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Property Management and the housing market

03/04/2018
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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

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

05/12/2017
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Round up – 2017 customer flooring favourites

It’s nearly the end of another year, and at Discount Flooring Depot we’d just like to say a huge thank you to our customers who supported us over the last year. We have helped you pick some truly stunning floors for your homes, and even though we love all of our wooden flooring choices equally, you certainly have your favourites too. With that in mind, we thought we’d do a round up of your favourite floors from 2017 – so if you’re thinking about a new floor for your home... Read More

30/08/2017
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10 things to consider before you pick a new floor

Picking a new floor can be difficult as there are so many different factors to consider before you buy to ensure you get one that’s fit for purpose, and of course one that you love. To help you out here is our handy guide of 10 things to consider before you pick a new floor. These are 10 practical areas to consider when deciding on a new floor to take the risk out of new flooring purchases 1. Size: Consider the size of your room and know how to measure... Read More

20/06/2017
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Learn how to stage your home like a pro

Spring is traditionally the best time of year to sell your home, but any time when it’s good weather is a perfect opportunity to show your home off to its full potential. One of the tricks of the trade to help your home sell faster is to stage it professionally to widen its appeal to the biggest number of potential buyers. You don’t always have to employ the services of a professional however. If you’re trying to sell your home and want to make it look great, learn how to... Read More

Autumn Trees 16/10/2015
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5 Killer Ways To Bring Autumn Into Your Home

Fall has fallen. While it seems like just yesterday that we were handing out advice on how to make your home a little more Summery, the time of summer sunshine is over. The leaves are falling off the trees, the evenings and the mornings are shrinking to the point that it’ll soon feel like perpetual night, and on top of all that, suddenly everything is Pumpkin Spiced Flavour. With Halloween fast approaching and Winter waiting in the wings, you’ve got a limited amount of time to get all Autumnal up... Read More

Decorating Ideas Photo Collage 08/09/2015
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7 Decorating Ideas on a Budget For Your New Flat

It’s around that time of year again. Whether you’re a student, or a recovering student hunting for their newest digs closer to a new job or further away from the same old pesky family… you might be in the middle of a house hunt. Or if you’re lucky, you’ll have just finished a house hunt and are settling in to your new pad and wondering if your shoe string budget will allow you to buy actual cutlery and also afford some new stylish cushions or fairy lights too.   If... Read More

house worth kitchen 07/08/2015
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House Worth – 7 Ways To Increase The Value of Your Home

With the UK interest rate today holding at just 0.5%, marking the 78th consecutive month of record low interest rates, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about improving your home. A low interest means more money in your pocket, perfect for saving for a new car, a holiday, or even better, a home makeover. Increasing the worth of your house is easier than you might think, and often doesn’t require anything drastic! Putting money into your home (and we don’t mean hiding it under your floorboards) is a great... 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