The best flooring specialists in Canberra

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The Chapman Floor Coverings team, one of Canberra’s most recommended floor covering companies. Photo: Jodi Shepherd.

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.

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.”

Creme Carpets & Flooring

Creme is an independent family owned business with decades of industry knowledge and expertise in residential and commercial carpet and flooring needs. Creme stands for quality materials, quality design and quality customer relationships. With expert advice and installation, Creme is a premium service. Visit the Phillip showroom.

On Google, Paul Wright wrote: “We got hard and soft floorings from Creme and couldn’t be happier. Quality advice on the product range helped us to pick the right flooring types.”

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.”

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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I would highly recommend Sean from Flawless, absolutely professional, nice man who delivers on-time with the top quality. I spoke with so many people before giving my flooring job to him and his knowledge and expertise became unmatched. They delivered the job with the best quality, I would highly recommend them if you expect a quality work.

Nicole Henry12:07 pm 06 Jun 22

Use this company at your own risk. I had some renovations done last year and my builder subcontracted Concord Timber Flooring. There were SO MANY issues. The skirting was incorrect, the installation was very poor quality, to the point where I had them back on multiple occasions to fix the detail. But that was just the start. Then in less than six months the nosing on the stairs split. I tried for approximately 8 months to have them come back to fix this one piece of stair nosing. Yes, you heard me – 8 MONTHS! If I wasn’t chasing, then it was radio silence. I’ve never heard so many excuses in my life!!! Including, wait for it, I didn’t engage him directly. So I guess it’s not only consumers beware, but if you are looking for a subby I’d avoid this guy!!!! What was a minor and completely fixable problem turned into a major drama. Professional? No. Duty of care? No. Quality product and customer service? No. The only place I would recommend this company to is the Small Claims Tribunal!

Kylie McDevitt8:45 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.

canberrascout5:11 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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