The best flooring specialists in Canberra


Who are Canberra’s very best flooring specialists? Photo: file.

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

NuLook Floors ACT

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.”

Supreme Timber Floors

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.”

Choices Flooring

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.”

FloorWorld Canberra

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.”

Nu-lay Flooring Xtra

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

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?
While it’s possible to install flooring yourself, hiring a specialist ensures that installation is correct and in line with building regulations. Furthermore, having a professional install your flooring comes with a warranty you can fall back on if something goes wrong.
What are the most eco-friendly flooring materials?
Flooring materials sourced from fast-growing trees are environmentally friendly. This includes cork, bamboo and pinewood. Recycled concrete and linoleum are good options. Talk to your flooring specialist about eco-friendly flooring materials that look great and are long lasting.
Is underlay important when installing carpet?
Underlay is important. It helps absorb shock and prevents general wear-and-tear on your carpet. This prolongs its life. Underlay also dramatically improves sound and heat insulation, reducing noise and your energy bills.
What are the benefits of laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring is an attractive choice because it looks like real timber but is highly durable and easier to take care of. Protected by a tough external layer and resin coating, a laminate floor is much stronger and more scratch-resistant and impact-resistant than hardwood, vinyl, or carpet.
What is the most affordable flooring material?
Linoleum and vinyl floors are generally the most affordable options for flooring. Cork is too. It acts as a natural insulator and is environmentally friendly. Ceramic tile, on the other hand, can be expensive to install, but it’s durable and easy to maintain. Talk to your flooring specialist about options.

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23 Responses to The best flooring specialists in Canberra
Kylie McDevitt Kylie McDevitt 8:45 am 30 Apr 21

I made an appointment with Nu Flooring Xtra in Fyshwick for a quote and never showed up. And now not returning my calls. They made me wait for over a week to get a quote and I have a limited amount of time to get this work done before furniture is moved in. I was really, really disappointed with their service. And the RiotACT is always somewhere I go to for advice – but maybe they’ve gotten busier since this article because their customer services is absolutely deplorable.

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 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    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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