November 2012

steam cleaning cat 20/11/2012
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Steam Cleaning Wooden Floors – Here’s Why It’s A Bad Idea

It might seem like everyone you know is picking up a steam cleaner, and who can blame them? They promise to be a fast and effective solution for cleaning your wooden floors. While the steam cleaners are renowned to be eco-friendly, using only water with no need for any chemical cleaners, they can still cause issues with a wooden floor. While it’s true that a steam cleaner only uses water for a safe, deep clean, real wood floors and excessive levels of water don’t tend to play well together.  ... Read More

Top 5 Hardwood Installation Mistakes 15/11/2012

Hardwood Flooring – 5 Biggest Mistakes

  The Product When looking at purchasing new hardwood flooring, there are a number of factors to consider before making your decision. The most important factor for many people is the price. Set out a budget and stick to it, take into consideration the price of not only the floor but also the cost of the underlay, accessories and installation. Pick a floor within your budget to ensure you have the funds to have it finished to a professional standard. Not all flooring is suitable for all areas of the... Read More

Christmas 09/11/2012

Christmas Home Improvement Ideas

Christmas is known to be a very homely time of year where all the family comes together to enjoy their turkey dinner with all the trimmings in a festively decorated home. The majority of Brits wouldn’t dream of spending Christmas in a foreign country as they enjoy spending the festive season in their house surounded by home comforts. The hype for Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier every year on the radio, the TV and in the shops and whether you are entertaining a large crowd or having an... Read More

Wooden Floor Waste Factor 06/11/2012
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How to Calculate Flooring Wastage

No matter how good you or your fitting might be at the intricate and ancient art of laying flooring, there’s an important factor that folks often forget to include with their order…   Wastage. Whether you’re working with solid wood, laminate, carpet, vinyl, or engineered flooring, it’s important to remember that all flooring of all types has a waste factor. For carpets and vinyl this could be to do with the roll width or the shape of the room. Or it could even be due to a hatchet job cutting... Read More