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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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Customer Feedback: Glossy Black Tiles in the Bathroom

Glossy black tiles

It cna be difficult to make a small room shine, but we've always believed that a little bit of interior design nous can turn even the most claustrophobic room into something beautiful.

Here's a fantastic example: we recently supplied several packs of Glossy Black Tiles to a couple named Mr and Mrs Corbett. They needed a new floor for their bathroom, which they themselves described as "very small". With a toilet, a wash basin and a shower cubicle all crammed into one rather cramped space, the Corbetts really didn't have much room to play with:

Black bathroom tiles

However, we personally think that those eye-catching black tiles create a fantastic look, contrasting perfectly with the solid white colour that makes up the rest of the room. The tiles are very stylish indeed, and the glossy, reflective surface creates the illusion of added space, which is extremely helpful in such a small room.

Glossy bathroom floor

Here's what Mrs Corbett had to say about their new bathroom floor:

"Simply gorgeous...absolutely gets me every time I go into our bathroom. As you will see, it is small and compact, but this flooring simply complements it. We just cannot sing loud enough - we love it, we love it, we love it! Beautiful flooring and worth every penny, the finish and quality are superb."

It's always nice to hear positive feedback from happy customers! Click here to see more of that Glossy Black flooring, or visit our Laminate section to see what else we can provide for your home.

Floors of the Week: Popular Designs

Popular flooring designs

One of the most interesting things about our business is watching sales come in and finding out which designs are most popular among our customers. For this week's Floors of the Week blog, we thought we'd show off some of our best-sellers...


Playground flooring

8mm Playground Laminate Flooring

This bright, colourful design has captured the imagination of many Floormaker customers in recent months. It's particularly perfect for children's bedrooms!


Harbour Oak

12mm Harbour Oak

The weathered. time-worn look is very in right now, and this stunning laminate design does a great job of emulating the aged beauty of solid oak.


Gunstock oak flooring

13.5mm Engineered Gunstock Oak

A dark-coloured floor can make a truly eye-catching statement, and our Gunstock Oak floor really does look fabulous in any space. It's an elegant choice for traditional interiors, but it can also be used to underline more modern designs, as in the photograph above.


Solid oak in the kitchen

Brushed & Lacquered Glueless Solid Oak

Finally, we come to the most popular product in our Solid Wood range. These oak boards can be installed without any glue or adhesive, which makes them a very convenient choice.

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Floors of the Week: Explore Our Different Ranges!

Floormaker ranges

There are many different types of flooring to choose from when you're resurfacing your home, and we at Floormaker aim to provide a good variety. We sell everything from laminate flooring to solid wood and even bamboo - no matter what kind of floor you're looking for, you're bound to find it at Floormaker.co.uk!

For our latest Floors of the Week blog, we're aiming to show you just how diverse our range is. Each of the following products is pulled from a different section of the Floormaker catalogue...


Solid oak

10mm Solid Oak (90mm, Random Length)
Taken from our Solid Wood collection


Black and white flooring

8mm Black & White
Taken from our Laminate Flooring collection


Jacobean Oak

13.5mm Jacobean Oak
Taken from our Engineered Wood section


Dark Bamboo

14mm Dark Strand Woven Bamboo
Taken from our Bamboo collection

Visit our Pinterest page for more inspiration!

Floors of the Week: Hot Laminate Deals

Laminate flooring deals

Clockwise from top left: Rustic Oak, Richmond Oak, Plum Astoria Zebrano, Dark Oak.

Why bother visiting a big DIY chain store for your laminate flooring when you could get far better deals without even leaving the house? Here at Floormaker, we’ve got some seriously great places on top-quality laminate flooring, and since we offer free delivery on ALL orders, you stand to save quite a bit of money by shunning the big stores and sticking with us.

This week, we’re using our Floors of the Week blog to show you four of the very best laminate flooring deals on our site. We offer lower prices than the leading DIY store on all of the following products; if you want to redecorate your home this Christmas, Floormaker.co.uk really is the place to be!

Zebrano flooring

8mm Plum Astoria Zebrano
£9.98 per m2

Rustic oak

7mm Rustic Oak
£7.19 per m2


Oak effect flooring

8mm Richmond Oak
£9.98 per m2


V-Groove Dark

7mm V-Groove Dark Oak
£7.19 per m2

For more amazing deals on laminate flooring, visit Floormaker's Laminate section.

Floors of the Week: Wood Flooring with Personality!

Wood floors

If you want to inject a little personality into your home, wood flooring is one of the best ways to do so. Wooden boards have a natural, authentic beauty that’s capable of warming up almost any interior, making the room more inviting and providing you with an extremely sturdy living surface in the process.

This week, we’re using our Floors of the Week blog to show off some real wood floors with serious personality. Each of the following products is available to purchase from the Floormaker website – just click the images to read more about each one:

Elephant Skin floor

Smoked Oak Elephant Skin Flooring

Dark bamboo floor

14mm Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring

Handscraped oak floor

Handscraped Oak Flooring (Brushed & Oiled)

We’d love to know what you think of our Floors of the Week! You can find Floormaker on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn – why not say hello?

Floors of the Week: Black, White and Bamboo

Floors of the Week

They say variety is the spice of life, and we have always done our best to keep the Floormaker catalogue as varied and as interesting as possible. Whether you’re aiming for classical warmth, minimal modernity, or a big, bold statement, we’ve got the perfect floor for you, and this is amply demonstrated by our latest Floors of the Week selection.

Here they are, in order: the striking statement floor; the crisp, minimal design; and the natural, traditional-looking option. Which will you choose?

Black and White flooring

8mm Black & White Laminate Flooring

Grey oak flooring

8mm Grey Oak

Horizontal bamboo floor

15mm Horizontal Bamboo Floor

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

Floors of the Week: Multi-Tonal Wood

Wood flooring, various colours

For the past two weeks, our Floors of the Week have been beautiful vinyl flooring which, despite resembling real wood, is in fact vinyl – a low-maintenance and high quality flooring option. This week however, we’ve decided to ditch the vinyl and get down to the good stuff – real wooden floors. These real wooden floors are of the highest quality and are independently three solid and durable flooring choices. They’re simply stunning and add a finish to a room that cannot be beaten.

These three particular floors are different types of wood, but each one has a beautiful multi-tonal finish offering natural patterns and depths of colours where no two planks is the same. This creates such a unique foundation for any interior design scheme – and though we may be biased, we think we’ve chosen three absolute corkers this week! 

Engineered wood

13.5mm Brushed Oak Engineered Wood Flooring

Dark bamboo flooring

14mm Dark Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring


Lacquered oak

12mm 150mm Wide 3 Strip Lacquered Oak

Which one of these gorgeous multi-tonal floors would you like most in your home? Remember, you can order up to 3 free samples from the Floormaker website!

Floors of the Week: More Luxury Vinyl

Luxury vinyl flooring

Last week, we used our regular Floors of the Week blog post to show off some of Floormaker's fabulous luxury vinyl products. These hard-wearing wood-effect beauties were so well-received that we've decided to give them another week in the spotlight!

Here are another four luxury vinyl designs on which to feast your eyes; as before, each one is water-resistant, long-lasting, and extremely easy to lay. Perfect for the kitchen, we think!

Brown vinyl floor

Luxury Vinyl Clic Flooring - Brown

Rustic pine flooring

Luxury Vinyl Clic Flooring - Rustic Pine


Limed oak vinyl

Luxury Vinyl Clic Flooring - Limed Oak

Light grey oak flooring

Luxury Vinyl Clic Flooring - Light Grey Oak

Which of our Floors of the Week is your favourite? Let us know on Twitter!

Floors of the Week: Vinyl Tiles with a Twist!

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Vinyl tiles are useful for a number of reasons: they're hard-wearing, they're easy to lay, and they're water-resistant, which makes them a great choice for the kitchen or bathroom.

But our luxury vinyl tiles go a little bit further. Not only are they robust and practical, they are also stunningly attractive, with a look that's nigh-indistinguishable from real wood flooring.

Don't believe us? Here are three of the most attractive floors from our luxury vinyl collection...


Oak Pastel Grey

Luxury Vinyl - Pastel Grey Oak

Perfect for a light, contemporary wood-style look.


Beige Vinyl Flooring

Luxury Vinyl - Beige

Give your home a bit of rustic beauty!


Natural Brushed Oak Vinyl

Luxury Vinyl - Natural Brushed Oak

A multi-hued imitation wood floor with authentic-looking whorls and knots.

Click here to see our previous Floors of the Week!