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Carpet or vinyl?

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Which is the best floor for you?

It can be hard to know which flooring to go for in your home, especially when there is so much choice available. Finding a floor that works in your home in a practical and stylish way is so important to get right. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to help you make the best choice possible when it comes to flooring for your home or commercial property.

Two of the most popular flooring options available are carpet and vinyl. They are classic floors that look great in any home. Let’s dive deeper into both of these flooring types and see what each have to offer.

Carpet tiles for a newly fitted room by Techflooring

A recent installation from our team in London


Carpet is popular for obvious reasons- it’s comfy, simple and affordable. The first choice to make with carpet is whether to go for a wool or nylon carpet. Wool carpets are slightly more expensive due to their luxury feel and durability. Nylon carpets, however, come in a much wider range of styles and colours and are therefore better if you want something colourful and funky. Wool is more resilient and is good as a form of insulation- designed to trap heat.

It’s important to think about foot traffic when considering a carpet. A busier area, like the living room or hallway, should have a carpet with less footfall so it is more durable. The bedroom can have a softer carpet as it has less people coming and going.

Colour should also be considered when installing a carpet. Picking a darker coloured or patterned carpet means that dirt and dust will be disguised, making it a low maintenance option as you don’t have to hoover everyday.

It is recommended that you deep clean your carpets twice a year. You can rent a carpet cleaner and do it yourself. This means your carpet can stay fresh and clean!

Interested in getting a carpet for your home? Contact us today to go through all the options and choose some free samples to find the best carpet for you.


Vinyl is a classic option for flooring. It is super water and stain-resistant as well as being very durable, making it the perfect choice for a kitchen or bathroom. The durability of vinyl flooring is a major benefit as it can withstand the bustle of daily life. If you have pets it’s a good option as you don’t have to worry about paw scratches, water bowl spills or mud- it can be easily wiped clean. If you opt for a thicker vinyl floor it can also help muffle noise. Vinyl floors are comfy underfoot and come in a huge range of styles so it can suit any interior design plans you may have. You can also look into Luxury Vinyl Tiling for something slightly more realistic.

At Tech Flooring we work closely with our clients, so whether you desire carpet or vinyl we are where to help,  providing top-notch advice and installations. Get in touch today to order a sample or get a free no-obligation quote.

4 vinyl ideas for your bath room

4 Vinyl ideas for your bathroom

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Waterproof floor for bathrooms

Vinyl flooring is a great choice for your bathroom. It is waterproof, stain-resistant, and durable. It is also comfortable under-foot and has slight sound-proofing qualities. Vinyl flooring has the added benefit of being low maintenance. This means you don’t have to worry about the spills and splashes that happen in everyday life. What is a waterproof floor for bathrooms?

Because of these benefits, it is easy to see why so many people choose vinyl flooring for their bathroom. Choosing the right design or colour, however, can be trickier than expected. Here at Tech Flooring, we have a huge variety of designs to fit any home style. If you’re looking for bathroom vinyl ideas, we’ve got you covered! If you are feeling stuck for ideas, try these amazing four vinyl ideas for your bathroom.

4 vinyl ideas for your bath room

4 vinyl ideas for your bathroom

Small bathrooms

 If you are working with a small space, it can be hard to combine style and practicality. One idea is to choose a sink with space underneath it. You can then keep storage under the sink. If you’re struggling for space for your cosmetic products, try installing some floating shelves for more storage. Neutral, light tones in your flooring will not only make your space feel bigger but also disguise dirt and dust. Try white, grey or stone effect vinyls to make your bathroom seem spacious.

Funky floors

This is a great way to add personality and style to your bathroom. Choose a patterned vinyl floor with a mosaic, checked or chevron design. You can pair your funky vinyl floor with neutral wall colours like grey, white or cream. It can be fun to add a pop of colour with towels or a bathmat.

Classic tiles

Want classic tiles but don’t want to pay the price? Vinyl floors come in many different classic tile styles. So you can get the look you want without having to compromise on price. Try mosaic, checked or Victorian style vinyl floors. The look of a tiled bathroom floor is timeless and will never go out of style. This is a safe option that looks great in any home!

Wood style

Wood style vinyl is a lovely option for bathrooms. If you want that classic, cosy country feel then this is the perfect floor. You can choose a lighter wood colour for a more spacious feel or choose a darker wood for a more modern tone. These wooden style vinyl floors pair well with darker wall colours. Add interest with wicker baskets, patterned towels and pictures on the wall.

Hopefully this gives you a good jumping off point when it comes to choosing a style for your bathroom. Still unsure which vinyl floor to choose? Contact us today for friendly, expert advice- we’d love to help! Get in touch today for a free quote.

Vinyl Ideas for your kitchen

Vinyl Ideas for your kitchen

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The kitchen is often considered the heart of the house. It can be the place we socialise and spend the most time in. If you enjoy cooking, entertaining or relaxing, your kitchen is important to you. Often, it can be hard to combine practicality and style in your kitchen. When working with small kitchen spaces, it’s important to prioritise storage but don’t forget about style! Larger kitchens can also be tricky to work with so they don’t feel too empty.

Vinyl Ideas for your kitchen

The best way to bring your kitchen together is with a good quality floor. Vinyl floors are often chosen for kitchens. This is because they are durable, waterproof and stain resistant. Vinyl floors are a great option if you are on a budget as well. Wondering what vinyl floor to pair with your kitchen? Here at Tech Flooring, we want to help you pick the best floor available. Here are a few vinyl floor ideas to get you started.


Grey slate style vinyl floors are a great option for kitchens. They can give a clean, modern look to any kitchen. Grey vinyl floors can help make a kitchen look more spacious- so they’re a good choice for smaller spaces. They pair beautifully with wooden cabinets and black furniture. Surprisingly, black walls can work well with grey floors and actually make the space feel bigger. You could also pair your grey vinyl floors with pale wall colours- like blue or cream.


Choosing a vinyl floor in a tile style looks great in any kitchen. It is a classic, timeless look without looking old-fashioned. You can go for something classic like black and white checks. Or, you can have a bit of fun with some funky mosaic designs. Having a tile design floor adds a lot of personality to a kitchen and makes the floor more of a feature. Pair these with simple wall colours.

Wood plank

This vinyl floor style is a nice option as well. Imitation wood styles come in all colours and designs. Choosing a lighter coloured vinyl floor will make the kitchen feel more spacious. Whilst opting for a darker colour can give your kitchen a more modern look. You can go for a country kitchen feel with these floors. Try adding interest with funky and colourful tea towels or kitchen appliances.

Stone effect

This is another classic option. Stone effects can go with any kitchen and so are great if you’re looking to re-vamp your space. Because they are simple, you can have fun with patterned or brightly coloured walls. Another option is to choose plain walls and add interest with artwork or photographs.

Vinyl floors are a fantastic option for kitchens. Whatever your style, there’s something for you. Still not sure which vinyl floor to go for? Get in touch today for advice from industry experts. Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote.

Vinyl flooring: Is it the right choice for me?

Vinyl flooring: Is it the right choice for me?

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If you’ve been looking to install new flooring in your property, the chances are you’ve come across vinyl. Vinyl flooring is a hugely popular option for homes as well as commercial properties. It is a versatile flooring that can suit many different interiors. However, knowing if vinyl flooring is the right choice for your property can be tricky.

Here at Tech Flooring, we want to help you pick the perfect floor. To guide you, we’ve created some questions to ask yourself before choosing vinyl flooring.

Vinyl flooring: Is it the right choice for me?

Partway through our recent installation

What room is it for?

This is definitely the first thing to think about before installing vinyl flooring. Vinyl is durable, waterproof and stain resistant. Because of this, it works well in ‘messy’ environments such as kitchens and bathrooms. If you have a busy home (perhaps with pets and young children) then vinyl is a good choice for the whole house. The bedroom, however, might be more cosy with carpets. Get in touch today to find out more about vinyl, carpet and more!

Can it be used in commercial properties?

Yes! Vinyl is a popular choice for commercial properties because it is so low maintenance. Vinyl flooring works brilliantly in places like hair salons or cafes. This is because it can be cleaned very easily and is waterproof. Any spills or splashes will not damage or stain the vinyl floor.

What thickness will work best?

This is important to think about before choosing vinyl flooring. A thinner vinyl floor will be more cost effective- a good choice if you’re on a budget. However, a thicker vinyl floor will feel more comfortable. Thicker vinyl floors can help muffle noise/echo- so are good if you are in a busy household or property.

What style do I want?

This is entirely dependent on the interior design style of your property. Lighter coloured floors will help obscure dust and dirt. This means you won’t have to be vacuuming all the time. Darker floor styles (like grey slate) give a clean and modern look. Our vinyl floors also come in a range of tile styles. These give a classic, timeless look. Think about what room you want the vinyl in. Wood style vinyl looks great in kitchens and living rooms. Whilst tile style vinyl floors look great in bathrooms.

What is my budget?

This is an important factor to consider. With vinyl flooring, however, you’re in luck! Vinyl flooring is very cost effective, coming in sheets tailored to your floor size. It is a great option if you are on a budget. If you have a higher budget, consider looking into luxury vinyl tiling.

Hopefully, this helps give you a jumping off point for deciding whether vinyl is the right choice for you. At Tech Flooring, we want to help you make the best choice possible for your home. Contact us today for expert advice. Looking to have vinyl flooring installed in your property? Get in touch today for a free quote.