Carpets you’ll want to kick your shoes off for..

There is a new trend in the UK. It is becoming more and more common for people to ask guests to take off their shoes at the front door.

I’m not sure where this trend came from, or even when it began, but as an example, Winkworths Estate Agents have been carrying little ‘shower hats’ to put over your shoes when viewing houses for some time.

Some people will say something like “we’ve just had the carpets cleaned” while others might just pretend to be OCD clean types.

If you want to follow this trend, then you are going to want to make sure that you have the carpet worth taking off your Christian Louboutins for. At Luke Johnson Flooring we have a wide range of carpets which are so soft that you may never want to put your shoes on in the house again. Come to our Newbury Showroom and just feel how magical they feel, they will make your purr.
If you think that the shoeless trend is not for you, then you may want to consider our stunning range of strain resistant carpets – ideal if you accidentally trip over the dog with a full cup of coffee, or glass of red wine.
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At Luke Johnson Flooring, we understand that we are carpeting your home, so whatever flooring you desire, we source it and will fit it perfectly.

Don’t just take our word for it, see what our customers say on www.checkatrade.com, Trustatrader and many more customer review sites.

Happy customers like Mel Forbes, who wrote “Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a massive thank you to you and your team for the fantastic job carpeting my house. From the very beginning it was great to gain your insight and help in selecting the carpets and then the hassle free way you and the guys carried out the work was fantastic. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and family.”

Come and see us soon, then maybe you will be asking your guests to kick off their Crocs too, while brimming with pride!

Flooring a kitchen

It’s the heart of the home. The first room you walk into after a hard day in the office, to put the kettle on or grab a glass of something refreshing.

When you are giving your kitchen a stunning makeover, it is easy to overlook the flooring when picking out your cabinets and appliances, however it is just as important to find the right flooring for your kitchen as the right cabinets.

With so many fads and trends in design magazines and on television makeover shows, making that vital decision can be overwhelming. At Luke Johnson Flooring, we pride ourselves with giving you the right advice for your lifestyle.

While it is ultimately down to personal taste, here are some important points to consider, before you splash out on an expensive mistake.

  1. Avoid fads. Polished concrete or cork may sound great in 2016, however kitchens are long term investment so make sure that whatever you choose will stand the test of time.
  2. Underfloor heating. If you intend to use underfloor heading in your new kitchen then you need to be careful what type of material you put on your floor. Some materials and some flooring adhesives are heat sensitive. You do not want your kitchen floor to look like this?
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  3. No underfloor heating. Before you splash out on ceramic tiles, for example, remember that they will be very cold underfoot in the winter. They do not retain heat well so your kitchen floor may feel colder from late autumn to mid spring. That is a long time to need to wear slippers at breakfast!
  4. Accidents happen! Even in the tidiest of homes, a kitchen is a place where accidents happen. There will always be spills, splashes and little bits which slip off the kitchen counter onto the floor, so you must choose a flooring which is mop-friendly.
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  5. Fitting Professional Certification – It is always wise to look for the flooring manufacturer’s “accredited installer” logo to avoid any nasty surprises when choosing your kitchen floor.

Choices

Vinyl has come a long way since it first arrived in the UK in the 60s. Once drab and uninspired, now the new vinyls come in a glorious range of true to nature finishes from woods to natural stone. Comfy under foot, it is also hygienic and ideal for people with allergies.

Designer Flair – If you want to invest in a statement floor with all the benefits of vinyl then Karndean is the way to go. It exceptionally hard wearing and has a real wow-factor.

Wood or Laminate flooring – This is not recommended on kitchen floors as, although it may look good on day 1 the frequent changes in temperature and humidity could impact on the longevity of the product.

We stock a wide variety of floor coverings which are ideal for kitchens big and small, including some specially developed engineered wood flooring which is kitchen friendly so please ask the Luke Johnson Flooring team, we are always happy to help.

Boys Beating Cancer

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Luke Johnson Flooring is sponsoring “Boys Beating Cancer” and the fun runs that are scheduled for Sunday 26th July 2015 at Newbury Showground, starting at 10.30am. There are fun runs for everyone including 1k, 5k and 10k. See here for more information: www.boysbeatingcancer.org.

Although this is a race for boys and men, women are also welcome. So why not join and bring the whole family to support this cause, have fun and get some exercise! And we will be there too!

If you wish to make a donation you can do so through Justgiving, please click here: https://goo.gl/0jYJsU

A big thank you in advance.

Best regards,
Luke & all the Team at LJF

We are now Which? Endorsed Members . . .

Which-Trusted-Trader-icon-large-300x222We have some great news for all our existing customers and potential new customers when choosing the right Flooring company.

After a strict selection process and code of conduct inspection by a trading standards agent we have passed perfectly, and are now an Endorsed Which Trusted Trader member offering all of our customers that extra piece of mind going forward.

Why not give us a call and see how we can help you achieve the perfect flooring solution for you needs?

01635 600246

QuickStep Impressive Laminate Flooring

QUICK-STEP LAUNCHES IMPRESSIVE ULTRA – A NEW COLLECTION OF WATERPROOF LAMINATE FLOORS

Quick-Step takes design, innovation and quality to new heights with its brand-new Impressive Ultra laminate flooring collection.

Quick-Step Impressive waterproof laminate flooring in bathroom.

UNIQUE WATERPROOF FINISH

Waterproofing laminate floors without using additional coatings? Quick-Step is the first to succeed at this challenge. Reaping the benefits of innovative flooring technology, Quick-Step’s Impressive Ultra laminate floors come with a protective and 100% waterproof HydroSeal finish, thus preventing water from penetrating the floors’ joints.

TECHNOLOGY MEETS AUTHENTICITY

Besides a water-resistant finish, the Impressive Ultra floors have another innovative feature in store. The floors’ joints are pressed into the surface layer during production. That way, they not only keep water out, but also create a unique, authentic look. Colour variations beautifully blend into the joints, while the planks’ wood grains seamlessly merge into the floor surface.

What’s more, this cutting-edge technology also makes the floors anti-static from head to toe. The result? Dirt and dust don’t cling to the surface, making the floor even easier to clean.

16 STUNNING DESIGNS

Quick-Step’s Impressive Ultra laminate floors raise the bar in keeping up with the latest interior trends. From a classic to a reclaimed look: the collection offers no fewer than 16 designs, turning pine and oak wood into refreshing and stunning flooring styles.

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Luke Johnson – Quick-Step Master Installer

Luke Johnson Luke Johnson and one of his team of experienced craftsman are now qualified Quick-Step Master Installers. This means is that in addition to getting an leading brand quality product, you also get an even higher level of service and a free two year guarantee.

Special offers for February 2013 only. Call now for details on: 01635 600 246 or email info@lukejohnsonflooring.co.uk

Luke Johnson Flooring – Guardsman/ Scotchguard Retailer

logoGuardsmanHere at Luke Johnson Flooring Ltd we are now able to offer the retail of Guardsman to all carpets. Some of you may know it as Scotchguarding as apposed to guardsman.

From approx £3-£6.50 per sqm you can choose either a 3 Year Carpet protection plan or our 5 Year Carpet PLUS protection plan. That’s sprayed or un-sprayed. (see below for more details)

FAQ’s

”What does each plan cover”

3-Year Plan ? 3 years coverage against food and drink stains

  • Food such as:
  • Curry
  • Pizza
  • Chocolate
  • Soup
  • Drinks such as:
  • Red wine
  • Coffee
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Milkshakes

5-Year Plus ? 5 years coverage against food, drink and a wider range of stains and accidental damage.

All of the above plan and:

  • Dye transfer from jeans or newspaper
  • Ring marks
  • Ink
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  • Shampoo
  • Wax such as hair, candle and polish
  • Glue such as Superglue
  • Paint, tar and oil
  • Bleach
  • Acids and corrosives
  • Human and animal bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit
  • Rips caused by keys, metal buckles, and heels
  • Burns caused by cigarettes and sparks from fires

With both plans you can claim as many times as you need to with no Excess to pay ever. So if you have any stains that you cant get out yourself a Guardsman technician will come out and remove the stain for you. If the stain cannot be removed then the whole carpet will be replaced like for like at no cost to you.

”Why should we consider it? ”

If your replacing carpet in a high traffic area of your house for example, your lounge, hall, stairs & landing these always tend to take a lot of wear & tear, and often will be the areas that get stained from dirty feet or drinks being spilled in the lounge etc. With the guardsman protection you know whether your carpet is 100% wool 80/20 wool or 100% polypropylene you will never have to worry about general household stains.

The 5 year protection also works well if you have bedrooms with teenage kids that could do with some protection. this covers you towards a lot more stains including make up/ ink and nail varnish also.

”What happens if we take out the 3 or 5 year plan?”

The additional costing will be added to your invoice and upon payment the carpet will be treated will the liquid if required. Your details will be filled out onto a form which will then get sent onto guardsman by ourselves. You will then hear back from them and be issued with your certificate of cover and the details you need about contacting them in the future cover period if you have any issues. This then gives you the customer a direct relationship with guardsman to get any claims made as quickly as possible.

”Do you have to spray the carpet with the liquid?”

No, to take out either of the above plans you do not have to have the carpet sprayed either, a lot of customers don’t realize this. Its almost like an insurance plan but without the excess you face on home insurance. You can have the carpet sprayed for piece of mind if you require but either way you will still be covered. By not having the carpet sprayed will save you a bit of money per sqm  as the cost of liquid will not be included.

To Find out more call us NOW on 01635 600246