Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


It’s impossible to know the cost of a new floor installation without knowing how much of it you need. it can be pretty daunting to start measuring your room, so we have a simple method you can use. 

the original tutorials were made using square meters but it works exactly the same with square feet (or square yards, is the same methodology does not matter the measurement unit), we already changed the texts for the purposes of this document each meter will be handle as a ft.

If your room is a rectangle, this is as simple as measuring the length and width of your room and multiplying them together. Therefore, if your room is 6 Square Feet long and 3 Square Feet wide, the area will be 18 Square Feet because 6 x 3 = 18

Rectangular Rooms area calculation


If your room isn’t rectangular, we recommend splitting it into rectangular sections. Multiply the width and length of each rectangle together to find the area. Then, add the areas of each rectangle together to find the total area. If you have an L shaped room, for example, this can be split into 2 rectangles.

SEGMENTING A ROOM IN RECTANGLES


And if you’ve got a complicated room, this method still works. Simply split the room into as many rectangles as needed. Multiply the length and width of each rectangle to find the areas, then add them all together to find the total area. (Remember to jot down the measurements as you go along!)

Rectangular Rooms area calculation

The one thing you’ll definitely know before you buy your floor is which room you’re fitting it in. Each room comes with its own challenges but, whichever room you’re fitting in, there’ll be a floor to suit your needs. The chart below gives you a quick overview of which floor can be laid where, and then we’ll go into more detail for you.

 

Hardwood

Engineered

Laminate

Vinyl

Carpet

Living Spaces

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kitchen

No

Maybe

Maybe

Yes

No

Bathroom

No

No

Maybe

Yes

No

Basements

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stairs

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Underfloor Heating

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 

 

YES: Good to Go!

MAYBE: Depends of many factors, you should ask a floor installer before making this choice

NO: Not Recommended.



General Considerations

  • Mop up spills quickly, or use our Luxurious Vinyl Plank which offers a fully waterproof laminate floor.
  • Laminate floors offer more protection than oiled floors, but all spills should be dried as quickly as possible.
  • Only Hardwood and Carpet should be used on stairs, where Laminate planks should be avoided.

Living Rooms

Generally speaking, living rooms have a stable temperature, low moisture levels and low footfall, all of which is great news for any floor. This means there’s no restriction on which floors you can use. It’s probably where you take guests, too, so be sure to use this room to make an impression.


Kitchens

Vinyl, laminate, and Ceramic Tiles are all designed to resist the hostility of a busy kitchen. They can handle moisture, splashes and scratches – though remember to mop up spillages as soon as possible. Solid wood, natural carpet and oiled engineered floors aren’t as robust so we would recommend against them.


Bathrooms

Vinyl and laminate floors can resist the high levels of moisture found in bathrooms, so these are the floors we’d recommend. Changes in moisture can damage natural carpets and solid wood floors over time, and engineered floors aren’t as good at resisting splashes. Whatever floor you use, be sure to dry up spillages as soon as possible.


Underfloor Heating

This feature limits your floor options, Engineered, laminate and luxury vinyl tiles are all fine (although always check with the product manufacturer.) Due to their reaction to heat solid wood floors are not suitable for underfloor heating. Unfortunately, our carpets are also not guaranteed against underfloor heating.


Basements

Vinyl, laminate, engineered and natural carpet are all fine. Basements can vary hugely in temperature which means the moisture in solid wood floors will rise and fall. For this reason, solid wood floors could shrink and expand in basements.


Stairs

Engineered and solid wood can all be laid on stairs. They are all stable and grippy enough to avoid any potential accidents, unlike vinyl which should be avoided. Coir and Sisal carpets are safe to use, but we’d avoid laminate.