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The Flooring Centre Blog | Inspiration and tips for your home

Lay back, put your feet up, and take a leisurely browse through our blog posts for some inspiration. From our beautiful Feature Home posts, looking at our clients amazing new builds and renovations - through to commercial projects and our hottest flooring tips. Check it out below >>>

Cheap Carpet & Flooring

May 22, 2024

With the cost of living being front and centre for most of us at the moment, everyone is looking to cut costs however they can. This often means cutting back on luxuries and “nice to haves” and delaying projects around the house. If you’ve been thinking of updating your flooring, we’ve got some great news! Even on a lighter budget, there are still some incredibly cost effective flooring options that deliver big on performance and style. In this blog we take a look at some of our favourites, all stocked right here in our Clearance Depot!

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Flooring for your First Home

May 7, 2024

Selecting flooring for your first home, whether you’re building or renovating, is a delicate balance of finding products that offer functionality and that suit your personal style as well as fitting within the all-important budget! In this blog we take a look at juggling quality, style and budget while also offering some other helpful tips and recommending some of our longstanding favourites which we’ve installed in many a first home for our customers.

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Light Flooring or Dark – How do I choose?

March 13, 2024

Commonly referred to as the “fifth wall”, flooring is undoubtedly an important aspect of any room or home. When it comes to design, the floor is often the starting point, acting as a foundation upon which other design decisions are made. It is far easier to change your walls than your floors so getting the flooring right is crucial. Colour is an integral part of this which raises the question we seek to explore in this blog; light flooring or dark, how do I choose?

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Flooring Installation: Why it Matters

January 22, 2024

If you have a flooring project on the horizon, you may have considered undertaking the install yourself. DIY is in our blood as Kiwis, we just love to give things a go in order to save a few dollars and c’mon, it can’t be that hard right? Wrong. Flooring installation – whether carpet, vinyl, laminate or hybrid, requires skill and expertise that comes from years of experience in the industry. We’re going to look at why it’s worth having a professional install your flooring.

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Flooring Trends for 2024

January 15, 2024

With a new year come new ideas, trends and styles. Flooring is no different, whether it be new product developments or a trend from years gone by making a return. Mid way through last year, we looked at some of the flooring trends that had emerged in 2023 and to start the year off we’re going to explore the products and styles tipped to be winners this year.

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Timber Flooring in NZ: Where it Began & Where We Are Now

October 25, 2023

Timber Flooring. Loved by Kiwis throughout the country, for many of us it takes us back to our childhood homes where matai and rimu graced the floors of the houses built in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Since then, many advances have been made in timber flooring in terms of sustainability, performance and installation meaning there are now more options than ever. Let’s take a look at where timber flooring started here in NZ and where it is now.

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Carpet Pile Types Explained

September 19, 2023

When selecting carpet for your home, it sure can be hard to choose! With so many options in colour, style, fibre and pile type – where does one begin? We previously explored fibre type and now we’re going to delve into pile type – what’s the difference between them all?

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2023 Flooring Trends Thus Far

July 28, 2023

With products and trends constantly developing, there’s always something new when it comes to flooring. Whether it’s a style from decades gone by making a comeback, or a timeless design still holding its own, the latest flooring trends are a great starting point when thinking about your floors and offer an endless amount of inspiration

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Flooring - You Get What You Pay For Right?

July 10, 2023

It seems like everything is only going up in price right? From groceries to petrol and utilities, nothing is immune to the endless price increases we’ve seen over the last couple of years. As a result of this, many consumers are looking to cut costs wherever possible and undoubtedly this includes floorcoverings. We’ve all heard the old adage of “you get what you pay for” but does this ring true for flooring? Let’s take a look.

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Lady Wigram Retirement Village Part ll

June 26, 2023

Walking into the newest building of the Lady Wigram Retirement Village could be compared to entering an exclusive 7 star resort. Exuding luxury, every detail has been carefully considered.

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