Tips for matching old and new flooring


There are few things in life more satisfying than successfully laying new flooring. This is certainly the case when you’re trying to match old and new flooring together, whilst also making it look seamless. So, what’s the best way to achieve this?

Check your dimensions

It seems simple, but it’s so frequently overlooked in the excitement of fitting a new floor. Check the length and width of the boards before purchasing and attempting to lay your floor! You’ll save yourself a lot of hassle further down the line, and won’t have the common issue of trying to work with uneven board lengths that so many novices face.

Consider your colour

This may seem obvious, but we’re not talking the matching of natural wooden floors with a tinted black wood – rather the matching of similar colours. You need to take into consideration that age will affect the colouring of the floor, and what the flooring has been treated with when trying to match it to your existing floor.

There are specialist companies dealing in black and grey laminate flooring such as if you’re looking for something a little more unusual.

Think about the finish

This is important for a cohesive look. Depending on how the boards have been finished, they can look different from one another. You shouldn’t try and match a floor with a lacquered finish with a new floor that has a textured finish – it will look odd and will certainly be noticeable.


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