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Top 3 Types of Flooring According to The Latest UK Survey Held by Leading Edge

London’s flooring market is steadily growing at a constant rate as more and more customers prefer to have a personalized and more attractively looking floor. The trends and needs have slightly changed, yet the first two positions are still held by the wooden floors and stones while as the third is surprisingly the luxury vinyl tiles.

Wooden floors are the first and still most commonly turned to flooring type by almost two-thirds of Londoners. The dominant is once again oak, but there a slight increase in the liking of the darker tones provided by staining procedures.The wooden floorings are recently being diversified by design combinations that are both bold and daring and can show the customers’ artistic nature.

The second by choice is the stone, holding almost the same positions in the survey results. Nonetheless, the minimalistic look and simple fashions still reign over the customers. Various combinations of both are not uncommon and are even growing in popularity. Stone floorings that imitate wood are the hot new thing – different patterns and colours are all the rage.

The most surprising is that the third position of the LVT floorings. In the recent years, the demand has grown by almost 10% over the more commonly used sheet vinyl and other tile types such as carpet ones. Probably the main reason is the competitive prices provided by installers such as KARNDEAN, Amtico, and Moduleo – all of which have considerably risen their market share. The survey also shows the only 5 years ago there were only about 10 brands of LVT floorings. This year the number is at least 28. The flooring contractors are still fascinated by the reasonable price to quality ratio that all of them provide and consider the LVT a non-risky product to work with.

All data from the Leading Edge survey is published on www.lead-edge.co.uk. There can found the previous reports for comparison.