5 Things to consider when choosing flooring for your new build development


The flooring experts at KC Carpets & Flooring offer their advice on which factors to consider when choosing flooring for your new build development

1) Cost

It goes without saying, but cost is always an important factor when choosing flooring – especially for large-scale projects like new build developments. For example, hard floors are beautiful but significantly more expensive than other options such as laminate flooring.

For a large development of commercial premises, houses or apartments, hard floors may not prove to be the most cost-effective choice. Laminate flooring or luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are available in highly realistic wood finishes that look fantastic and offer outstanding quality at a fraction of the cost. 

2) Durability

High-traffic areas such staircases require durable flooring that can stand up to higher than average levels of wear and tear. For bathrooms and kitchens where moisture and spills are likely, a waterproof and durable flooring type is always going to be the best option. 

As experienced suppliers and fitters of a huge selection of flooring finishes, including carpet, wood flooring, LVT, laminate, vinyl, and safety flooring, we can offer advice on the best choice for your project.

3) Suitability for use with underfloor heating

Many modern homes are now built with underfloor heating, which is not compatible with all flooring types. We can offer advice on which types of flooring work well with underfloor heating, while still looking great and being on budget.  

4) Comfort and quietness underfoot

For upstairs rooms or apartment buildings, it’s a good idea to consider flooring options that are quiet underfoot. Carpet and LVT, for example, are popular choices for this reason. LVT flooring such as Amtico has a backing layer on each plank and tile, which helps to cushion sound and add an extra level of comfort underfoot as well.   

5) Working with reliable, trusted contractors

At KC Carpets & Flooring, our expert team of new build flooring contractors has over 20 years' experience in the industry. As one of the South’s leading commercial flooring specialists, we are trusted by housebuilders to provide outstanding flooring installation services. 

Our fitters are trained to the highest standards, to ensure they always deliver exceptional results. We’ve supplied and installed a range of high-quality flooring types for new build developments across Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire, earning ourselves a reputation for always completing work on time and within budget. 

To find out more about how we can work with you on your new build development, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today on 01202 679877

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