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Wood Floors Vs Vitrified Tiles

Engineered wood floors (and to some extent solid wood floors) respond well to underfloor heating and are comparatively much easier to maintain compared to vitrified tiles. This makes wood floors the ideal choice for indoor use. Vitrified tiles are difficult to remove and possess hard-wearing all-weather characteristics suitable for outdoor use (e.g. patios). What is a Vitrified Tile? Unlike standard ceramic flooring, vitrified tiles contain quartz and feldspar. When heated in a kiln, quartz and feldspar melt together to form a glass-like glue that binds the clay tile together. This... Read More

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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


How to prepare your room for new flooring

Hurray! You’re getting new flooring. You’re one step closer to transforming your room, whether you’ve decided to update it with a simple refresh similar to what you had before, or go completely different. Before you get carried away however, there’s a few simple things you need to do first. Here’s how to prepare your room for new flooring so that installation goes as smoothly as possible.   Prep work First things first, you need to clear out all the furniture and the contents of your room as best you can... Read More

Ginger cat laying on laminate floor 05/09/2015

7mm Laminates – Our Sydney Range

From just £6.99 per m2 and with 7 incredibly varied varieties available, it’s no surprise that our Sydney Range of 7mm Laminates are one of our best selling collections. The boards have a 4-sided V-groove, meaning they look and feel like real wood planks when they’re on your floor, and all of this range are water resistant, meaning they’re tough against spillages and stains. These boards are all fitted with a click system, meaning installing them is as simple as putting together a jigsaw puzzle, and these 7mm laminates are... Read More

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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

engineered flooring 05/08/2015
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Engineered Flooring – 5 Reasons You Need It In Your Life

Engineered flooring can be a bit of a mystery to those outside of the industry. When most of our staff first joined, were pretty clued in on laminates, solid wood floor, vinyl flooring, and carpet too. They’re all fairly simple, even if when you think of vinyl, you think of some flower printed monstrosity in your Granny’s kitchen. Engineered wood is a relatively new development in the flooring world. It’s pitched as the best of both worlds, a mix of laminate flooring and solid wood flooring. It’s the most common... Read More

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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

Grey Wood Summer Deal why laminate flooring 29/07/2015
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Why Laminate Flooring? – Here’s 5 Reasons

With so many types of flooring out there, the task of choosing the right one for you can be a little daunting. Laminate? Vinyl? Carpet? Solid Wood? Engineered Wood? Which one do you pick? And even once you’ve settled on a specific flooring type, what design do you go for? Laminate flooring has always been our most popular, and for good reason. It’s made of compressed ply with a wear layer covering a high quality photograph print of a particular type of floor. Our higher end laminate floors are thick... Read More

How To Clean Laminate Floors 26/06/2015
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How to Clean Laminate Floors

You’ve got yourself a gorgeous new laminate, freshly installed and looking the part in your home. Hopefully you’ve ordered from us here at Discount Flooring Depot, but if not, we won’t hold it against you. Probably. Everything is fine and dandy until someone (who shall remain nameless) spills a glass or wine or a cup tea on the floor. Especially when they do it at least once a week. At that point, how do you keep your shiny new laminate looking in tip top shape? Even more importantly, how can... Read More

bamboo flooring panda 05/06/2015
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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