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New 8mm Laminates from Faus

Furthering our floors of the week range we are back with Faus. We highlighted the 12mm laminates last week, this week we will be talking about our Faus range of 8mm laminate flooring. These are also suitable for commercial use but are also appropriate for domestic use too. 

Night Black Slate Laminate Floor

Delving into our dark laminates is the Faus night black slate. This is a sleek and stylish flooring that creates a moody, hued effect. The random placement of the planks emphasise the abstract design and multi directional specifics.

Faus 8mm Night Black Slate Laminate Flooring

Aventino Slate Laminate Floor

The aventino slate offers a contrast in colour and subsequently a different effect to the black slate. The light tones open up a room while giving it a fresh, sprightly effect. Again, as with the other Faus range, the planks extend in 4 different directions which prove pleasing on the eye. A broad, beige colour makes this flooring suitable for many rooms, with it being able to blend in with a variety of home décor.

Faus 8mm Aventino Arena Slate Laminate Flooring

Imperial Oak Laminate

The Imperial Oak laminate offers the same visual and space enhancing benefits due to its similar lighter tones and effects. It has a multi width plank effect with each plank having 3 different sizes across its breadth. This varies the visual effect the flooring creates and the extra wide planks are ideally suited for larger rooms which can handle and help illuminate the extended flooring.

Faus 8mm Imperial Oak Laminate Flooringl

Traditional Slate Laminate Floor

A traditional flooring this Faus laminate has mosaic and minimal one tone flowery designs impressed on the planks. Bringing tradition back to tiling this flooring is timeless and scales the contemporary and classic design in one floor.  A visually appealing vintage flooring.

Faus 8mm Traditional Tile Laminate Flooring

Palantino Vesuvio Slate Laminate Floor

Last of the 8mm Faus range is the Palantino Vesuvio slate laminate. It’s a stand out flooring all arranged in a organised chaos multi directional and sizing design. Enabling it to be laid in such a manner that it is truly original and it cannot be replicated elsewhere. Orchestrating originality with planks makes this flooring a winning choice.

Faus 8mm Palatino Vesuvio Slate Laminate Flooring

All of the 8mm laminates come with an AC rating, which basically means they are of commercial grade and durability. They can withstand a lot of pressure and heavy footfall – in domestic or commercial atmospheres. So if it’s style or stability you’re looking for, or even both; then these laminates are for you.

You can let us know what you think of our 8mm range on our Facebook page or just send us a tweet to our Twitter account.

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Faus Commercial Laminate Range

Lately our weekly blog posts have been about our influx of new beautiful rugs. But not today. Today we are going back to our traditional floors of the week. Bet you’ve missed it? Or at least you can pretend you have!  As of last Friday, we have 8 new lines of laminate flooring.  Each of them outstanding in their own special way. 

We’ll talk you through the range of 8mm laminate flooring in next week’s post. This week is all about the three ranges of 12mm laminate we have in and the value they add to the home and in particular the commercial world. If you cannot wait then you can see the other Faus laminates here

Bretagne Oak

Kicking off with the Faus 12mm Bretagne Oak Laminate Flooring. This represents the stylish era of the Palace of Versailles. Enhancing the quality of a room instantly with its palatial aspect and theme of flooring. The lighter tones open up a room to give a more expansive feel and spacious look.

Faus 12mm Bretagne Oak Laminate Flooring

Natural Parquet

The Faus 12mm Natural Parquet Laminate is another lightly toned flooring that embraces the space too. The multi directional flooring creates a varied and refreshing pattern to the flooring and gives texture and effortless style to a room. Different shades of the alternatively aligned planks ingratiated in the pattern building a theme replicated throughout a room.

Faus 12mm Natural Parquet Laminate

Natural Herringbone

Our final instalment for this week’s update is Faus 12mm Natural Herringbone Laminate Flooring. A realistic herringbone pattern embedded in the planks and slewed across the room creating a mesmerising effect. Each splint on the wide plank is individually and expertly bevelled to create a traditional look.
Faus 12mm Natural Herringbone Laminate Flooring

All of the floors are of 12mm thickness. Meaning they are extremely durable and will look equally as great in the office or factory as they are built to last. Substance and style wrapped up in great package.

That’s all for this weeks floors of the week, and if you’re missing the rugs then you can catch up with last week's post here. If you have any comments on our flooring that you would like to share then please let us know on our Facebook page or tweet us.

Thanks for reading. Until next week…….. 

Visionia Styles

Visionia rugs are a visual treat to behold. Machine woven, they are of dense, luxurious cut and loop construction. Anti- static, simple and easy to clean and of exceptional value – all of the sides are overlocked and the ends are folded, adding that extra durability. 

Here at Floormaker we have 5 different tones of Visionia – available in 5 different sizes -   110cm X 60 cm , 230cm X 60 cm, 150cm X 80 cm, 170cm X 120 cm and 230cm X 160 cm. A variety of sizes so they can accommodate and enhance a range of room sizes and shapes. 

Both beige and light beige are filled with neutral, earthy tones and the rue colouring helps to elongate and maximise the appearance of any room it may be laid in.  The patterns are simple but they are stunning in effect. 
Floormaker Visiona Light Beige Style Rug

Floormaker Visiona Beige Style Rug
The red visionia offers a darker, emboldened effect. The scarlet red look bleeds into the rug showcasing its deep hues and shaded appearance. The geometric patterns are of the same shade, the patterns less pronounced with the separation illuminated expertly by the contrasted pale red lines. 
Floormaker Visiona Red Style Rug
The grey visionia replicates the red version with its defined two tones of colour. The grey is a subtler design which blends more into the surroundings rather than standing out. The neutrality of it allows it to blend into most interior designs. 
Floormaker Visiona Grey Style Rug
Saving the treats till last (the chocolate) visionia has a good mix of all the other designs. It’s casual, rich colouring brings a touch of class to proceedings and the slightly different toned colouring melts into the rug with ease. It’s luxurious cut and loop pile is emphasised perfectly with its languid, luscious style. 
Floormaker Visiona Chocolate Style Rug
Like these rugs? Let us know on our Facebook or Twitter. We’ll be sure to answer any queries you may have. If you’ve missed any of our other new rugs you can catch the full range here.

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Delicious Deluxe Styles

The deluxe range has entered the Floormaker building. The last few episodes of rugs of the week have involved different selections of our new range. This week the 5 colour variants of our shaggy rugs get their day in the sun.

Floormaker Two Tone Beige Shaggy Deluxe Rug           Floormaker Black Shaggy Deluxe Rug        Floormaker Cream Shaggy Deluxe Rug      Floormaker Brown Shaggy Deluxe Rug      Floormaker Red Shaggy Deluxe Rug

This two-tone beige deluxe design makes a wonderful addition to a room. Fill up some space or add that bit extra to the home décor. Pleasing to the eye and touch.
beige shaggy rug

The grey or black (you decide) style brings warmth and comfort into the equation. It’s darker hues represent a feeling of cosiness and exudes a comfortable look that makes you want to rest your head on the soft pile and snooze the rest of the day away.
black shaggy rug

The cream deluxe shaggy is the crème de la crème of colours. Cream being a light toned colour helps to give the impression of a larger space and it’s neutrality allows it to fit in with many styles and colours of home décor.
cream shaggy rug
Leading into the brown rug, this has similar visual properties and attractions to the grey/black rug. The brown tones giving it a traditional look which helps it add character and enhanced history to a room. The plush fibres give it a comforting yet classic look.
brown shaggy rug

Finishing up with the red shaggy. This rug's colour explodes into your attention with its vibrant, efficacious tone. It will stand out in a room as a centrepiece or a welcome distraction. The red tone exuding warmth with the thick pile backing up that style with real substance.

red shaggy rug

While the same styles, these deluxe rugs have subtle differences from each other with the differing tones and colours, with the red being the most enigmatic! If you like you can let us know on Facebook what you think of these tones and colours. Feedback is always welcome!

You can catch up with our full range here and take a peek at our previous rugs of the week.

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Romany Rugs

Our new range of rugs have now been on the website a matter of weeks and they are proving to be very popular indeed.

This week I will be introducing and talking about our Romany rug selection. Although by looking at these rugs they more than speak for themselves.


The Cherry Red Romany rug is a delightful shaggy rug. The deep red tone provides a luxurious look. The lush pile is soft and comfortable to the touch. Substantial as well as stylish; it comes with a gel backed base to guard against slipping.
Floormaker Cherry Red Romany Washable Rug


The Chocolate Brown Romany rug offers a resplendent and dreamy look to the shaggy range. The tone is distributed evenly across the pile showcasing a cosy and comforting look. Popular for bathrooms due to their anti slip base, but this rug would look splendid in any room.
Floormaker Chocolate Brown Romany Washable Rug


Tailing it off with a touch of panache and poise is the Cherise Pink Romany rug. More outlandish than the chocolate or the cherry; visually prominent. Adding both a focal and effervescent style to a room, complimenting without overshadowing the current home décor. As with the other Romany rugs it has an anti slip base, giving you the option to light up the bathroom without the need for a light.
Floormaker Cerise Pink Romany Washable Rug

Do you have a favourite? If so we’d love to know. You can tell us on our Facebook page or tweet us your opinion. Take a look out our Pinterest board with the rugs displayed in all their glory.

You can catch up with our previous postings here.

Picasso Style Rugs

Hi everyone, guess what we are talking about this week on our blog? Yup – it’s rugs. We have a whole range of splendid rugs to show off about, and where better than on our blog.

This week we are mainly talking about our new Picasso range. Most of you will have heard of the famous artist Pablo Picasso. These rugs have abstract patterns similar to his works and style. Imitation is the highest form of flattery and all of our Picasso ranges will do just that. Flattering a home, office and all types of flooring.

Ebony Picasso Whirl Rug

A modern take on the artist’s style. Weaving contemporary with classic, this hand-tufted rug is a beauty that exudes style from every fibre. The earthy colours are encapsulated in the geometric patterns - the wispy swirls are a sensation. 

Red Picasso Whirl Rug

Similar to the Ebony but with more fire based and heated colours. It’s warmth and welcoming effect is replicated throughout the rug. It’s pattern and colours are designed to be able to suit any home décor and fit in with a variety of interior designs. 

Multi Colour Picasso Whirl Rug

A truly vibrant version of the Picasso rug. The effervescent colours inject colour and personality into any surroundings. It doesn’t just catch the eye; it holds it and refuses to let go. Contemporary and contentious due to its marmite effect. You either love or loathe this piece – it’s an opinion polariser - puerile or perfection, the choice is yours!

Fuchsia Picasso Whirl Rug

This rug is based on the artist’s designs and the fundamental colours of the fuchsia flower. This delight combination creates a mesmerising rug. The swirling geometric patterns encapsulate the colours perfectly, emanating style and substance. Soft to the touch and pleasing on the eye it’s a delight to the senses. 
And there you have it, another eventful blog with 4 of our Picasso designs, there is enough options there to suit anyone. 

We’d love to know what your favourite is. Tell us on our Facebook which one floats your boat. Or hop on over to our Twitter and follow us, meaning you never miss any updates.

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SEO Meetup Rundown

I got the mail in my inbox from a fellow member of staff highlighting an SEO meet up in Cardiff. It sounded like a great idea. Us picking up many a tip, contacts and general digital information from the seminar.

There were 3 amigos (that's us btw) due to attend until one, unfortunately, had to pull out at the last minute, thank god for periscope!

Admission: I was a geek before it was cool. SEO and all things digital/computer have a reputation for being a bit geeky as it is deemed techy based. The event was held at Urban Tap house. A bar? With other people around, food, drink and all things social? Bursting the digital media myth with this testosterone filled, networking atmosphere! Great start!

I was looking forward to this meeting for many reasons. 
  • Different, interesting subjects.
  • Measure and assess my knowledge against my peers
  • Pick up valuable tips
  • Make useful contacts
  • Beer!

The venue was cosy, shall we say, but that was due to an initial allocation of 30 places, which was quickly changed to accommodate 50 people. This increase in traffic (boom boom) bodes well for future events. 

There was an overflow room to cope with the added allocation, which we were banished too. I say banished, it was more pulled than pushed due to the plush seating arrangements. Both rooms had a visible screen and the sound was the same quality. 

photo of brett and luke from floormaker

We did migrate to the other room for the all-important Q&A sections, a very worthwhile part of the meetup and dare I say it – the most valuable. We get to enjoy the plethora of the speakers knowledge and people can ask specific questions related to their industry and business. Tailored tips are what will benefit your business the most. 

The Speakers


First up was Prabhat Sha from @OnlineSellerUK an expert in Amazon selling. Now, this wasn't the speaker I came for, as my interest in Amazon is purely social but it was an interesting and informative presentation. A lot of the information such as description and images were more beginner level but there were some nuggets of info for the more experienced seller. The fact that Amazon takes your supplier details alludes to their nefarious nature resulting in them first piggybacking and then steamrolling the competition. But then they are #1 and this is one, of many, reasons why.

That said you can still set up your own business successfully. Whether it's an initial hobby where you are looking to expand as you progress or for an already established business that is interested in adding this selling medium to your existing channels. Amazon can't and won't compete with everybody.

The Q & A session was excellent in fact. The variety and depth of questions allowed the audience to extract even more from Prabhat's knowledge banks, including an accidental reference to a saucy subject. People will always find innuendo in innovators.  An interesting note to point out was that people not attending for that particular talk, started to consider using Amazon  as a side project (chocolate teapots anyone?). And that can only be good for the skill set and hopefully – the purse strings.

Google Analytics

Next up was Jess Spate @Jess_Spate We know Jess quite well. 2 of our directors have been on her beginners Google analytics course (how much Jess?) She also touched base with me initially about the vacancy I hold here at Floormaker. Obviously, I am very thankful for her help in securing this job – I won't need to mention my peerless interviewing technique! She only took 10% commission too. Sorry Jess, I am joking obviously.

It was 5%.

Moving on swiftly, Jess spoke about Google Analytics, anyone detect a theme here? This was more on the intermediate level so some people may have been waylaid at the start, but there was still some tips even the complete novice could take away. Steve, the event organiser was very helpful in asking for tips about basic analytics themes and mistakes so that all the audience could take some titbits from the presentation.

Again this was finished off with some great questions and superb answers. The most interesting point was that we are all hoping for Google to give us more information (solicited) on individual users. Big brother is getting bigger!

Last but not least was Jonathan of Stills, find him at @JonWalkerOM. He was the main reason (beer excluded) why I came to this meetup. Sorry Jess (again), but only because I consider myself excellent at GA already. The on-site optimisation is something I am working on most minutes of every day, in between my cmd  + tab (alt +tab, PC users) of Google analytics.

Jonathon fell into SEO as a result of being jobless, not unemployed per se, but underused by his company. What started as a hobby, something to pass the time or just to justify his wages/presence turned into a career in SEO.

His talk covered all manner of on page SEO which I enjoyed immensely. Judging by the feedback from others I wasn't the only one. It was funny and informative and some of the do not do's were definitely being done by some attendees. Probably not from today onwards though. And that, right there is one of the main benefits of attending meetings like this. It's not all about what to do to promote your site/business/blog. Removing a faux pas can do just as good and in some cases – even better.

There was one question from an attendee that was billed as a beginner query. The blank looks on the rest of the crowd and Johnathon's face told a different story. I would like to repeat what it was but I still don't quite understand what it was. Better to keep my mouth shut and let people assume I don't know rather than open it and confirm it as fact! Probably should just google it. 
Jon Walker On Page seo speaker

FYI: Here is the best google article ever written. His words, not mine. But after reading it, I am more than inclined to agree. 

The Q & A was excellent; consistent with the rest of the evening. These sections were a particular highlight for both my colleague and me, and long may they continue in future events. Luckily for us he has uploaded the full details of this speech ---> seo-techniques 2016

Update: 31-5-16 You can now watch the talk 

Handily this brings me onto the feedback of the event. It wasn't going to be a bed of roses and I expected that. It being the first event along with the increased allocation would inevitably suffer teething problems.


The room turned out to be sufficient for all the people that attended. The overflow room could be used for people to chill out in. The only disadvantage being you might have missed (        ) face when his vibration tool comments weren't received as expected

For next time, I suspect a bigger room may be needed as great feedback on the course and increased attention/publicity will result in higher attendances. 


Great variety of topics and the speakers covered a wide range of topics. Mixing things up helped keep the audience engaged throughout. Not sure how 2.5 hours of intense focus on PPC re-targeting would have gone down.

Thumbs up from me on this regard. I would like the level of the tutorial to be issued beforehand. This would save beginners attending an advanced course and vice versa. 

The Host

The MC, the main man, the organiser, the grafter or whatever we are going by these days was excellent. Steve welcomed us and others in and made sure that everything was ok with us throughout the evening. Whether this was a result of guilt for deflecting us to the overflow room is another discussion entirely.

He filmed the whole thing on periscope which you can catch here  http://bit.ly/periscopecardiffseo for a limited time. Be kind, the first ten minutes is a bit sketchy, teething problems remember! I will be posting a link when Steve posts it to a permanent host. So check back in the near future to get that link. Check back anyway, it'll be nice to see you! Cough cough session time cough cough!


I'd suggest that we have a sign in sheet next time, where people can volunteer their contact information for networking and possible future collaboration. I have set up a twitter list for the which you can subscribe to here - Cardiff Seo ListIf you're not on the list, let me know and I will add you. For a fee! Sorry Free*

Until next time.

PS. Sorry Johnathon this article is <2000 words……you should have talked more. File under Faux Pas.

Oriental Offerings

The rugs are back again. We’ve just released a whole range of fantastic rugs so there is still lots to talk about. Last week included British iconic designs and Arte & Accent gallic flair. This week we will be concentrating on the Oriental range and all these wonderful rugs have to offer. These Asian delights come in 4 fantastic designs. Read on for too find out what delights we have in store for you.


Anatolia Rugs

The Anatolia rug has a superb historical look to it. It’s a heavy textile immersed in its symbolic &  utilitarian past. The combination of patterns blend in effortlessly to compliment its overall look. As fashionable as it is functional, an ideal accessory to any flooring.
                                        Floormaker Oriental Anatolia Rug

Baluch Rugs

The Baluch designed rug is a perfectly assembled piece. The geometric patterns are arranged symmetrically to create a beautiful, uniformed pattern across the pile. Woven to an exceptional standard it will bring a contemporary look to even the most traditional home décor. 
Floormaker Oriental Baluch Rug

Jeldar Rugs

The Jeldar  differs from the other Oriental styles as it’s teeming with designs and patterns. These patterns  are splayed  right across the rug. The different tinted colours illustrate the diamond patterns perfectly, creating a simple but stylish effect.

Floormaker Oriental Jeldar Rug

Bukhara Rugs

The Bukhara style rug is fashioned from the Turkmen rugs; part of the Tekke era. It backs up its historical importance with exquisite designs and patterns. The shapes are replicated throughout the rug, adding character to its lavish look. 
Floormaker Oriental Bukhara Rug
All rugs are available in 57cm x 90cm & 80 cm x 150cm. Having the choice of occupying or filling a space. Bringing character, history and most importantly style to any room. 

Please tell us what you think of these rugs on our Facebook and if you’d like to keep tabs on our activities you can follow us on Twitter.
If you missed the rugs from last week you can check it out here.

Rug Revelation

New in store, new in stock and new to Floormaker is our exclusive range of Rugs to add that something extra to your floor. We have taken on board a selection of high quality rugs that are easy on the eye and even easier on the Wallet.

City of London

Take our City of London rug. It’s a quirky, bold rug that represents all that is Great about Britain, focusing on the iconic sights and sounds of London. The highly recognisable emblems are vibrantly displayed. Suitable for office décor to add that touch of patriotism to the workplace or equally at home in the home. Brightening up any room with its vivid images. 

Westco City of London Rug

Union Jack

Keeping to the same theme as the city of London rug the Union Flag rug has the national identity running through its material. While similar to the London rug it is more of a replicate of itself, what with the UK flag repeated across the whole of the design. It’s quirkiness lies in its lack of uniform  with the copied images aligned in different directions. We’d call it organised chaos! The outstanding images emphasised further with its white edging can’t fail to impress – both you and any visitors. Rule Britannia!

Westco Union Flag Rug

Frise Accent

With a slightly more passive effect is our Frise Accent rug. A contemporary design, which will seamlessly blend into a room’s décor while adding its own luxurious touch. The understated effect of the slim leafing design adds that winning combo.  
Westco Frise Accent Rug

Frise Arte

The Frise Arte rug adds a cutting edge to this selection. Its emboldened squared designs are replicated throughout the rug but with one key change. Colour. The vibrant, subtle and effervescent colours give this rug that all important character and a modern, contemporary and fashionable look. 
Westco Frise Arte Rug

My favourite look of all four, but they each have their own plus points. Taste is subjective, you can let us know which one you like on our Facebook page. We have other ranges that may also take your fancy and we will be talking about them over the next few blogs. Each rug will get their day in the sun.

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Sorry, no floors of the week this week! But, and it’s a good but, we have walls of the week. Last time we switched it up was for decorative natural cork wall tiles, no prizes for any correct guesses to why we are mixing it up again!

We did have 6 styles of cork wall tiles and with our addition of 4 new styles -  Country Ivory Cork , Country Red Cork, Brick Cork, Stone Cork it brings us up the perfect 10.

Since their introduction they have been very popular and they offer a completely different aesthetic look to painted or wallpapered walls. Add to that their sound and thermal insulating properties and you have both style and substance.

Coming in different thicknesses you can choose the depth and decide how much insulation you want. We feel with the 10 styles available there is now truly a choice for everyone. All bases covered. All boxes ticked. Let us know which cork walls you would pick! -  On our Facebook page.

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