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November 2021

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Working with small spaces

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When living in a smaller home or property, finding a balance of stylish design and practicality can be difficult. You can often find yourself looking at larger houses with lots of space for interior design and think ‘if only’. However, here at Techflooring we love smaller spaces. We want to help you see smaller spaces not as a hinderance, but as an opportunity to get creative with interior design.

It may come as a surprise but the flooring you choose can have a big impact on how big or small a space can feel. Something as simple as a different floor colour can instantly make a space feel brighter, lighter and bigger. So, if you are looking to make your smaller property feel bigger, it’s best to start with the floor.

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How to make the most of your space

Flooring for Smaller Spaces

If you want to make your room feel bigger and brighter, try lighter-toned floors. Lighter coloured imitation wood floors, like laminate or LVT, are a great choice. These imitation wood floors have a timeless look and can go with any home. A lighter coloured floor is also fairly low maintenance. This is because it allows dust and dirt to be disguised. Because of this, you won’t have to be going over with a hoover all the time.

Lighter neutral tones are also a good idea. Greys and pale colours help make the space feel airy and light. You could go for an industrial style and pick an imitation concrete floor in LVT, vinyl or laminate.

Another option is to choose a dark floor. Though this may seem counterintuitive, this can actually help make a room seem bigger. A dark, striking colour adds depth to a room and makes it feel bigger. Why not try a dark walnut wood LVT or black Victorian vinyl tile style?

The main thing to avoid is medium shades. These can make a room feel cramped and small. Stick with striking, contrasting colours to make the most of your space.


Furniture for Smaller Spaces

It’s really important when working with a smaller space to utilize your furniture properly. Rather than having furniture and storage separately, try and combine the two. There are lots of stylish furniture options that also include hidden storage (e.g. window seats).

You could also pick up some wicker baskets and use them for a stylish storage option. These can then be tucked away under beds or tables when you need to make more space. If everything can be cleared and tucked away somewhere, you can give the appearance of space.

Another tip is to use a few larger decorative items rather than lots of small ones. Using lots of small décor pieces can give a feeling of clutter- thereby making your space seem smaller.

Rugs are also a good idea. Not only do they help maintain your floors, but they also create the illusion of space.

Interested in having a new flooring installed in your property? Get in touch today and we’ll go over all the details. Contact us today to book you first FREE consultation.


Article: Phoenix Marketing

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Trend Spot: Concrete Style Interiors

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Here at Tech Flooring, we like keeping up with the latest trends in interior design. By keeping up to date with the most stylish interiors, we can help your property get that perfect blend of style and practicality.

Choosing the right floor for your property is the best way to start when thinking about a design or re-vamp. Floors are the foundation of any room. Whilst your décor around can change, your floor will stay the same for a significant stretch of time. This means it is vital to pick the right one. At Tech Flooring, we can help you with the whole flooring process. From choosing the right floor to installation, we will be with you every step of the way.

Today’s trend that we are going to dive deeper into is concrete style interiors.

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Combining Concrete and Comfort

Using concrete in interiors for flooring, walls, furniture and decoration has been on the rise in popularity. This is linked to the trend for industrial style interiors. The industrial style tends to feature metal furniture, neutral colours and bare bricks. It is a stripped back style that takes inspiration from factories and warehouses.

Not sure about the industrial style? Surprisingly, the industrial style can suit a lot of different properties. The style is very flexible. You can mix elements of industrial style with different textures, patterns and colours to make it your own. Imitation concrete can be a great way to get the industrial look.

Why imitation concrete?

A concrete floor is stylish and works well in any property. However, real concrete can be cold and uncomfortable underfoot. A great alternative is to get imitation concrete. Here at Tech Flooring, we offer concrete style floors in LVT, vinyl and laminate. In this way, you can get the concrete look but with much easier maintenance. Any spills or splashes can easily be wiped away without worrying about staining.

Get the look

Why not try LVT or vinyl concrete-style flooring for your kitchen or bathroom? The concrete style gives your space a clean and airy look. LVT or vinyl are also great choices because they are super durable and waterproof.

You can pair concrete-style floors with metal or wooden furniture for the industrial look. For a more minimalistic, Nordic inspired look, try pairing the floors with patterned cushions and furniture. Pair the concrete floors with neutral walls. These could be darker or lighter in tone depending on your preference. A darker toned wall will make the room feel cosy. Whilst a lighter wall colour will make the room feel bigger.

Having a concrete floor is a simple but classic base that goes with everything. Try experimenting with different colours, textures and patterns to show off your individual style.

Interested in having concrete-style flooring installed in your home? Get in touch today to find out more. We are industry experts and are happy to help with any questions or queries you may have about flooring. Contact us today to book a free, no obligation consultation.

Article: Phoenix Marketing

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3 Great Carpets for Your Home from Lano

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Carpets are a staple in any home. They are so versatile and can suit any interior style. New advancements in textile technology means that they are now easier to maintain than ever before!

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Finding the perfect carpet for your home

The first thing to think about when choosing a carpet for your home is what room it is going in. Carpets for bedrooms can have a soft footfall as there isn’t much foot traffic. A softer footfall is also nice underfoot. However, in an area like a hallway or living room, a more sturdy carpet with less footfall is better. This is because there is more foot traffic and the carpet must be able to withstand this.

At Tech Flooring, we are proud to provide carpets for bedrooms from Lano. Lano’s carpets are all about combining quality, durability and style. Their carpets also include a ground breaking nano technology called SmartStrand. SmartStrand is built into their carpets, making them completely stain resistant. The carpets are bio-based, made with a rapidly renewable energy source. They are one of the only carpets with permanent built-in stain and soil protection that won’t wear or wash off.

Think about the colour you want for your carpet. Lighter coloured carpets help disguise dirt, so are good for busy areas. Darker coloured carpets will need to be vacuumed a little more but look classic in bedrooms.

Looking for a new carpet but not sure where to start? Here at Tech Flooring, we want to make finding an incredible floor as easy as possible. So, we’ve collected together three great Lano carpets for bedrooms that could be perfect in your home.

Bamboo Touch

ue and innovative carpet features a high percentage of bamboo that brings lots of benefits to the carpet. Bamboo fibre has natural anti-bacterial and humidity regulating properties. It is also luxuriously soft to the touch. This carpet comes in a lovely range of neutral colours. Pair these neutral tones with patterned, funky wallpaper for a fun look. Another option is to pair the neutral tones with white or cream walls for a timeless look.


This polyamide carpet is known for its durability and can be used in any room. The carpet fibres can stand up to a lot of wear and tear. This means it is good for busy households- possibly with children and pets. The Bloss carpet comes in a range of colours to fit any room.


This is also a polyamide carpet. Again, it is very durable and can withstand a lot of foot traffic. Its synthetic fibres hold their shape well and will not be budged by the bustle of daily life. Because of these strong fibres, a Bergam carpet will stay fresh for years to come. Even though it is very durable, this carpet is also very comfortable.

These three fantastic carpets from Lano can be easily installed in your property! Contact us today for expert advice and to get a free quote.

Article: Phoenix Marketing

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4 Laminate Floor Trends and Styles

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Looking to have laminate flooring installed in your home but unsure where to start? Here at Tech Flooring, we want to make the flooring choosing and installation process as easy as possible. We are proud to stock and install EGGER laminate floors. So, if you’ve settled on laminate floors but haven’t chosen a specific one, we’re here to help. Here’s four styles of laminate floors from EGGER.

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Find the Perfect Laminate Flooring for Your Home

Future Retro

This design style combines classic features of the past with the innovation of the future. Modern interpretations of natural textures such as marble, terrazzo and walnut characterise this design. The future retro style works by combining wood, metal and stone in a timeless way. The range comes in a selection of neutral colours. The wooden and marble textures pair really well with metal furniture. The future retro style is a great choice if you are looking for something timeless and simple.

Pure Nature

There has been a growing trend for bringing a sense of nature into your décor. This is often known as the ‘Green Living’ trend. This style is super easy to find a laminate floor for. Any wood style laminate floor instantly creates a sense of nature. These are simple, classic floors that look great in any home or property. Pair these floors with bamboo or woven rugs, plants and light wooden furniture.

Light Urban

Light Urban is a popular city-inspired trend. It focuses on living spaces being more fluid as each room flows into the next. This is a great trend if you are working with a small space because it is quite minimalist. Choose light coloured floors to make your space feel bigger. A lighter coloured floor is also lower maintenance. This is because dirt and dust are disguised and you won’t have to be vacuuming all the time. Try choosing a lighter wood-style laminate floor and pairing it with simple metal furniture. You can add interest with a funky rug or bright cushions.

Perfect Imperfection

This trend is all about combining a deliberate ‘worn-out’ style with clean lines. Try choosing a darker wood style or grey stone laminate floor. You can pair these with antique furniture pieces or ‘shabby chic’ style furniture. Grey, charcoal and dark blue are satisfying colours to choose for your flooring. You can then add woven or shaggy rugs to get that ‘perfectly imperfect’ look.

It can be hard to find the right laminate floor with so many options out there. That’s why narrowing down which trend or style you like the most makes it much easier. Have a think about the space you’re working with. Some spaces are better suited to styles than others.

Interested in having laminate floors installed in your property? Get in touch today to go over all the options with industry experts. At Tech Flooring, we want you to find the perfect floor for your property. Contact us today to find out more.

Article: Phoenix Marketing

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How to Pick the Right Floor for Your Space?

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It can be overwhelming trying to find the right floor for your property. With so many options and choices available, searching for the right one can feel exhausting. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to make finding the right flooring as easy as possible.

Here are some simple steps you can take to help easily find the right floor for your space.

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Our Guide to Finding the Perfect Floor

1- What type of floor do I want?

This is the most important thing to solve first. Different floorings will suit different types of rooms. Vinyl and LVT floors are water and stain resistant- making them perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. Carpets work well on stairs and in bedrooms. Whilst laminate floors are great for living rooms and hallways.

2- What is my budget?

This is good to think and plan around when choosing your floor. Low budget options include vinyl and laminate. Remember, cost is often dependent on the thickness or pile of your floor/carpet. LVT is a slightly more costly option. However, it comes with the advantage of being high quality and almost indistinguishable from traditional wooden or stone floors.

3- What style do I want?

Different styles and colours suit different rooms. For example, if you have a small room, a lighter coloured floor can make it feel bigger. Large rooms with high ceilings can be made to feel cosier with darker walls and floors.

Traditional wood-style floors give a timeless look to any home. You can get wooden-style floors in vinyl, LVT and laminate. This is a great idea if you want the look of a wooden floor but don’t want the hassle of intense maintenance.

Tile style floors are also a classic option. They look great in kitchens and bathrooms. Choosing a vinyl style tile floor means you can get the look of tiles without worrying about cold feet and slipping.

In general, choosing a lighter coloured floor means that dirt and dust will be disguised. This means you won’t have to be going over with a hoover all the time. Darker coloured floors can look modern and look great in living rooms.

If you are considering carpets, keep in mind the area they are going in. High traffic areas (like hallways) need durable carpets with a closely knitted pile. Lower traffic areas like the bedroom can have a softer footfall.

4- Match your décor to the floor

This is crucial to bring the whole room together. Wood-style floors can look modern with black, metal furniture. Bring personality to a room by adding funky rugs and paintings. If a patterned floor seems too busy, try adding a plain rug to tone it down.

Top tip: Make sure you put down entrance mats. This will stop dirt from getting on your floor and help it last for longer.

Hopefully, these tips can help you get started on finding the right floor for your property. Still not sure? Contact us today for industry expert advice. Get in touch today to order a sample and get a free quote!

Article: Phoenix Marketing

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Trend Spot: Glam Industrial

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Here at Tech Flooring, we are always on the lookout for new trends and emerging popular interior design styles. By staying on top of the latest trends, we can help your residential or commercial property look modern and stylish.

One new interior design style that has been gaining popularity recently is ‘Glam Industrial’. This has been affectionately named by some as ‘GlamDustrial’. This trend works to bring together two styles that are almost opposites- but somehow it really works! Read on to find out how you can bring the ‘GlamDustrial’ look to your property.

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Discover this Unique New Trend in Interior Design

What is Glam Industrial?

Essentially, GlamDustrial is the meeting of elegance and the industrial style. This could mean mixing opulent carpets with rough brick walls. Or pairing industrial style walls and floors with elegant, French style furniture. It is the pairing of the rough with the elegant to create a brilliant equilibrium.

This is the natural progression from the long-popular ‘shabby chic’ style. This was a style that encouraged furniture and surroundings to have a slightly worn look and feel. Elegant furniture was painted with rough, white paint to add texture and interest.

The GlamDustrial movement separates the rough from the elegant and allows them to co-exist.

How to get the ‘GlamDustrial’ look?

The GlamDustrial look is surprisingly easy to create in your property.

To start with, try pairing a classic patterned style floor with industrial metal furniture. You could try a Victorian tile style using vinyl flooring. LVT floors are also a good option and come in lots of different designs. Pairing a classic tile style floor with industrial metal furniture creates a subtle GlamDustrial look.

You could also try it the other way and use an industrial style floor with elegant furnishings. Try an LVT stone style floor in grey or black. Then pair this with elegant furniture. Accenting the industrial features with silver, gold or rose gold metals adds to the GlamDustrial look and ties the room together.

Exposed brick walls pair beautifully with grey LVT stone style floors. You can then add elegant accents like fluffy carpets and comfortable sofas.

What’s so fun about this trend is that you can choose exactly how much you want of it. If you prefer the industrial style, you can just add subtle accents of elegance to bring dimension. If you prefer the glam style, just add accents like an industrial style floor.

The GlamDustrial style can add elegance and warmth to a room that could otherwise be overwhelming or cold.

Interested in getting the GlamDustrial look? Contact us today to find out about re-vamping your home with expertly installed floors. We install vinyl, LVT, laminate and carpet- so there’s something for whatever style you’re after. We are industry experts and can advise on the best floors for your property. Get in touch today to get a free quote or order a sample to try out at home.

Article: Phoenix Marketing

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Custom Commercial Carpet Designs

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Have you ever been looking for a floor for your property, but can’t find exactly what you want? Well, Lano carpets has the perfect solution. We are so proud to stock and install Lano carpets. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to help you get the most out of your floors. We professionally install domestic and commercial floors.

Today, we want to have a closer look at the Lano ‘Custom Concepts’ carpet service. For many commercial businesses, it can be hard to find the carpet that perfectly fits your brand. However, Lano is here to help!

Commercial Carpet

We Review Custom Design Carpets for Commercial Floors

With their custom commercial carpet range, you can have the perfect carpet tailored for you. Start off with one of their suggested ranges and tailor the rest to suit your business.

Let’s have a closer look at the different carpet options available to be customised for your commercial property.


Suite is a tufted range aimed at various high-end applications. A durable 2-ply yarn (80% wool-20% polyamide) will meet your performance requirements and adds underfoot comfort. Custom designs can be made using the Suite concept. Colour and pile weight can also be altered and tailored to your property’s needs.


The tufted structure of Carve is suitable for a range of commercial environments. It is made of 100% polyamide. Because of this, it is super easy to maintain and clean. Carve is the perfect carpet for a broad range of hospitality properties. It is available from stock in 4 different designs, each in eight colour schemes. If you are looking for a custom design, Lano’s in-house designers are on-hand to help.

Royal Design

These Royal Design carpets are custom printed. Lano can create a unique carpet design, perfectly matching any interior concept. The designers can work from your original artwork or assist in developing new ideas to realise your requirements. The design team has also created a ‘design gallery’ where you can view the latest creations and get inspired. Choose the perfect colour for your carpet design.


A great choice for any commercial property is the high quality woven Axminster carpet. It is durable and designed to last. Axminster is made from a combination of 3 ply 80% British and New Zealand wool blended with 20% polyamide. This means the carpet is durable and stays looking fresh for a long time. Love the carpet but not sure about the design? Let your imagination run wild and create your own custom version of the Axminster carpet. Get in touch today to find out about this bespoke service and how we can have it installed for you!

If you’ve been struggling to settle on a carpet design, this could be the perfect option for you, because here at Tech Flooring, we can take you through the whole process and expertly install carpets in your commercial property. Contact us today with any questions and get the perfect carpet for your property.


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Trend Spot: Cottagecore

Trend Spot: Cottagecore

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There are so many different interior design trends and styles out there. This means when it comes to re-vamping your property, it can be a little overwhelming. It is so important not only to consider furniture when re-decorating, but also walls and flooring. Flooring is the foundation of a room and that’s why it is so important to get it right. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to make the whole flooring choosing and installation process as easy as possible. To help you find the right style for your home, we’ve been diving deeper into some of the latest trends in interior design.

Trend Spot: Cottagecore

Cottagecore embraces simplicity and focuses on bringing a sense of nature indoors

This week, we’re having a closer look at the cottagecore interior design style.

What is cottagecore?

Cottagecore embraces simplicity and focuses on bringing a sense of nature indoors. It also draws inspiration from a traditional, country-style way of living. Home-baked bread, floral patterns and wooden furniture perfectly sums up the cottagecore style. It is popular for its take on slow-living. In this way, cottagecore prioritises finding joy within the home rather than external events.

How to get the look

This is all very well, but how does the cottagecore trend translate into an accessible interior design look? It is actually surprisingly easy to get the cottagecore look. It’s up to you how much of the look you want to incorporate into your home. You can go for just accents of the look with floral patterns, candles or flowers presented in a jam jar. It can be fun, however, to get fully into the look and for something bolder.

Laminate and vinyl cottagecore floors

 Laminate and vinyl floors are a perfect option to integrate the cottagecore look into your home. Opting for an imitation wood floor in laminate or vinyl looks great in any home. This is much cheaper than choosing a real wooden floor. It is also much easier to maintain. Vinyl floors can be easily wiped clean. You also don’t have to worry about splinters or chipping with vinyl floors.

Patterned vinyl floors can also work really well within the cottagecore style. Why not try a Victorian tile style in your kitchen or bathroom?

Bringing it all together

It is so important that you tie all of these elements together when creating a cottagecore-style room. Neutral walls pair well with the look. Imitation wood floors bring that sense of nature that is crucial with this style. Patterned tablecloths, throws and pillows are an essential part of the overall look. This means that you will want to choose a subtle wall colour like cream, grey or pale green. Add fun accents like jars of flowers or wall hangings. It’s a nice touch to get second-hand or reclaimed furniture. This goes with the ‘slow-living’ element of the trend.

As winter draws near, you may not be able to see nature in full bloom. Instead, why not bring nature into your home? Decorate with real (or fake) plants to make the room feel greener and brighter.

Interested in having new flooring installed? Contact us today to learn more.

Trend Spot: Bold Colours

Trend Spot: Bold Colours

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Here at Tech Flooring, we love keeping up with the latest trends in interior design. By keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends, you can make sure your property stands out from the crowd. We want to help you find that perfect blend of practicality and style. Here at Tech Flooring, we provide and install top quality floors at affordable prices. Interested in having new flooring installed? Get in touch today to find out more!

Trend Spot: Bold Colours

Here at Tech Flooring, we love keeping up with the latest trends in interior design

Todays trends

Today’s trend that we are going to dive deeper into is the use of bold colours. Over the last year, we have all had to spend more time at home than we usually would. This has caused a wave of people to look at re-vamping their home. Neutral colours are out and there has been a sudden trend for bold, bright colours in interior design. People are looking for their homes to be fun and colourful. Choosing vibrant colours adds personality and gives an artistic edge to your home.

How to get the look

There are many ways to get the bold colours look in your property. The great thing about this trend is that you can choose how much of it you want to go for. There are ways to add subtle colours to your home and other bolder options too. A really good way to get a subtle version of the look is through furniture. Choose brightly coloured chairs, lamps and décor. Then, pair these bright pieces with a muted colour palette on the walls and floor. Why not pair this furniture with a vinyl wood-imitation floor? Vinyl wood-imitation floors are timeless and look great in any home. Browse our selection of vinyl floors today.

Bold looks for floors

If you want to go for something bolder, there are plenty of options available. A popular choice for this trend is having brightly coloured walls. You could do this for all your walls for a punchy look. Want something more subtle, try just a brightly coloured feature wall instead.

These bold wall colours pair well with neutral tones on your floor. If you are decorating a bedroom or living room, why not try carpet? Our wool carpets are luxuriously soft as well as being very durable. If you are looking for something more budget-friendly, nylon carpet might be the perfect option for you. Nylon carpets come in a wide range of colours and patterns. We know patterned carpets can, surprisingly, work well with bold walls and can help tie a room together.

Patterned vinyl floors

Patterned vinyl floors work brilliantly with bright walls. Vinyl is often used in kitchens, bathrooms and commercial applications. This is because it is stain resistant, water resistant and very durable. A black and white checked vinyl floor looks funky when paired with bright walls. Not sure about committing to the look for your whole house? Why not try just going bold for your kitchen or bathroom.

Whatever your style, Tech Flooring has something for you. Loooking for quality floors at affordable prices? We are industry experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Contact us today to book a free, no-obligations consultation.

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Best floors for your home office

Best floors for your home office

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In the past year, many of us have had to work from home. And, as we return back to ‘normality’, many of us will continue to work from home. This past year has definitely led many people to realise that their home office or workspace is far from ideal. Those wishing to continue working from home will have to abandon their temporary workspaces and settle on something more comfortable and practical. Looking to re-vamp or set up the best floors for your  home office? Then you may have found your match with Tech Flooring!

At Tech Flooring, we install top-quality floors at affordable prices. We know how important your home office can be. During working weeks or months, it can be the place where you spend the majority of your time. This is why it is so important to get the foundations right for your office by choosing the perfect floor. Not sure where to start when picking a new floor for your home office? No worries. We’ve put together some of our top picks for home offices to make it easier for you.

Best floors for your home office

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LVT floors are made from large sheets of high-quality vinyl. These sheets are then carefully cut into planks and embossed. Because of this process, LVT has a luxury feel and is almost indistinguishable from traditional wooden or tiled floors. They are a great option for offices and come in a variety of styles and designs. You could choose a timeless wood look or something fun and patterned. If you are working with a big space, try adding funky rugs on top to give a sense of warmth. LVT floors are also good if you have a chair with wheels as it enables you to easily wheel around the room.


Carpet is a classic option for a home office. It is chosen mainly because of its comfort and durability. This is a nice choice for a home office because it is cosy and comfortable underfoot. You can choose between wool, nylon or polypropylene carpets depending on your budget and preferences.

Wool carpets are very soft and luxurious as well as being durable. They are a good choice if you have a lot of foot traffic going through your office. Nylon and polypropylene carpets are less luxurious than wool but are easy to clean and maintain. Carpet is a good option if your office is part of another room (for example the corner of a bedroom).


Vinyl floors are a good option for home offices. They are super durable and easy to clean. This means you don’t have to worry about spills or splashes from your morning coffee. Why not try a tile style to give your office a fun, modern feeling.

Your home office is the place where you want to combine style, practicality and comfort. This is why it’s so important to get the foundations right with the perfect floor. Interested in having a new flooring installed? Contact us today to find out more.