Solid Wood 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

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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 Brushed and Lacquered £41.99 – £45.99 per m² Handscraped £43.99 per m² Brushed and Lacquered £30.99 – £50.99 per m² Handscraped £39.49 per m² Oiled £47.49 per m² Brushed And Lacquered Finish – What Does It Mean? A brushed and lacquered finish helps to highlight the natural textures of your chosen wood whilst protecting against the damaging effects of harmful UV light and spillages. First, each board is... Read More

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Laminate or solid wood – which is right for you?

When it comes to choosing a new floor for your home, the sheer number of choices you have to make can be overwhelming – colour, wood type, thickness of planks, underfloor heating compatibility. Where do you start? We always think the best place to begin when choosing a new floor is to decide on solid wood or laminate, as this will help you narrow the choices down further until you have your ideal floor. When it comes to laminate or solid wood flooring, how can you decide which is right... 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

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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

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Affordable flooring ideas – our top 6 best sellers

At 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

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How to make an immediate impression with a great hall

We might all dream of having a dramatic and glamorous entrance hall to receive guests, but the reality of it is we have small spaces that we try our hardest to make the most of. That doesn’t mean however that they can’t look fantastic and wow your guests as soon as they walk in, you just need a few pointers on how to this. Here’s a few tips and design tricks to make an immediate impression with a great hall, foyer or corridor – whatever you have! Light it up... Read More

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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

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Keeping safe when you have wooden floors

Wooden floors are a beautiful addition to your home. They are durable, cost effective and versatile, so you can use them in every room in your house. Keeping safe when you have wooden floors is more than just preventing slips. Here are the additional things the experts at say you should consider if you are thinking about getting wooden floors so you can enjoy them for years. Slips Obviously one of the biggest hazards of wooden floors is their slippery surface which can make it more likely you’ll slip... Read More