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Planning for Flooring

When looking to lay new flooring in your home, you should consider the best flooring option for each room based on their individual features. Their suitability for each area could be dependant on many deciding factors, so we've laid out the important features to consider for each of our flooring products. 

Links to relevant pages are products have been added to ease your shopping experience, so have a read and click through our Flooring Planning Guide. And, if you are still unsure of which flooring is the ideal fit for you, then feel free to contact us.


Our range of carpet covers all materials including Wool, Polypropylene, Polyamide and natural materials like Sisal and Seagrass. We offer Twist, Saxony, Loop and Berber carpets to suit alternative styles and needs. Pair your carpet with Carpet Underlay, Grippers and Metals to ensure you can complete the overall fit of your new carpet. You can shop over 200 different carpets with Flooring Direct and filter your options through whichever features are most important for you, whether that is by material, style or colour. Flooring Directs carpet is super durable and promises longevity, ensuring you really get your money’s worth. Polypropylene carpet endures high levels of footfall as it is high quality and heavy pile carpet which minimises signs of wear. With the ability to absorb light without damaging as much as other types of carpet, this carpet type retains its colouring over time.

Carpet underlay is an essential purchase when installing carpet in your home. Underlay prevents day to day wear and tear coming to your carpet by acting as an absorbent layer in heavy traffic areas that can withstand a high amount of consistent weight and pressure. Underlay also extends the longevity of your carpet as it allows the pile to maintain its fullness.

Carpet maintenance must be regularly carried out in order for your carpet to retain its soft and fresh condition. Our Carpet Care Guide can help you tackle any stains and lift any dirt. Carpet can be susceptible to stains which could mean you want to choose a Polypropylene carpet as you can use bleach to clean this material. 

Carpet is the ideal choice for laying in rooms above the ground floor, including apartments, due to the sound absorption properties of the material. Carpet promises noise cancellation abilities which are amplified depending on the thickness and backing of your carpet. Felt, Gel and Latex backed carpets are all popular choices.

Carpet is one of the most popular flooring options for rooms where comfort and cosiness are prioritised, hence why people tend to lay carpet in bedrooms and living rooms. The soft underfoot feel of carpet makes for the perfect material to be laid in the bedroom where shoes aren't usually worn.

Flooring Directs carpet ranges in thickness from 5mm up to 20mm. For ultimate underfoot comfort, choose from our soft Saxony ranges Richland and Winter. The thicker the carpet, the more luxurious and comfortable the feel is underfoot. You can also save on your energy bills by investing in thick carpet that retains heat and acts as an insulator, keeping your energy bills low by making your home cosy and warm during the winter and cool during the summer.

Vinyl Flooring

Flooring Directs vinyl flooring is an affordable flooring option that offers a desirable appearance without the added expense and extra maintenance procedures that it’s real wood, stone and tile counterparts possess. Whether you are into patterned vinyl or prefer a lesser statement flooring like wood effect vinyl, you can find it all with Flooring Direct. As a child friendly flooring, it is perfect for installing in family homes including all areas – even the bathroom and kitchen! Underfoot comfort is adhered to when you choose vinyl flooring, so you can fully appreciate your home comforts.With such a large array of colours, patterns and designs, you’ll be sure to find a vinyl flooring to truly enhance any room in your home that accommodates different budgets and interior tastes. 

Pair your vinyl flooring purchase with some spray adhesive to secure the perfect fit - our new TuskBond adhesive range provides six different types for you to choose from. Whichever subflooring you are laying your vinyl roll onto, concrete, stone, tile and wood are all safe to use with our vinyl flooring adhesive.

Vinyl flooring is a pet friendly flooring option, it is antiallergenic and doesn't scratch easily like other hard-surface floors. The surface of vinyl is incredibly easy to clean - just check out our Vinyl Flooring Care Guide - with a quick wipe, any muddy paw prints can be removed easily. The protective wear-layer can prevent all pet-associated mess from causing long-term damage.

Our vinyl flooring is safe to use in all areas of the home as it has a slip-resistant surface. With an R10 rating, your safety is guaranteed when it comes to installing vinyl flooring in your home. Suitable for homes with elderly residents, as well as young children who are still finding their feet!

With water resistant material properties, vinyl flooring can be laid in areas of the home that are more susceptible to water exposure like bathrooms. As long as you mop up any major spillages and catch any leaks early, your vinyl flooring will be able to withstand any water exposure that threatens it.

If you are looking for a floor that is safe to use alongside underfloor heating, then vinyl flooring can do the job. The material properties of vinyl flooring can withstand up to 27 degree heat which makes it perfect for use with underfloor heating. As always, double check the specific product features before using underfloor heating with your flooring.

Artificial Grass

Our range of artificial grass is incredibly durable and can withstand the test of time. With a five-year warrantee period, you are guaranteed to get the most out of your artificial lawn with Flooring Direct. Artificial grass is a child and pet friendly option for those who want to refurbish their garden and create a safe space for outdoor activities. If you are planning on installing your artificial grass yourself, order your adhesive from our accessories page to ensure the longevity of the fit.

The benefits that the environment can reap from covering a smaller area of your garden with artificial grass are are extensive. You can save water by not having to hydrate your lawn and all wildlife can habituate in artificial grass as well, meaning that it will not take away the natural environment for these creatures. Lining the perimeter of your artificial lawn with flowers can also make the area more inviting to bees who are still able to pollinate nearby areas.

Check out our Artificial Grass Care Guide for all the details regarding how to look after your artificial lawn and keep it in tip top condition. We cover all the basics surrounding how to clean and maintain artificial grass as well as stain removal, weed prevention and how to brush your lawn! This is an incredibly low maintenance alternative to natural lawn that you must seed, water and mow to keep it looking acceptable.

Flooring Directs Artificial Grass ranges from 6mm to 42mm in thickness allowing us to cater to all individual styles, tastes and needs. Whether you're looking for a low, medium or high density grass to coat your garden, we can advise you on which one is most suited to which areas. Our natural looking selection promises to blend in with its surrounds and offers a pristine lawn all year round.

Choose our Pro Putt 12mm artificial grass if you are looking for an appropriate lawn material to practice your golfing skills on. This artificial grass has been manufactured to replicate the putting green on genuine golf courses so that you can get your practice in beforehand. You can purchase this artificial grass for volume trades as well as for personal use.

Our Artificial Grass is water permeable meaning that drainage will not be an issue when the weather takes a turn for the worse. This feature also comes in handy when cleaning your artificial lawn using water and artificial grass-safe cleansing fluid. With UV protections as well, there is no need to worry about the decolouration of the material as we can guarantee the pristine condition of your synthetic lawn all year round.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a cheaper alternative to real wood flooring and involves much less upkeep and maintenance. Just check out our Laminate Care Guide for all the information on how to look after your flooring. With a huge array of styles, shades and designs, laminate can add sophistication to any room. Both hard wearing and durable, our selection of laminate flooring comes in all different planks sizes to ensure a perfect fit in each home. Choose a lacquered finish or matte planks to suit your individual tastes and match your interiors accordingly. Head to our Accessories page to pair your laminate purchase with some scotia beading to complete your Flooring Direct Fit.

At Flooring Direct, we stock Egger Laminate flooring and Krono Swiss Laminate which both feature water resistant material properties. This means you can lay laminate flooring in rooms that are exposed to water like bathrooms and kitchens. Wiping up spills sooner rather than later will prevent any lasting damage coming to your laminate.

Our laminate flooring can withstand heavy traffic footfall, so it is perfect for domestic and commercial environments. With a protective wear layer to prevent any scratches or damage coming to the surface, you can guarantee a long-lasting and hardwearing flooring option when choosing laminate. 

Laminate flooring can be used in all areas of the home due to its versatile appearance and flexible material properties and features. Laminate is a popular choice in living areas as well as bedrooms and dining areas. Choose between a lacquered or embossed surface to suit alternative styles and interior design.

Take a look at our Laminate Flooring Care Guide to see just how easy this flooring type is to upkeep and maintain. With just a microfibre cloth and a dust pan and brush, you can keep your laminate in tip-top condition. Compared to it's real-wooden flooring counterpart, laminate is the ideal option for busy family homes who need a quick and easy fix to maintain their flooring.

If you are looking to save money on installation costs, laminate flooring is the perfect flooring option to try your hand at DIY with. Our flooring experts can take you through the step by step process on how to lay your laminate flooring. You can also check out how to lay Scotia Beading and Solid Oak Profiles via our Accessories Fitting Guide to complete your Flooring Direct Fit.

Wooden Flooring

At Flooring Direct, we stock high quality hard wood flooring and engineered wood flooring. Engineered Wood is crafted from layers of timber board, topped with a real hardwood veneer, making it more slightly more stable than hardwood flooring. The veneer can range from 1mm to 5mm thick. Underneath this layer is several thinner layers of wood that are glued together creating a base that adds to its stability. We offer Oak, Walnut, Beech and Acacia wood flooring to suit all tastes, styles and needs. Most wood flooring comes with a manufacturer's warranty, making it a worthwhile investment for your home. 

We offer many different finishes for our wood flooring including a satin lacquer, matte lacquer and UV oiled finish. The surface of the wood is brushed with alternative varnishes and lacquers to offer a smooth and aesthetically pleasing finish. Wooden flooring is often a luxury flooring option which allows for a stunning flooring option in any home.

Wooden flooring is renowned for its long lifespan. As a naturally sourced, heavy duty material, wooden flooring can last from 25 years up to 100 years as long as it is maintained and well kept in a suitable environment. Check out our wooden flooring products to find out more information regarding warranty and a 25 year guarantee.

Head over to our advice and information page to access our wooden flooring care guide. Here you will find all the top tips and tricks surrounding how to maintain and upkeep your wooden flooring to ensure it retains its natural beauty and authentic appearance. A quick sweep over this flooring day to day will allow your home to look spick and span. 

Our wooden flooring edges and profiling differ depending on each individual product. Some have a bevelled edge with tongue and groove profiles that allow for a simple installation process and a clean and professional finish. Pair your wooden flooring purchase with solid oak profiles to finish of you #flooringdirectfit.

Most of our wood flooring products are safe to use with underfloor heating, but be sure to check the specific product details and features of the flooring you are interested in beforehand. This feature will leave you with a warm and cosy interior that matches the aesthetic of a traditional wood floor.

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Luxury Vinyl Tiles replicate the appearance and material properties of a variety of floorings such as wood, ceramic tile and stone, so authentically that anyone would struggle to tell them apart. LVT flooring promises to bring luxury into your home, boasting impressive durability and versatility. Each tile can be easily removed and replaced as they feature a click or glue format when installing. Luxury vinyl is hard wearing making it perfect for busy family households that experience high footfall. Choose LVT to modernise the floors in your home.

Luxury vinyl tile flooring is a great option for those who want to save time and money on maintenance products and procedures. Just a quick mop or wipe over the surface of your LVT will remove any spills or dirt that may have settled in place. There is no need to invest in any high-end cleaning products to keep your flooring in great condition.

LVT flooring is suitable for laying in all areas of the domestic home as well as any commercial settings. The hardwearing and durability properties that vinyl tiles offer, ensure that it can withstand heavy footfall traffic. Enjoy the style and comfort of LVT in your living room, kitchen or bedroom.

At Flooring Direct, we stock 'click' fit and 'glue' down LVT tiles. The easy click-lock installation process allows for a mess-free and easy-to-follow instructions for those who are wanting to save money on costs rather than hiring a fitter. Check out our LVT Fitting Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to lay luxury vinyl tiles.

LVT tiling usually features a water resistant wear layer which prevents water absorption. This property makes it ideal for fitting in areas of the home that are prone to water exposure like bathrooms, kitchens and entranceways. It is important to state that any liquid should be soaked up using a cloth or towel rather than being left on the surface for long periods of time.

Perfect for family homes where stains and spills are inevitable, LVT flooring features stain resistant properties. This extra protection makes this flooring option incredibly popular among Flooring Direct customers. Our LVT will withstand the test of time and have you unable to believe how well it retains its fresh look and feel.

Carpet Tiles

Carpet Tiles are most popular for use in commercial areas like offices and airports. Their versatility, vibrancy and durability allow them to suit heavy traffic areas and withstand the test of time. Carpet Tiles are still suitable for domestic properties and make the perfect flooring option for basements and playrooms for similar reasons. This low maintenance flooring option can be easily replaced in the event of damage or staining, as you can replace each individual tile. So, there is no need to splash out on a whole new floor, result!

Carpet Tiles are an incredibly low maintenance flooring option. With the vibrant patterns and textured surface, a quick run around with the vacuum cleaner will manage to lift an resting dirt or debris from the material. This can be done as little or as often as you would like. Choose our Jupiter Carpet Tiles for a bleach resistant polypropylene material.

At Flooring Direct, our selection of Carpet Tiles are all measured at 50cm by 50cm. This sizing is 100% accurate and allows you to piece together your tiles evenly when you are installing your new flooring. The installation process is incredibly straightforward and ideal, even for those who aren't as handy with DIY jobs. 

As with regular Carpet flooring, Carpet Tiles are naturally sound absorbent due to the soft, cushioning material soaking up any noise impact created by footfall. This means that in any domestic or commercial settings, this flooring will prevent any heavy footed individuals from causing a stir when walking around in the room above.

Although our Jupiter, Prima Vera and Parade Carpet Tiles are plain, they come in an abundance of alternate colours. However, if you are looking for patterned tiles, check out our Verona range which comes in different shades and patterns. Ensure you layer the tiles in a quarter turn pattern to enhance the overall appearance.

As a durable and robust flooring option, Carpet Tiles are guaranteed a long lifespan. Making them even more ideal for commercial settings, they can withstand consistently high levels of heavy footfall. In the unlikely event that damage does occur to one of our Carpet Tiles, the individual tile can be easily removed and replaced without hassle!

Composite Decking

Composite Decking offers a fresh alternative to timber decking by bonding recycled wood and plastic fibres together to create a sustainable and hard-wearing deck. It is becoming more and more popular for use in commercial and domestic environments, providing a safe and durable decking platform to revamp any outdoor living areas. Available in four alternative shades, our PremDeck composite decking ensures there is something for everyone. Whether you prefer contemporary and modern or traditional and authentic designs, Flooring Direct has got you covered. 

Our composite decking boards are made out of wood and plastic, meaning the material can withstand alternate weather conditions - a lot more so than timber decking, Although the sun can fade the colouring slightly within the first few months, the material has built in UV protection that prevents this from happening as much as possible. As for rain, the boards are 100% waterproof and will not suffer from any form of water damage as long as the decking is installed with the correct drainage systems. 

Our composite decking products come with a 10-year warranty. During this period, Flooring Direct promises the durability and hard-wearing properties of our composite decking boards. Within this time-frame, your decking is sure to retain its immaculate condition and withstand any wear and tear that may occur. However, the life-span of composite decking can last for over 25 years, so longevity is yet another desirable feature for our composite decking.

One of the main benefits of composite decking is the lack of maintenance and upkeep required to retain the condition of the boards. Due to the WPC (wood plastic combination) material, all the downfalls that are inevitable when purchasing real-wood decking are not associated with composite decking. For example, composite decking is less likely to suffer from rotting, mould, mildew and splitting, all common reoccurring issues with wood decking. Check out our Composite Decking Care Guide for more information. 

Also associated with the maintenance of composite decking, our PremDeck boards require no treating whatsoever. Although the plastic coating can be painted, the embossed surface and textured appearance would be lost if this procedure were to be carried out. We ensure the dye used to colour our decking boards is highly pigmented to allow for a polished and professional appearance. The protective wear layer and coating used on our composite decking helps to prevent any damage that may occur.

As a sustainable decking option, PremDeck composite decking is made from 100% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable. Meaning that no waste is being created before, during or after the manufacturing process surrounding composite decking. Both the boards and accessories are FSC approved and aim to reduce the carbon footprint that those investing in timber decking cannot avoid. For those wanting to reduce their negative environmental impact, choosing composite decking over wood decking is the way to go.