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Originally posted 15th July 2021

Last updated 16th July 2021

Garden Office Flooring for TLHC.

Factory Direct Flooring Ltd has gifted ca. £600 of Aqua Plank Herringbone LVT in Traditional...

Simon Golder

Product Analyst

4 min read
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Factory Direct Flooring Ltd has gifted ca. £600 of Aqua Plank Herringbone LVT in Traditional Oak to online business owner, Kirsty. Our flooring has helped transform her new garden office into a practical, trendy space to keep her small business flourishing.  Back in 2020, Kirsty successfully launched The Little Hygge Co. a Scandinavian style home decor company, after an unexpected redundancy from a role of 13 years. Taking the opportunity to start her own business during a worldwide pandemic was brave and we loved her story! Reaching out to us on instagram, Kirsty explained how she is “extremely budget conscious” as a newly formed business owner and was looking to floor her home-build garden office as  TLHC’s main headquarters - with both quality and budget in mind. “A year in, my house is filled with stock, so I decided to build a garden office - which myself and my partner have done from scratch, all by ourselves. I have been extremely budget conscious since becoming a newly formed business!” To suit her Hygge decor and to provide a practical solution for a busy little office / stock room, Kirsty ideally wanted a floor that was durable, 10mm thick in natural oak; practical but still keeping that Scandinavian look and feel. Interested originally in a natural, engineered wood flooring, we discussed with Kirsty how an LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) would be more suitable in garden office conditions.  British garden offices typically receive plenty of sunlight and some unwanted moisture (we can blame the British weather for that). We already knew that Kirsty has an ‘pawsistant’ (Harley; her gorgeous rescue dog) and also planned to use the area to store stock, pack and carry out order fulfillment. The flooring needed to be practical as well as something on trend, something that could withstand a high traffic area, and still look perfect in product shots for social media!  We recommended going with the Aqua Plank range which was developed & launched by FDF’s owner, Paul Hambidge. Aqua Plank is both aesthetically pleasing and practical; a cost effective solution. As Aqua Plank is an LVT product, it’s low maintenance, simple to clean and is unique in being 100% waterproof - great for those wet and windy days when opening and closing the door to the garden. Aqua Plank LVT is very easy to lay with Click Vinyl technology and as the underlay is built in - no glue is needed, and comes with its own guide for installation. The best feature of this floor is that it’s scratch resistant to protect it from those little paws.  We knew being on-trend was really important to Kirsty, so naturally our Aqua Plank Herringbone range was perfect for adding in that bit of timeless, European class; the perfect vibe for her Hygge-style business.  The Aqua Plank Herringbone range is available in 6 colours. We simply sent out free samples posted first-class to Kirsty to see which one she liked the best! 
“We are now at the stage of looking at flooring as we just have the plasterboard, painting left to do inside which will be complete within the next week or so. We are both very hands-on people as you can see from the build! We love to DIY and get stuck in!” 
Opting for the Aqua Plank Herringbone LVT Click in Traditional Oak, Kirsty selected her delivery date and our team dropped the pallet crate off kerb-side ready to be laid! The installation couldn’t have been easier for Kirsty! LVT Click’s engineered design means you simply click each tile into position. They say many hands make light work, and this is definitely true in Kirsty’s case; roping in her Dad to enjoy her little DIY project too! Captured below is a time-lapse of how Kirsty, her Dad and Harley got on laying the herringbone LVT!
Kirsty’s new Herringbone LVT looks stunning in her new garden office HQ, and you can read more about her thoughts on our product here!  Have your very own unique project too? Reach out to us with more detail and our specialists can provide you with individual expert advice on which flooring best suits your project.    Psst..we have plenty more Aqua Plank Herringbone flooring to go around! Thinking about giving your home a bit of a makeover and wanting a traditional feel? Our Aqua Plank Herringbone LVT could be perfect for you, it features a timeless design that is guaranteed to transform any area into an elegant space. Did we forget to mention it comes at a great price too? Better hurry whilst stocks last! Sold with a 20-year domestic and 10-year commercial guarantee, the Aqua Plank Antique Oak Herringbone click vinyl is an outstanding floor. Take advantage of our free samples to see how it might look or buy online today. If we’ve taken your interest, give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram to see more home flooring inspiration. 
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About the Author

Simon Golder, Product Analyst

Simon has been a key team player with over 20 years experience, he started his love of wood as a carpenter before joining our team. He is heavily involved with every product that we offer, looking at all the key aspects including finishes, colours and performance. Simon is responsible for all of the images shown throughout our website, making sure that we give the very best realistic view of all our products.