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Light Grey Oak (Howdens Professional Fast Fit V Groove Flooring)

Joinery Buying Guides

Flooring Buying Guide

Discover how different types of floor can complement any room, from washrooms and living spaces to food preparation areas. Within this guide, you can discover the different options available, and which is best to choose for your home or project.

What are the different types?

What to consider when planning a new floor

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Footfall

Where you are placing new floorboards plays an important role in choosing the right type for your space. For example, some areas of the home are used more than others and will receive a high amount of traffic, such as hallways and cooking areas. These rooms need a durable material to withstand daily use.

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Moisture

Similar to footfall, there are some rooms in the home that are more exposed to moisture than others, including washrooms, en-suites, and WCs. Conservatories, porches, utilities, and cooking areas also fall into this category, as they are susceptible to changing temperatures and require a stable material.

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Warmth

If you are looking for a warmer feel underfoot then the right floor type can make all the difference and offer a more premium effect in the home. Often these areas are found in living spaces, like bedrooms, reception rooms, or dining rooms, with natural material being the prime choice for these areas.

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Cost

The cost of floorboards makes a big impact on the choice you make, with some materials costing less than others. Floorboard packs are also measured in square metres, so the larger the area the bigger your budget needs to be. We also recommend adding an extra five per cent for cut variations and wastage.

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