Discount Flooring Depot Blog

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How to Keep Hardwood Floors Warm in the Winter

Solutions to how to keep hardwood floors warm in the winter include: Place rugs in problem spots Add insulating weather strips to doors and windows Ceiling fans can help to reduce cold spots by circulating air Redirect air flow by replacing air vent covers with multidirectional grills Replace your curtains with triple layered interlined heavy blackout curtains Limit access to the room from entrances that open directly to the home exterior Let’s start from the beginning. We must consider the construction of the home (solid vs suspended flooring) and the... Read More

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4 ways to use Elite Stone Concrete in your home

One of the main advantages of a laminate wooden floor is that advancements in design allow for wooden floors to cleverly replicate other popular flooring options, like tile or stone effect floors. As the range of tile-effect wooden floors has increased, so too have the opportunities to incorporate them into your home interior. Many design-conscious homeowners are embracing tile in rooms all over the house, not just the bathroom where these would be a traditional choice. One of our most popular tile-effect flooring choices is our Elite Stone Concrete which... Read More

Mopping your wooden floor 30/01/2018
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Keeping your wooden floor protected from scratches

When you’ve spent a long time deciding which is the perfect wooden floor for you, you’ll want to keep it looking good for as long as possible. Unfortunately, opportunities to get scratches in your floor are plentiful, but can seriously detract from the overall effect. A beautiful wooden floor with an ugly scratch mark isn’t always easily fixed either – with a solid wood floor you can always sand down the top layer of the wood and refinish it (although this is a big undertaking and not a quick fix),... Read More

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Tips for restoring a solid wood floor

A solid wooden floor can be the centrepiece of a traditional home. Solid wood gives the home a certain warmth, character and charm; however, some wooden floors have been unfortunately neglected. One of the main benefits of a solid wood floor however, is that if it does get damaged by scrapes, scratches or dents, it can be restored to bring it back to looking as good as new – which isn’t possible with laminate wooden flooring. We have some tips for those of you who are ready to give their... Read More

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How to embrace the greige flooring trend

Greige, or the combination of grey and beige, is the new neutral for those seeking a change from boring beige, overdone grey or clinical white. It’s the ideal colour option for any modern home looking to create a bright, clean space and with so many easy ways to style and decorate with it, it’s no wonder it’s becoming a firm favourite in the interior design world. Of course, we have responded to the demand from our customers for this trend and have introduced a number of different flooring options to... Read More

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5 quirky floors to breathe new life into your interiors

Tired of the same old interiors? We don’t blame you. Everyone likes to put their own individual spin on their home interior, but sometimes it can be hard to find inspiration from the high street. Don’t worry – there is help at hand. We offer a fantastic range of quirky laminate flooring to spice up your home interior and give guests something to be really impressed by. Here are 5 quirky floors to breathe new life into your interiors this year – and best of all, this selection covers the... Read More

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Wooden flooring trends to watch for 2018

Trend spotters, take note! If you want your home to be the epitome of fresh design and contemporary chic next year, then you need to stay on top of emerging trends and embrace them in your home décor. With the recent revelation that Pantone’s colour of the year for 2018 is Ultra Violet, it won’t come as a surprise to soon see this colour trickling thought the high street home interiors departments, but what are the wooden flooring trends to watch for 2018? Will these be as eye catching and... Read More

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When to use engineered wood flooring in your home

Engineered wood flooring is a modern style of flooring many of our customers have expressed an interest in – and for good reason. It has the look and feel of a solid wood floor thanks to the top layer veneer which is glued to a plywood core, it and the added benefits of being more robust and more resistant to moisture and heat. It’s also a more economical solution to solid wood flooring if your budget just won’t stretch. These features make it a very popular choice, so if you’re... Read More

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Creating a warm and inviting home this Christmas

Have you embraced Christmas yet? It’s hard to escape at the minute, and if you haven’t already started your Christmas decorating at home, you’ll need to get on it pretty quickly. Whether you’re having a quiet Christmas or expecting lots of visitors and guests over the festive period, you’ll want to create a warm and inviting home. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to achieve this. Here’s our best tips for transforming your home into a cosy wonderland you’ll never want to leave. Adding a Christmas tree What home would... Read More

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Round up – 2017 customer flooring favourites

It’s nearly the end of another year, and at Discount Flooring Depot we’d just like to say a huge thank you to our customers who supported us over the last year. We have helped you pick some truly stunning floors for your homes, and even though we love all of our wooden flooring choices equally, you certainly have your favourites too. With that in mind, we thought we’d do a round up of your favourite floors from 2017 – so if you’re thinking about a new floor for your home... Read More