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The Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Flooring

The Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Flooring

The secret to increasing the value of your home starts beneath your toes: with your floors. But there are so many flooring options to choose from - where do you start? At Newland Floors and Doors, we have created this comprehensive guide with you in mind, to help you decide the kind of flooring that suits your home and lifestyle best. 

Laminate Flooring

If you are looking for flooring that gives you that wooden aesthetic without the price tag, then laminate flooring may be for you. 

From the claws of pets to the clumsiness of children, this type of flooring is known for its resistance to scratches, dents and stains. Easy to clean and water resistant, makes laminate great for areas with the most traffic like your kitchen and living room. Perfect for busy households!

Our laminate flooring is specially designed with click-lock features, making it easy to install. Even for those DIY enthusiasts! Not only is this option affordable but it will also save you on installation costs. Adding an underlay to your laminate flooring will make it more comfortable for you to walk on. 

While laminate flooring does have some drawbacks, such as lacking the authenticity of real wood and being less eco-friendly, advances in manufacturing are continually improving its environmental impact. Plus, with careful maintenance, you can prevent issues like warping or swelling due to moisture.

Ultimately, laminate flooring offers a stylish, durable, and budget-friendly solution for transforming your home. It combines the beauty of wood with the practicality needed for a busy lifestyle, making it an excellent choice for family life. Embrace the benefits of laminate flooring and enjoy a beautiful, functional space that stands up to the demands of everyday life.

Solid Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring is the type of flooring you need if you want to increase the long-term value of your home. By caring for your solid wood floors, they can last decades. 

The beauty of hardwood is that it can be sanded and refinished multiple times. So whether you want to restore its original beauty or change the colour to match new decor, solid wood flooring is an investment. 

They can come in a variety of other styles like herringbone or chevron, perfectly suited for any home. Our Solid Oak Collection, will give your home a classic, timeless look that complements whatever decor you choose. Whether it is traditional to contemporary, we have you covered. , 

Unlike laminate flooring, solid wood is durable and eco friendly. If your fluffy animal friends scratch the wood, they can easily be sanded out during refinishing. Making your floor look like new again. 

Engineered Wood

Engineered Wood is designed to be more stable than solid wood due to its multiple layers. It doesn't expand or contract as much when in contact with moisture so it is better suited for areas in your home like your basement or over concrete slabs. 

Whilst engineered wood is more expensive than laminate and vinyl, it is a cheaper option than solid wood. It will still increase the value of your home, giving you the beauty and durability of real wood without the price tag. 

If you have underfloor heating in your home, engineered wood is the perfect companion for it. Thanks to our click-lock design, it is also a lot easier to install compared to solid wood flooring.

Engineered wood flooring can be customised with different stains, finishes, and textures to suit your personal style and home decor preferences.

Vinyl Floors (LVT)

Vinyl flooring is completely waterproof, making it ideal for areas in your home with frequent water exposure. Like your bathroom or kitchen! It can come in a variety of shades and styles. One of the big brands Woodpecker, features a lovely collection of vinyl flooring that looks like Oak without the big price tag.  

Like laminate flooring, LVT floors have click joints for easy installation. Saving you a pretty penny on installation costs. Vinyl flooring is softer and warmer underfoot compared to laminate, providing superior sound absorption. Making it quieter to walk on!


Each type of flooring has its unique benefits and considerations, so it is best to keep that in mind when choosing your flooring. Whether your prioritise durability, aesthetics, ease of maintenance, or even environmental impact, at Newland Floors Doors, we are here to help. 

Find the perfect flooring solution that will enhance your homes comfort, style and value!

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