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Residential Carpets & Flooring

Luxurious & stylish flooring for your home

If you’re thinking of re-carpeting your living room, fixing wood flooring in your hall or having new vinyl in the bathroom Horizontal Matters is here to help.

We can expertly guide you through the selection process to help you choose the best product for you and your home. Remember, we come to you with samples so that you don’t even have to leave your arm chair.

OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

With over thirty years experience we like to think that we are the number one flooring company offering the appropriate advice, excellent customer service and competitive prices.

OUR WORK

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.

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

Choose from a wide range of colours, styles and brands

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.

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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 …

Mrs Goodman, North Finchley

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

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 …

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.

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 …

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