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Luxurious Flooring for Your Home

Ready to re-carpet your bedroom, fit new tile flooring in the kitchen, or add wood flooring to your living room? When you need residential flooring experts you can trust, turn to Horizontal Matters. We’ve helped homeowners in Walthamstow select their perfect flooring for over 30 years. You can visit us at our showroom or we can come to your home with a wide selection of samples, so you can visualise the flooring in your home before purchasing.


With more than 30 years assisting North London residents with home flooring needs, we’ve become one of the area’s industry leaders. We’re a top choice for North Londoners because we offer unparalleled customer service and expert advice. We also have a huge selection of flooring available at competitive pricing.

Wide Range of Flooring Colours, Styles and Brands

At Horizontal Matters, we stock a large selection of flooring so our customers have many choices. We aim to have flooring in as many colours and finishes as possible, in vinyl, wood, carpet, and more. We also maintain great relationships with leading flooring brands so we can continue to deliver the highest-quality products to our Walthamstow customers. Visit our showroom to see our impressive range of flooring for yourself!

Modern interior design of apartment, dining room with table and chairs, living room with sofa, hall, panorama 3d rendering

Amtico Flooring

Amtico produces durable, luxury vinyl flooring from compressed resin. This brand prides itself on its long-lasting performance, as it won’t knick, split, or discolour over time.

Laminate Flooring

We stock the best brands in laminate flooring, giving your home the classic appearance of wood floors but without all the maintenance.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

If you want durable, waterproof flooring that looks like stone or wood for half the price, then we invite you to browse our luxury vinyl flooring options.

Luvanto Flooring

Luvanto vinyl flooring is known for blending comfort and style, and for its 25-year domestic and 10-year commercial warranties.

Wood Flooring

Wood flooring can come in many cuts, styles, colours, and species. Wood looks classy and provides warmth underfoot, as well as being slip-resistant.

Safety Flooring

Safety flooring is slip-resistant and durable, making it perfect for commercial or industrial settings. For our commercial customers, we offer a wide range of safety flooring to suit your tastes.

In addition to selling high-quality flooring, we also provide a floor fitting service across London, Essex, and Hertfordshire. We’ll come to your site and take measurements, then give you a time estimate. You can choose to have every room fitted with new flooring in one day, or have us complete the job over multiple days. When we come back to install the flooring, our workers will do their utmost to stay out of your way, causing minimal disruption to your daily life. They’ll also clean thoroughly before leaving.

man installing engineered laminate wood floring indoor

At Horizontal Matters, we provide high-quality flooring to both residential and commercial spaces. We’ve fitted offices, schools, restaurants, shops, hospitals, community centres, and businesses of all kinds with their perfect flooring. Choosing the right flooring type, colour, and style is an important decision for businesses, as it can impact the ambiance and general wear and tear of the entire space. With our experience providing and fitting carpeting for businesses, we can offer you our expert advice on choosing your flooring.


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...

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 …


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 …

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 …

Simon Miller

Horizontal Matters is led by Stuart Gaylor, an experienced floor specialist. I have known Stuart for what must be 10 years. He will offer you a great choice in flooring, a very good fitting service, all with grace. My practice has recommended Stuart and his team for years, and will keep doing so. If you are thinking of a new …

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 …

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.

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