Flooring care guides

If you’re looking for the best ways to maintain your floor, you’ve come to the right place. From in-depth guides to cleaning and caring for carpets, laminates, vinyl, engineered wood and more, let us help you keep your flooring looking like new for years to come.

What is carpet?

If you’re wondering what are the benefits of choosing carpet, let us help you to decide if it's the right flooring for your home.

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What is laminate flooring?

Originally created as a cheaper alternative to real wood, laminate is now one of the most popular flooring types because it’s very durable and easy to fit.

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What is vinyl?

Available in a range of thicknesses and designs, vinyl offers comfort underfoot as well as a bit of personality for your floor!

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What is LVT?

With luxury vinyl tiles (aka LVT), you can have the realistic look and feel of a wooden or stone floor plus all the practical features needed for a busy modern home.

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What is a stair runner?

Stair runners aren’t just a stylish accessory for your stairs, they can also be a practical one.

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How to Clean Your Skirting Boards

Keep your home looking fresh and polished with our thorough guide on cleaning skirting boards, ensuring every corner sparkles with cleanliness.

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How to get burns out of carpet

Discover effective tips to remove burns from your carpet with Tapi’s comprehensive guide. Say goodbye to unsightly marks effortlessly!

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Carpet vs laminate: pros and cons

Discover our top tips when making the choice between carpet and laminate flooring.

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Vinyl vs carpet

Picking new flooring for your home should be fun – there are so many gorgeous choices! If you’re struggling to decide between vinyl or carpet, this guide is here to help you make up your mind.

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Vinyl vs lino

If you’re unsure about the difference between vinyl and lino, this guide will help to clear up any confusion with in-depth information and the benefits of both in your home.

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Vinyl vs laminate

If cost is the deciding factor for you when it comes to choosing between laminate or vinyl, then you’ll want the nitty-gritty facts.

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Engineered wood vs laminate

Are you struggling to choose between engineered wood and laminate? We don’t blame you; they’re both amazing options for pretty much every space in the house! But if you’re looking for a way to decide, this guide is for you.

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Sisal vs jute vs seagrass

Are you wondering what the differences are between jute, sisal, and seagrass? Find out everything you need to know about these organic materials in our new guide.

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What is artificial grass?

Everything you need to know about buying artificial grass - the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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What is engineered wooden flooring?

Looking for new flooring for your home and want to know more about the advantages of engineered wood flooring? Check out our guide to wooden floor types today.

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What is a saxony carpet?

Imagine stepping out of bed and sinking your toes into the softest, deepest, and most luxurious carpet – that’s a saxony carpet.

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What is a twist pile carpet?

Practical, firm and family-friendly, a cut pile twist carpet is a good all-rounder. It works hard – but it plays hard, too!

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What is a woven carpet?

Combining time-honoured manufacturing techniques with hard-wearing materials and striking patterns, a woven carpet is the traditionalist’s choice.

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What is a loop pile carpet?

If your home is busier than rush hour at Piccadilly Circus, then say hello to the firm, durable and versatile loop pile carpet.

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What is a wool carpet?

Today wool carpets remain a classic interior design feature for a reason – they suit both modern and traditional homes alike!

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What is a polypropylene carpet?

The luxurious feel of a natural fibre carpet – without the price tag! Polypropylene carpets are a popular choice for modern and traditional interiors alike thanks to their stylish looks and easy-to-clean practicality.

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What is a velvet carpet?

For unrivalled luxury, a smooth finish and decadent comfort underfoot, the only choice is a velvet carpet.

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What is sisal carpet?

Thinking about getting a new carpet and considering sisal? Check out our guide to ‘what is sisal carpet’ for everything you need to know.

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What is the best flooring for pets?

Our furry friends are part of the family, so any flooring choices you make have to include their needs too

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How to stop cats from scratching your carpets

Whether you have indoor or outdoor cats, keeping your carpets in good condition with those claws around can be tricky! Check out our top tips and tricks to keep your carpets looking fresh and clean.

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What is the most eco-friendly flooring?

Read on for expert advice on making the change to more sustainable flooring in your home without compromising on style.

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How to remove stains from your carpet

Carpet stains can be a real pain, but if you know how to deal with each different kind of stain, you will never have to worry about replacing your carpet

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The best carpet cleaning products

Are you looking for a cleaning solution for your carpet that fits your budget and carpet type? Check out our guide to carpet cleaners to find the right cleaner for you.

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Carpet care guide

So, you’ve just bought a brand-new carpet and you’re already nearly shedding a tear at the thought of it being ruined by a rogue drink spill or suspicious mark – not to fear! We have all the new carpet care tips you could need for caring for your carpet

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How to remove mould from your carpet

Mould on carpets can be a frustrating and unsightly problem, but with our guide, you can learn how to remove it and prevent it from coming back. From simple DIY solutions to hiring a professional cleaner, we cover all the best methods for keeping your carpets clean and healthy.

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Laminate care guide

Cleaning laminate flooring can be a bit of a daunting task, especially when you’re unsure how to do it! Read our laminate floor care guide for helpful tips.

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Engineered wood care guide

Our experts share their advice for your engineered wood flooring care and maintenance.

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Vinyl care guide

Cleaning vinyl flooring can be a daunting task when you don’t know what to do – read our guide to caring for vinyl flooring for all our insider tips and tricks!

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Luxury vinyl tile care guide

Have you recently purchased some luxury vinyl tile flooring for your home? Then you’ll want to know how to care for it properly to keep it in tip-top-Tapi condition.

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Artificial grass care guide

Learn how to keep your artificial grass looking top notch with tips and tricks from our experts.

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What is underlay?

If you want to know more about underlay and the different types of underlay you could choose from, this guide will help answer all your questions.

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What is the best carpet underlay?

Are you hunting for the perfect underlay to go with your brand-new carpet and you’re not sure where to start? Our guide to finding the best carpet underlay takes you through all the different types of underlays you could choose between.

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What is the best underlay for laminate flooring?

Flooring underlay helps to keep your floor level, provides comfort and warmth, reduces noise, and generally prolongs the life of your flooring.

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What is the best underlay for vinyl and LVT flooring?

Are you searching for the underlay that will go perfectly with the brand-new LVT or vinyl flooring you’ve just picked out? Our guide has all the information you need.

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The best flooring for underfloor heating

Find out more about underfloor heating, why it’s such a great way to keep your home cosy, and which flooring it works best with.

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How to lift your carpet pile

We’ll take you through the different ways in which your carpet pile can be flattened, and then how to lift a carpet to make it look good as new.

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Which is better: oiled or lacquered engineered wood flooring?

If you’re searching for answers to the differences between oiled and lacquered engineered wood flooring, then you’ve come to the right place! This guide has all the info you need to make an informed choice on the finish of your new flooring.

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How to flatten a rug

We’ve come up with some of the ways you can get creases out of rugs and how to flatten a rug that’s been rolled or folded when it was delivered to you.

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How to clean a rug

Want to keep your rug looking new and beautiful? Check out this guide on how to clean a rug, including tips on washing, deep cleaning, and removing common stains. Keep your home clean and healthy with a clean and fresh-smelling rug.

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How to stop your rug from slipping

Slippy rugs can be a hazard, especially in homes with young children and older relatives who may be less sure on their feet. This guide will give tips and tricks to keep your rug in one place, even in a busy home.

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How to reduce heat loss through your floor

Find out the different ways you can reduce heat loss through your flooring this winter with our tips and tricks.

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Can carpet help soundproof your home?

Did you know that in addition to comfort and a stylish finish, a carpet can also help with soundproofing your space?

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Different types of flooring finishes

Here’s the inside scoop on which flooring finishes work best on different flooring types, what the different types of flooring finishes are, and which one will be best for you.

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How to add value to your home

Here are our top tips to add value to your home, from increasing your outdoor space to changing up your flooring.

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Laminate flooring expansion gap guide

What is the expansion gap for, and how can you plan one for your installation? Our expert team answer your questions.

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How to treat carpet burn

Accidents happen, so you can learn how to treat carpet burns on your skin effectively with our latest guide.

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