Installing flooring or carpet in a new or existing property? Choosing the right type of flooring can be daunting. So many options are on the market, from timber to bamboo, to tiles and vinyl, and all at different price points.
If you’ve ever has to assess flooring options and make a final selection, you’ll understand the importance of hooking up with a flooring expert.
A great flooring expert will guide you on the best flooring for the style and design of your space and budget. They’ll help you weight up carpet versus timber or other flooring products. They’ll also talk to you about installation and how to care for your new flooring.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a flooring specialist, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great flooring specialist?
Choosing a knowledgeable flooring specialist will take the stress away from what is ultimately an important and expensive decision. They’ll arm you with all the information you need to make the right choice.It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a flooring specialist.
- Range of products. You’ll want a flooring specialist who offers a wide range of products, including the latest and greatest. You may even want specialty products like eco-friendly flooring.
- Expert advice. An experienced flooring specialist will guide you towards the best possible solution for your space, in line with your style and budget. They’ll talk knowledgeably about the pros and cons of options.
- Quality of installation. Look for a company that uses reliable, experienced installers, and offers warranties on their work. Ask to see examples of completed flooring projects.
- Competitive pricing. Buying a floor is a major purchase. You’ll want to source competitive quotes to make sure you’re paying the best price.
- Reliable service. When renovating or building, delays cause frustration and can cost money. It’s therefore important to choose a flooring specialist that works to set deadlines.
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 is a highly qualified and experienced epoxy flooring specialist. With more than 50 years of experience, NuLook Floors ACT turns ordinary looking concrete flooring into extraordinary looking flooring.
The team of fully trained epoxy floor technicians is expert at installing indoors and outdoors. Technicians are masters at working with the revolutionary Nu-Flake flooring system, which 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 ACT has installed hundreds of floors, only using trained applicators and quality products. Installation and products come with comprehensive warranties.
NuLook Floors ACT installs for homeowners and investors who are building or renovating. They install for patios and have put good-looking flooring in ‘man caves’. NuLook Floors ACT also installs in industrial areas and commercial areas. This includes for businesses of all kinds—warehouses, factories, workshops and garages. NuLook Floors ACT installs high-quality flooring solutions for building companies wanting a professional finish.
With epoxy flooring, quality installation is essential for longevity. The floor coating products NuLook Floors ACT have been quality controlled. 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, Vicky McDiarmed wrote, “Great service. Looks amazing. Finishes off our new house.”
FloorWorld, with 37 locations across Australia and decades of experience, offers customers a wide range of products and customer-friendly service. The company handles flooring services for residential and commercial spaces, across all styles. The Canberra store is locally owned and operated. FloorWorld stocks in bulk to reduce prices. It provides free measure/quote services, and full warranties.
On Facebook, Sarah Amel D’Amico wrote, “Product was matched perfectly to our needs and the service was top notch.”
Choices Flooring staff have specialist training in interior design, and stores have virtual design interfaces to help visualise spaces. Choices Flooring sells luxury vinyl, timber, laminate, carpet, rugs and more. Installation services are exceptional. Choices Flooring’s service packages can include floor preparation, underlay and installation.
On Google, Bruce Paine wrote, “Great service and very happy with carpet now in place … Choices had a very professional approach and used a very skilled carpet layer for installation.”
Supreme Timber Floors is a top-rated flooring supplier and installation company. It caters for all types of residential and commercial flooring, supplying only the highest quality products (solid timber and engineered timber). The company has been trading in Canberra for over 50 years and is fully insured and certified.
Brooke Thorpe wrote on Google, “This has been an excellent project. The team was always polite, on time and produced an outstanding result on an old parquetry floor.”
Nu-lay Flooring Xtra – family owned and operated – is Canberra’s most established carpet shop. Its extensive range of flooring solutions includes bamboo flooring, eco flooring, corn carpets, cork and Godfrey Hurst carpets. Nu-lay Flooring Xtra also sells and installs blinds, rugs, Kardean vinyls and soft-touch carpets.
Helen Cygan wrote on Google, “We have just had two bedrooms carpeted and one sitting room laid with a spotted gum floating floor. Very happy … No marks on newly painted walls. Great job.”
If you’re looking for more information on renovating and building in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best tilers, the best carpenters, the best plasterers and the best painters Canberra has to offer. You might also be interested in the best kitchen renovators and the best bathroom renovators our region has to offer.
Your experience with flooring specialists in Canberra
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