Monday Mood Board: Statement Flooring

Go big or go home; that’s our attitude this Monday morning when it comes to flooring, focusing in on vinyls and carpets – as wooden flooring deserves its own separate post. In terms of theme, as much as we love them, today we’re bypassing neutrals and earthy shades, going straight for dark tones, jewels, geometrics, florals – anything that stands out from the crowd and can completely lift a room. And we’re not just taking an inspirational viewpoint today, as all of the flooring pictured below is from our own collection and available for purchase, just keep in mind that you cannot shop these on our site – simply pop into our Newbridge store to view our full flooring collection. Our fantastic sales team will be delighted to guide you through the numerous options, finding the ideal base for every room in your home. 




Standout flooring doesn’t have to be crafted from delicate woods – the stunning finish and detail to be found in these vinyl floor coverings can create an equally striking visual in any space. Vinyl has the added bonus of durability and an easy-clean surface, which makes it ideal for rooms expecting busy life and heavy footfall. For more info on vinyl, see our Vinyl Buying Guidelines here.




Carpet: Dark

We love the feel of a rich, luxurious carpet and it’s all the better if the colour and finish reflects this sense of sophistication with a deep, dark shade – whether it’s charcoal grey or scarlet red.


Carpet: Plaid

It may seem like a daunting material to build into a decor scheme, but plaid makes for one eye-catching floor, creating a real retro or vintage feel; adding warmth and design to any space. We love darker walls or a brick pairing, building an interior scheme that feels like a nod to the Scottish highlands.



Carpet: Decorative

From quirky polka dots to modern florals, detailed and decorative carpet can enliven a space, adding a touch of much-needed interest, colour or design.

*The flooring pictured above represents a small percentage of the flooring collection we house in-store, so do come visit us at our flagship store in Newbridge.






Top Tips for Cleaning Carpets

Continuing on from yesterday’s article on cleaning tips for hardwood floors, we now have a piece for carpets.

As with hardwood floors, it’s a good idea to vacuum carpets once a week to prevent the build-up of dirt, dust, allergens and pet hair.

If you want to rejuvenate your carpets then you should consider using a powder like baking soda or a traditional powdered carpet cleaner.

Liberally sprinkle the power all over the carpet, leave for 30 mins and then vacuum the powder.

Similarly, carpet shampoo is another great product for shifting dried dirt and stains, but make sure you follow the directions given on the bottle.

Carpet shampoo typically needs to be diluted with water before application and you should use just enough shampoo to cover the entire carpet.

Refrain from wetting the carpet too much as this will delay drying time and make sure you scrub any stubborn stains with a hard-bristled brush to ensure a full clean.

Once dry, vacuum the carpet to remove any remaining or excess shampoo.

Check back with us tomorrow when we’ll be covering cleaning tips for vinyl flooring.

Carpet vs. Wood vs. Vinyl: Which Floor is For You

When it comes to the type of flooring we choose for our home, it often boils down to personal preference.

There are, however, a number of differences between the various flooring types that you should be aware of before making a purchase.

Carpet, for instance, is the most comfortable and warm of the three and an ideal option for households with young children or pets.

On the other hand, carpet is a lot harder to fully clean and is more susceptible to hoarding dirt particles and harmful bacteria than wood or vinyl.

Wood floors are undeniably the most visually pleasing of the three, and work as a neutral base you can plan the rest of your décor around.

Wood floors are also, of course, the hardest of the three and may not be the most suitable option if you have young children in the house.

Vinyl floors have become quite popular in the last years thanks to the range of designs and colours you can get this option in.

Vinyl floors are also very easy to clean and are waterproof, making them ideal for kitchens and bedrooms.

Whatever option you choose, remember to drop into our Flooring Departments at our Newbridge and New Ross stores for the most beautiful and cost-effective flooring plans on the market.