September 2012

Timbertex Underlay 10m2 13/09/2012


‘Subfloor’ is a term that you will see often when you are looking to buy a new floor. A subfloor is simply the floor that lies beneath your floor. This is likely to be the original base floor that was installed when the house was built. The type of subfloor that you have can affect your flooring choice and installation method. The most common subfloor types are; Plywood – this is when several layers of wooden board are bonded together with alternating grain direction to offer strength and support. Particleboard... Read More

DFD Engineered 14/2mm x 202mm Bamboo Lacquered 10/09/2012
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Bamboo Flooring – What’s The Deal?

More and more, we like to think of ourselves as environmentally concious, but are we really? Maybe you use your recycling bin properly. Maybe you shamefully but dutifully take your empties to a bottle bank on bleary, hungover Sunday mornings. Or maybe you give your old clothes to a charity shop instead of throwing them in the bin or selling them on eBay. You might even tell yourself that it’s environmentally friendly to download all your music, movies and television shows because you’re not using physical media or physical space.... Read More

DFD Engineered 18/4 x 120mm Oak UV Lacquered 06/09/2012

Acclimatising Your Floor

All wood will expand and contract with environmental changes. The most substantial change will be when the floor is introduced to a new environment. Before a wooden or laminate floor is installed, it is important that the new floor is left to acclimatise to its new surroundings. If the floor is not left to acclimatise properly, the boards will expand and contract once installed resulting in the floor either buckling from the lack of space or gaps due to the boards contracting. The house where the new floor is being... Read More

Kronospan Select New York Oak 05/09/2012

Pet Friendly Flooring

Maybe you’ve got your heart set on that particularly expensive and elegant solid wood floor, maybe you think it’d be a perfect fit for your home… but, there might be other creatures living in your house who have other ideas. No, we don’t mean your kids… well, maybe a little bit, but mostly, we’re banging on about your pets. Those nasty little cuddly balls of love who have a habit of making you laugh and making you feel like crying in equal measure. When choosing your floor, it’s important to... Read More