Archive

2017

10/10/2017
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Golden rules for laying a wooden floor

Now that you’ve decided on the perfect wooden floor for your room, it’s time to think about installation. The process of laying a wooden floor requires a bit more time and preparation than any other flooring type, so it’s important that you familiarise yourself with the basics. Here are the golden rules for laying a wooden floor successfully 1.Moisture testing Before you even think about putting down your new floor, you need to carry out moisture testing on the sub floor. Your fitter or joiner should be able to carry... Read More

wooden floor wooden worktops 16/08/2017
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Tips for matching your wooden floor to your kitchen worktops

Choosing the right flooring and kitchen worktop combination can be tricky – you want it to look stylish, and yet if you buy them separately it can be a bit of a risk to match them up. To help you decide on the best combination for your home, read our tips for matching your wooden floor to your kitchen worktops for effortless style. Wood and wood Some people think you can’t have wooden floors if you have wooden worktops, or if your kitchen cabinets are wood then you shouldn’t have... Read More

30/05/2017

Design tips for combining practicality with style for your home décor

Often when it comes to decorating our homes, we’re forced to choose between style or practicality, but we just don’t think that’s the case. With some clever furniture choices and lots of inspiration, you can have a home that looks great, but that also suits your needs too. It’s the best of both worlds. Here are our best design tips for combining practicality with style for your home décor, for a house you’ll love to live in. Laminate flooring When it comes to flooring, the need for both practicality and... Read More

05/05/2017
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Brushed or lacquered? Which flooring type is right for you?

When you’re choosing a new floor, you want the best choice of wooden flooring options available, from colours, to grain to price to finish. Many people don’t really consider what kind of finish will be right for their floor, but it’s actually an important factor to take into account, as it could mean the difference between loving your floor and wanting to show it off, or regretting your choice and hastily covering it with a rug. So, when it comes to the most popular flooring finished, which is right for... Read More

06/03/2017
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What to do with your left over wooden flooring

Here’s the scenario – you’ve just installed a beautiful new wooden floor at home, and thankfully you measured correctly and had more than enough to do the job. But now you’ve got a lot of scraps left – what should you do with them? We understand you’ll be reluctant to throw them away, after all you paid good money for your floor and it would be a shame to see it go to waste. So, here’s a few ideas as to what to do with your left over wooden flooring... Read More

24/02/2017
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How to make an immediate impression with a great hall

We might all dream of having a dramatic and glamorous entrance hall to receive guests, but the reality of it is we have small spaces that we try our hardest to make the most of. That doesn’t mean however that they can’t look fantastic and wow your guests as soon as they walk in, you just need a few pointers on how to this. Here’s a few tips and design tricks to make an immediate impression with a great hall, foyer or corridor – whatever you have! Light it up... Read More

14/02/2017

How to use wooden flooring as a stunning feature wall

Anyone with a keen interest in home interiors will no doubt be aware of the trend for wooden plank effect wallpaper used as a feature wall to great effect. This style was embraced very quickly as the trend for using naturally sourced materials in our home décor really took off, and of course it doesn’t hurt that this effect can instantly transform a room into a cosy, warm and inviting space to be, whether it’s a bedroom or a living area. One of the disadvantages of this trend though is... Read More

13/02/2017
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Smoked oak flooring – everything you need to know

If you’re looking for the hottest trend in wooden flooring this year, you need to familiarise yourself with smoked oak flooring. This trend has been quietly creeping up on the radar for a while now but we think 2017 will be the year when people really start to take notice and start using variations of this board throughout their homes. Get ahead of the curve and find out everything you need to know about smoked oak flooring. To start with, what are smoked oak floors? It’s actually very simple –... Read More