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Guest Blog: Choose the Right Sofa for Your Floor

Meet Your Sofa

Where would you be without a floor and a sofa in your living room? Probably sitting in a hole, wondering why you feel so uncomfortable! That's why it's vital to furnish your home with durable flooring and a comfy sofa - the two go hand-in-hand when it comes to living room decor.

It's easy to transform your house into a nice, cosy home if you choose the right sofa for your floor. After all, you wouldn't mix a spotty shirt with striped trousers!

In this guest blog post, Beth from meetyoursofa.com selects a variety of Floormaker products and pairs them with some of Meet Your Sofa's best designs...

Unfinished oak floor

18mm Unfinished Oak (150mm Wide, Random Length)

This unfinished oak floor really is a blank canvas - it's ready to stain, varnish and colour to your heart's content. You'll want to show off your gorgeous floor with...

Windsor sofa

Windsor 2 Seater Sofa

The exposed legs of the Windsor 2 Seater Sofa encourage light and space to flood the room. This sofa cleverly combines a retro style with a fresh minimalism and comfort that you won't forget in a hurry.

 

Oxford oak flooring

7mm V-Groove Oxford Oak

A luscious laminate flooring, Floormaker's V-Groove Oxford Oak stands for elegance and durability. It's easy to maintain and looks the part, especially when matched with...

 

Jackson sofa

Jackson 3 Seater Sofa

Designed with families in mind, this classic, traditional sofa can withstand your energetic children and pets. Pairing it with the 7mm V-Groove Oxford Oak flooring is a very sensible choice as both are made to last for a long time.

 

Engineered oak floor

14mm Engineered Oak (180mm Wide)

Consisting of three layers of wood and topped with solid oak, this gorgeous floor is very hard-wearing indeed. It's a perfect match for...

 

Vincent sofa

Vincent Corner Sofa

This heavy-duty corner sofa sits wonderfully on Floormaker's engineered oak flooring. The Vincent Corner Sofa mixes a reliable, classic design with hints of fresh, contemporary style.

 

Tuscany walnut floor

8mm Tuscany Walnut Flooring

Floormaker's Tuscany Walnut flooring brings a warm atmosphere to the living room - even in the winter! It contributes a soft, welcoming glow to the room, and goes exceedingly well with...

 

Jenkins Armchair

Jenkins Armchair

Sink deep into the snuggly Jenkins Armchair! The exposed wooden legs match the Tuscany Walnut flooring perfectly, and give the sense of more space and light in the room.

Ready for more comfiness in your life? Click here to visit Meet Your Sofa!

Floors of the Week: Laminate Flooring Sale

Discount laminate flooring

Everybody loves a good bargain, and that includes the team here at Floormaker! We're currently having a sale on our Laminate Flooring range, and so we thought it might be nice to use this week's Floors of the Week blog to show off some of the best deals we're offering. There's never been a better time to buy a beautiful new floor!

All prices correct at time of writing.

Cutter oak laminate flooring

8mm Cutter Oak
£6.36 per m2


Dark oak laminate

7mm V-Groove Dark Oak
£7.19 per m2


Grey oak flooring

8mm Grey Oak
£7.07 per m2


Rustic oak floor

7mm Rustic Oak
£5.99 per m2


Cornwall oak

3 Strip Cornwall Oak
£5.28 per m2


Richmond oak flooring

8mm Richmond Oak
£8.39 per m2

Any of these floors will truly transform your living space, and at less than £10 per square metre, your new design will be very cost-effective indeed!

We offer free delivery on all UK orders! Click here to see the rest of our Laminate Flooring range.

Floors of the Week: Luxury Living

We all want to live in luxury – the trouble is that a luxurious lifestyle tends not to come cheap!

For this week’s Floors of the Week blog, we at Floormaker have picked out some of the most luxurious-looking designs in our catalogue. From sumptuous solid wood to our cool, contemporary, and stunningly stylish laminate range, there’s a little bit of luxury for everyone...and for every budget!

All prices correct at time of writing.

White zebrano flooring

8mm Zebrano Fine White Oak
£10.79 per m2

This wonderfully modern design looks like it's been torn straight from some glossy interior design magazine, and yet it's cheap enough for even the leanest of budgets!

 

Engineered natural oak

13.5mm 3 Strip Engineered Natural Oak
£19.44 per m2

Engineered wood flooring is one of the best all-round flooring products there is, and at less than £20 per square metre, this gorgeous natural oak surface is an absolute steal.

 

Luxury brown vinyl flooring

Luxury Vinyl Clic - Brown
£22.19 per m2

This one is from our Luxury Vinyl section, so it should come as no surprise that we number it among our most luxurious products! It looks just like real wood, but being made of vinyl, it's suitable for a far wider array of environments.

 

Dark bamboo flooring

14mm Dark Strand Woven Bamboo
£25.79 per m2

Want something exotic? Then why not try bamboo? This stand-woven floor is water-resistant, environmentally-friendly, and extremely attractive.

 

Solid oak flooring

18mm Solid 1 Strip Oak (83mm Wide, Random Length)
£26.80 per m2

Solid wood flooring remains a big status symbol for British homeowners. If you want to add some solid wood to your living space, these fabulously detailed wooden boards, may well be the way to go.

 

Elephant Skin oak

Brushed & Oiled Elephant Skin Smoked Oak
£70.79 per m2

If you're serious about achieving that luxurious look, you need our Elephant Skin oak flooring - that outstanding weathered wood surface is to die for!

Which of these luxury floors do you like best? Tell us on Facebook!

Floors of the Week: Get the Wood Look

Wood-effect flooring

Wood flooring hasa natural, earthy appeal that has kept it at the top of interior design wishlists for decades. Contemporary styles come and go, but wood flooring never goes out of style, and it's not hard to see why.

Interestingly, there are several different ways to give your living space that sough-after wood flooring look. Here are some examples from the Floormaker catalogue...

Oak Achat flooring

8mm 3 Strip Oak Achat

This hard-wearing laminate floor has an attractive multi-hued design that looks just like real oak.

 

Engineered oak flooring

20mm 1S Engineered Oak Random Length

This one is from our Engineered Wood range; a beautiful real oak veneer is bonded to several layers of tough plywood, creating a superbly strong flooring product that looks absolutely fantastic.

 

Luxury wood-effect vinyl

Luxury Vinyl Clic Flooring Beige

This wood-effect floor is actually made of vinyl, making it a fantastic choice for the kitchen or bathroom!

 

Solid arctic oak

18mm Brushed & Oiled Arctic Oak (120mm Wide)

Sometimes, you just can't beat solid wood. This amazing oak floor is ideal for giving your home a truly organic feel.

 

Elephant skin oak floor

Elephant Skin Brushed & Oiled Engineered Wood Flooring

Finally, we come to another engineered product: the Elephant Skin floor is so named for the stunning cracks and whorls that adorn its surfance, and if you want a really rich, natural look in your home, this is the floor for you.

So which of these floors is your favourite? Let us know on Twitter!

Floors of the Week: All Sorts of Laminate Flooring!

Assorted laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is made by bonding a decorative appliqué to a strong layer of fibreboard, then topping this construction with a transparent wear layer for added protection. Laminate floors are very popular nowadays, partly because of how easy they are to install and look after, and partly because they allow homeowners and interior designers to achieve all kinds of different looks on a shoestring budget.

Here, for example, are six of the wildly diverse designs available from Floormaker's own Laminate Flooring department...

Oxford Oak laminate flooring

7mm V-Groove Oxford Oak


Palisander White Oak flooring

8mm Palisander White Oak


Black and white laminate flooring

8mm Black & White Laminate Flooring


Bottocino Classico Cream tiles

8mm Bottocino Classico Cream


Wine and fruits flooring

8mm Narrowboard Wine & Fruits (Brown)


Zebrano flooring

8mm Zebrano Laminate Plum Astoria Floor

Which of these laminate looks do you like best? Follow @FloormakerUK on Twitter and let us know!

Floors of the Week: Made to Last

Durable flooring

A home can be a busy place, and when you're choosing a new floor for your living space, you want to be sure that it will stand the test of time.

If you want a beautiful floor that stays beautiful, Floormaker can help. We specialise in attractive, hard-wearing products that are perfectly suited to your hectic home life. Children, pets, houseguests...Floormaker's floors can withstand all of them!

Light grey oak vinyl

Luxury Vinyl Clic: Light Grey Oak

Our Luxury Vinyl range is perfect for busy homeowners who still want to make their space look spectacular. Our Light Grey Oak flooring is as durable as it is attractive!

 

Cork flooring

Sealed Cork Tiles

Cork is an exceptionally hard-wearing choice of floor, and a particularly good one for the bathroom.

 

Atlas oak flooring

12mm Atlas Oak Anthracite

This floor's design may look aged, weathered, and even a little fragile, but the laminated veneer will provide an extremely sturdy surface for you and your family to use.

 

Brushed oak vinyl flooring

Luxury Vinyl Clic: Natural Brushed Oak

Another beautiful design from our Luxury Vinyl department - this one looks just like solid oak flooring!

 

Davos white oak floor

8mm Davos Oak Laminate Flooring

White flooring may seem a brave, even foolhardy choice for a hectic family home. Don't worry, though - those beautiful white boards are very hard-wearing, and any mess can be wiped away easily!

 

Welcome mat

'Welcome' Doormat

If you're serious about helping your floor to last as long as possible, make sure you have a doormat at both your front and back entrances. We have a range of attractive doormats to choose from, and each one is specifically designed to keep dirt and debris away from your nice new floor.

Any questions? Give Floormaker a call on 08444 889 177 and we'll do our best to help!

Floors of the Week: Glossy & Gorgeous!

Glossy laminate flooring

Looking for a new floor? Have you considered purchasing something with a glossy finish? Going glossy can be a great way to ensure that your new design looks as eye-catching and as full of life as possible - there's no better way to reinvigorate a room!

Glossy flooring can also help a small room to look bigger. A glossy finish reflects more light, which creates the illusion of space and adds a feeling of breezy openness to even the most cramped interiors.

If you feel like going glossy for your latest project, here are six gorgeously glossy floors from Floormaker's Laminate Flooring department:

Glossy black tiles

8mm Glossy Black Tiles


Glossy cream tiles

8mm Bottocino Classico Cream


Dark Bottocino tiles

8mm Bottocino Classico Dark


Glossy merbau floor

8mm High Gloss Plateau Merbau


Victorian Oak flooring

8mm Glossy Victorian Oak

 

Glossy white tiles

8mm White Glossy Tiles

Which of these gorgeously glossy designs do you like best? Tell us on Twitter!

Floors of the Week: Which Wood Do You Want?

Wood flooring

When selecting a wood (or wood-effect) floor for your home, it's important to decide which species you're looking for. Wood flooring comes in many different species, from oak to ash to walnut, and each one will have a different impact on your living space.

So, for this week's Floors of the Week feature, we thought we'd show you a few of the different species available here at Floormaker. Which do you like best?

 

Walnut flooring

8mm Walnut Laminate Floor

We'll start with walnut: a dark, elegant choice that suits all sorts of designs. As you can see, our walnut-effect laminate looks great in the office, but it would work just as well in the dining room or lounge.

 

Siberian Ash flooring

10mm Narrow Board Siberian Ash

Ash is one of the lightest species in our range; if you want a crisp, modern look in your interior, this could well be the floor for you.

 

Bamboo flooring

15mm Horizontal Bamboo Floor

Bamboo, being a type of grass, grows back much faster than any tree,and so bamboo is one of the most environmentally-friendly choices in our catalogue. It looks lovely, too, as you can see!

Of course, oak is the most popular species of wood flooring, but even this traditional choice offers a wide variety of options. Take a look at these:

 

Solid oak flooring

15mm Brushed & Lacquered Glueless Solid Oak (120mm Wide)


Black oak flooring

Black Oak Herringbone Parquet Flooring


Engineered oak flooring

20mm 1S Engineered Oak

Which of this week's floors is YOUR favourite? Let us know on Twitter!

Floors of the Week: Oak & Bamboo

Oak and bamboo flooring

If you're looking to give your latest interior design that organic atmosphere of cosy serenity - or if you simply want to make your home feel that little bit warmer - then we have several outstanding options for you here at Floormaker. This week's Floors of the Week are perfect for the job, and no matter which of the three you opt for, the results are bound to be warmer and more authentic-looking than anything you've seen before.

Here, then, is this week's trio, each one modelled in a wonderfully cosy reading nook:

Engineered oak flooring

Floor #1 - 20mm 1S Engineered Oak (Random Length)

If you're after that authentic real-wood look, oak is ideal for you. These wide, beautiful floorboards would look charming in almost any space.

 

Horizontal bamboo floor

Floor #2 - 15mm Horizontal Bamboo Floor

Bamboo is an exceptionally green choice of flooring; bamboo is a grass, not a tree, which means that it grows back much faster than most other wood flooring sources.

 

Dark strand woven bamboo

Floor #3 - 14mm Dark Strand Woven Bamboo

With a slightly more traditional look than our other bamboo option, this strand-woven bamboo floor is very appealing indeed.

So which is your favourite - 1, 2 or 3? Tell us what you think on Floormaker's Twitter!

Floors of the Week: Is Brightness Beautiful?

Flooring brightness

We love a nice, bright design here at Floormaker. We've often talked about the way in which a light-coloured floor can make a room feel more open and airy, and whenever a customer of ours is attempting to make the most of a small space, we will generally recommend that they purchase something from the lighter end of our range.

But is brighter always better? This is the question we were asking ourselves as we chose our Floors of the Week for this week, and the resulting selection is a wonderful jumble of light, bright designs and - for contrast - some darker, more traditional-looking floors. Which do you prefer?

White laminate tiles

8mm Carrara Marmor White Tiles

These gorgeous laminate tiles have a marbled effect that's elegant yet modern-looking.

 

Nostalgie Teak flooring

8mm Nostalgie Teak

On the darker side of things, we have Nostalgie Teak: a weathered design that's ideal for more traditional interiors.

 

Random length oak flooring

Random Length Multi-Layer 18mm Oak Flooring

Wood flooring can be bright too! These exquisite engineered oak boards will make any room feel bigger and breezier in the most luxurious way imaginable.

 

Elephant skin oak

Brushed & Smoked Oak Elephant Skin Flooring

This is one of the most sumptuous options in the whole Floormaker catalogue. Oak flooring doesn't get much darker than this!

Which would you prefer, then? Dark or light? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook!