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Luxurious Flooring for Your Home

Does your bedroom need new carpeting? Could your living room use some wood flooring? When you want new flooring in your home, you need professional flooring contractors to get the job done. For flooring experts you can trust, turn to the specialists at Horizontal Matters.

Our Walthamstow flooring company has been helping homeowners choose and install new flooring for over 30 years. Feel free to visit one of our specialists at our flooring showroom, or set up an appointment for us to visit you at your home with samples.


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

We stock a wide range of flooring types, styles, and brands so you can choose the perfect one for your property. With vinyl, wood, carpet, and tile flooring available in many colours and finishes, our company lets you easily find the flooring that suits your needs. Our specialists maintain excellent relationships with leading flooring brands as well, so we continue to offer the highest-quality products to our customers. Visit our showroom to see all the flooring choices for yourself, or speak to one of our contractors in person. 

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Altro Flooring

Durable, luxury vinyl flooring made from compressed resin will last you a long time. Our contractors can install Altro flooring so it won’t knick, split, or discolour over time.

Laminate Flooring

For the classic appearance of hardwood flooring but without all the maintenance, choose laminate flooring. Ask our specialists about our wide selection of laminate flooring for more information.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Our flooring company stocks a wide array of luxury vinyl flooring, providing durable and waterproof floors that resemble real wood or stone for half the price.

Luvanto Flooring

With 25-year domestic and 10-year commercial warranties, Luvanto flooring is a sound investment. When installed properly by our contractors, this flooring will hold up over time.

Wood Flooring

We stock several types of wood flooring, available in many cuts, styles, colours, and species. Let our specialists help you choose a new wood floor to add warmth and ambience to your space.

Safety Flooring

Some commercial and industrial settings require slip-resistant and durable flooring, known as safety flooring. Our flooring company offers a range of safety flooring to suit your needs.

Not only can Horizontal Matters help you choose the perfect flooring for your home or office, but we can also fit your new flooring. Our contractors come to your property in either London, Essex, or Hertfordshire and assess the room or rooms that require flooring. After completing measurements, we can offer you an accurate time estimate for the project. You can choose to have our specialists fit every room with new flooring in a single day, or have them come back to finish the job over multiple days. When our contractors install your flooring, they pose a minimal disruption to your daily home or office life, staying out of your way as much as possible. 

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As North London’s flooring specialists, we can provide high-quality flooring and installation services to domestic and commercial properties. We’ve fitted many commercial spaces, including shops, schools, restaurants, hospitals, community centres, hotels, and businesses of all types. Our company helps your business choose the right flooring type, colour, and style as it’s an important decision for any business. When you work with our contractors to fit your new commercial flooring, we ensure it’s installed correctly so it stands up to general wear and tear while still looking great. Let our flooring specialists offer their expert advice when it comes to choosing your business’s 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...

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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