Flooring is the most difficult aspect of a space to get right and can drastically effect the whole ambience of an office, yet it suffers the most wear and tear.

We have been fitting flooring for over 20 years, during this time we have developed an excellent comprehension of materials.

  • Stone

    A beautiful product and very hard wearing. The downsides are:

    • Expensive to buy and install
    • Needs an almost perfectly flat surface
    • Slippery when wet
    • Can increase echo
  • Ceramic

    A similar product to stone but less expensive. The downsides are:

    • Needs a flat stable surface
    • Slippery when wet
    • Can increase echo
  • Amtico Effect

    A popular choice, particularly as a feature detail. Long lasting and low maintenence. The downsides are:

    • Looks artificial over large areas
    • Needs a flat stable surface
  • Substrait

    This is the most critical part to get right and the hardest to distinguish whether or not replacement is required. The recommended method is to lay over the floor with a minimum of 12mm moisture resistant ply then fix down every 100mm x 100mm.

  • Commercial Laminates

    A good multi-purpose product with a large variety of colours and finishes, on the more expensive products you can't tell the difference to real wood plus it's more stable and easier to fit. The downsides are:

    • Cheap ones can look artificial
    • Sometimes easily worn
    • Noisy
    • Expands when laid
  • Real Wood

    Our experience with real wood flooring is negative in the commercial environment. The only commonly available wood that is hard enough is oak. The downsides are:

    • It can distort
    • Expensive
    • Requires a flat surface
    • Limited colourways
  • Rubber

    Has fantastic durability, currently being fitted in schools all over the country. The downsides are:

    • Expensive to buy and install
    • Needs an almost perfectly flat surface
  • Entrance Matting

    The current guidelines in document M (ADM), Building Regulations 2000, BS 8300 : 2009 and A1 : 2010 require DDA compliant matting is used. This does not include coyer matting. Modern matting excels in functionality, asthetics and ease of maintenance.