12 of the best flooring ideas
Finding the right floor to suit your room, lifestyle and budget requires thorough research if you don't want to keep replacing it. Here are some different flooring options that are available to help get you started.
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Updated February 2011
You can't beat the look of a classic parquet floor. Real wood is a quieter choice than laminate and it's warm underfoot so is good for a living room. Just avoid real wood flooring in areas where there is a danger of it getting wet or where there are great changes of temperature, as it can shrink. Single Stave Blocks Parquet in Oak, from £62 per square metre, Junckers.