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underfloor heating 25/04/2018
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Can I Install Underfloor Heating Under Wood Floors?

Underfloor heating systems are available for all types of wood floors. A suspended wood floor lends itself to water pipe underfloor heating, whereas a concrete base floor is suited to an electric heat mat. ‘Flexible’ engineered wood floors with a thickness of around 15mm-18mm deliver the best results. Underfloor Heating Installation – Initial Considerations When considering underfloor heating options, major consideration should be given to newly laid concrete foundations. New foundations are typically laid with a thickness of around 75mm. On average, this thickness of concrete requires a settling period... Read More

modern wood flooring 09/04/2018
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Should I Opt For Light Or Dark Wood Floors?

When opting for light or dark wood floors, consider: Room size – Lighter floors add depth to small rooms Foot traffic – Darker floors show less overall scuffing Presentation – Lighter wood hides dirt e.g. hallways Maintenance – Different finishes could take several days Style & resale value – Consider current trends in wood flooring The choice between light wood flooring and dark wood flooring ultimately comes down to personal preference. However, there are many hidden factors to consider. Navigate your choices successfully and you could see both short term... Read More

03/04/2018
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Will Installing Wood Floors Increase The Value Of My Home?

80% of estate agents surveyed by the National Wood Flooring Association agree that installing wood floors increases home value by 1% – 10%. For example, the value of a £250,000 property would increase to between £257,500 – £275,000. Furthermore, 12% of the estate agents surveyed agree an even larger increase in value is likely. Increase Buyer Appeal – Low Maintenance The average thickness of a high quality solid wood floor is 3/4 of an inch. This type of floor can be sanded and refinished up to ten times over its... Read More

21/03/2018
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How Much Does It Cost To Buy & Install Hardwood Floors?

The average cost of buying and installing hardwood floors is £45.00 per square metre for materials and £21.50 per square metre in labour costs. UK new build floorspace averages 16.3 square metres, totalling £733.50 per room for materials and £350.00 per room for installation. These numbers should only be used as a guide. Hardwood floor costs: Solid wood: £35.00 m² – £45.99 m² Engineered wood: £17.99 m² – £73.00 m² Underlay (Wood Subfloor): From £1.75 m² Underlay (Concrete Subfloor): From £4.25 m² Types of Hardwood Floor Hardwood flooring comes in... Read More

21/02/2018
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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

06/02/2018
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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

30/01/2018
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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

16/01/2018
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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

10/01/2018
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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