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Flooring adds distinctive signature style and creates a lasting impression. It’s one of the first things architects and designers consider in a space as it’s a key design component. It needs to be durable to withstand foot traffic, offer thermal comfort and acoustic buffering, complement the decor and architectural style of a home and, of course, provide comfort.

Technological developments have improved the versatility and durability of flooring materials. While the warmth and robustness of natural timber lends itself to myriad architectural-style homes, there is now engineered timber and hybrid flooring that offers a host of benefits, with some products able to be used in wet areas. There is a multitude of colour options and board sizes to create a striking bespoke floor.

Concrete was once found mainly in construction footings and driveways, but now it’s evolved as a striking, cutting-edge flooring material.

Carpeting is non-slip, has thermal benefits and absorbs sounds. New styles of carpeting are ramping up the style stakes — nylon, wool blends and beautiful wool carpeting are available in myriad colour options, with a multitude of different pile types.

Tiled flooring is versatile, durable, elegant and easy to care for. It’s also available in many

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