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Should You Lay Plywood Over Plank Sub Floor?

01 Sep 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Should You Lay Plywood Over Plank Sub Floor?

When it comes to installing new wood flooring, the success of your project will depend to a large extent on the preparation.  Preparation takes into account making the right decisions when ordering your wood flooring, but also means making sure your sub floor is well prepared for receiving your new floor. If you’ve got a [...]

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Can Engineered Wood Flooring Be Fitted Over Joists?

29 Aug 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Can Engineered Wood Flooring Be Fitted Over Joists?

There are many circumstances when you’ll be faced with the need to fit flooring directly over joists, in new builds, for example, as well as in certain situations where you’ve extended your property.  There are few reasons why you shouldn’t fit engineered wood flooring directly over joists (unless in a ground floor situation where you [...]

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Select Or Prime Grade Wood Flooring How To Choose?

26 Aug 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Select Or Prime Grade Wood Flooring How To Choose?

Any regular reader of this blog will know that when it’s lumbered, wood is graded into one of four different grades: prime, select, natural and rustic.  Going down this list from prime to rustic, the colour and appearance variation of the wood increases and knots become more abundant.  This doesn’t mean in any way that [...]

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Open Or Tight Grain Wood Flooring?

22 Aug 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Open Or Tight Grain Wood Flooring?

When you’re planning a re-look for a room or if you’re planning a room in a new build from scratch, there’s plenty to consider.  Things like who will use the room, how often and for what purpose are amongst the key things you need to be asking yourself.  The responses to these questions will influence [...]

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Character Grade Wood Flooring Types

20 Aug 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Character Grade Wood Flooring Types

Character grade wood flooring is the third in a series of four wood grades.  It is also known as natural grade wood flooring.  Available in solid and engineered wood flooring options, it is an affordable and attractive option that, not surprisingly is full of character.  Wood is a completely natural product and as such has [...]

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At What Point Should You Fit New Wood Flooring During Home Renovation Or Construction?

18 Aug 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
At What Point Should You Fit New Wood Flooring During Home Renovation Or Construction?

If you’re in the throws of planning a home renovation or you’re building a new home, one of the questions that’s likely to raise it’s head at one point or another is “at what point should you fit new wood flooring?”.  While in most instances, you’ll have an advisor or two who will assist you [...]

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Barn Grade Wood Flooring Types

13 Aug 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Barn Grade Wood Flooring Types

Barn grade wood flooring is a great way of achieving a super look without breaking the bank.  Barn grade is another name for rustic wood flooring and this grade of flooring is available in both solid wood and engineered wood options.  What this means is that no matter where in your home you want to [...]

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Solid Wood Flooring Thickness Guide

11 Aug 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Solid Wood Flooring Thickness Guide

If you’re in the throws of planning a wood flooring project, you won’t need us to tell you that you have plenty of things to think about when it comes to making the right choices.  Everything from selecting between solid and engineered wood, right down to fitting method and accessories are all important and deserve [...]

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Short, Random Or Long Length Wood Flooring Boards

06 Aug 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Short, Random Or Long Length Wood Flooring Boards

If you’re at the final stage of planning your wood flooring project, the chances are you’re wondering about whether you should invest in short, random or long length wood flooring boards.  Short and long boards, if they are all the same size will come in packs where every board is exactly the same length.  Short [...]

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Dark Or Light Solid Wood Worktops

04 Aug 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Dark Or Light Solid Wood Worktops

No matter whether you’re completely revamping your kitchen or simply sprucing up your units with new doors and a new worktop, choosing the right colour of worktop is really important.  Any regular reader of this blog won’t need reminding that wood worktops don’t just look great; with the right care, they last a lifetime and [...]

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