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Flooring installation

01/10/2018
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What Are Floating Wooden Floors?

A floating wooden floor is one of three engineered wood floor installation solutions. Floating floors consist of interconnected tongue-and-groove planks placed on top of a concrete or wood subfloor. Unlike the alternative ‘glued’ or ‘nailed’ methods, the boards are not fixed to the floor, hence the name ‘floating wood floor’. Why Choose Floating Wooden Floors? Of the three engineered wood floor installation methods, the floating wooden floor method is commonly regarded by DIY enthusiasts as the simplest and most cost effective installation solution. Let’s take a look at the three... Read More

20/06/2018
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Can Wood Floors Be Laid Over Tile?

A solid concrete base is the ideal foundation on which to lay a wood floor. However, where tiling has been set into a concrete floor, work to remove the tiles could disrupt the concrete foundations. In this scenario, raised wood floors or glued wood floors may be laid over tile. Prep work should include leveling any raised tile edges. Laying Wood Floors Over Tiles – Prep Work Whether you are planning to lay a raised wood floor over tiles or whether you are planning to install a glued laminate wood... 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 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

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

21/09/2017
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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

15/12/2016
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What is a suspended timber floor?

We’ve been asked a few times by our customers, ‘What is a suspended timber floor?’ and how it will this impact on their final flooring choices. We thought we’d take some time to clear this question up and discuss how it’s likely to affect you if you have one. Q: What is a suspended timber floor? Floor structures are generally one of two types – solid or suspended. Suspended timber floors, which are typically found in older houses, are normally made from timber floorboards which are then attached to joists... Read More