Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait For A New Floor

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The new year might have had a rocky start, but don’t write 2021 off just yet. We’ve taken some lockdown-lessons from 2020 and put together our top four reasons why, no matter what 2021 throws at you, you can fill it with productivity and positivity starting from the ground up.


Stay Productive But Be Realistic – If the last 12 months have taught us anything, it’s that ‘lockdown time’ moves both incredibly slowly and incredibly fast. An hour of teaching the kids from home can seem like it lasted a week, and at the same time you can’t understand how little you’ve managed to get done during the whole month. Keeping yourself busy with productive projects, that are realistic and achievable is one of the best ways to add some structure back to your schedule.

At Floor Factory we’ve got a long history of satisfied customers who’ve come to us for their self-build home improvement projects. Our range of flooring options not only means you’ll find something that suits your taste, you’ll also be able to find a flooring type that’s within your skill level. From ‘click together’ laminate flooring to tongue-and-groove engineered wood flooring, and adhesive-free LVT (luxury vinyl tiles), the choice is almost limitless. During the various levels of lockdown, we’re open for customer collection, following government guidance and can still provide great support and installation guidance over the phone and along with your purchase.

Improve Your WFH SpaceA picture of wood flooring in a small property Working from the edge of the bed in the guestroom or from the couch all day is not only a nightmare for productivity (not to mention your back health), but also a recipe for losing your work-life-balance. Even if things go back to ‘normal’ sooner than expected, having an adaptable Work From Home space in your house will always come in handy.

Whether your employer decides that working from home is something you’ll be doing for the foreseeable future or you end up using it as a hiding place from the kids, a good-looking home office is a great home improvement goal.

Start with the simplest improvements like an ergonomic chair and desk, and then move onto the all-important aesthetics that will help your workday feel less of a drudge. Walls can be instantly and cheaply improved with some fresh paint, and flooring can be as simple as click-together laminate. We stock glue-free, easy to cut laminate that can give the illusion, and the feel, of real hardwood flooring at a fraction of the cost. And best of all, it’s simple enough to install yourself.

Improve Now, Show-Off Later – Leave lockdown with something positive to look back on. Forget the pressure of trying to lose weight while simultaneously learning to be ‘star baker’, and instead start a project that can add value to your home, will last a lot longer than your banana bread, and is an opportunity to learn something new for your DIY skillset.

The self-build flooring choices available at Floor Factory include everything from cosy carpets to luxury laminate and can transform the look and feel of your home without the need for professional installation.

A picture of high quality laminate flooringHome School, But Cool – Suddenly adding ‘teacher’ to your list of parental responsibilities was a big surprise for many of us in 2020, and it looks like we’ll be seeing more of it in 2021. As with a home office, if you have the space, a designated area for home schooling will help with productivity and keeping your kid’s focus.

For flooring that is more resistant to arts and crafts projects than your lounge carpet, then it’s worth taking a look at some laminate or LVT alternatives. They look good, feel good underfoot (even in winter), and take out some of the stress from cleaning up unexpected spills.


As always, for impartial advice, design ideas and to find your perfect flooring, contact Floor Factory today to discuss your flooring options. Call us on 01332 986261, make an appointment at our showroom or fill out our contact form to find out more!