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Laminate Flooring

Laminate wood flooring is the practical solution for homes and offices that want stunning wood floors but without the care maintenance or price tag. Wood has always been a popular choice for flooring, with ranges in colours and finishes thanks to the many different wood species available. However, real wood floors require more delicate cleaning and may not hold up as well to general wear and tear as laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is engineered to resemble real wood as closely as possible, but doesn’t show signs of damage so easily. It’s a classic choice for any room in the home or office.

Over 30 Years Experience

We’ve been in the flooring business for over 30 years, helping residents of Walthamstow and North London find the perfect flooring for their homes and businesses. With our expertise, we’re one of the leading flooring companies in North London.

Laminate Fitting Services

To make your new laminate flooring look its best, you need expert laminate fitters. We’ve honed our fitting process over the 30 years we’ve been in business, and our experts can fit laminate flooring in any commercial or domestic space. Without the proper laminate fitting processes in place, your new flooring won’t look its best. Thanks to our careful attention to detail and expertise in laminate flooring and fitting, we’ve become a leading flooring company in Walthamstow, North London.

You can take a look through more of our work in our project gallery

Laminate Showroom

To see the many samples of laminate flooring we keep in stock, head down to our showroom in North London. We sell a variety of laminate flooring from leading brands and our consultants can help you choose the flooring that will work best in your space. Our showroom also features samples of the many other types of flooring we sell, if you’re unsure that laminate is your top choice. Seeing the various finishes, colours, and styles in person can help you decide which laminate flooring option works for your home or office space.

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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 is a leading vinyl flooring brand known for its long warranties. Flooring from Luvanto lives up to its guarantee, and you’ll have comfortable, stylish flooring for years to come.

Wood Flooring

Wood is the perfect flooring option for a non-slip surface, plus it puts in a magnificent appearance. Our wood flooring is available in several species, colours, and cuts.

Safety Flooring

Some industrial and commercial spaces require durable, slip-resistant flooring that withstands lots of wear and tear. We have a wide range of safety flooring that can suit your style.

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.

What our clients say...

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

Mrs Goodman, North Finchley

Delighted with my new Lounge carpet, supplied and expertly fitted by Horizontal Matters – highly recommend the service, choice and fitting

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 …

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