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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!

Floors of the Week: Which Type is Right for You?

Flooring types

As you may have noticed, we sell many different types of flooring here at Floormaker. From our sumptuous solid wood collection to our hard-wearing laminate range (via cork, bamboo, engineered wood, and many others), we really do have the lot.

But which of these products is right for your home? Which of the many available options will look best in the room you're redecorating? Well, that's the point of our latest Floors of the Week blog - we're going to show you a product from four of our biggest departments, and hopefully, this will help you to make a decision! Here we go...

Laminate floor

12mm Harbour Oak
Taken from our Laminate Flooring department


Engineered oak

14mm Engineered Oak (130mm Wide)
Taken from our Engineered Wood department


Solid oak flooring

18mm Solid 1 Strip Oak (83mm Wide, Random Length)
Taken from our Solid Wood department


Dark bamboo flooring

14mm Dark Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring
Taken from our Bamboo Flooring department

Which of these floors is YOUR favourite? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook!

A New Floor for a New Year

Six Floormaker floors

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope that you all had a fantastic Christmas, and that you're looking forward to all that 2015 has to offer.

If you want to start the New Year with a bang, why not consider redecorating your living space? A new look in the home will really help you to feel like you're making a fresh start, and we at Floormaker would be more than happy to help you get started.

We've always believed (perhaps unsurprisingly) that the best interior designs start with beautiful floors; with that in mind, here are six of our best for you to take a look at. We hope they give you loads of great ideas for your new design!

Rustic oak floor

7mm Rustic Oak

Zebrano flooring

8mm Plum Astoria Zebrano

Herringbone parquet floor

Cherry Herringbone Parquet

Gunstock oak

13.5mm Engineered Gunstock Oak

Solid oak flooring

10mm Solid Oak 90mm Wide Random Length

Glueless oak flooring

15mm 120mm Wide Brushed & Lacquered Glueless Solid Oak

Need more inspiration? Click here to return to the Floormaker homepage and explore our full range.

Floors of the Week: Traditional or Contemporary?

Traditional and contemporary flooring

The dichotomy between traditional and modern styles is prevalent in all areas of interior design. When describing a room, our first instinct is always to sort it into one of those two categories; it’s either ‘strikingly modern’ or ‘charmingly traditional’, and everything else is detail.

Now, we’re always boasting about the depth and breadth of Floormaker’s product range, and this week’s Floors of the Week blog should serve to demonstrate that, whether you prefer traditional warmth or contemporary cool, we have the perfect floor for your home.


Rustic oak

7mm Rustic Oak

Our first selection falls firmly in the 'traditional' camp. This oak laminate floor would be perfect for a quaint, country-style design!


Zebrano flooring

8mm Plum Astoria Zebrano

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, we find our extremely popular Zebrano design. Those fine lines and varied colours are very eye-catching indeed.


Bamboo flooring

15mm Horizontal Bamboo Floor

Want to go back to basics with your latest design project? This beautiful bamboo looks very natural, and in this respect it's ideal for creating a simple, traditional look.


Prussian white oak floor

13.5mm Prussian White Oak

This week's final floor is a bit of a curveball. The genuine oak surface would make a lovely addition to almost any traditional design, but on the other hand, the light colours are perfectly suited to contemporary designs, too. The choice is yours with this one!

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