The best flooring specialists in Canberra


Canberra Trade Solutions, one of Canberra’s most recommended flooring specialists. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Are you renovating your floors or building a new home? Choosing a floor can be a daunting task. There are so many flooring options on the market, from timber to bamboo, to tiles and vinyl. Expert advice to guide you through the process will ensure a result you will be happy with for years.

Flooring has a big impact on the style and design of your home, and the functionality of the space. Hard floors are more suited to high traffic areas, while carpet is often the choice for bedrooms. These decisions cab depend on where you live and your stage of life. A flooring specialist, who is knowledgeable in both interior design and the installation process can help you make informed, economical decisions that guarantee you the perfect floor for your space.

Choosing the right flooring specialist is the first and possibly most important decision you’ll make. To help you find the best option for you, we’ve put together this list of the top flooring specialists in the Canberra region.

What makes a great flooring specialist?

Let’s explore some of the key factors to think about when choosing a flooring specialist in Canberra.

  • Wide range of products and services. Look out for a flooring company that offers the widest range possible. Do they stock the latest products? Do they offer eco-friendly innovations? A comprehensive showroom allows you to see your floor in person and get an idea of what it will look like in your home. Also, keep an eye out for what services they provide beyond just the installation, such as free measure and quote services or floor preparation and underlay before the installation of the product.
  • Expert advice. An experienced flooring specialist will guide you towards the best possible solution for your space, while appreciating your unique taste and requirements. A specialist that takes a floor-up approach to designing your space, shows their expertise in ensuring that the functionality and aesthetic of your space are balanced.
  • Quality of installation. Poor installation can impact the look of your floor and its performance over time. Look for a company that uses reliable, experienced installers, and offers warranties and quality guarantees on their installation. Don’t be afraid to ask to see examples of their work.
  • Price. Buying a floor is a major purchase. Once you choose your floor, take the time to get a few quotes. Keep in mind that price isn’t everything: reliability and service are important, too.
  • Reliability. When renovating or building, delays cause frustration and can cost money. It’s important that contractors show up on schedule. Make it clear from the start that you expect reliable service.

The best flooring specialists in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

NuLook Floors ACT

NuLook Floors ACT

NuLook Floors ACT is a highly qualified and experienced epoxy flooring specialist. With more than 50 years of experience, NuLook Floors turns ordinary looking concrete flooring into extraordinary looking flooring. It does so with the revolutionary Nu-Flake flooring system.

The team of fully trained epoxy floor technicians is expert at installing indoors and outdoors. The Nu-Flake flooring system is hard wearing and easy to clean. Thirteen colour options are available.

Today’s flooring market has exploded with options, for projects large and small. NuLook Floors has installed hundreds of floors, only using trained applicators and quality products. Installation and products come with comprehensive warranties.

NuLook Floors ACT installs in industrial areas and commercial areas. This includes businesses of all kinds, warehouses, factories, workshops and garages. NuLook Floors installs high-quality flooring solutions for building companies wanting a professional finish. They also install for homeowners and investors who are building or renovating. They install for patios and have even put good-looking flooring in ‘man caves’.

With epoxy flooring, quality installation is essential for longevity. The floor coating products NuLook Floors uses undergo strengthen quality control. They’re manufactured to strict formulations. They’re guaranteed to look great and wear well.

Locally owned and operated, NuLook Floors ACT prepares floors well before installation, to ensure the best possible outcome (100 per cent adhesion). The team is committed to quality service.

On Facebook, Debbie Jarvie wrote, “Just had our garage door done by NuLook Floors. What a magnificent job … We looked at a number of flooring options and are so glad we chose this one. The application is surprisingly well priced.”

FloorWorld Canberra

FloorWorld, with 37 locations across Australia and decades of experience behind it, offers its customers an incredibly wide range of products and customer-friendly attitude towards service. Whether you’re after flooring for a residential or commercial space, or if you’re looking for traditional styles over modern, FloorWorld is able to cater to your needs no matter the purpose. Even with 37 locations across Australia, each store is locally owned and operated, giving you all the benefits of a large company with the experience of a small, local business.

FloorWorld is dedicated to making the process as economical and positive for their customers – from buying their stock in bulk to reduce prices, to their free measure and quote service, to warranties across their entire range, you can rest assured that FloorWorld has your best interests at heart.

As Facebook user Sarah Amel D’Amico writes in their review, “Ordered my flooring through Canberra floorworld. Product was matched perfectly to our needs and the service was top notch. Highly recommend you see these guys for your floor needs.”

Lemon's Carpets

Lemon’s Carpets, a locally owned and operated business, has over 20 years of experience providing Canberrans with high-quality flooring for both residential and commercial spaces. Offering an extensive range of products and styles, including carpet, vinyl, timber and laminate flooring, Lemon’s Carpets is sure to have whatever you’re after.

Lemon’s is dedicated to providing a positive and informative customer experience. They offer discounted rates on their blinds when purchased the same time as flooring, as well as a free measure and quote service. Furthermore, they have over 700 rolls of carpet in stock and on display in stores, meaning you can touch, feel and choose from their wide range before committing to your purchase.

Facebook user Mary Kay writes in her review, “Great products, knowledgeable salespeople, good value and quality installation. Highly recommend.”

Choices Flooring

Since opening its first stores in Victoria back in 1993, Choices Flooring has rapidly expanded with more than 140 stores across the country. With a holistic approach to floor styling and their wide range of both products and services, Choices Flooring is committed to ensuring that the final product suits your design goals perfectly.

All staff at Choices Flooring have specialist training in interior design, and the stores are equipped with virtual design interfaces to help you visualise your perfect space. The installation services that they offer give you an additional level of control and involvement in the entire process – their service packages can include floor preparation, underlay and installation, and if these extra services are not what you’re after, the installation costs are included in the final quote of the product itself, so you don’t need to stress about surprising additional costs!

See what Google reviewer Bruce Paine wrote about their experience with Choices Flooring, “Great service and very happy with carpet now in place…Choices had a very professional approach and used very skilled carpet layer for installation. Recommend them highly.”

CTS Flooring

Canberra Trade Solutions (CTS) is a Canberra-based industry leader, offering a multi-disciplinary construction and renovation service. With experience in servicing residential clients on multiple projects across Canberra, CTS can guarantee your new floors to be of extremely high quality, taking into account durability, sustainability, and personal design preferences.

CTS is dedicated to delivering a comprehensive, reliable, and professional service, and their strong commitment to customer satisfaction is reflected in their quality assurance policies. CTS promises to comply strictly with all codes of practice, so their clients can rest assured that their home’s new floor will meet all requirements and expectations.

If their experience and high standards of professionalism aren’t convincing enough, hiring CTS for floor installation means guaranteeing the use of environmentally-friendly practices, such as eliminating the use of potentially harmful materials and the responsible disposal of waste. These sustainable practices are an integral part of CTS’ business model, and they aim to minimise any adverse effects on the environment around them, throughout the process of reflooring your home.

If you’re looking for more of Canberra’s construction contractors to help you build or renovate your space, check out our articles on the best tilers, the best carpenters, the best plasterers and the best painters in Canberra. Or, if you’re after a more specific service for your area, check out our recently updated articles on the best kitchen renovators and the best bathroom renovators our region has to offer.

Your experience with flooring specialists in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had any experience with the flooring specialists listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I hire a floor specialist?
Whilst it is possible to install flooring yourself, hiring a flooring specialist ensures that installation of the flooring is done correctly and in line with building regulations. Furthermore, having it done by a professional means you can avoid the potential costs and inconvenience of having to repair a faulty floor. Aside from the installation benefits, a flooring specialist has particular knowledge and training on interior design, and can help you decide what kind of floor will work best for your space.
What are the most eco-friendly flooring materials?
Flooring materials that are sourced from fast-growing trees are the most environmentally friendly - think cork, bamboo and pinewood. You can also use recycled concrete and linoleum - which is not anything like vinyl, and is made from linseed oil, tree resin and other easily sourced materials - if you're looking for something especially durable.
Is underlay important when installing carpet?
There are a number of benefits to having underlay installed with your carpet. Underlay helps to absorb shock and prevent general wear-and-tear on your carpet, prolonging its life before needing any repairs or replacement. It also dramatically improves sound and heat insulation, reducing noise and your energy bills.
What are the benefits of laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring is a particularly attractive choice as it is an extremely durable material while still managing to pass for real timber. Protected by a tough external layer and resin coating, a laminate floor is much stronger and more scratch-resistant, impact-resistant and longer lasting that any hardwood, vinyl, or carpet.
What is the most affordable flooring material?
Linoleum and vinyl floors are generally the most affordable options for flooring, as their materials are easily sourced and produced. Next to those two, consider cork, which acts as a natural insulator and is environmentally friendly, or ceramic tile. Even though ceramic tile can be expensive to install, it has incredible durability and easy maintenance making it a great investment in your home.

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23 Responses to The best flooring specialists in Canberra
Jenny Ralph Jenny Ralph 6:32 am 21 Dec 20

Euro Coast Timber Floors fantastic work for schools and gyms

Tom Lawson Tom Lawson 10:58 pm 20 Dec 20

Paul-Marie Beau is hands down the best flooring specialist in the city- if not the world. He only takes 1 smoko every 30 minutes which is unparalleled in the industry. It's great to watch him work; I once watched him re-floor a 6 storey in 30 minutes flat while he was on a particularly aggressive 3 day bender. They hadn't even contracted him to do the work and in fact did not require a floor specialist at the time. But it's that determination and tremendous work ethic that produces a fantastic result every time.

Andrea Louise Andrea Louise 9:46 pm 20 Dec 20

Queanbeyan Carpets

Donna Wilkins Donna Wilkins 5:48 pm 20 Dec 20

Nulay fyshwick amazing service and awesome job

Emily Adair Emily Adair 10:21 am 20 Dec 20

Supreme Timber Floors

Pamela Gonzalez Pamela Gonzalez 1:42 pm 19 Dec 20

Nulay Xtra in Fyshwick. We went to multiple flooring stores and this was the only one where the staff were genuinely interested in helping find exactly what we needed at a competitive price and better quality

    Zoe Veronica Zoe Veronica 7:06 am 21 Dec 20

    Pamela Gonzalez these guys were actually great! So helpful and personable! Got a great job done in a good time frame competitively priced and when I had a little problem they came out within the hour to correct it. Would 100% recommend!

Trina Heitel Trina Heitel 9:11 am 19 Dec 20

Hey u guys forgot one of the best in canberra!!

Rick Gardner

Virginia Berger Virginia Berger 6:17 pm 18 Dec 20

Choices Flooring - as mentioned above. Huge choice, real expertise, professionalism in every aspect, friendly service. Recommend highly!

Melissa Warylo Melissa Warylo 3:46 pm 18 Dec 20

Empire Flooring do an outstanding job!! Our spotted gum floor is amazing!

Melissa K MacGregor Melissa K MacGregor 8:30 am 18 Dec 20

Suddenly my floors need doing 🙊😉

Tammy Hayes Tammy Hayes 7:20 am 18 Dec 20

Burrows in Fyshwick! I spent weeks visiting many flooring stores shopping for flooring for the front of the house before deciding on Karndean korelok. The service at Burrows won me over!! A year later when I was looking to carpet the bedrooms I didn’t bother to go anywhere else.

David Hennessy David Hennessy 12:03 am 18 Dec 20

Better Floors and More if you want natural wood flooring.

Kristy James Kristy James 10:57 pm 17 Dec 20

Mates rates floor coverings qbn

Katrina Williams Katrina Williams 10:22 pm 17 Dec 20

In need of a Flooring Specialist Bianca Allen 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Bianca Allen Bianca Allen 10:29 pm 17 Dec 20

    Katrina Williams why yes I am thank you very much! 🤔 Now to go buy a house that needs the floors redone!

    Iva Na Iva Na 7:18 am 18 Dec 20

    Ladies if youre bizy and need someone to supervise the floors getting done il be happy to help 🤣🤣🤣👍

Lucy Jane Lucy Jane 10:20 pm 17 Dec 20

Lemon's in Fyshwick because of this

canberrascout canberrascout 5:11 pm 06 Nov 19

Carpet Factory had cheaper “wholesale” flooring options than the retailers listed here. You should definitely check them out. I think people do not realise it is a store in Canberra because it is in warehouse down a long driveway next to Watsons blinds. They had higher quality hybrid flooring at almost half the price of other retailers. Carpet tiles and timber flooring was also cheap and was there in stock to actually see on site. We went with their luxury vinyl planks because our floor was flat and clean and it seemed like the best solution for our budget. We saved a lot of money and are very happy with the result. They installed it for us and did a great job. Also got some carpet tiles for the work shop. They were literally half the price of other stores and easy enough to self install. The sales guy there was very helpful also on DIY advice…
Carpet Factory Wholesale Retail Flooring 67 Wollongong St, Fyshwick ACT 2609

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