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August 2015

Person fitting laminate flooring 28/08/2015

Laminate Flooring: A Beginner’s Guide

Yes, solid wood flooring looks pretty darn good and you get to brag to your friends about having it but it’s not for everyone. It’s more expensive for a start, which we know means some people won’t choose it and that’s fine. This is where laminate flooring can save the day. Laminate floors still look fantastic but differs in many ways to solid wood, making it the ideal choice for many, and in some cases it can actually perform better than its solid wood cousin. If you’re considering buying laminate... Read More

Panda eating bamboo 25/08/2015

Solid bamboo wood flooring: Everything you need to know

Aside from being the staple food of everyone’s favourite bear (it’s a different type of bamboo, actually), bamboo is also a fantastic choice for solid wood flooring. It might not be a material that automatically springs to mind when you think of flooring, especially when you compare it to woods such as oak, but it’s actually fantastic. If you fancy a taste of the exotic then bamboo could be for you. Here’s everything you need to know about solid bamboo wood flooring, and probably some stuff you don’t need to... Read More

Abandoned building with a collapsed wooden floor 21/08/2015
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Tips for Looking After Your Solid Wood Floor

If you have solid wood flooring in your home, whether you’ve recently bought it or have had it for a while, it’s something to be proud of. Like a first-born child. However, if you leave it to gather dirt and dust and don’t take care of it, then it’s probably something you’re less keen to show off. Like a second-born child. Real wooden floors are very hard wearing but they’re still susceptible to wear and tear if you don’t look after and maintain it properly. You don’t need to obsessively clean... Read More

Person fitting wooden floor 13/08/2015

Solid Wood Flooring: A Beginner’s Guide

For the complete wooden floor experience, then solid wood flooring (also known as hardwood flooring or real wood flooring) is difficult to beat. As the name suggests, it’s machined from solid pieces of wood, usually 18-20mm thick and looks absolutely fantastic. Solid floors are generally made using hardwoods, such as oak, as softwoods like pine dent too easily. If you’re unsure about whether solid wood flooring is right for you, here is rundown of most of the important things you need to know…   Types of solid wood flooring Here at... Read More

house worth kitchen 07/08/2015
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House Worth – 7 Ways To Increase The Value of Your Home

With the UK interest rate today holding at just 0.5%, marking the 78th consecutive month of record low interest rates, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about improving your home. A low interest means more money in your pocket, perfect for saving for a new car, a holiday, or even better, a home makeover. Increasing the worth of your house is easier than you might think, and often doesn’t require anything drastic! Putting money into your home (and we don’t mean hiding it under your floorboards) is a great... Read More

engineered flooring 05/08/2015
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Engineered Flooring – 5 Reasons You Need It In Your Life

Engineered flooring can be a bit of a mystery to those outside of the industry. When most of our staff first joined, were pretty clued in on laminates, solid wood floor, vinyl flooring, and carpet too. They’re all fairly simple, even if when you think of vinyl, you think of some flower printed monstrosity in your Granny’s kitchen. Engineered wood is a relatively new development in the flooring world. It’s pitched as the best of both worlds, a mix of laminate flooring and solid wood flooring. It’s the most common... Read More

03/08/2015
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Engineered Flooring Installation – Top Tips

Solid wood flooring has that uniquely elegant, rustic feeling that you just can’t get from a laminate or vinyl floor. The problem is that real wood floor can be tempermental. It requires a lot of maintenance, it doesn’t play well with moisture, and stains and spills can become a real nightmare. The price tag can put a lot of people off as well, as well as the relatively complicated installation. Engineered wood floor is the solution to these real wood woes. It consists of a real wood layer on top... Read More