As you can see, our Flooring Accessories
department is home to a very diverse array of products. Here is a quick guide to what all of these products are for, just in case you’re not sure what to buy:
Engineered wood and laminate floors need to be installed on top of an underlay. Solid wood flooring can be glued directly to the subfloor or laid as a ‘floating floor’ by using an underlay.
Floormaker stocks a variety of underlay in different materials and thicknesses which are ideal for a range of wood and laminate floor types.
Foam or fibreboard underlays are ideal for laminate flooring and are suitable for firm, dry areas. Some foam underlay has a damp-proof membrane built in. Thicker underlay provides more insulation to really help even out any small irregularities in the subfloor.
For excellent sound reduction, we recommend the green foam insulation board underlay. This reduces sound by up to 19 decibels and is ideal for floating floors as it can also level out any irregularities in a subfloor.
Threshold strips (T-sections and reducers)
Floormaker has an extensive range of threshold strips. T-sections can be used to join two floors of equal height, while a reducer may be used to connect your floor to an existing floor of a different height. Choose from a range of styles and wood effects to match your existing flooring and create an excellent finish.
Edging (or scotia, as it is often known) bridges the gap between your existing skirting boards and the new floor. This means any unsightly expansion gaps are covered, giving you a neat and professional finish.
Floormaker’s floor edging strips can all be cut to size and are simple to fit. Choose from 11 different types including bamboo, chestnut, maple and oak. The results of our floor edging combined with the same colour laminate looks stunning.
We also supply a range of specialist adhesives, suitable for laying vinyl tiles, wood planks, laminate flooring and cork tiles.
Specialist floor cleaning agents are essential for the aftercare of your floor – used properly, they will help to maintain that ‘brand new’ look for a very long time. Proper maintenance and care will ensure that your floor lasts as long as possible and always looks its best.
It’s a shame to spend time and money on a new floor only for it to become degraded before its time. This can happen because of neglect, or through using the wrong cleaning products (which can really damage a floor). Make sure you buy our specialist floor cleaners along with your flooring, to keep it looking newer for longer.
Felt pads attach to items of furniture such as table legs and chairs to help prevent scratching and prolong the life of your floor. Each pad is self-adhesive and easy to apply.
Cork expansion strips
Cork expansion strips must be used to fill expansion gaps around all types of flooring including laminate, engineered and solid wood. They must be used around the perimeter of the room where the boards or tiles are laid to control the natural movement of the flooring.
Pipe surrounds (rosettes)
Use our pipe surrounds to cover the gaps and give a neat finish where the floor has been cut around pipes.
Floor fitting kits
Our floor fitting kits contain everything you need to lay a professional-looking floor. Each tool will make the floor fitting process as easy as possible, and we even have different kits for different types of flooring.
Our laminate floor fitting kit contains a floor spacer, a knocking block and a pull bar. The wood floor fitting kit also contains a floor spacer, but comes with a specific heavy-duty knocking block and heavy-duty pull bar.
If you have any other questions about any of our flooring accessories, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer service team.