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Flooring Buying Guide for your Home

If you want to really transform a room, changing the flooring is an excellent place to start. Here at Vale Furnishers in Surrey and Hampshire, we’ve got all bases covered – everything from luxurious carpets, to hard-wearing laminate and vinyl options, to the rich, natural feeling only high quality wooden flooring can provide. No matter what you choose, when you install new flooring, you expect it to last for many years, so you want to get it right. We’d like to help you do just that, so we’ve prepared this handy flooring buying guide.

Things to consider

While it can be tempting to take the straightforward approach and simply replace your existing flooring with something very similar, it is always worth thinking carefully about whether a different solution might be more suitable, especially with so many excellent new products on the market. We have an exceptional selection of superb flooring solutions available, so paying a visit to one of our showrooms is and excellent place to start. The flooring solutions we have available include:



With an unbeatable range of carpets from top manufacturers, we have a vast array of carpets for you to choose from. These include everything from the sumptuous, silky-smooth Velvet Carpet to distinctive yet classic patterns and stylish and practical carpets, the latter of which are immensely popular with families due to their remarkable resistance to staining and heavy use.

For those in search of something a little different, we also stock Alternative Flooring’s range of innovative, environmentally friendly flooring solutions which are manufactured using natural materials such as Sisal Boucle and Seagrass. These are exceptionally hard-wearing, and as such are especially suited to ‘high traffic’ areas such as corridors and stairs.

Laminate Flooring

laminate flooring

Due to the way in which it is constructed, laminate flooring can be made to emulate the appearance of almost anything. Put simply, a base layer of sturdy fibreboard is coated with a decorative image, which is then topped using a flexible and hard-wearing clear layer. This top layer adds further versatility, as it enables manufacturers to vary the surface texture, for example providing a high-gloss or non-slip finish.

By opting for our wood or stone style laminate flooring, you can achieve an incredibly natural looking effect for a fraction of the cost of the real thing, with the added bonus of water resistance you can depend on.

Vinyl Flooring


Constructed using various layers which are designed to be both highly durable and soft under foot, vinyl flooring is an economical and stylish solution which should last for many years yet requires only minimal maintenance. Advances in production techniques mean than it is now possible to realistically recreate the appearance of wood, ceramic tiles, or stone. Although ideal for any area of the home, vinyl flooring is especially suited to kitchens and bathrooms due to its unbeatable water resistance.

Wood Flooring


If your home calls for a natural look which is both stylish and contemporary, our engineered wooden floors are the ultimate solution. Constructed using various layers of wood which are arranged according to their qualities with the grain alternated in order to maximise strength, with just a little careful maintenance an engineered wood floor can provide a lifetime of service. In fact, due to the sheer quality of the raw timbers used in the production of these wonderful floors, they will actually mellow and improve with age, becoming even richer and adding even more warmth to your home.

We can supply a variety of different ranges to suit all tastes and budgets, so installing an engineered wooden floor is with us is one of the best investments in your home you can make.

Why buy from us?

Based near Guildford, Vale Furnishers are one of Surrey and Hampshires leading furniture shop specialists. A family business, Vale Furnishers began back in 1960, and soon established a formidable reputation for uncompromising insistence on quality, exemplary customer service, and superb value for money. It wasn’t long before our customers started to ask if we could help with their flooring needs, which is why this flooring buying guide was created, and in due course selling top quality carpets and other flooring solutions became one of the cornerstones of our business. We’ve maintained these high standards to this day, so there really is no better place to find the perfect flooring for your home.

Do you have any questions not covered in this flooring buying guide?
Please contact our experts on 01252 325525 for more information.

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