Floor Coverings Buying Guide – Part 1

Make the right floor

covering choice for

each room

Floor Designs love selling luxury carpets and flooring around Central Scotland in the areas of Glasgow, Edinburgh , Cumbernauld, Falkirk, Stirling and Perthshire .We’re a specialist in giving great advice, explaining all the benefits, giving you the best options for your budget.Our installers are second to none and we simply love carpets and floors!

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Whatever your style, there’s a floor to suit every space. Take time to select the best buy with expert advice from Floor Designs Falkirk, over the next few months we will explore many of the floor covering brands and all the different types of flooring for every area of the home so you can make the right choice.

Floor Designs Floor Coverings Buying GuideStick to your Budget

The cost of a new floor may involve fitting and work to the subfloors. If your planning to install your new floor yourself (DIY) always check before you buy to ensure your finances will stretch to include costs:

  • Carpet needs underlay, concrete or stone floors may need sealing.
  • If the surface on which you’re laying your new floor (sub floor) isn’t completely smooth and flat , boards may have to be laid to level it out or concrete screeding may need to be applied.
  • Before you put down any new floor, check for damp or for woodworm in floorboards and get it treated.

Good Looks for your Living Room Flooring

Fitted carpet in a living room always feels welcoming. There’s wide range of designs to choose from, including plains and patterns in a huge array of colours.

Natural fibre is an option including sea-grass, sisals even blends of wool and goats hair! , while Wood and Laminate are popular thanks to rich colours and grains. Amtico and Karndean offer a wide choice of different textures and looks as an alternative with the extra advantage of very little maintenance.

‘Striped carpets bring a timeless look, adding class and zing to decorating schemes by incorporating several shades without overpowering it, we suggest you look at Crucial Trading, Alternative Flooring, Brintons, Brockway Carpets for a great selection of Stripes… Floor Designs Falkirk love Westex Carpets for their custom stripes if you looking to be creative !’

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Practical Kitchen Flooring Ideas

However careful you are, a kitchen floor is bound to attract spills and crumbs. Here you need flooring that’s hardwearing and easy to clean. Tiles by Amtico and Karndean can take the strain of a busy everyday life ,while laminate and wood flooring can also work providing you don’t splash too much around the sink area.

Here at Floor Designs Falkirk we always recommended a vinyl tile for these areas for the added protection in case of pipes bursting or the washing machine flooding.

‘Cool, pale stone will appear to open up a narrow kitchen area. The trick is to use fashionable large-scale tiles to expand the space. We recommend you look at Amitco, Karndean Camaro designer vinyl tiles which come in all shapes and sizes.’

Bathroom Karndean Flooring

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