Created in partnership with Luxury Flooring

While many of us have got our heads around choosing fabrics, paint colours and wallpapers for our homes, flooring remains a world of terrifying unknowns. Let Luxury Flooring sort your wood from your laminate today.


As a nation, our focus on interiors intensifies year on year. According to John Lewis Finance, 60 per cent of UK households have some sort of project in the planning. Not everybody has the confidence to pull such renovations off unaided, however. Fear not, though. Help is out there if you look for it.

In just five years, the clever people at Luxury Flooring have become one of the largest online flooring specialists (they also have a showroom in Leeds) in the country.


As well as a huge variety of attractive, durable and affordable flooring, they offer excellent technical and product advice. There is even a handy Luxury Flooring Dictionary, which clarifies murky terms like “beading”, “vapour barrier”, “hand scraped” and much more.

Plus, the site contains the best descriptions of the difference between solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring that we’ve come across.

For the record, solid wood flooring is tough, beautiful and durable. It is easy to clean, full of character and changes its patina over time.

Meanwhile, engineered wood flooring is constructed using multiple layers of plywood that are compressed together under high pressure. The plank is completed with a solid wood veneer that adds a timeless look to the extra durability of the compressed layers. It has become a popular modern alternative to solid wood for several reasons – not least that it can be used beneath under-floor heating.

Simple, no?

Once you’ve decided which type of wood to go for, the Luxury Flooring site couldn’t be easier to navigate. You choose your possible colours, species, thicknesses and widths and order samples (which are delivered within 48 hours of your ordering them). Then you are almost good to go. Luxury Flooring offer a fitting service in Yorkshire and beyond that, they recommend that you use Checkatrade to find a great fitter.

Surely it’s time to overhaul your bathroom floor? Darn it, why stop there? Your kitchen, sitting room and hall need a refresh, too. Right?

November 2018