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Time to completely rethink your opinion on vinyl tiles. These aren’t the 1970s throwbacks, but instead an amazingly versatile, cost effective, durable and luxurious way to finish your room. Companies like Karndean and Amtico are the gold standard and have huge ranges to choose from and offer a huge range of designs which are easy to fit and suitable for virtually every interior setting.
Karndean have launched new ranges of amazing stone effect floors plus
heritage-style tiles
  on all
Flooring makes one of the biggest impacts in the overall look of a room, and as such is a big investment - unlike other fashions, this is not something you
will change regularly. We look at new designs worth consideration and some amazing technology.
What’s the different between porcelain and ceramic tiles? Both are made from natural
clay, but different manufacturing processes result in different tiles: porcelain tiles are denser, harder and less porous than ceramic tiles, making them suitable for floors as well as walls.
Frontier Sun Matt Glazed Porcelain,
The look and feel of hardwood floors is hard to match, and often these look sensational in period properties. However, they do need to be maintained and in some circumstances, moisture levels can be prohibitive. This is where engineered wood flooring is a good alternative - because it’s made in layers, engineered wood flooring has good stability and this means it’s not as prone to shrinking or warping with changes in environmental conditions. Kährs were the first company to create this technology and have an incredible range of finishes and styles.
Oak Concrete and Chevron Grey, both
Embrace the industrial trend with tiles that feel and look like cement, concrete or plaster. Colours are generally neutral and textures can range from smooth or matt to the distinctive feel of shuttered concrete.
Shadow Dust Polished floor,
    Amtico wood effect flooring comes in many colours and can be laid in many patterns

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