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Golden rules for laying a wooden floor

Now that you’ve decided on the perfect wooden floor for your room, it’s time to think about installation. The process of laying a wooden floor requires a bit more time and preparation than any other flooring type, so it’s important that you familiarise yourself with the basics. Here are the golden rules for laying a wooden floor successfully 1.Moisture testing Before you even think about putting down your new floor, you need to carry out moisture testing on the sub floor. Your fitter or joiner should be able to carry... Read More

Visual history of flooring across the world 01/09/2015
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A Visual History of Flooring Across The World

Believe it or not, wooden flooring hasn’t always been around. It’s hard to imagine, we know. Cavemen weren’t worrying about whether to opt for a click lock system or tongue and groove, and the Romans didn’t have to consider that they needed to leave their solid wood floor to acclimatise before laying it. Obviously life was much less interesting without wooden flooring around, so we’ve compiled a delicious visual history of flooring to see how far we’ve come and revel in how lucky we are nowadays. We take a look... Read More

Classic Carpet Living Room 18/05/2015
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7 Gorgeous Living Rooms with Amazing Carpet

Wall to wall carpeting has fallen out of favour with the discerning domestic decorator, it seems. The majority of new houses and redecorated homes seem to be opting for real wood floors or laminate flooring, but why? Maybe it’s something to do with the classic idea of thick, shaggy, garishly coloured nineties carpets going from wall to wall, laden with wine stains that will never lift, and cigarette burns that will remain eternally. It’s hard to shake the notion of carpet being a little lame, especially when wood flooring seems... Read More

Duck blue vinyl flooring 07/05/2015
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7 Amazing Bathrooms You Won’t Believe Have Vinyl Flooring

We’re all about Vinyl Flooring this week, with 10% off until the 10th May across all vinyls. It’s easy to look down on vinyl, as it’s often considered the ugly ducking of the flooring world. That’s not the case anymore, and these 7 gorgeous bathrooms are here to change your mind. You won’t believe aren’t the real deal. (All photos courtesy of Houzz) 1 – LaFrance Residence Bathroom   Modern Bathroom by Atlanta Main Contractors Cablik Enterprises   2 – Traditional Styled Small City Apartment     Victorian Bathroom by... Read More

Home Decor Ideas 28/04/2015
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5 Home Decor Ideas To Revitalise Your Home For Spring

Get ready for that May Day DIY rush (and keep an eye out for our upcoming sale!) with these handy home decor ideas to revitalise your home for Spring. These are all low effort, low cost tips, which as everyone knows, are the best kind. Hard work may be it’s own reward but with a busy schedule and a bustling home, quick fixes and cheap tricks are the order of the day. Have a look.   1 – Paint the Ceiling Ceilings can often become the neglected, after all, why... Read More

emperor tropical walnut 25/04/2015
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Walnut Laminate Flooring – The Look of Real Wood

There’s a bewildering range of floor types out there, and it can be hard to decide on the perfect one for you. Walnut laminate flooring just might fit that bill. This type of flooring is very fashionable right now, and extremely popular in contemporary homes. While you might not want to move with the herd, there are enough varieties of walnut flooring to ensure that you keep your home in vogue while also adding that unique personal touch to your living spaces. Walnut can come in a range of colours,... Read More

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Vivacious Vinyls!

When it comes to choosing your new floor, there are LOTS of options; here at Discount Flooring Depot we like to give our customers the best choice we can. SO We’re happy to introduce our new line of gorgeous Vinyls! As with laminate, vinyl flooring requires less maintenance and acclimatisation that solid or engineered wood. Just so you don’t feel narrowed down too much, we now stock both wood and stone effects. The two below are our favourites from both ranges. Most people like stone effect flooring in their kitchens,... Read More

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The Floor for You? Pub/Club Edition!

We all like to let our hair down at the weekend, so it’s fun to look at what you may be dancing on! With enormously high footfall, you need a floor that can take the abuse and still come out sparkling. Here at DFD we sell Solid Wood, Engineered Wood and Laminate Flooring, however we would only recommend a Laminate for this purpose. We have two recommendations to suit your company needs – one for those who like the lighter; the other for those who like the darker detailing! Here’s... Read More

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A-List Accomodation

Celebrities splashing out is not a new story, but when they pour millions into their homes, it’s definitely something to see. Combined with the beautiful American climate, our TV regulars make a real competition of square meterage and ultimate oppulence. As a Queen of Pop, we would expect much different from Cher when it comes to living quarters : In true Diva styling, this 6 bedroom mansion is stunningly beautiful, with an infinity pool outside and a massive media centre inside for the days when the sun gets too much!... Read More

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DIY Time?

Have you been putting off a big job? Looking at that room that really needs a revamp but closing the door and walking on? TIME FOR A CHANGE! With so many DIY choices today, you can have your house looking fresh and fancy in next to no time! Any of our Laminates are easily installed, so if you’re brave, have a go, we even have an easy to use installation guide! Other useful and inventive little solutions could be the difference between a nice finish and a superb one. Need... Read More