Floors and walls

Independent and trusted reviews, tests and buying guides to compare price and performance of flooring, household paint and accessories. Including sustainable flooring, carpet options and interior paint.


Interior paint reviews

Our independent test shows several good performers, including three low-odour paints.

7 Sep 2011 | CHOICE tests 21 interior acrylic low sheen paints to find out which ones you should be putting on your walls.


Sustainable flooring

From recycled timber to bamboo, we reveal the most and least planet-friendly floors.

24 Jun 2010 | The increasing popularity of timber floors poses concerns about exactly how that timber is harvested.


Carpet options buying guide

The basics of buying a wall-to-wall carpet.

1 Jul 2008 | Buying the wrong carpet can be a costly mistake if you don’t choose wisely. This guide will arm you with all the info you need before you take the plunge.

Timber floor boards

Timber and tile flooring buying guide

Choosing flooring is an important part of home building or renovation.

8 Nov 2004 | When you’re building or renovating, elegant flooring that’s also practical can add substantial value to your home, in addition to looking and feeling great.


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