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A Quick Guide to Choosing the Best Type of Flooring

By Paul Hambidge, Managing Director on 2nd August 2018.

Vinyl? Laminate? Solid Wood? LVT? How do you know what is the best type of flooring? And how can you find it without having to learn the ins-and-outs of every floor option beforehand?

Finding the best type of flooring for your home improvements can be difficult. And while there is plenty of information out there, it can be rather long-winded and confusing. Most of the time, you only need a quick guide - something to cut out the sales pitch and get to the heart of the matter.

At Factory Direct Flooring we’ve produced a handy flow chart to help you decide what is the best type of flooring for you. By taking into account the needs of the intended room, as well as your personal taste, this quick guide will point you to the perfect floor in no time at all.

At Factory Direct Flooring, we know that perfect flooring can only be achieved via a combination of style and practicality. That's why our flowchart considers all the same needs and taste preferences as one of our flooring experts. So, whether you need a vinyl floor that's water-resistant but still looks great or a classy and durable solid wood floor for your hallway, you should now be able to take your next step.

So where to next?  Now you know what type of flooring is best for the room you have in mind, check out our range of flooring and choose the perfect fit. Even though we've helped you decide on the type of flooring you need, this doesn't mean your choice is limited. Whatever our flowchart suggests, you'll be able to find the perfect style as all our flooring comes in a range of colours and finishes.

Our Flooring Calculator

When you browse any type of flooring at Factory Direct Flooring, each product has a flooring calculator on the page. Simply enter the surface area in either metres or feet squared and our My Project flooring calculator will tell you how many packs you’ll need and how much it will cost you.

By simply measuring your room and entering your dimensions, we will provide you with an instant price which will show on every type of flooring you browse across our website. You can either input the total coverage or your width and length measurements, in meters or feet. You can even save your measurements room by room to make your shopping experience stress-free.

It also offers to add an extra 10% for wastage. While this may cost a little bit more, we highly recommend adding it just in case there are mishaps during the installation process. Enjoy the My Project flooring calculator below:

Add a room

Paul Hambidge, Managing Director

Paul has 32 years of flooring industry knowledge & experience from both an installation and manufacturing perspective. He started out as installer of very large commercial flooring projects for multiple retailers. As director of Factory Direct Flooring, he has been involved in all aspects of flooring and has worked with some of the largest producers of wood flooring, vinyl flooring and laminate floors.