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New Showrooms

Now operating our of our new bigger and brighter showrooms located in Tramore Co Waterford. We now offer our customers some of the very best in doors and flooring. A year in planning and construction our new flagship store has everything that you need when it comes to all our door and flooring needs. The larger store has enabled us to extend our products for people to pursue. We now carry  stonework walls, which are on display by one of the top companies in the field Stegu.

Murphy Larkin Showrooms

Murphy Larkin Tramore Showrooms Open 7 Days!

The stonework walls give a lovely finish as surrounds to fireplaces and are proving a popular choice amongst customers. When it comes to internal doors We’re Ireland largest supplier. Our pocket doors which are recessed into the walls and a lot of sliding doors are on display in the new showrooms. We also supply the highly popular Palladio external doors. The Palladio doors only of very few that manufacture there doors here in Ireland. We also have a huge selection of sliding barn doors that are all manufactured in our factory in Tramore. Our barn doors come in a range of over 200 finishes all unique to the customer. The barn doors are internal door that are bespoke to the company. We’re the only company in Ireland that product such a door, the only limit is your imagination. Choice is the key word when it comes to providing our

customers what they are looking for.

Our flooring section has over 250 floors to choose from. Laminate floors top brands such as Pergo, quickstep, Balterio, Haro, Kronoswiss. Our Real wood timber floor is only purchased from FSC managed forests. We use Oak hardwood floors, walnut, smoked oak hardwoods and many more available from our showrooms. There is a similarly a large range of door handles and door knobs as well as architraves and skirting boards all in a range of styles and finishes.

Tramore Showrooms

Murphy Larkin Tramore Showrooms

Pocket door walls

Pocket door, sliding door display wall

Dk34ICFB Bronze door knob

Dk34icfb Crackle door knob


Pergo and Balterio Floors

Pergo and Balterio flooring displays

Pergo floors, Baterio floors

Pergo and Balterio flooring displays

Timber Stegu Stone walls

Stegu Stone walls

Laminate Flooring Durability – What’s an AC Rating?

A testament to the durability of laminate flooring is the ‘Abrasion Class’ to which it is certified under, more commonly referred to as the ‘AC Rating’. This AC rating is a good gauge as to how well a laminate floor will perform in both a residential and commercial setting. It is always advised that you check the AC Rating of a laminate before purchasing to ensure it suits your purpose.

Laminate flooring will receive an AC Rating based on a series of stress tests. The performance of the flooring under these tests will determine its rating.

The key stress points are staining, impact, heat, moisture, scratches and scuffs.

The following will give you a good indication of what you can expect from each AC Rating:

AC1:Suitable for residential use only, with moderate traffic

AC2:Suitable for residential use only, with general traffic

AC3: Suitable for heavy residential usage, or low commercial usage

AC4: Suitable for commercial usage with general traffic. Think cafes, hair salons or busy offices

AC5: Suitable for commercial usage with heavy traffic. Think hotels, department stores, or busy showrooms