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75004 Rue du Tresor, Paris - Sebastian Erras 14/04/2016

10 of the World’s Most Beautiful Floors

It’s not every day that you particularly observe the floor you’re walking on. Unless you have lost an earring or dropped some change, examining the ground is not something you would think to do on your daily commute. However, not for long. It turns out that you don’t have to actually go to a gallery to see some masterpieces, they can quite literally be beneath your feet, as the world has a great collection of beautiful floors. In case you didn’t notice, we love flooring and we especially love it... Read More

Wooden Floor to Match Colour Scheme 09/02/2016

How To Match Your Colour Scheme To Your Wood Floor

  Your wood floor is no doubt one of the most striking aspects of any room in your home, which is why most home owners use it as their focus point when deciding on a complementing colour scheme for their rooms. There are many species of wood you can choose from, each of which include a variety of undertones ranging from yellow to red or even ash grey. We will look at some of the most popular undertones available and how to match your colour scheme to the type wood you have chosen. Finding the right paint... Read More

Empty Loft 29/01/2016

Best Flooring for a Loft Conversion

If you are thinking of adding an extra room to your home by converting your loft, then a vital aspect you need to consider is your flooring.  Even if your loft or attic is already boarded out, it is likely you will need to reinforce the floor with stronger joists. This means the whole floor has to come up, which offers you the perfect opportunity to think about the final look you are keen to achieve with your floor.   Preparation  First, you need to assess the space you have. How is the space going... Read More

Image of a rustic room with lots of wood 14/01/2016

How To Match Wood Furniture To Your Wood Floor

You’ve fitted your brand new flooring and you can finally enjoy its warmth and beauty, and decorate from the ground up. But how do you approach matching wood furniture to your wood floor? You could just go out, find some trees and make a bunch of shelving units and tables, but who’s to say they’ll look good when in place… Below are some design secrets that’ll help you create a living space to be truly proud of.   Related: How To Rejuvenate And Maintain A Wood Floor   Understand undertone Colour... Read More

Best Flooring For Master Bedroom via Discount Flooring Depot 07/12/2015

Best Flooring For The Master Bedroom

When choosing your master bedroom flooring, it is important you consider the desired attributes – such as comfort, aesthetics, maintenance and durability – to ensure you select a beautiful, comfortable yet practical flooring option. Bedroom flooring is a particularly intimate surface. It is the first thing your feet will step down on in the morning, and the last thing they will lift off before climbing into bed each night. So what flooring is best for the master bedroom?   Hardwood   Hardwood adds both beauty and value to any bedroom. This durable choice of flooring... Read More

Image of a mop cleaning a wood floor 01/12/2015

How To Rejuvenate And Maintain A Wood Floor

A wood floor can really make a statement in a home. Whether it’s a in a living room, dining room, bedroom or even the kitchen, a wood floor is a proud possession to be treated with care and attention. But the inevitable will – inevitably – happen. Your wood floor will lose its sparkling natural glow that filled you with so much pride when it was first laid down, and you will have to think of replacing it or of ways to rejuvenate it. Don’t panic! We’re here to help. Read our advice... Read More

Image of an adult hoovering around a baby 27/11/2015

How to Choose The Best Flooring For Your Child’s Room

All parents have been here before – what is the best flooring to lay in a kids room? Whether it’s a play room or a bedroom, whichever type of flooring you choose, and however much time you dedicate to keeping it looking great, it will be quickly covered in toys and, inevitably, be a scene of juice spillages and painting disasters. The main thing to keep in mind is that children fall over – a lot – so getting the right floor really does matter: What are your choices? Lets look through your options:   Laminate... Read More

Bathroom with Tile 25/11/2015

Best Flooring For Bathrooms

We’ve had a look at what flooring is best for kitchens and dining rooms already, but bathrooms can be a little more confusing. For bathrooms you need to keep the same considerations in mind as you do elsewhere in your home e.g. durability, attractiveness and comfort. The key difference to keep in mind when choosing bathroom flooring is moisture. It’ll come as no surprise to hear that water is prevalent in bathrooms – the wrong choice of floor can therefore be an expensive mistake to make.     Tile is traditionally used... Read More

Solid wood flooring boards and tools 08/10/2015

How to Fit Solid Wood Flooring

So you’ve agonised about which type of flooring you need, had arguments about whether it needs to be lacquered or brushed & oiled (that old chestnut, huh?) and waited patiently for it to be delivered, like a child waiting for a favourite family member to arrive at Christmas. But now what? Well you’ve got to lay the thing. You might think it makes a lovely hallway decoration or an elaborate and somewhat unwieldy paperweight, but trust us, it looks even better when laid.     Here is your guide on... Read More

Visual history of flooring across the world 01/09/2015

A Visual History of Flooring Across The World

Believe it or not, laminate flooring hasn’t always been around. It’s hard to imagine, we know. Cavemen weren’t worrying about whether to opt for a click lock system or tongue and groove, and the Romans didn’t have to consider that they needed to leave their solid wood floor to acclimatise before laying it. Obviously life was much less interesting without wooden flooring around, so we’ve compiled a delicious visual history of flooring to see how far we’ve come and revel in how lucky we are nowadays. We take a look... Read More