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Home Flooring Guide

Whether you are moving into a new home or have decided to renovate your current property, you may choose to change the flooring room by room rather than tackling the entire house at once. Different rooms require different types of flooring depending on how often they are used and the purpose of the space.

Click on the rooms below to find out which type of flooring is most suitable for your home.

 

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When you have decided on the room you want to buy new flooring for, you must consider:

How Big The Space Is
How Muddy Your Floor Tends To Be
Style
How Often The Floor Will Be Walked On
& Whether It Will Be With Shoes

Whether You Have Any Pets
Whether You Have Young Children
Durability
Your Budget

This guide will help advise you on what type of flooring is most suitable
for the different rooms in your home, so you can make an informed decision before buying.

Bedrooms

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When you wake up first thing in the morning, a soft, warm carpet will make getting out of bed that much more bearable! Available in a wide range of colours, patterns and fabrics, you’ll be spoilt for choice when selecting the perfect carpet for your home.

Twist Pile Carpets

Popular plain carpet style.
Available in many materials, including polypropylene and various wool and man made fibre options.
Available in various textures and pile weights.

Saxony Carpets

Longer pile than twists or velvets.
Luxurious softer pile.
Often made from polypropylene making it very difficult to stain.

Loop Pile Carpets

Practical and hard wearing.
Natural shades helping to compliment many furnishing schemes.
Available in wool and cheaper synthetic pile.

Velvet Pile Carpets

Fine, clean appearance.
A softer and smoother cut pile shows lustrous light and dark shading.
Luxurious feeling underfoot.

Natural Carpets

These include Seagrass, Sisal and Coir.
Sustainable and 100% biodegradable.
Provides a natural sound insulation.
Very pleasant to walk on and provides a natural “massage” for the soles of your feet.

Axminster & Wilton

Much used woven, luxury carpet types.
Resistant to flattening.
Axminster and Wilton are manufacturing methods, not brand names.

When you wake up first thing in the morning, a soft, warm carpet will make getting out of bed that much more bearable! Available in a wide range of colours, patterns and fabrics, you’ll be spoilt for choice when selecting the perfect carpet for your home.

Office / Study

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Depending on your style of home and personal requirements, you may decide that carpets are not the most suitable type of flooring for your home. If you have converted one of your bedrooms into an office or study area, there are a plethora of styles to choose from which deliver on comfort, have a professional look and remain resistant to wear and tear, including:

Top Tip: For attic bedrooms, a heavy duty underlay is key for thermal and sound insulation, as well as providing a barrier against moisture. The hardwearing qualities of hardwood, laminate and vinyl make them the perfect flooring solutions for the attic, whilst a cosy carpet delivers on comfort.

Kitchens

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Functionality is key when it comes to choosing new flooring for your kitchen to ensure it can withstand spills, stains and moisture, as well as heavy foot traffic. As such, you must avoid solid wood in your kitchen as the high humidity and moisture levels can cause the wood to warp and change size.
Whilst there are types of carpets available which are designed to resist stains in a busy kitchen, materials such as vinyl or LVTs tend to be the most practical options.

Benefits Of Vinyl And LVT Designer Floors Include:

Minimal maintenance as they can be wiped clean
Beautiful, polished designs guaranteed to impress visitors
Hard wearing and robust
Slip resistant
Cost-effective
Available in a wide range of patterns and styles, including marble, stone and wood effects

Top Tip: Whilst LVT designer floors are slightly more expensive, when looked after correctly they can last for 25-30 years, proving them to be a worthy investment.

Another Popular Type Of Flooring For The Kitchen Is Lino:

Low initial purchase prices and installation costs
Available in a range colours, patterns, styles and effects
Expected lifespan of over 40 years
Very water resistant
Easy to clean
Virtually maintenance-free
Can withstand high foot traffic

Top Tip:If you plan on having underfloor heating in your kitchen, the most suitable types of flooring are laminate and LVT.

Living Room / Dining Room

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Typically the social hub of the household, the living room requires a type of flooring which can withstand heavy foot traffic. If carpet is your preferred choice, you will need to choose a practical, hard wearing design which can withstand regular use, particularly if you have a busy household.
Carpets made from polypropylene – such as Saxony carpets – are a popular option as they are stain resistant and easy to clean, making them perfectly suited for houses with young children or pets.
Alternatively, if you would rather have a hard floor in your living room, the following types make for excellent choices:

Laminate

Low maintenance
Easy to keep clean
Relatively scratch proof

Top tip: Don’t be tempted by cheap deals – it’s worth investing slightly more money into a hard-wearing laminate floor for longevity.

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Hardwood

Long life expectancy
Timeless look
Easy to clean

Engineered Wood

Robust
Less likely to warp than hardwood
Cost-effective

LVT’s

Custom-made
Low maintenance
Long lasting (can remain in pristine condition for as long as 25 to 30 years if looked after correctly)

Top tip: If you plan on having underfloor heating in your living room, you cannot have a solid wood floor – the most suitable types of flooring are laminate and LVT.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Charge For Home Visits?

All home visits are
free of charge with no obligation.

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What Guarantees Do You Offer?

Your flooring and fitting service are fully guaranteed.  Some major flooring retailers don’t guarantee the fitting as this is passed on to a third party.

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Will You Price Match Other Retailers?

At Pyramid Carpets we strive to offer our customers first class service and products at competitive prices. Simply contact us with an itemised written quote and we will match the price.

Hallway

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Hardwood

This style not only promises to bring the ‘wow’ factor to both modern and traditional properties, it’s highly durable design will last for decades. Hardwood floors are specially designed to be lived on, meaning they can withstand the high foot traffic and accidental spillages of everyday life.

Vinyl

The low-maintenance qualities of vinyl flooring make it another popular choice for the hallway. It can be simply wiped clean which is particularly useful in this high traffic area of the home which will experience muddy shoes! Vinyl flooring is available in a wide range of colours and patterns, including wood, marble and stone effects.

Carpet

If you would prefer to have carpet fitted in your hallway, you should opt for a durable design which can withstand a great deal of wear and tear. As such, a wool mix carpet – such as Axminster and Wilton – is ideally suited.

Stairs & Landing

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Carpet

As one of the main areas of the home which will experience heavy foot traffic, your stairs will require a better quality carpet to withstand regular use. Similar to the hallway, a wool mix carpet, such as Axminster and Wilton, is a recommended solution as its colours won’t fade even after years of use, and it is naturally dirt resistant.

Hardwood & Laminate

Hardwood and laminate are also popular options, as although they can be rather slippery, their low maintenance, easy to clean qualities make them a popular choice in many households.

Stair Runner

Alternatively, you could combine the two by having a stair runner fitted in your home. Not only will this protect your hardwood floors from scratches and scuffs, it will also inject colour and style into your home.

Bathroom

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Due to the high humidity levels in the bathroom, solid wood is the least suitable flooring. It is prone to changing shape depending on the atmosphere, expanding when drawing in moisture and shrinking when the air is dry.
Whilst there are water and stain resistant carpets available, they often aren’t the most practical choice.
The best flooring options for the bathroom are:

Vinyl

Requires minimum maintenance
Can withstand wet conditions
Easy to clean
Hard-wearing
Slip resistant

LVT’s

Versatile design – available in a wide range of styles, designs and effects
Low maintenance
Strong
Robust
Wears well

Lino

Low initial purchase price and installation costs
Available in a range of colours, patterns, styles and effects
Expected lifespan of over 40 years
Very water resistant
Easy to clean
Virtually maintenance-free
Can withstand high foot traffic

Top tip: if you plan on having underfloor heating in your bathroom, vinyl or LVT floor finishes are the most suitable.

Conservatory

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Whether you use this space as a nursery for your children, a place to enjoy a good book on your own, or to host dinner parties with friends, you must carefully consider the purpose of the room when choosing new flooring.
Popular choices include:

Vinyl & LVT’s

Low maintenance
Easy to clean
Can withstand moisture
Durable

Carpets

A wool mix carpet – such as Axminster and Wilton – is naturally dirt resistant and can withstand heavy foot traffic so colours won’t fade over time
Keeps warmth in during winter
Cosy

Laminate

Low maintenance
Easy to keep clean
Relatively scratch proof

Whatever the purpose of your conservatory, Karndean Design flooring offer a stunning range of conservatory flooring designs which cater to your needs, taste and budget.

Top tip: It’s worth noting that if you would like underfloor heating in your conservatory, you cannot choose vinyl flooring – laminate or LVT designs are the most suitable.

Top tip: Whilst areas with high humidity levels shouldn’t have wood floors, if you are insistent on having a wooden floor in your conservatory, it’s best to opt for an engineered wooden floors rather than solid wood as it is less prone to warping.

Utility Room

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Although this room focuses more on practicality than style, this doesn’t mean you need to compromise. In fact, the better your utility room is decorated, the less of a chore it will be doing your laundry in there!
Due to their hardwearing, low maintenance and moisture-resistant qualities, the most popular types of flooring for this room are:

Top tip: Although carpet is not usually an obvious option for a utility room, you can choose a wool mix carpet – such as Axminster and Wilton – which is naturally resistant to dirt and can withstand a great deal of wear and tear without fading in colour.

what our clients say

I contacted Pyramid Carpets to supply and fit Karndean to my new refurbished narrow-boat based in Daventry. The estimator Paul and the fitter Mark carried out a magnificent job to a tight budget and within a short timescale. I am highly delighted with the finished floor. 

I wanted a new carpet for my lounge and found Pyramid carpets on the internet. I booked the choose at home service. The estimator arrived and provided me with a range of samples and ideas which I chose and had fitted within a couple of days. A very fast and efficient service from Pyramid Carpets, thanks. 

We chose Pyramid carpets to fit new carpets to our bedrooms and Hall, stairs & landing. The service was good and the fitter was very proffessional and did a great job. I will certainly be using Pyramid carpets again in the future. 

Fantastic service from start to finish, I would highly recommend Pyramid carpets. 

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