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Flooring Accessories

15/08/2018
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Can You Use Steam Mops to Clean Wood Floors?

Cleaning a wood floor with a steam mop increases the risk of water damage – typical long term damage includes ‘cupping’ or ‘crowning’. Water residue could also dull a wax or varnish finish. All wood floors are sensitive to moisture – a hygrometer device can be useful in measuring and maintaining humidity levels. How to Clean a Wood Floor Safely Wood floors may be finished using a variety of methods and products. Different finishes provide different levels of protection against moisture. For example, popular oil based stain-and-seal finishes may offer... 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

Free Foam Underlay White Oak Laminate 09/10/2015
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Free Underlay – This Weekend Only!

We’ve another fantastic offer for all our lovely readers and loyal customers. For this weekend only (from Saturday the 10th October to Midnight, Sunday 11th October you can get free underlay with any laminate order, excluding our 6mm floors. Simply place your order in the basket, and we’ll automatically add enough free foam underlay to cover the area of your order! We recommend that every laminate installation has underlayment put down before the floor is laid. For more information on why you need underlay, check out this blog post. Our... 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

swollen flooring floors are creaking 23/07/2015
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Your Floors Are Creaking, What Do You Do?

  Your squeaky floors might help you catch your kids sneaking out after dark or your partner creeping downstairs for a midnight snack, but otherwise, they’re a bit of a pain. Folks might try and tell you that it’s your house just “settling” but this is no comfort when you’re woken in the middle of the night and are absolutely certain there’s a monster in the hallway doing a jig on the squeaky step. Typically, a squeaky floor is caused by your flooring wood trying out and shrinking. As you... Read More

conservatory flooring 03/10/2012
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Conservatory Flooring – Make The Right Choice

Choosing the right conservatory flooring build is just as important as choosing the design of the extension itself. A lot of people choose to have the floor of the conservatory simply carry on from the rest of their home, but sometimes this isn’t the right choice. There are a few issues to consider before choosing your conservatory flooring. Like every other room of your house, there is a right and a wrong floor to have, and you don’t want to build your dream sun room and have it ruined by... Read More

Timberfoil damp proof membrane underlay for laminate flooring 22/08/2012
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Choosing The Right Underlay For Your New Laminate Floor

Floors can be a bit picky, and on top of that, no two homes are the same. This can lead to a headache when you’re trying to figure out exactly what underlay you need to get peak performance from your floor and make sure that it can withstand the hustle and bustle of daily life, especially with kids or pets thrown into the mix. You’ll need to consider the sub-floor type, whether it’s concrete, wood, or tile. Concrete flooring will require an underlay with a moisture barrier to stop moisture... Read More