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Floor Coverings

22/08/2018
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How To Make Wood Floors Less Slippery

Popular methods of making wood floors less slippery include cleaning the floor regularly and applying an anti-slip coating. Adding carpet runners to stairways and fixing heavy rugs in place with carpet tape or non-slip rug pads can also help to prevent accidental slippages. Further reduce the risk of slipping by choosing rubber soled footwear. Less Slippery Wood Floors – Choice of Finish The lifespan of both engineered and hardwood floors can be extended by up to ten times through careful maintenance – including applying a finish. The three most popular... Read More

21/02/2018
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How to Keep Hardwood Floors Warm in the Winter

Solutions to how to keep hardwood floors warm in the winter include: Place rugs in problem spots Add insulating weather strips to doors and windows Ceiling fans can help to reduce cold spots by circulating air Redirect air flow by replacing air vent covers with multidirectional grills Replace your curtains with triple layered interlined heavy blackout curtains Limit access to the room from entrances that open directly to the home exterior Let’s start from the beginning. We must consider the construction of the home (solid vs suspended flooring) and the... Read More

Mopping your wooden floor 30/01/2018
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Keeping your wooden floor protected from scratches

When you’ve spent a long time deciding which is the perfect wooden floor for you, you’ll want to keep it looking good for as long as possible. Unfortunately, opportunities to get scratches in your floor are plentiful, but can seriously detract from the overall effect. A beautiful wooden floor with an ugly scratch mark isn’t always easily fixed either – with a solid wood floor you can always sand down the top layer of the wood and refinish it (although this is a big undertaking and not a quick fix),... Read More

26/09/2017
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How to draught-proof your wooden floors

Wooden floors have a ton of benefits which makes them the superior flooring choice, but we have to admit in the winter it can feel a bit uncomfortable underfoot if your floors are cold and it feels a bit draughty to walk across them. Draughty floor boards are no laughing matter, and can cause your heating bills to be much more expensive as you spend more on oil or gas to keep your rooms warm. The main culprits of draughty floors tend to be between the flooring boards and along the skirting,... Read More

22/05/2017
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Trend alert: Burned lumber finishing

If you’re seeking a unique way to add some visual appeal to your home interior or garden space, have you ever considered the beauty of charred lumber as an interesting aesthetic addition? Find out more about what this trend is, how to achieve this look at home, and interesting ways to incorporate it into your décor in this new blog post. Burned lumber: What is it? As the name suggests, burned lumber is when wood has been scorched to give it a blackened char, which preserves it and gives it... 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

25/04/2017
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How to pick the perfect flooring for your office

Having an inspiring, creative space to work in makes going to work so much easier, and décor plays a huge part of that. We’ve all seen the amazing office spaces at Google, with slides, snugs and quirky touches that make it a fun place to come to work every day, and creating your own little space of creativity can be done with a smaller budget. Our advice is start from the ground up, and pick the perfect flooring for your office to build your workspace around. Here’s our tips on... 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

29/07/2016
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Choosing the right type of wooden floor for you

Choosing the right type of wooden floor for you If you need some help choosing the right type of wooden floor for your home, you’re not alone. It’s a struggle many people face, thanks to the huge range available. This guide should answer some of your questions about the types of wooden floor available, and where they could be used in your home. If you’ve still got questions after reading, feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help. Laminate wood Choosing laminate wood flooring... Read More

22/07/2016
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Ideal flooring options for the office

Office space doesn’t have to be boring! Long gone are the days when the only option was sad carpet tiles, or worn out threadbare carpet with ingrained stains from spilled coffee that never got cleaned up. We say no more! Transform your workspace, whether it’s at the office or at home, with these ideal flooring options for the office.   Trendy open plan office spaces would really benefit from a chic grey wood finish, to blend practical flooring solutions with design conscious style. It opens up the space, and the... Read More