Your Leading Supplier of Flooring & Carpets in Orpington
BR Flooring has long been seen as the go-to provider of high quality carpets and flooring for property owners in Orpington, which is just a short drive from our Petts Wood branch. Most visits we receive are from prospective clients staging a renovation, replacing a room’s tired and old flooring, or investing in an extension. Many find that they struggle to decide whether carpets, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring or Karndean flooring products will best suit their property. While this is exactly what our team is on hand to help with, on this page, we’ve looked to provide a rough buying guide which will help you get an idea of what you’re looking for ahead of your visit.
Should you require further advice when you reach our store, rest assured it will be available. Past customers from Orpington have been quick to laud our level of customer service. Keep in mind we don’t just supply carpets, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring and Karndean flooring products; we offer a free fitting service to all clients within our area of coverage (including Orpington).
Carpets & Flooring Buying Guide – What to Choose for Your Orpington Home
Aesthetic – Each type of flooring we stock provides a different, unique aesthetic. Which is best is almost completely subjective, but many find that carpets offer the warm and inviting feel that they’d like to cultivate within bedrooms, lounges and living rooms. Hardwood flooring, vinyl flooring and Karndean flooring, on the other hand, have a clean and modern look that makes them ideally suited to hallways, kitchens and bathrooms. This isn’t a fixed rule, however.
On this subject, beware ordering carpets and flooring online without seeing samples in real life. Often they can look slightly different due to lighting and the way in which pictures have been taken. So pay us a visit and take a look at what we have on offer. We’re proud to say that we’ve had Orpington clients in pursuit of both traditional and cutting edge flooring styles find the right items within our showrooms.
Durability – If you’re looking for something that’s exceptionally durable then you can’t beat hardwood flooring. What’s more, hardwood flooring has a unique aesthetic characteristic in that many find that it actually looks better as it ages, accumulating “character” that can’t be found in new flooring products. This makes it the best long-term investment (but also the most expensive). But if it’s slightly out of your price range, don’t fret. We also have carpets, vinyl flooring and Karndean flooring products made with durability in mind.
Maintenance – Most Orpington clients won’t want to regularly have to spend time maintaining their carpets and flooring. That’s why for high traffic areas you should pick something low maintenance, like Karndean flooring, vinyl flooring or densely packed and off-white coloured cut pile carpets. Obviously for kitchens and bathrooms, where there’s a high likelihood of liquids making their way on to the floor (and therefore a heightened risk of staining), choose vinyl flooring or Karndean flooring, which is very easy to wipe down following a spillage. For low traffic areas like bedrooms, deep pile carpets in rich and luxurious shades are much more appropriate.
Price – It’s important to keep in mind your budget when shopping for carpets and flooring. Vinyl flooring, for example, is toward the cheaper end of the price spectrum whereas hardwood flooring is a premium option that can set you back a much larger sum. Likewise, the cost of carpets can vary significantly, with high-end patterned carpets much pricier than simple and utilitarian products designed for heavily-frequented hallways. Orpington clients who are renovating or extending their home should compare a few options and consider whether they think the extra cost for a more premium product will be worthwhile.