It’s not always easy choosing your flooring. From taking room measurements to selecting materials, there’s a lot to consider. To help you make the right decisions, we’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions about flooring. Still have a question you can’t see here? Drop us a line and we’ll get back to you shortly!

How do I measure a room?

Measuring a room can seem like a daunting task, but it’s essential you get accurate measurements to work out how much flooring you’re going to need. How challenging taking your floor measurements is depends entirely on the shape of your room.

Flooring is best ordered by metres squared. For block-shaped rooms, measurements are easy to take. Simply multiply the length of your room by the width to work out the area in metres squared that you need.

For more challenging room shapes, the best course of action is to break your room down into measurable areas. Work out the size of each block area using the above formula, then add these together to find the total area of flooring you need.

Which floor is best for which room?

It can be tempting to choose your flooring based on personal preference alone, but it’s also important to consider the function of your room. Different rooms come with their own set of uses that can make some flooring types unsuitable. Don’t make a rash choice when it comes to your flooring – see the table below for our recommended floor types.


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Are you able to install my flooring for me?

At Kennington Flooring our services extend to include all types of floor installation. Professional fitting is important for ensuring the long life and the best quality finish to your flooring. Our expert fitting teams draw from over thirty years’ experience to fit your floor with speed and skill, for the finished flooring you deserve.

To find out more about our floor fitting services, see here.

Do you have a showroom?

Yes! We have a large showroom in Cowley, Oxford, where you can browse thousands of flooring samples for look, texture and accurate colouration. No need to book – swing by during opening times and experience our flooring range for yourself. With over 3,000 sq ft of carpet and flooring samples, we’re sure you’ll find the flooring to suit any of your rooms.

For opening times, contact details and more showroom information, click here. 

What are the main differences between laminate, engineered and solid wood flooring?

At Kennington Flooring our wooden floors are made from the highest quality timber, guaranteeing their good condition for years. Laminate, solid wood, and engineered flooring are all types of wooden flooring, but each has their own identifiable characteristics.

Laminate Flooring 

Our laminate flooring is made up of a number of layers, beginning with a HDF core and finished with the application of a decorative resin. To help the flooring last we overlay a resistant film, fused onto the top of the surface for years of protection.

Solid Wood Flooring 

Unlike both engineered and laminate flooring, this is made from only a single piece of wood. The wood is shaped into planks and can be tailored and customised to your room. Everything from your choice of species, stain, and finishes all contribute to the style of your new room.

Engineered Flooring 

Engineered flooring consists of layers of wood pressed together, with grains running in different directions. It has very similar qualities to solid wood flooring, but because the grains run in different directions it has increased stability.

Engineered flooring is a hardwearing and versatile floor. It is much more moisture-resistant compared to solid wood flooring. It is also suitable for underfloor heating, which solid wood isn’t.

Do you provide trade flooring equipment?

Yes we do. Our trade counter is open from 08:00am until 4:00pm Monday to Friday and we carry in stock most of the essential items you will need to finish off your job at very competitive prices. Our products include:

  • Blades (straight, hook and concave)
  • Staples, nails, spray adhesive, heat seam tape, and carpet gripper (wood and concrete)
  • Door bars in both silver and gold
  • Latex screed, and adhesives for carpet and vinyl flooring


We also have a selection of tools available, simply let us know what you need and one of our team can order it for you. To find out more, call us on 01865 401700 or contact us online

Why use Kennington Flooring?

At Kennington Flooring we pride ourselves on our high standard and quality of service. Over the last 30 years our skilled craftsmen have installed all varieties of flooring, building a reputation as Oxfordshire’s leading contract and retail flooring specialists in the process.

With over three decades of experience, our fitting teams are always happy to share their expert flooring knowledge with our customers. Simply give us a call us on 01865 401 700 or contact here.

We hope this FAQ has cleared up some of your flooring concerns. Browse our flooring range with new confidence to find the right flooring for your rooms.