Beautiful New Carpets & Flooring

sourced, supplied and expertly installed by

Horizontal Matters

Over 30 Years Experience

A wide range of options

Expert advice and fitting

WE SPECIALISE IN THE SUPPLY & INSTALLATION OF CARPETS AND ALL FORMS OF FLOORING

Horizontal Matters offers over thirty years expertise of supplying and fitting quality carpets, vinyl, wood and laminate flooring.

We don’t work from a showroom; you choose your flooring in the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you best. We carry an extensive range of samples ensuring that you can make your choice in the environment in which your floor is to be installed. By not having to pay the overheads of an expensive showroom we are able to pass on competitive prices to our customers.

You choose your flooring in the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you best

You can choose from an extensive sample range of carpets, solid and engineered wood floors, laminate and vinyl

For our commercial customers we can supply and install commercial rated safety flooring, carpet tiles and contract broadloom

We can provide sample swatches of your chosen floor so you can make sure it ties in with your wallpaper, paint colours and any upholstery and curtain samples you have

Our fitters will always be well presented and polite and leave your room, when they have finished, clean and tidy

You benefit from our 30 years’ experience in the flooring industry

OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Our thirty years experience means we are able to select the most appropriate samples for you to view and select from in the comfort of your own home. There is absolutely no pressure to buy, in fact, we don’t do the quotation there and then, this gets done the next day.

OUR WORK

Visit our showroom and see for yourself our wide range of brands, styles, colours and finishes. We keep a large range in stock and have excellent relationships with the leading brands which means we can supply you with the very best carpets at great prices.

Wood floor sanding services, bringing life back to old, tired and scratched floors. The work is almost 100% dust free as our machinery has powerful extraction units fitted.

Designed wooden floors including herringbone and basket weave and inset borders.

Bespoke services so your carpet is dyed to the specific colour of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wood & Laminate Floors

Yes. There are many sound reducing underlays on the market which can be incorporated into the installation. These will offer a sound reduction of between 10 to 43 decibels.

Most manufacturers’ guarantees would be invalid if new underlay is not used.

Yes, but in most cases for wood it must be an engineered product, and you must use an appropriate underlay specifically designed for the purpose.

This would be due to excessive moisture. If you are using a mop to clean your floor ensure it is well wrung out before you start.

All wooden floors must be laid with room for expansion. There are various ways of concealing the expansion gap and we can happily show you all the various options.

Unless great care is taken with a wooden floor it is very likely to scratch. If you have a ‘shoes-off’ policy in your house this would reduce the likelihood of scratches, as will a strong doormat to catch loose grit at the entrance. In the case of laminates, they are highly scratch resistant.

Most wooden floors are more or less maintenance free but you should always follow the manufacturers recommended guidelines for maintaining your floor.

Carpets

‘Tracking’, as it is known, may occur in high traffic areas, and will depend on the type of carpet you select. Carpets that are denser are less likely to track. To reduce the likelihood of this occurring it is recommended that carpets are vacuumed twice a week to lift the pile, and we also recommend that you have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year.

The average life span is 7 years although there are a lot of new carpets on the market that give a 10 year guarantee.

Depending on the type of carpet being installed either plywood or hardboard can be applied to the floorboards prior to your new carpet being fitted.

Yes, you can but low tog underlays must be used which will allow the heat to penetrate through to your room.

There are specialist underlays available that reduce this type of noise and we would be happy to provide advice to you if this is a concern.

Most manufacturers’ guarantees would be invalid if new underlay is not used.

We have a friendly and reliable team of carpet fitters and floor layers, all of whom are vetted by the National Institute of Carpet fitters and Floorlayers NICF.

We are happy to receive enquiries from the commercial sector for carpet tile work, safety flooring, linoleum and wood flooring to name but a few.

What our clients say...

Mrs S S

Horizontal Matters provided me with first class service end to end. Stuart provided great customer service.  He visited us at our home with a wide range of samples, promptly followed by a more than reasonable quote.  Horizontal Matters were also very accommodating with arrangement of the fitting days. The carpet fitters were very professional and friendly.  Arriving on time over …

Raj Bhatt | Property Associates

I just wanted to thank you for providing a high-quality service with complete professionalism in our recently completed development in Finchley. You followed up on my referral immediately and came on-site within a week and then provided a competitive quote within a few days. We scheduled a time to fit and you arrived promptly to complete the job. I was …

Trust Property Management

Dear Stuart, Thank you for installing the door mat at Abercorn Place. This was by any measure a small job but one which has a dramatic effect on the building being bespoke with the number ‘29’ cut into it. Thank you very much for agreeing to take on this low value commission, it is typical of your willingness to assist …

S. A.

Dear Stuart I wanted to write and thank you for the excellent job you did supplying and fitting the carpets for my new house. Choosing the carpet was made very easy by you and your knowledge, explaining to me which carpets I could have that best suited the house, my budget and other requirements. I was impressed by the selection …

BN

Dear Stuart I am writing to thank you for the excellent service you provided when we needed new carpets and needed to refurbish wooden floors at a rental property. You provided a wide selection of modern-looking cost-effective carpets for us to choose from, and you fitted them expertly at a time convenient to us. The carpets look exactly right for …

Beach Body Boot Camp

Dear Stuart I would like to thank you for the fantastic floor you fitted in my studio. I needed an extremely durable one which will last a long time in the gym environment. I was going to buy this floor from a builders yard hoping to get the best quality high density floor for my money. Luckily, I asked your …

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COVID-19

We are pleased to confirm we are open for business, albeit with some restrictions in place, and following government guidelines on safe working practices. It is our policy to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. If you have a flooring enquiry please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be pleased to help.