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how to lay laminate flooring 07/11/2019
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How to Lay Laminate Flooring on Stairs

While self-installing laminate flooring is relatively simple, navigating areas such as staircases can be tricky. Thankfully, when it comes to how to lay laminate flooring on stairs, there are a few tips and tricks that make the job easier. Here at Discount Flooring Depot, we’ve created a handy step-by-step guide for you to follow and ensure you’re left with a great end result.  The Steps to Install Laminate on Stairs Step 1: Remove Existing Flooring and Underlay Before you start laying your laminate flooring, the first step is to ensure... Read More

24/05/2019
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These 7 Bank Holiday DIY Home Hacks Will Blow Your Mind

With a bank holiday weekend coming up, there’s no better way to spend that extra to yourself than to give your home some extra love and attention. While a little bit of DIY can be daunting, it doesn’t have to be. These 7 DIY home hacks will help you to get the biggest results with the least effort. Sounds good to be true? Read on and see for yourself.   DIY Tip 1 – Upcycle Old Drawers Into Stylish Shelves   If you want to save money and save the... Read More

16/10/2018
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Wood Floors Vs Vitrified Tiles

Engineered wood floors (and to some extent solid wood floors) respond well to underfloor heating and are comparatively much easier to maintain compared to vitrified tiles. This makes wood floors the ideal choice for indoor use. Vitrified tiles are difficult to remove and possess hard-wearing all-weather characteristics suitable for outdoor use (e.g. patios). What is a Vitrified Tile? Unlike standard ceramic flooring, vitrified tiles contain quartz and feldspar. When heated in a kiln, quartz and feldspar melt together to form a glass-like glue that binds the clay tile together. This... Read More

07/09/2018
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How to Remove Water Stains from Wood Floors

Wood floor stains are grouped into two categories: white and black. In general, white stains affect the surface finish and black stains penetrate into the wood. Understanding the difference between white stains and black stains is the first step in deciding the most suitable method of how to remove water stains from wood floors. Types of Water Stains: White Stains The term ‘white stain’ is used to describe surface discolouration that only affects the wood floor finish. Typically, this smoky type of water stain is found on newer wood floors... Read More

modern wood flooring 09/04/2018
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Should I Opt For Light Or Dark Wood Floors?

When opting for light or dark wood floors, consider: Room size – Lighter floors add depth to small rooms Foot traffic – Darker floors show less overall scuffing Presentation – Lighter wood hides dirt e.g. hallways Maintenance – Different finishes could take several days Style & resale value – Consider current trends in wood flooring The choice between light wood flooring and dark wood flooring ultimately comes down to personal preference. However, there are many hidden factors to consider. Navigate your choices successfully and you could see both short term... Read More

03/04/2018

Will Installing Wood Floors Increase The Value Of My Home?

80% of estate agents surveyed by the National Wood Flooring Association agree that installing wood floors increases home value by 1% – 10%. For example, the value of a £250,000 property would increase to between £257,500 – £275,000. Furthermore, 12% of the estate agents surveyed agree an even larger increase in value is likely. Increase Buyer Appeal – Low Maintenance The average thickness of a high quality solid wood floor is 3/4 of an inch. This type of floor can be sanded and refinished up to ten times over its... Read More

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