Bringing comfort and style into a home, flooring is a crucial part of any interior design. A selection of high-quality and durable materials is available to suit a variety of decors and themes, including natural timber and manufactured wood that introduce an abundance of warmth and character for that organic and homely feel. There are also materials that offer a more affordable and low-maintenance alternative, and are also easy to clean thanks to the smooth, manmade properties - a great choice for busy households on a budget. Pale-coloured flooring can be used to lighten a bold scheme or channel certain styles such as the Scandinavian trend, while darker shades bring tonal contrast to a neutral theme. A vast selection of styles, colours and textures allows households to customise their look, from rich brown shades of timber planks to on-trend slate, marble and stone-effects that are carefully designed to replicate the look and feel of the real thing. There are also concrete-effect styles that provide an urban feel for those seeking a finish in line with trends. Many types of flooring are compatible with underfloor heating and some come with Aquabloc for a waterproof choice designed for areas susceptible to high levels of moisture.