!

Want to learn more about LVT floors for your hallway? Contact us today to get helpful information and a free no obligation quote. Want more tips like our article ‘five ideas for your hallway?’ then click the other sections in this blog for more great stylish ideas for your home.

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Best floors for busy households

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With so many flooring options available, it can be overwhelming trying to find the perfect floor for your property. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to make the flooring choosing and installation process as easy as possible. We provide and install top quality flooring at affordable prices. Have you been searching for affordable flooring? You may have just found your match.

Puppy looking cute on a carpet

It can be difficult to find the perfect floor that blends style and practicality in the exact way you want. It is especially hard for busy households to find a durable floor that also looks great. Households with pets, young children or lots of foot traffic can often struggle to find the perfect floor. To help you out, here are some of our favourite floors for busy households.

Carpet

This may come as a surprise, but carpet is actually a great choice for busy homes. It is comfortable, soft and comes in a range of different thicknesses and patterns. The first thing to think about when choosing carpet is whether to go for wool or nylon.

Wool carpets are luxurious and soft. They are also super durable and can withstand a lot of foot traffic. This makes them a great choice for hallways, bedrooms and living rooms. Wool carpets are also good for adding insulation to your property. Wool carpets are not the most budget-friendly- however they are so beautifully soft that it is well worth the price.

Nylon carpets are slightly less luxurious but are more budget friendly. They are durable and come in a wide range of colours and patterns.

Carpets are a great choice for busy homes. Spills and splashes can be quickly wiped away. They suit any style of interior. Carpets are also super comfy for little feet and claws!

Vinyl

Vinyl flooring is a great choice for busy households. It is super durable as well as being water and stain resistant. A major advantage to choosing vinyl flooring is its durability. This means it can withstand a high amount of foot traffic. This makes it a good choice for busy hallways or living rooms. Because of its water-resistant properties, vinyl is a perfect option for bathrooms and kitchens.

Any spills or splashes can be easily wiped away without having to worry about long-term stains. Vinyl floors are low maintenance. This means you won’t have to be mopping and hoovering all the time. Because of this, vinyl is great for busy households.

What colour floor?

This is an important thing to consider when choosing a floor for your bustling home. Lighter coloured floors are lower maintenance. This is because dust and dirt does not show up on the surface as much as darker floors. However, darker floors can make a room feel warm and modern. Why not try a patterned floor? Patterned floors can be a great way to combine style and practicality as they are funky and low maintenance.

Looking to have a vinyl or carpet floor installed? Get in touch today to book your free consultation.

1950's chic

Trend Spot- 1950s Inspired Interiors

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Here at Tech Flooring, we love to stay on top of the latest interior design trends. This means we can bring you the most stylish and on-trend floors for your property. In the last ten years vintage styles, clothes, décors and interiors have become more and more popular. Vintage style and design is experiencing a renaissance. One particular style that is becoming popular is 1950s inspired interiors and clothing. An easy way to get the 1950s look is to install 2mm vinyl flooring in your home.

1950's chicWhy vinyl?

Vinyl flooring originally began as linoleum (or lino) flooring. Linoleum was first created using linseed oil to create a hard, durable surface. This then evolved as synthetic elements were added to the natural ones. Vinyl was then discovered in 1926. Amazingly, it had very similar properties to linoleum but was entirely man-made!

The vinyl that was created became hugely popular in households during the 1950s. This was because it was durable, waterproof and came in a wide range of designs. Everyone was installing vinyl in their kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms.

Colour Palettes

Throughout the decade, trends for different colour palettes in the home changed. At the start of the decade, grey, green and maroon were popular colours to decorate with. Towards the end of the decade, brighter colours were coming more into fashion. Pastel pinks with contrasting black and white tiles were a popular option. Yellow and aquamarine were also popular colours.

Get the look!

Want to get the 1950s look in your home? Read on to pick up some tips and ideas.

Lots of 1950s homes opted for the American diner style. This meant modernistic black and white tile floors with bright furniture. Try installing 2mm vinyl black and white style floors in your home to get the 1950s look.

One key feature of 1950s décor was heavily patterned floors. Try opting for one of our tile styles or mosaic patterns on a 2mm vinyl floor to get the look.

Patterned floor

If you’re nervous about a patterned floor being too heavy, try toning it down with a rug. Rugs are a great way to add personality and help protect your 2mm vinyl floor.

Natural wooden-style floors were also popular in the 1950s. These were often in a parquet or chevron pattern. Try a walnut style floor in your kitchen and get matching cabinets for the true 1950s look!

Pair these bright, patterned 1950s vinyl floors with sleek furniture. You can opt for mixed metal and wood furniture to get the specific ‘future retro’ style. Another option is to pair your vinyl floor with classic ‘Eames’ style furniture. The ‘Eames’ furniture is all about mixing comfort with style and often features leather, wood and sleek metal.

Here at Tech Flooring, we love the 1950s trend! It’s a fantastic way to show off your personality and style. Interested in getting the 1950s vinyl look in your home? Get in touch today to learn more and get a free quote.