Thinking of investing in a new floor in 2020? With so many different options available, it can be difficult to know which brands to opt for.

Written by: Yarl Christie

Published on: February 13, 2020

The Top Flooring Brands for 2020

Thinking of investing in a new floor in 2020? With so many different options available, it can be difficult to know which brands to opt for.

Flooring has come a long way over the past decade. Whether you are searching for luxury vinyl, affordable laminate or tough engineered wood flooring, below you’ll discover the best flooring brands of 2020 to consider.

Engineered wood flooring

If you’re looking for a good quality engineered wood floor, the brands you’ll want to focus on include our own brand (very well priced), Kahrs, Atkinson & Kirby, and Parador.

Kahrs started back in 1857, initially selling wooden utility products. Now, it has become one of the leading engineered flooring brands in the world. The Swedish company has developed an impressive range of flooring and has been one of the most innovative brands in the industry. For example, it created the patented Woodloc system, making the brand’s floors extremely easy to install.

Atkinson & Kirby is also one of the longest running companies to provide engineered wood flooring. It has been operating for over 100 years and is now best known for its excellent range of parquet style floors.

Finally, the German brand Parador is another to consider when shopping for an engineered wood floor. Created to the highest standards, you’ll find a collection from this brand to suit all preferences and budgets. They feature a strong surface treatment and are available in a striking choice of designs.

The above are just some of the leading flooring brands to consider in 2020. When choosing the right floor for the home, consider where you’re installing it and the key features you require such as waterproof designs or high wear resistance for heavy traffic areas.


Another leading brand you’ll want to consider is Quick-Step. Particularly renowned for their luxury vinyl floors, the brand also specialises in laminate and wooden flooring.

Using advanced manufacturing techniques, the company has developed a stellar reputation for their superior designs. The Quick-Step laminate range is designed to look and feel just like real wood and the floors come with Scratchguard and Hydroseal technology. This means they are both highly scratch and moisture resistant. In fact, the brand claims its laminate floors are 10 times more resistant against micro scratches than its competitors.

The Quick-Step Livyn vinyl floors are also impressive. They too feature realistic stone and wood designs, plus they have the added benefit of being compatible with underfloor heating. Each floor comes with a protective top layer, reduces sound and is highly scratch and water resistant.

Finally, the brands engineered wood designs are created to last for years. They come with easy click installation and either a seven-layered UV coating or a two-layered oil coating.

The main benefits of Quick-Step floors include:

  • Available in a wide choice of designs
  • Decades of experience
  • Advanced flooring technologies
  • Excellent wear resistance

So, if you’re looking for a brand that is renowned for its high-quality designs and spectacular quality, Quick-Step is definitely worth considering.


If you’re searching for a vinyl floor, Karndean is one of the major manufacturers to consider. Specialising in luxury vinyl products, you’ll find a staggering number of collections on offer from this brand.

Some of the most popular collections include Da Vinci, Palio Clic and Art Select. You’ll find an excellent choice of wood and stone designs, all of which are indistinguishable from the real thing.

Founded in 1973, few flooring brands have been in business as long as Karndean. So, you can rest assured you’ll be getting the very best quality vinyl floors when you invest in any of the brand’s collections. Just some of the benefits of opting for this brand include:

  • Exceptional comfort
  • Realistic wood and stone designs
  • Easy installation and maintenance
  • Waterproof designs
  • Excellent durability

When you invest in a Karndean floor, you can rest assured it’s going to last you for years to come.


Another leader in the vinyl flooring sector is Amtico. Offering a range of domestic and commercial floors, the brand has 50 years’ experience within the industry. It creates floors that are both durable and sustainable.

From the extensive Signature range which features an impressive 163 stunning designs, to the Click Smart range which has been created with easy installation in mind; you’re sure to find a floor to perfectly match your preferences.

Just some of the reasons to consider investing in an Amtico floor include:

  • British designed
  • Excellent choice of designs
  • A minimum 20-year guarantee
  • Urethane layer for maximum durability
  • Soft and quiet underfoot

If you’re looking for a brand that offers an outstanding range of vinyl floors and a great reputation, check out Amtico floors today.


Founded in 2001, Balterio has become one of the world leaders in laminate flooring. Also offering a rigid vinyl collection, this renowned brand offers excellent quality floors at affordable prices.

Sold in 55 different countries, Balterio has one of the largest laminate flooring collections on the market. Whether you are searching for a waterproof laminate, or a basic laminate solution, you’ll find something by this brand to match your requirements. If you’re looking for the best laminate collection offered by the brand, Fortissimo is the one to invest in. Considered the toughest and most superior collection in the Balterio range, it comes with an impressive lifetime domestic warranty.

Just some of the reasons why this brand is considered one of the best include:

  • Realistic solid wood effects
  • Generous warranty
  • Waterproof options available
  • Easy installation
  • High wear and micro scratch resistance

These are just some of the benefits Balterio floors provide.

About The Author

Yarl Christie

Yarl is the Managing Director of Stories Flooring. started his career in the flooring industry by becoming a floor fitter at the age of 18 (2004). Yarl finally decided to move with the times and set up an online flooring store (Flooring Yorkshire, 2018). He works closely with the business managers and resource team to source new products from wholesalers, which in turn brings down the sale price. This enables Stories Flooring to be one of the leading UK flooring retailers.