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Flooring For Self Builds, Extensions & Refurbs

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Easy DIY Flooring

Whether you like a challenge, or you’re keen to cut costs, at Floor Factory we’re here to help you choose the best floor option for your DIY installation. From carpet to luxury vinyl and everything in between, we are one of Derby’s leading suppliers. As well as helping you with your self-build we are always happy to give a free quote for installation by one of our experienced and manufacturer-approved fitters.

Carpet
For a classic look or something more modern, carpets offer warmth and comfort and can instantly add a family-friendly feel to a room. If you’re planning on fitting the carpets yourself, then make use of our take-home samples to help you choose the right style and colour, and our free home measuring service to help make sure you order the right amount.
Who We Stock: Crucial Trading, Alternative Flooring, Abingdon, Associated Weavers, Cormar and others.
Difficulty Level: Medium – High
Getting a perfect fit can be a real challenge for the DIY enthusiast, which is why we would recommend making use of one of our highly experienced carpet fitters. For more details, see our Carpets page

Laminate Flooring
Long guarantees, hard wearing materials, a great look, and an affordable range of options; laminate is often the first choice for DIY floor installation.
Who We Stock: Quick-Step, Balterio, Woodpecker, V4 and more.
Difficulty Level: Low – Medium
Laminate flooring is one of the easiest flooring choices for the self-build enthusiast. With ‘uni-clic’ systems being popular with many manufacturers, laminate flooring installation can be fast and mess-free. Of course, as with all our flooring options, we are more than happy to offer a free quote for professional installation. For more details, see our Laminates page

Engineered Wooden Flooring
Similar in principle to laminate flooring, but rather than it being ‘wood-effect’, engineered wooden flooring makes use of bonded layers of real wood and fibreboard. The final product is almost indistinguishable from solid wood flooring, but has the extra benefit of having more choice, it being more affordable, and easier to install.
Who We Stock: Woodpecker, Tuscan, Kersaint Cobb, V4 and more.
Difficulty Level: Low – Medium
As with laminate flooring, engineered wood flooring is definitely a realistic option for self-build. Experienced DIY’ers will appreciate the tongue and groove or click and lock design for a fast and less-mess installation. For more details, see our Wood Flooring page.

Rigid Core LVT click
Offering the stunning look of stone and wood but with the benefits of increased warmth and more quiet, as well as impressive resistance to damage and water, LVT could be the perfect floor for your home. We offer one of the best ranges in Derbyshire, so you are sure to find a look you’ll love.
Who We Stock: Amtico Click-Smart, Moduleo LayRed, Karndean Korlok and others.
Difficulty Level: Easy-Medium
Like laminate and engineered wood, rigid-core LVT click for DIY flooring is well worth considering. The clever click-together design is made even simpler without the need for adhesive. To ensure the fit is perfect, especially on those tricky corners, we would recommend getting a free quote from one of our Karndean and Amtico trained and approved installers. Our installations are guaranteed, include a free design service and extra after-sales support. For more details, please see our Karndean and Amtico pages.

Natural Flooring
Gaining popularity in new builds, natural flooring includes jute, coir, sisal, seagrass and wool. Most natural flooring is anti-static, anti-bacterial, and naturally dirt and dust repellent, allowing you to use sustainable products while updating your home. Robust and durable enough for even the busiest home, natural flooring easily stands the test of time.
Who We Stock: Crucial Trading, Alternative Flooring, Riviera and Kersaint Cobb
Difficulty Level: Medium – High
Like carpeting, getting a perfect fit can be a real challenge for the DIY enthusiast, which is why we would recommend making use of one of our highly experienced carpet fitters. For more details, see our Natural Flooring page.

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, pop into our showroom or fill out our online contact form!