A Comparison Of The Different Types Of Flooring

With a variety of convenient flooring options for your home, you may be wondering which type is best for you. Fortunately, we understand how important the right floor is for a home. That’s why we’ve put together this comparison of the different styles, so you can look at each product and what they‘re good for. At the end of this article, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about which floor is right for your property.

What Are The Options?

There’s a whole host of different flooring options available. However, to list them all here would be a daunting task. Therefore, we’ve compiled three of the most common, and most popular flooring styles, to streamline the process for you:


Carpets are fairly self explanatory. Everybody has seen, walked on and owned a carpet at one time or another. However, let’s take a look at just what they’re good for. First of all, they’re incredibly stylish in the right circumstance. Additionally, they come in a huge range of different styles and colours, meaning there aren’t many rooms that couldn’t be complimented by a high quality carpet. 

Lastly, this type of floor provides one of the best thermal efficiency ratings compared to its counterparts. Carpet is laid on an insulative layer and helps to keep warm air in the room. This means reduced energy bills and a lower carbon footprint. Flooring such as this is suitable for any situation. Therefore, deciding whether it’s right for you will purely be down to decorative preference.

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Luxury vinyl tiles, or LVT for short, are individual flooring tiles that mimic high end textures at an affordable price. They’re extremely durable and simple to lay, meaning you can utilise the aesthetic of more costly products such as timber or stone, without the price tag. They’re perfect for a budget, or a room that want’s to emulate a certain style without the inconvenience of laying a more labour intensive flooring style.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring shares a lot of similarities with LVT flooring. They both emulate higher end styles at a more affordable price with functionality in mind. The main difference being that laminate is made from layers of fibre board and compressed wood pulp. Whereas LVT is made from PVC. This means that laminate flooring is more eco friendly, however, LVT is generally considered more waterproof. If you’re trying to decide between the two, we suggest assessing which room the floor is going down in, and how much you want to reduce your carbon footprint.

lvt flooring being laid

Get In Touch With Rickwoods For Flooring

Whether you’re looking for LVT, laminate or carpet flooring, contact Rickwoods today. We offer a wide range of different products to suit your needs at competitive prices. For more information on flooring in general, get in touch with one of our team.

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