A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Flooring

How to make the right flooring decisions for
your space

How to make the right flooring decisions for your space

custom soft grey luxury rug by cormar carpets on wooden floor


Get Personal

You need flooring that speaks to your space and aligns with your lifestyle. So before scrambling for samples, evaluate all aspects of your environment and design objectives. If you’re looking for professional guidance, use our home visit as an opportunity to showcase your unique way of life, so your flooring expert can help you make a flooring decision that ticks both your wishlist and performance requirements.

It’s All In The Sample

With flooring, you have to see it to believe it. That’s why we always recommend customers review samples in person rather than online. Our showroom doors are always open (check out opening hours here) with appointments allowing you to flip through a diverse array of colors and options to complement the visual tone of your space. To make the process as seamless as possible, we’ve created an online sample service so you can order and receive samples straight to your door.

hallway carpet and matching stair runner
Think Macro

To make the most of your surroundings, you have to respect the setting which requires a nuanced, “weigh-up” process. Zoom out of room-by-room thinking and lean into fusing the space like a puzzle. For instance, if you have a high-traffic stairway that demands hardier materials, you can balance things by going softer in the bedrooms.

hallway carpet and matching stair runner
kids bedroom with hardwearing woodern floor
Children and Animals

Things can get messy when you throw paws and toddlers into the mix. Avoid headaches and heavy maintenance by going for cost-effective, easy-to-clean options in communal areas and save the indulgent materials for more intimate zones of the house.

Need extra guidance? At DC, every fitting is a collaboration customizable to you. Get in touch to find the perfect floor for you.

rustik sisal stair runner and custom rug
The Runner Rule

Most people (wrongly) assume their space isn’t equipped to have a stair runner. DC leaves no corner unturned, and will always check under stair carpets to see if it will work. If you’re in luck, a stair runner is a design game-changer for such a high-traffic zone and injects an artisanal quality into the most functional area of the home.

Money Matters

Not all flooring was created equal, but quality flooring doesn’t have to be an investment that costs the earth. There’s a multitude of savvy ways to minimise waste–and gut-wrenching invoices, such as installing the same flooring in multiple areas. Our team has plenty of economically friendly ideas up our sleeve, and will always show accessible options within budget. Materials aside, remember that installation is not the place to cut corners, in our experience (and we have more than 25 years in the game) quality products are an empty purchase if you sidestep the professional instillation.

rustik sisal stair runner and custom rug
oak wood chevron floor in epsom surrey
Is Wood The Way?

When it comes to flooring, there’s a lot of nostalgia for solid wood, but for DC–and our thousands of clients–engineered wood usually has the upper hand. Offering more design and financial flexibility, it’s a symbiotic choice that is both sustainable and stylish.

Going for Luxury Vinyl (LVT)

Vinyl has boundless aesthetic and functional potential, making it a firm favorite for our clients (especially in the UK, where tiles generally aren’t advised because of the colder climate). Strong, scratch-resistant, and long-lasting, you can do whatever you want with it (it’s the perfect material for underfloor heating) without having to pay a hefty price. In high-traffic households, where forgiving materials are of utmost priority, LVT is king.

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