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YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO... Wooden flooring

Suss out the world of wooden flooring with our jargon-busting bible


Combine lots of different boards for a unique finish. These designs are from Quick Step’s Impressive laminate flooring range, £19.99 per sqm

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Updating your bathroom? Quick Step has launched Impressive, the first 100% waterproof laminate. It’s just £19.99 per sqm and is available in 16 different designs. Head to to find out more.

Laminate low-down

When practicality is your priority, laminate is a fantastically affordable option. It’s made of synthetic materials and usually employs a click and lock assembly, which makes it really easy to install – including over existing sub floors. A thick, clear ‘wear layer’ provides durability and a wipe-clean surface, but most types are not waterproof and won’t cope well with standing water. Kitchens, yes – bathrooms, no. with standing water. Kitchens, yes bathrooms, no. Wooden flooring is lusted after by many homeowners on the hunt for durability, affordability and style, but throw in technological terms like ‘engineered planks’ and ‘LVT’, and it’s enough to make even the hardiest HomeStyler run a mile. But no more. Equipped with this no-fuss guide, you’ll know the ins and outs in the time it takes to lay Ikea Lock laminate.

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Transforming your home on a budget? You’ve come to the right place. Begin your bargain hunt with a stop-off on page 6, where you’ll find the best décor buys the high street has to offer – starting from just £2. Next, get your fix of design inspiration with our four fabulous real homes; Rebecca Hadley’s stairs (p.16) and Janice Issit’s bathtub (p. 46) are feats of creative magic. Steph and Abbi on the HomeStyle team have completely demystified the dark arts of DIY on page 61, from tool box starter kits and tiling masterclasses to solving your worst decorating disasters. For those DIY-ing to add value to your home, flip to page 80, where we’ve brought a whole new meaning to packing on the pounds – you’ll be totally amazed by how easily (and cheaply) you can send your asking price through the roof. Elsewhere, cook up a storm with frozen produce (p. 72), read our ultimate guide to wooden flooring (p. 96) and explore the many different ways you can upcycle and embellish junk shop finds with Juliet and Amanda on page 83. And lastly, our super stylist Pippa is back with three fun room ideas with print and pattern (p. 90) to give our schemes a whole new spin. Enjoy.