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3 Things to Consider When Choosing Flooring for Your New Build

Are you looking into a new build home, or have you already started the process? If so, have you considered your flooring options? Buying any home can be a daunting process, and buying a new build can open even more big decisions to be made before you’re ready to enjoy your home. Housing developers may ask you if you’d like them to fit their standard flooring which can be a costly step in the process and leaves you with little choice or customisability in your brand-new home.

At AllFloors, we can help you consider all aspects to help you select the right flooring for you. As highly experienced, flooring specialists we can see you through from taking measurements to fitting your brand-new floor. Still not sure? Have a look at the key considerations when flooring your new build home.


If you are someone who likes to change up your home décor to suit current trends, then you’ll be looking for top rate versatility when it comes to flooring in your new build. Look no further than LVT or wooden flooring. With a vast number of styles to choose from it’s easy to create any kind of look be it classic or contemporary.

Both LVT and wooden flooring will impress and compliment any style of interior with its variety of colours and finishes, even if your style changes over the years.

For those seeking versatility, carpet can help add colour, pattern and warmth throughout the home.


Key considerations when thinking about flooring in your new build property are; does it suit your day-to-day footfall and lifestyle and will it stand the test of time for the footfall and wear it’s going to incur? You want your new flooring to look new for as long as possible.

Laminate flooring is economical in comparison to wooden flooring. It gives the impression of a real wood, but with several added benefits. For starters, it’s very durable and perfect for absorbing high footfall as your family grows. Laminate flooring can be water resistant so is protected against spillages. Nowadays laminates can be used for kitchens and bathrooms or living rooms and hallways making it a great option for any room in your new build home.

Carpet has multiple benefits especially for families with small children as it provides sometimes necessary soft landing for trips and falls. 

Also read: 6 Important Benefits of Carpeting Your Home



Moving into a new property can be expensive at the best of times, especially when customising a new build. When it comes to budget friendly options, carpet is an easy choice. With carpet designs and styles spanning a wide range of prices there is something to suit every budget. It can easily transform any room with a multitude of styles to choose from. Something to consider, however, is although carpet may initially cost less than laminate or wooden flooring options, it will require maintenance and potentially replacement sooner.

Laminate flooring is an alternative option for the new build buyer working within a budget, for this reason it’s a popular choice for new builds. We have a large range of stunning natural looking laminate flooring so our customers can give their home the look and feel of real wood for a fraction of the cost.

Don’t plan on settling for too long? There’s no better long-term investment than wooden flooring. The initial cost will be more than other types of flooring, but a new solid wood floor will instantly increase the value of your new build property. Often, properties with wood flooring sell faster than those with alternatives so it could be worth the extra investment in the long run.

Still unsure?

These are just some of the considerations to keep in mind before choosing the right floor for you and your needs. If you’re still unsure or want to talk it through with an expert, pop into our showroom and chat to our dedicated team. At AllFloors we are new build specialists and always have full house deals available with some products qualifying for 0% VAT rate. Enquire now to see what we can do for you.

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