Discount Flooring Depot Blog

Tools for Laying Laminate 01/09/2015

How To Fit Laminate Flooring

So you’ve chosen laminate flooring? What a great choice! It is an incredibly versatile material that easily allows you to reflect your tastes and fits your budget. But, before you lay your laminate flooring, it’s important that you make all the preparations so that you can lay your floor with ease. We’re here to help! Follow our advice on how to prepare and install your laminate flooring.     How should you prepare for laminate flooring?  Step 1: To lay your laminate flooring, before you start, you need to have... Read More

Person fitting wooden floor 13/08/2015

Solid Wood Flooring: A Beginner’s Guide

For the complete wooden floor experience, then solid wood flooring (also known as hardwood flooring or real wood flooring) is difficult to beat. As the name suggests, it’s machined from solid pieces of wood, usually 18-20mm thick and looks absolutely fantastic. Solid floors are generally made using hardwoods, such as oak, as softwoods like pine dent too easily. If you’re unsure about whether solid wood flooring is right for you, here is rundown of most of the important things you need to know…   Types of solid wood flooring Here at... 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

Flooring For Pets Aww 30/06/2015
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Flooring For Pets – What’s The Best?

When it comes to picking your perfect floor, there’s a massive range of variables to consider. What kind of underlay do you need? What kind of subfloor do you have? What will fit with your decor? What will suit your room? What’s your budget?… The list goes on and on, and pretty soon finding that dream floor can turn into a bit of nightmare. Even when you’ve made a choice yourself, what does the rest of the family think? Maybe the kids love it, maybe your partner hates it, but... Read More

bamboo flooring panda 05/06/2015

Bamboo Flooring – A Beginners Guide

Bamboo flooring is exotic and unique. It’s got it’s own rich colour and feel. Bamboo floor is made from the bamboo plant, favourite food of pandas world wide. It’s also an incredibly strong material, with a greater compressive strength than wood, brick, or concrete, and a tensile strength that can rival steel. Hopefully you’ll never put your bamboo floor under that sort of pressure! But you can rest assured that a bamboo floor is strong enough to withstand the hustle and bustle of day to day life and a busy... Read More

oak laminate flooring 27/04/2015
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Home Decor Ideas For Laminate Flooring

While it’s important to get your flooring in order, it’s not the be and all end all of creating a perfect room and a perfect home, despite what we might try and tell you here at Discount Flooring Depot! You’ll need to consider the rest of your room, and how best to compliment that new floor. Today we’re going to focus on laminate flooring for your bathroom and kitchen, and tips for really taking your room to the next level. First of all, when shopping for a new floor for... Read More

17/04/2015
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Why Should You Underlay Your 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

Retro Kitchen Vinyl 29/07/2013
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Hardwood Flooring for Kitchens – Yay Or Nay?

Go hardwood or go home, as the ever popular mantra goes. Or something like that, anyway. While hardwood flooring tends to be the prime choice for any room due to it’s elegance, beauty, and everyone wanting to have a home reminiscent of Buckingham palace, it isn’t always so easy to find the right floor for the right room. Our customers often ask us about hardwood flooring in their kitchens – is it a good idea? And frankly, the answer is yes and no. The kitchen has evolved in modern times... Read More

white washed flooring 08/07/2013
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White Washed Flooring

The technique of white washing flooring has been around for a long time, but it has only become a popular style and design trend in recent years. It’s perfect for the ultra modern look which is perfect in the trendy apartments of young couples and city professionals. Equally, the right white washed floor can also provide a touch of rustic class to a room. Paired with blues and greens, it’s perfect for a seaside, nautical feeling vibe in your home without having to get sand in your unmentionables. How Is... Read More