Hard floor or carpet? A guide to the most popular flooring at Aldiss

Struggling to decide on the best flooring for your home? To help you narrow down your options, here's a round-up of some of the best-selling hard floor and carpet brands at Aldiss and why they might be a good fit.


Hard flooring
LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tiles) is one of our most popular types of flooring and is suited to both contemporary and traditional interiors. Stylish and practical, these high-quality tiles replicate the look of wood or stone with a realistic grain texture and protective layer for added durability.

Our best-selling LVT brands are Amtico and Moduleo, both of which are available in different sized planks or tiles with a variety of designs, including parquet flooring, natural wood grain embosses and ceramic tiles for an authentic stone effect. It can also be used to create Victorian-style patterned flooring in bathrooms and hallways.

LVT is a great choice for high-traffic areas in the home and can be laid in different designs to suit your taste. This flooring is also water-resistant which makes it suitable for high-moisture environments such as bathrooms and kitchens.


The benefits of LVT flooring:

•    resistant top layer for long-lasting durability 
•    easy to maintain and clean
•    stain and scratch-resistant
•    suitable for underfloor heating
•    sound insulating qualities
•    water-resistant
•    suitable for family homes and pet owners.



Carpet is an ideal choice if you’re looking for something soft underfoot for bedrooms and living areas. While perhaps less resistant to spills and stains than hard floor, there are plenty of hardwearing carpets available that are suitable for busy family homes, including our range of wool and synthetic mixes.

Our most popular carpet brands include Cormar, Associated Weavers, Ulster, Adams and Kingsmead. You’ll need to decide whether you want it to be made from a natural or synthetic material or a mix of both, which will depend on your needs. The main types of carpets to choose from include:

Saxony carpets – made from a deep cut pile, these carpets have a luxurious, plush feel, making them a favourite choice for bedrooms. Because of their softness, they can show vacuum marks and footprints, which is why they are best avoided in high-traffic areas like the hallway.

Twist pile carpets – ideal for all areas of the home, this style is generally hardwearing and doesn’t show footprints or furniture marks. Twist pile is a practical choice for hallways, corridors and stairs and is ideal for pet owners. 

Loop pile carpets – these carpets are hardwearing, easy to clean and stain-resistant, making them suitable for high-traffic areas. However, loop carpets are not recommended for households with pets or small children as they can snag. 

Berber carpets – this is a popular style of carpet as it’s both affordable and stylish. The design often has a flecked colouring which makes it effective at hiding stains, although it can be prone to snags similar to loop pile carpets. 

Don’t forget the underlay 

When buying flooring, remember that you’ll likely need underlay for both LVT and carpet. Underlay can help to keep the surface stable, provide sound and heat insulation and make your flooring last longer. There are several types of underlay available, and we recommend speaking to a flooring specialist who will be able to advise which type you need. 

If you want to browse our full range of flooring options, visit our Aldiss stores in Norwich and Fakenham. 

To find out what questions you should be asking before buying flooring to help you make the right choice, read edp24.co.uk/lifestyle/the-best-flooring-options-from-aldiss-in-norfolk-8806116.


Posted by Alex Dagg 1st August 2022

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