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Engineered Flooring

durable wood flooring 18/09/2018
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Which Wood Flooring is Most Durable?

In order to understand which type of wood flooring is most durable, we must consider two factors: The impact resistant properties of each wood species The difference between solid wood floors and engineered wood floors We will now look at each point individually, beginning with how hardness is tested. Understanding the Janka Hardness Test Wood floor ‘hardness’ is measured using the Janka Hardness Test. Simply, the test involves measuring the force required to embed a small steel ball in the wood (exactly half of the steel ball must be embedded... Read More

underfloor heating 25/04/2018
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Can I Install Underfloor Heating Under Wood Floors?

Underfloor heating systems are available for all types of wood floors. A suspended wood floor lends itself to water pipe underfloor heating, whereas a concrete base floor is suited to an electric heat mat. ‘Flexible’ engineered wood floors with a thickness of around 15mm-18mm deliver the best results. Underfloor Heating Installation – Initial Considerations When considering underfloor heating options, major consideration should be given to newly laid concrete foundations. New foundations are typically laid with a thickness of around 75mm. On average, this thickness of concrete requires a settling period... Read More

21/03/2018
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How Much Does It Cost To Buy & Install Hardwood Floors?

The average cost of buying and installing hardwood floors is £45.00 per square metre for materials and £21.50 per square metre in labour costs. UK new build floorspace averages 16.3 square metres, totalling £733.50 per room for materials and £350.00 per room for installation. These numbers should only be used as a guide. Hardwood floor costs: Solid wood: £35.00 m² – £45.99 m² Engineered wood: £17.99 m² – £73.00 m² Underlay (Wood Subfloor): From £1.75 m² Underlay (Concrete Subfloor): From £4.25 m² Types of Hardwood Floor Hardwood flooring comes in... Read More

02/01/2018
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Wooden flooring trends to watch for 2018

Trend spotters, take note! If you want your home to be the epitome of fresh design and contemporary chic next year, then you need to stay on top of emerging trends and embrace them in your home décor. With the recent revelation that Pantone’s colour of the year for 2018 is Ultra Violet, it won’t come as a surprise to soon see this colour trickling thought the high street home interiors departments, but what are the wooden flooring trends to watch for 2018? Will these be as eye catching and... Read More

21/12/2017
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When to use engineered wood flooring in your home

Engineered wood flooring is a modern style of flooring many of our customers have expressed an interest in – and for good reason. It has the look and feel of a solid wood floor thanks to the top layer veneer which is glued to a plywood core, it and the added benefits of being more robust and more resistant to moisture and heat. It’s also a more economical solution to solid wood flooring if your budget just won’t stretch. These features make it a very popular choice, so if you’re... Read More

29/11/2017
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Don’t make these mistakes when choosing a wooden floor

Choosing a wooden floor is a complex process – what colour should you go for? Is this the right style for your room? What finish is best for you? Once you have sorted out the obvious things, there are some less obvious factors that you need to take into account which are just as important if you want your floor to give you years of hassle-free enjoyment. Don’t make these mistakes when choosing a wooden floor, or you could end up with a floor which doesn’t fit, needs to be... Read More

Mopping your wooden floor 08/08/2017
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How do you look after your wooden floor?

A new wooden floor is a beautiful addition to your home, and with the proper care and maintenance it will look great for years to come. But exactly how do you look after your wooden floor? As there are different types of wooden floor (laminate, engineered, solid wood) there are different ways to clean each for getting them to look their best. Here’s some of our tried and tested tips and advice on looking after all floors for the best results. Vacuuming For lifting surface dirt and debris on a daily... Read More

11/07/2017
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What you need to consider before getting underfloor heating

Underfloor heating (UFH) has become increasingly popular in recent years as a clever way to heat your whole house. Because underfloor heating can be installed in both new houses and older houses undergoing a refurbishment, it is extremely versatile. If you’re thinking about this option yourself, here’s what you need to consider before taking the plunge and getting underfloor heating installed in your home. Types of underfloor heating When it comes to underfloor heating, there are two options available and they both come with their own set of advantages, depending... 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

18/04/2017
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Affordable flooring ideas – our top 6 best sellers

At DiscountFlooringDepot.co.uk we firmly believe that everyone can get a great deal on their new flooring, and we provide one of the widest ranges of wooden floors to give you a choice of styles, colours and of course price ranges, to suit your budget. We recently added a brand new ‘Best Sellers’ section to our website so that you can get a fantastic deal on some of the most popular flooring choices we offer. When it comes to affordable flooring ideas, here’s our top 6 best sellers and why we... Read More