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May’s Mood board

What’s inspiring us this month? As we edge ever closer to summer and the temperature starts to rise we are getting inspired by soft, washed out colour. Living Coral is Pantone’s colour of the year for a reason.  It is vibrant, yet mellow, and has a warming comfort to it.       The deep, rich colour of a solid bamboo floor, pairs beautifully with the warmth of coral, helping to create a space that is soft and welcoming.     For a relaxed look, Renove has renovated and reupholstered vintage... Read More

Hydro Regenerate - 5mm Tile Effect Laminate Flooring - Black Slate 26/04/2019

What is Luxury Vinyl Tile / LVT Flooring?

What is Luxury Vinyl Tile / LVT Flooring? LVT Flooring can perfectly recreate the look of a real wood floor or stone tiled floor but at a fraction of the cost to purchase and install. Luxury Vinyl Tiles are a type of multi-layered flooring which are created entirely without any wood, making them entirely waterproof. So they are perfect for your bathroom and kitchen. LVT floors can be made in a number of different ways. The most common types are created predominately from Limestone or PVC which is then mixed... Read More

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What Is AC Rating For Laminate Floors?

Laminate Floors and Vinyl Floors come with an AC rating which indicates how much traffic, stains, impact etc they can withstand. To receive an AC rating the laminate flooring must pass a series of tests. So when you buy a Laminate Floor or Vinyl Floor with a certain rating you know beforehand if it will stand up to your lifestyle. At Discount Flooring Depot we only sell floors with a rating of AC3 or higher. This ensured that any floor you buy from us with be able to withstand average... Read More 14/03/2019
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How much does it cost to install Laminate Flooring?

When pricing the cost of installing laminate flooring, sometimes you can be in for an unexpected surprise. The cost of the actual work of installing the floor can actually rival the price of the floor itself. Crazy, right? Laminate flooring can be picked up for as low as less than £6.50 per square meter, but a standard installation could cost anywhere between £8 to £12 per metre squared. Most fitters will charge per metre squared, while others will charge a daily rate – generally around £150. Most fitters or installation... Read More


What’s involved in staining wooden floors

If your solid wood floors have been looking a bit lacklustre recently, or they have been scratched and need repaired, or perhaps you just fancy a new colour then you’ll probably be very interested in reading our post below on what’s involved in staining wooden floors. Be warned – this is no small feat, and you will need a decent level of skill to master this chore. Find out more about the steps involved below and how to do it well for a professional finish. Preparing your wooden floor for... Read More

Carpet vs Hardwood - who wins? 09/12/2015

Hardwood Floors Vs Carpet

Arguably the two most popular choices of flooring are hardwood and carpet, both of which have a variety of characteristics that make them favourites in many people’s homes. But which one is better? We take a look at the characteristics of both. We’ll let you decide which you think is best…   Cleanliness Carpet attracts dust which gets caught in the fibres, meaning they require regular hoovering to keep clean. It is impossible to fully clean a carpet from hoovering, as the fibres of a carpet are susceptible to staining from spills and... Read More

engineered flooring 05/08/2015
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Engineered Flooring – 5 Reasons You Need It In Your Life

Engineered flooring can be a bit of a mystery to those outside of the industry. When most of our staff first joined, were pretty clued in on laminates, solid wood floor, vinyl flooring, and carpet too. They’re all fairly simple, even if when you think of vinyl, you think of some flower printed monstrosity in your Granny’s kitchen. Engineered wood is a relatively new development in the flooring world. It’s pitched as the best of both worlds, a mix of laminate flooring and solid wood flooring. It’s the most common... Read More

Strawberries and cream cheesecake 11/07/2015
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5 Delicious Strawberries and Cream Recipes

5 Delicious Strawberries and Cream Recipes   It’s tennis season, and while we might not get the sun we deserve, we can still get the dessert that we all crave. Who knows why strawberries and cream go hand in hand with Wimbledon? But they do, and when they’re this delicious, who could argue?   What do strawberries and cream have to do with tennis? Let’s find out… You might think that making the perfect batch of strawberries and cream is fairly straight forward, and it is, but why not push... Read More

oak laminate flooring 27/04/2015
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Home Decor Ideas For Laminate Flooring

While it’s important to get your flooring in order, it’s not the be and all end all of creating a perfect room and a perfect home, despite what we might try and tell you here at Discount Flooring Depot! You’ll need to consider the rest of your room, and how best to compliment that new floor. Today we’re going to focus on laminate flooring for your bathroom and kitchen, and tips for really taking your room to the next level. First of all, when shopping for a new floor for... Read More

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Apple Watch Giveaway Rules

WIN AN APPLE WATCH! Simply enter for a chance to win the brand new Apple Watch 38mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band, worth nearly £500! On the 2nd of October at 1pm, we’ll announce a winner. All you have to do to enter is enter your name and email address! Share it with friends for the chance to get an extra entry.     NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO WIN. SIMPLY ENTER THROUGH OUR WIDGET FOR A CHANCE TO GET YOUR HANDS ONTO APPLE’S LATEST GADGET.... Read More