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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 >>>

Flooring Tips

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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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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To rug or not to rug?

June 19, 2023

Rugs. They’ve been around for thousands of years with many ancient civilisations weaving their own out of the materials they had on hand such as reeds, grass, and animal hair. Our rugs today, made by machines, couldn’t be more different but they still have the same function – to provide comfort, warmth and style. Let’s explore the place that rugs have in our homes today.

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What is E3/AS1 and what does it mean for me?

June 12, 2023

E3/AS1 has been a big topic of conversation here at The Flooring Centre over the last couple of years. To most, it probably sounds like a whole lot of boring, technical jargon so let’s break it down into something simpler and easier to understand for the average person.

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Vinyl Flooing - yay or nay?

May 12, 2023

Without even noticing it, we’ve likely all walked across vinyl flooring somewhere, at some time in our lives. Perhaps sheet vinyl in the bathroom, kitchen or laundry of the family home we grew up in, or the commercial vinyl planks at our favourite café or restaurant. It’s pretty hard not to come across vinyl in one form or another!

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Carpet Fibre Types: What's the difference?

April 13, 2023

Carpet. It’s something we all tread on daily but often don’t give much thought to. It’s in our homes, our workplaces and so many of the places we visit often. It provides warmth, comfort, insulation and even noise reduction! Carpet typically covers 70% of the floors in our homes and with so many options when it comes to fibre, cut and colour, it can be hard to choose! Let’s delve deeper into the different fibre types you can choose from for your carpet: Polyester & Polypropylene, Solution Dyed Nylon and Wool.

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