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Floors of the Week: Brighten Up for Autumn!

Bright flooring ideas

August is almost at an end, which means that autumn is just around the corner. Don't despair, though - we may be approaching the colder end of the calendar, but that doesn't mean that your home can't look bright and beautiful!

Here are a few ideas from the Floormaker catalogue that will help you and your living space to battle the autumn blues this year:

White zebrano flooring

8mm Zebrano Fine White Oak

This light-coloured alternative to our Plum Astoria Zebrano floor is perfect for brightening up the home!


Engineered oak flooring

3 Strip Engineered Oak Flooring

Wood flooring never fails to make a space look a little more vibrant, and the real oak surface of this floor is one of the most vibrant we've ever seen!


Light grey vinyl tiles

Luxury Vinyl Clic: Light Grey Tiles

Looking to add some brightness to the bathroom? In that case, you'll love these luxurious vinyl tiles!


Fineline oak flooring

14.5mm Fineline Oak

The fine lines of this engineered oak floor are very eye-catching, making the floor ideal for breathing new life into the living room!


Maple laminate flooring

7mm Mountain Maple Laminate Flooring

This wood-effect flooring is great for autumnal interiors, and yet its brightness and its light colours will ensure that you never feel dark and gloomy when you're kept indoors by the rain.


Slate vinyl tiles

Luxury Vinyl Clic: Black Slate Tiles

The light, bright look isn't for everyone, of course - if you prefer something a little bolder, why not add these striking black vinyl tiles to your hallway?

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Floors of the Week: Ideas for Your Living Space

Flooring options

There are a million and one different ways to redecorate a home. Whether you’re livening up the lounge, redoing the dining room, or overhauling your hallway, there are endless different options for you to choose from.

If all of those possibilities have left your head spinning, perhaps we at Floormaker can help – here are half a dozen ideas from our website that we hope will inspire you and help you to get your new design started!

Limed oak herringbone parquet

10.5mm Limed Oak Herringbone Parquet Flooring

A herringbone floor pattern never fails to look elegant - this lovely living room is the perfect example!


Dark laminate flooring

12mm Dark Harbour Oak Laminate Flooring

If you'd like a rich, weathered, almost antique-y feel in your living space, this beautiful floor is a great place to start.


bamboo flooring

15mm Horizontal Bamboo Flooring

We love the idea of setting aside a corner of the home just for reading, and the natural yet refined look of our bamboo flooring works wonderfully in this particular nook!


Black oak herringbone floor

Black Oak Herringbone Parquet Flooring

Another heavenly herringbone floor, this time in beautiful black! Works rather well in this contemporary dining room design, don’t you think?


 Atlas oak laminate flooring

12mm Atlas Oak Anthracite Laminate Flooring

This gorgeous grey floor design would look splendid in practically any interior.


Solid oak flooring

15mm Brushed & Lacquered Solid Oak Flooring

You can't go wrong with solid oak if you're looking to beautify your living space!

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Floors of the Week: Sumptuous Solid Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring

If you want a truly beautiful floor for your home, there's nothing quite as splendid as solid wood flooring. Real wood lends depth and beauty to practically any space - here are five of the best from Floormaker's own collection:

Lacquered oak flooring

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

This floor has a UV-resistant lacquer to protect its surface, and the glueless installation system allows you to lay your new floor without any nails, screws, or adhesive - it's nice when things are easy, isn't it?


Pale oak flooring

18mm Solid Oiled Pale Oak (Random Length)

Our Pale Oak floor has a very striking hue that's great for adding a spot of elegance to the dining or living room.


Black wood flooring

18mm Solid Oiled Onyx Black Oak (Random Length)

Who said solid wood flooring had to be brown?! This striking black design is sure to have a spectacular impact on your interiors!


Church Oak flooring

18mm Brushed and Oiled Church Oak Flooring (120mm Wide)

Even by the high standards of solid wood flooring, our Church Oak floor has a warmth that really is second to none! This product is perfect for making rooms feel a little cosier, a little more elegant, and a little more like home.


Dark oak flooring

18mm Solid 1 Strip Dark Oak (83mm Wide, Random Length)

Our final Floor of the Week is this deliciously dark number - we think it'd be perfect for professional-looking interiors such as studies, dining areas, and executive offices!

Browse our full range of real wood flooring in Floormaker's Solid Wood section.

Floors of the Week: Shades of Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring colours

Laminate flooring is the chameleon of the flooring world. Modern manufacturing technology allows flooring companies to achieve practically any colour or style whilst retaining the high-endurance, low-maintenance properties that made laminate flooring such an appealing option in the first place.

As even the briefest glance at Floormaker's Laminate Flooring department makes clear, laminate products come in a staggering range of designs nowadays. This week's Floors of the Week selection focuses on just one small portion of that range - wood effect laminate flooring - but as you're about to see, there's a whole world of variety to be found even within that relatively narrow specification.

Here are four wood-style laminate flooring products that demonstrate the sheer diversity to be had here at Floormaker:

Palisander white oak laminate flooring

8mm Palisander White Oak

Iroko laminate flooring

7mm Antique Iroko

Textured chestnut laminate flooring

7mm Textured Chestnut

Canyon Moradillo laminate flooring

8mm Canyon Moradillo

All of these floors are available to buy from Floormaker's Laminate Flooring department...as are many, many others!

Floors of the Week: A Touch of Class

Classy floors

If you're looking to class up your living space, a new floor could be the perfect way to do so. Here are four exquisitely classy options from the Floormaker collection...

Walnut flooring

Engineered 3S Walnut
Part of our engineered flooring range

With a gorgeous texture and a beautiful, multi-hued design, this floor is eye-catching but never overpowering. We think it's perfect for a reading room or dining space.


Atlas oak coffee floor

12mm Atlas Oak Coffee
Part of our laminate flooring range

The rustic look is very in right now, and this coffee-coloured floor has a rich elegance that will lend a lot of weight to your next interior design.


Black floor tiles

8mm Bottocino Classico Dark
Part of our laminate flooring range

These deliciously dark tiles have a marbled effect that will make your home feel like a palace! They're best used in the hallway, the living room, or wherever you keep your grand piano.


Natural oak flooring

18mm Brushed & Oiled Natural Oak (120mm Wide)
Part of our solid wood flooring range

Of course, we couldn't make a list of classy flooring options without including a spot of solid wood. This all-natural floor has been brushed and oiled for a splendid and durable finish.

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Floors of the Week: Something for Every Budget!

Budget flooring

A new floor is hardly a light purchase, and so you'd be forgiven for thinking that the nasty old carpet in your living room is staying put until you've spent a few months saving pennies and generally tightening the belt.

However, you may well be wrong on that front - not all floors cost an arm and a leg, and the Floormaker catalogue is proof positive! We've got lots of budget-friendly beauties to choose from, so whether you're looking for some sleek new tiles or a nice bit of oak, we can sort you out without putting too big a dent in your bank balance.

But what if you've got a little more to spend? Well, fear not - the Floormaker catalogue has plenty of stunning surfaces for a slightly higher budget, too! That's one of our big philosophies here: a floor for every budget, and value for everyone's money.

Here are four great examples:

Himalaya tiles

8mm Himalaya Tile

£24.13 per pack (£11.33 per square metre)


Engineered natural oak

13.5mm Engineered Natural Oak (3 Strip)

£24.32 per pack (£17.50 per square metre)


Prussian white oak flooring

13.5mm Engineered Prussian White Oak

£25.45 per pack (£23.99 per square metre)


Solid oak flooring

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

£49.74 per pack (£34.55 per square metre)

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Floors of the Week: Different Floors for Different Rooms

Assorted floors

Different flooring products have different properties, and those properties make them more suitable for some environments than for others. Examples can be found all over the Floormaker website: vinyl flooring is good for the bathroom; solid wood is better for the living room; carpet tiles are a nice, warm choice for the bedroom; and so forth.

When selecting the products for this week's Floors of the Week blog, we deliberately chose five floors that would be ideal for five different rooms. Read on to find out more...

Limed oak herringbone parquet

10.5mm Limed Oak Herringbone Parquet

Ideal for: Lounges and living rooms

Why? With a classical elegance and a real oak surface, this parquet floor is perfect for classy living areas.


Austria Oak floor

8mm Austria Oak

Ideal for: Kitchens

Why? This product's dark and unique design makes it ideal for contemporary kitchen spaces.


Engineered oak flooring

3 Strip Engineered Oak

Ideal for: Hallways and landings

Why? Just look at that picture! Who wouldn't want their landing to look like that?


Cork flooring

Sealed Cork Tile

Ideal for: Bathrooms

Why? Because it's strong, durable, and very moisture-resistant. It's also easy to install, and it feels wonderfully spongy under bare feet!


White pear flooring

8mm White Pear Flooring

Ideal for: Bedrooms

Why? Bedrooms can often feel slightly stifling, and when the weather's as warm as it has been recently, you want to do everything possible to make yours feel cool and breezy. White flooring is a great way to achieve this - light colours never fail to make a room feel more spacious!

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Floors of the Week: Lighten Up!

Light coloured flooring

We love bold, dark colours here at Floormaker, but we also know that things can be made even more beautiful by mixing in some lighter shades. Here are some prime examples from our flooring collection:

13.5mm 1 Strip Engineered Graphite Grey Oak

13.5mm Graphite Grey Oak Flooring

This is a new addition to the Floormaker website, and it's an excellent example of the results that can be achieved by mixing light with dark. The dark lines and details of that oak wood surface are made all the more striking by the chalky, washed-out grey colour of the floorboards themselves.


Luxury Vinyl Clic Flooring Rustic Oak

Luxury Vinyl Clic: Rustic Oak

This oak-effect floor is taken from Floormaker's Luxury Vinyl department. The warm orangey-brown design is tempered with lighter patches that create a weathered, rustic effect.


Bamboo flooring

15mm Horizontal Bamboo Floor

Bamboo flooring is great for making your home look unique. This natural, environmentally sound product has a stripy sort of pattern that's made exceptionally eye-catching by the wide variety of colours and shades.



White oak flooring

8mm Engelberg Oak

Of course, if you really love the lighter look, you can always plump for a stunning all-white floor like this one!

See previous Floors of the Week blogs here.

Floors of the Week: The Vintage Look

Vintage flooring

Vintage is a hot trend in the interior design world at present. From weathered wooden furniture to traditional floral patterns, if it's from the past then it will probably be extremely popular in the here and now!

For this week's Floors of the Week selection, we at Floormaker thought it might be fun to highlight some of the floors from our catalogue that would best suit a vintage-themed interior. If you're aiming to give your home the vintage look this summer, any of these four floors would make the perfect foundation:

12mm Atlas Oak Anthracite 1.293M2

12mm Atlas Oak Anthracite Laminate Flooring

This beautiful floor has a time-worn appearance that would look perfect alongside all sorts of fabulous vintage furnishings.


8mm Route Des Vins Clair

8mm Route Des Vins Clair

Francophile interior designers will go gaga for these boards, which have a light, charming design and faded French lettering for decoration.


Engineered Pastel Oak Tongue & Groove Flooring

Engineered XXL Oak Pastel

Pastel colours are perfect for vintage spaces, and the extra-wide boards of this floor are ideal for a rustic, country-style atmosphere. And speaking of rustic beauty...


Rustic Pine Effect Vinyl Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Clic: Rustic Pine

This week's fourth and final floor is taken from our Luxury Vinyl department. The detailed design makes this floor look just as good as real pine, but its outstanding durability and water-resistant properties allow you to get the vintage look in your bathroom or kitchen without fear of causing any damage.

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Floors of the Week: Striking Shades

Colourful flooring

Flooring comes in all kinds of different colours, from bold black to pristine white and everything in between. As is always the case with interior design, different shades have strikingly different effects on a room; for example, a dark-coloured wood floor might help to make a space look elegant and refined, while a lighter colour will generally take things in a breezier direction, making a room feel more spacious and open.

There are loads of different shades to choose from when you purchase a floor from the Floormaker website, and so this week's Floors of the Week blog will look at a few of the available options and the effects they'll have on your living space.

Limed oak vinyl flooring

Luxury Vinyl Clic Flooring: Limed Oak

We'll start with something relatively light - this oak-effect vinyl flooring has a rustic appearance that's ideal for creating a cosy yet airy atmosphere in the home.


3 Strip Engineered Ash Flooring

Engineered 3S Ash Cognac

This floor has a bright colour that's every bit as rich as its alcoholic namesake. The real-wood veneer is ideal for luxurious rooms with opulent furnishings and traditional designs.


18mm Solid Dark Oak Flooring

18mm Solid 1 Strip Dark Oak Flooring (83mm Wide, Random Length)

The darkest of this week's floors has a very professional elegance that makes it perfect for executive offices and posh homes. The Dark Oak flooring is equally suitable for modern and traditional styles, which means that what you put on top of it is entirely up to you!


White zebrano flooring

8mm Zebrano Fine White Oak

Finally, we have this beautiful white version of our ever-popular Plum Astoria Zebrano flooring. It's great for contemporary spaces, and its crisp, light colour really helps a space to feel cool and airy.

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