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September 2015

A Room-by-Room Guide to Wooden Flooring 28/09/2015

Your Room-By-Room Guide to Wooden Flooring

Deciding which wooden flooring you want in each room of your home is a not decision to be taken lightly. There are a range of factors to consider including cost, how it will look, sustainability and suitability. This room-by-room guide to wooden flooring will give you all you need to know to make your decision that little bit easier.  Each room requires a flooring type with suitable properties. The flooring requirements of your living room will be very different to the water-resistant flooring necessary for your bathroom, and a busy room requires a harder surface than a room much less traversed.  ... Read More

22/09/2015
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Bolefloor – Meet The Floor Made By Computers

The latest advancement in the world of flooring is a looking glass into a bleak, apocalyptic world where machines have wiped out most of mankind and left the scattered, starving survivors alone in a hellish world of slavery in torture. Oh wait, no, that’s the plot of the Terminator series. Never mind. This isn’t Skynet, this is Bolefloor.   Not This This    What is Bolefloor?   It’s something entirely unique. A wooden floor made with Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (or CAD/CAM). Bolefloor does away with the... Read More

Living room with engineered flooring 17/09/2015

Engineered Wood Flooring: A Beginner’s Guide

So we’ve given you beginner’s guides to both solid wood flooring and laminate flooring, so to complete the holy trinity, we’re giving you a beginner’s guide to engineered wood flooring. After reading this you’ll have a stronger understanding of the different types of flooring available to help you find the right type for your home. See, how nice are we?   What is engineered wood flooring? Now, chances are you probably have a pretty good idea as to what solid wood and laminate flooring are (or can take a guess at least),... Read More

Decorating Ideas Photo Collage 08/09/2015
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7 Decorating Ideas on a Budget For Your New Flat

It’s around that time of year again. Whether you’re a student, or a recovering student hunting for their newest digs closer to a new job or further away from the same old pesky family… you might be in the middle of a house hunt. Or if you’re lucky, you’ll have just finished a house hunt and are settling in to your new pad and wondering if your shoe string budget will allow you to buy actual cutlery and also afford some new stylish cushions or fairy lights too.   If... Read More

Ginger cat laying on laminate floor 05/09/2015
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7mm Laminates – Our Sydney Range

From just £6.99 per m2 and with 7 incredibly varied varieties available, it’s no surprise that our Sydney Range of 7mm Laminates are one of our best selling collections. The boards have a 4-sided V-groove, meaning they look and feel like real wood planks when they’re on your floor, and all of this range are water resistant, meaning they’re tough against spillages and stains. These boards are all fitted with a click system, meaning installing them is as simple as putting together a jigsaw puzzle, and these 7mm laminates are... Read More

Hurt with hammer when laying wooden floor - What other safety tips are there? 04/09/2015

Wooden Flooring Safety Guide

As with any D.I.Y project, there are safety aspects to consider when putting down wooden flooring, and also once it is laid. So, what are they and what can be done to prevent accidents happening? We take a look at some of the most common with our wooden flooring safety guide:   While laying your floor   Screws Depending on what fastener you prefer, you might need to use nails or screws to secure your floor in place. Take caution when securing your wooden floors so that you don’t hurt yourself, whether that... Read More

Visual history of flooring across the world 01/09/2015
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A Visual History of Flooring Across The World

Believe it or not, wooden flooring hasn’t always been around. It’s hard to imagine, we know. Cavemen weren’t worrying about whether to opt for a click lock system or tongue and groove, and the Romans didn’t have to consider that they needed to leave their solid wood floor to acclimatise before laying it. Obviously life was much less interesting without wooden flooring around, so we’ve compiled a delicious visual history of flooring to see how far we’ve come and revel in how lucky we are nowadays. We take a look... Read More

Tools for Laying Laminate 01/09/2015

How To Fit Laminate Flooring

So you’ve chosen laminate flooring? What a great choice! It is an incredibly versatile material that easily allows you to reflect your tastes and fits your budget. But, before you lay your laminate flooring, it’s important that you make all the preparations so that you can lay your floor with ease. We’re here to help! Follow our advice on how to prepare and install your laminate flooring.     How should you prepare for laminate flooring?  Step 1: To lay your laminate flooring, before you start, you need to have... Read More