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Flooring Advice and Information

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Our flooring information guide provides a wealth of knowledge from general installation instructions on how to lay laminate flooring through to a wide range of aftercare advice and how to look after your new solid wood floor so that it will look just as good as new for years to come. You can find out almost anything you want to about solid, engineered and laminate floors. This can range from how to install the floor, what ways you should go about maintaining it, to general product information. If you can’t find an answer to a question you may have, feel free to ring our friendly expert advice team, who will be more than happy to help. You can contact them on 0161 641 9996 or email them at sales@discountflooringdepot.co.uk.

Advice Centre

Here at Discount Flooring Depot we aim to do more than just sell the floor. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best service available both before and after the sale. Many people find the answers they are looking for in our advice centre but if not please feel free to use the help that is on hand. Each member of our experienced sales team has a wealth of knowledge about all of our products and the flooring industry.

Installation Guides

In the Advice Centre we have drawn up step by step instructions on how to fit laminate, engineered and solid floors. Each of the three guides provides a clear guide to aid you with the installation of your floor. It would be advisable to take a read through the installation guides before trying to attempt installing the floor yourself, firstly to ensure that you are comfortable with what you are doing and secondly to see if you have all of the required equipment needed. If you don’t have all of the needed tools, it may be just as easy to get a professional to carry out the installation, as hiring the appropriate tools may cost you as much as hiring at fitter.

Ask the Expert

Maybe the installation guide doesn’t clear something up or you may want to find out more about a product before you buy it. If so, feel free to ring on 0161 641 9996. We have a sales team here dedicated to helping you. Purchasing a new floor isn’t just as simple as finding what floor suits you. Things such as, what underlay to go for, what scotia will best match the floor, what is the best threshold bar to use all need to be taken into account. Peace of mind and that expert second opinion is only a phone call away.

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Can’t get a minute to talk on the phone? You’d rather see something in writing so you can refer back to it? Why not use our user friendly ‘Live Chat’ service to help get your questions answered!? All you have to do is type your question and you will get an immediate response!


Any articles or advise provided online here at Discount Flooring Depot are for your own personal guidance. However, every individual case is unique and we would recommend that you seek a professional opinion for any issues or questions you have about your flooring or installation.

If you can't find the information which you are looking for in this section, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced sales team who will be able to answer any queries that you may have. Simply email sales@discountflooringdepot.co.uk or call us on 0161 641 9996 and we would be delighted to help. 

We will update this section regularly and over time so please check back often for our latest guides, tips and flooring advice.

If you need any help in determining what some of the terminology used on our website means please visit our Flooring Glossary of Terms for further information. This handy reference guide will help you in choosing the right floor for your home.

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Please Note: we provide this guide for reference and general information only. We strongly recommend that before beginning any installation you seek the advice of a professional fitter / flooring installer for any questions you have with your unique installation or flooring preference.