Choosing the right flooring for your family home can be a tricky decision. You want something that works well for your space, as well as complimenting your personal taste.

Designing your flooring with style at the forefront can be difficult when there are young kids running about, but don’t worry, we’ve compiled the perfect flooring ideas to bring a modern look matched with practicality to your family home.

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Picking your perfect flooring is an important touch.

The right design can transform a space, uplifting the ambient mood to conveying a spatial illusion through colour and material.

When it comes to choosing the right flooring for you, understanding the rooms functionality purpose is vital. You probably won’t want the same flooring in your bathroom as your living room because the mood and feeling you want to set will be different in both, and of course knowing which rooms will get the messiest to choose the materials that are the easiest to clean.

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The Heart of The Home

In a modern family home, the kitchen has become more than a space to eat.

It’s a hub of socialisation and relaxation, where the whole family can come together to engage in quality time. It’s increasingly becoming the most used room in the home, so it’s important to choose a flooring that works well with your dynamic and lifestyle.

As one of the most used rooms in the home it also means that it can see plenty of spills.

Engineered wood flooring can be the perfect choice to combat this issue, with its easy to clean design and its resistance to moisture and temperature changes.

Our engineered wood flooring range offers a range of wood finishes to complement your interior, so if you’re looking for a rich dark wood then our Bamboo Chocolate flooring is the perfect pick, or for a more natural finish then our Rustikal Oak flooring is just the thing for your family kitchen space.

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The perfect Bedroom flooring

The bedroom is your personal hideout where you can escape from the day and relax into luxurious comfort. It’s your little sacred space, a dose of calmness.

Choosing your ideal flooring will bring you one step closer to that cosiness feeling after a long day at work.


A carpet can be a great option, it’s soft on your feet and our wide range of plain carpets means it’s easy to find the right colour and texture for your space.

There are light looped carpets like our Dublin carpet, which will bring warmth to your bedroom with its soft beachy tones that can also help to make your room feel more spacious. There are also stylish and easy-to-clean choices like our Palermo Supreme, which would also work great on the stairs.

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If carpets aren’t for you, then perhaps our modern laminate flooring is better suited.

This option combines the realistic wooden look with durability and practicality, with a vast range of styles you’re sure to find the perfect fit for you. Laminate flooring is also extremely easy to clean, so this flooring would be a great choice in children rooms too.

Our Quickstep laminate flooring is an ideal choice, it offers a modern finish with a slick clean feel, and is available in a wide range of eight different colours to match your personal taste.

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The perfect Living Room flooring

It’s the room for relaxing; catching up on missed television episodes, but it’s also a space for hosting friends and social events.

It’s important that you choose the right flooring that hits these lifestyle needs, whilst bringing plenty of style without comprising on functionality.

A great way to turn up the sophisticated factor in your living room is with a patterned carpet. They’re bold, statement-making and can bring a stunning timeless feel to your space.

With a wide range of available looks to choose from, these designs are exquisitely crafted to last for a long time, so durability and resilience is a given.

What’s more, the unique quality of these carpets can add a dynamic to your living room, making space seem bigger and brighter.

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If you’re looking for a more easy-to-clean option, then our Luxury Vinyl range is the perfect pick for you. This look will bring a modern sophisticated feel to your home; a luxury design crafted to the highest standard that will remain an eye-catching feature for a very long time.

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If you feel you’re ready to take the next step, then we offer a free flooring samples and an expert estimate and planning consultation service, for local and surrounding areas, to make choosing your perfect flooring all that much easier.

You can also visit us instore to view our full range of Fishpools flooring options, where our friendly staff will be on hand to help with any questions you may have.

For some more inspiration, why not visit our blog post on how to choose the right laminate flooring for you.