Home truths about floors

Flooring is fundamental to the look and daily use of your home. It’s the stage on which everything happens.

So your floor not only needs to look good. It has to be fit for purpose – in terms of wear, comfort and safety, as well as style.

The options and choices are almost endless. But that’s where TC Matthews comes in. We’ve already refined the selection process for you by picking out the finest floor coverings – carpets, rugs, wooden flooring and vinyl – from the top manufacturers.

And we’re big enough and have unrivalled experience, so we can offer you both best value and expert advice.

You can read some tips here on choosing your flooring.

Or get off on the right foot by arranging a free measure-up and planning session. Call us to book one of our expert team, or email us now.


TC Matthews is renowned for its high-quality carpets, and it’s a reputation we’re not going to let slip.

Carpets are special. There’s nothing to beat the comfort, style and versatility that carpeting can provide in almost every room of the home.

We select our carpets with durability, ease of maintenance and beauty in mind. Whether you are looking for something that is modern, classic in style or simply dependable, we can advise you. Our selection of carpet types is wide enough to provide the colours, textures and qualities to suit any décor or need.

Wool tends to be the fibre of choice due to its amazing combination of comfort, elegance and downright toughness – not to mention the other lesser-known but wondrous qualities of wool. But it doesn’t have to be your choice – we can point you to high-quality synthetic carpets, wool-synthetic combinations, natural fibres, and others.

For example, there’s probably no flooring as beautiful as a high-quality velvet carpet. Each of our velvet carpets is made to last a lifetime. Their stunning appearance and the grace with which they age cannot be bettered.

For a heavily trafficked area consider a twist. This pile makes your carpet easy to maintain. Twists are durable and perfect for a family room. They also have a casual, modern look. As the light strikes the yarn, you often see varying shades of colour, which adds visual interest and a sense of texture.

Loop carpets are also suitable for general heavy use. Yet they are soft to the touch, and they look and feel great. We stock a wide range of loop-pile carpets in plain and patterned styles. A tight loop is great for minimising footprints. Just make sure the little ones don’t pull out the loops, and unfortunately, some cats love pulling them out too.

Or how about soft, traditional plush that’s so comfortable as you step out of bed each morning. Plush can also provide a sleek, contemporary pattern as a foundation for the rich design of your home.


Depending on your taste and how you use the space, wooden flooring can be ideal in kitchens, halls, living rooms and other areas. At TC Matthews we’ve built up a range of proven products made from solid and semi-solid wood, laminates and engineered wood.


Kitchens and bathrooms in particular require a durable and water-resistant flooring. We offer a vast vinyl range including tiles and planks from leading specialists Amtico and Karndean.

Whatever your flooring need, it’s advisable to talk to an expert. Contact us now or come into any TC Matthews store and let us help you.