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Luxurious Carpets for Your Home

Thinking of re-carpeting your living room? Have the carpets in your home gone dingy and flat with age? Reinvigorate your home’s style with new, luxurious carpets from Horizontal Matters. We have a huge selection of carpeting samples from leading brands, along with 30 years of experience to help you choose the best product for your living room, dining room, bedroom, and more.

Over 30 Years Experience

We’ve helped people to re-carpet their homes for over 30 years.  becoming North London’s leading flooring company. When you want a consultation, we can visit you at home and bring our large selection of samples with us.. When you choose us for your carpeting needs, you get an attentive customer experience, carpeting variety, and years of industry knowledge – all at competitive pricing.

Choose from a wide range of Carpet colours, styles, and brands

You can visit our Walthamstow flooring showroom in person to browse our wide variety of carpeting colours and styles. We always have a large supply of samples in stock ready to display to our customers. At Horizontal Matters, we work to maintain good relationships with all major carpeting brands so we can supply our North London customers with the best home carpets on the market.

Our full range of carpets is available to view in person at our carpet showroom in Walthamstow, North London.

At Horizontal Matters, we’re more than carpet retailers. We also provide full carpet fitting services throughout London, Essex, and Hertfordshire. Although our home base is in Walthamstow, we travel across the capital and to surrounding counties to deliver high-quality carpet fitting services to homeowners. 

When you invite a carpet fitter into your home, you’re relinquishing a bit of your privacy to have new carpets professionally fitted. We don’t take that responsibility lightly, so our workers are always discreet and courteous, completing the job efficiently and cleaning up afterward.

Carpet fitter

In addition to providing first-rate carpeting to homeowners, we also offer carpets and fitting services for commercial spaces. Offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants, and businesses of all kinds rely on carpet services from Horizontal Matters. 

We don’t just service the Walthamstow and North London areas, we also offer industry-leading carpet services to all of London, as well as Essex and Hertfordshire. With our experience we understand the needs commercial spaces have when it comes to professional carpeting, and we always exceed them.

Carpet fitting

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.


‘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.

What our clients say...

M&Y Interiors

I called Stuart Gaylor to ask him a last minute favour, I needed two large properties measuring for carpet and had been let down by my usual fitter. Stuart leapt to the challenge and booked out six hours of time to do the job in the time scale needed. He went to both properties, measured meticulously and sent over a …

JP & AH | Block 100 RTM Ltd.

Dear Stuart On behalf of the management company and leaseholders we wish to thank you and your fitting team for the recent replacement of the lino in the common parts of the building including the stairwell. We were delighted with the way you managed the project from start to finish. Your quotation was clear and good value, you wrote to …

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 …

Raphael Phillips

I have used horizontal matters on a number of occasions. Stuart and his team are fantastic. Very reasonably priced for the high-quality service and products that we received. I would have no hesitation in recommending them. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

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 …

Neil Freeman

Stuart and Jenny fitted hallway, stairs and landings carpet. Could not be more pleased with the result. They are also extremely pleasant and professional people to deal with. Highly recommended.

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