Six steps to the perfect floor

When it comes to choosing a flooring product, you’ve got a myriad of styles and materials to pick from.

But where do you start? Let’s walk through the steps you should take when making that choice.

Define your needs

1Having decided on the room or area, consider the amount of wear the flooring will receive. Downstairs rooms, entrance halls and stairs generally have heavier foot traffic and are more exposed to dirt from outside the property. Bedrooms are less prone to wear and can benefit from a more plush carpet, which will feel far nicer under your bare feet.

Measure Up and Plan

2This is important, which is why TC Matthews provides a free measuring service and you can follow up with our free planning service. Careful planning will ensure the correct width, or combinations of width, are used to minimise waste and save you money.

Get some Samples

3Talk to our experienced sales staff and they can recommend the best ranges to suit. Choose a few colours and get the samples. Remember the light in your room will change over the day and will affect how your flooring looks. Also, while samples can be very useful, they are guides only as there may be a variation in batch colour. Take your time, and please remember to bring back the samples.

Select your style

4Once you have chosen your preferred colour, our experienced staff will guide you through any other choices you need to make. This may include underlay, binding, floor preparation or, in the case of wooden flooring, removing saddle boards and skirting. Where carpets require binding, we manage this all in-house to provide a seamless service so your experience is hassle-free.

Arrange the Fitting

5Book a fitting with our staff and one of our expert fitting team will complete the work to a professional standard at a scheduled time that suits you.

Relax and Enjoy

6To keep your new floor looking good for its full life, follow the advice given by our staff. New carpets will shed so they need to be hoovered regularly after fitting. Some floorings require a special cleaner, so make sure you don’t use an abrasive cleaner that could damage your new floor.