Once your new extension is built, you need to start thinking about interior decoration and how to make the space fit in with the rest of your home. Amongst colour schemes and furniture, you also need to consider what type of flooring you want to lay down in the new space.

To help you make the right decision, we’ve taken a look at the most popular flooring options and where they are best suited within the home.


Carpet provides cosiness and warmth and can be an additional way to add some colour to a room. Think carefully about how the room is going to be used, as through spaces such as hallways require a durable carpet and may not need an overly plush, deep pile carpet. When picking colours, consider how you will remove stains and dirt.

Wood Flooring

Whether laminate or hardwood, this type of flooring looks great throughout the home and can provide a modern twist to Victorian buildings. Lighter woods look great in small homes that need to give the illusion of space, whereas darker woods deliver a shocking contrast to white or pale walls.

Slate Tiles

A thoroughly modern trend, slate tiles look wonderful in kitchens. The dark grey or black slate compliments white modern kitchen designs, offers a durable floor that is resistant and very easy to clean.

Patterned Tiles

For a real unique flooring option, you could add patterned tiles to your home. Best suited to kitchen, outhouse, bathroom or porch extensions, rather than filling the whole of your home, patterned tiles add colour and style to your home. Match with plain walls for a space that doesn’t overwhelm.

J Wolf Construction is a family run company whose builders work in Southfields and throughout the rest of South West London. To talk about your building plans or extension ideas, please get in touch with a member of our helpful team.