Wood-effect laminate flooring looks very similar to the real thing and costs considerably less. It can also be laid by a competent DIYer and is very easy to care for – what’s not to love?
Do you have children and feel like you’re fighting a constant cleaning battle? Then consider laying rubber flooring in your high-traffic bathroom or kitchen. It is super-easy to clean, comes in a wide range of colours and is available in non-slip finishes.
Similar rubber flooring
The Rubber Floor Store
If you’re lucky enough to own a characterful period home, do it justice by laying Victorian or vintage floor tiles. These decorative designs were made for traditional hallways but, if your budget can’t quite stretch to a large space, try tiling your porch instead.
Similar Victorian-style tiles
Want an eco flooring option? Then bamboo could be for you. It’s a quick-growing grass and can be harvested every three to five years, unlike 15-20 years for most solid wood. It has an unusual grain pattern – ideal for admiring as you relax in your living room.
Similar bamboo flooring
The Bamboo Flooring Company
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