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How Wide Or Narrow Wood Flooring Will Affect Your Décor

31 Jul 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
How Wide Or Narrow Wood Flooring Will Affect Your Décor

The way we react to things that we see is influenced by the experiences we’ve had throughout our lives.  When it comes to interior design or décor, how we perceive things depends on what we’re used to seeing in which setting.  For example, until a few years ago, a distressed, aged floor would have been [...]

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Nail or Glue Wood Flooring Installation?

28 Jul 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Nail or Glue Wood Flooring Installation?

This is a commonly asked question amongst the Wood and Beyond client base, which is why we thought it would be useful to put together this short guide to help you decide.  Before recommending which option might suit your project, we’ll start by giving a short description of the two methods. Nail down installation Nail-down [...]

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Wood Flooring DIY Installation Mistakes

23 Jul 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Wood Flooring DIY Installation Mistakes

If you’ve decided to invest in a new wood floor, one of the questions you’re likely to be considering right now is whether you should fit the floor on a DIY basis or whether you should bring in the professionals.  To be honest, with most flooring options these days, a decent DIY-er will have no [...]

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How Wood Flooring Change Colour Over Time

21 Jul 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
How Wood Flooring Change Colour Over Time

Wood is a completely natural product and as such, it’s colour will be affected by light and by time.  When it comes to choosing the colour of your new floor, it’s useful to not only look at what you will get at the start, but also at what your floor colour might develop into in [...]

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Fitting Engineered Wood Flooring To Concrete

16 Jul 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Fitting Engineered Wood Flooring To Concrete

Concrete floors are arguably one of the most common subfloors today.  As a result, it’s important, particularly if you’re planning a DIY installation, to ascertain the best way to fit your floor. The first two things you need to be clear about are: Making sure your subfloor is sufficiently free of dampness to install your [...]

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Solid Wood Flooring As Structural Boards

14 Jul 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Solid Wood Flooring As Structural Boards

Solid hardwood floors, as any regular reader of this blog will know are floors that are made from planks that are cut from one single piece of timber.  They may be made of oak, ash, pine or walnut, but the difference between solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring is the construction of the plank.   [...]

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Comparing Wood Worktops, What To Look For?

10 Jul 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Comparing Wood Worktops, What To Look For?

Wood worktops are a great addition to any kitchen.  Once thought of as the worktop of choice for country-style kitchens, in recent years, wood worktops have really come into their own and are stylish additions to all different types of kitchen, from modern, state of the art to traditional.  So, if you’ve decided that a [...]

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Best Wood Flooring Adhesives

07 Jul 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Best Wood Flooring Adhesives

At Wood and Beyond, we know that when you choose your new wood floor, it’s important for you to know that you can source your accessories from the same supplier, enabling you to take delivery of everything you need in one go.  It’s for this reason that we make it our business to seek out [...]

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Biggest Wood Flooring Manufacturers

30 Jun 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Biggest Wood Flooring Manufacturers

You probably don’t need us to tell you that wood flooring has grown hugely in popularity in the last decade or so.  Only 20 years ago, every decent sized town would have had a carpet shop or two and they would have been constantly busy.  Nowadays, not only has shopping changed in favour of out-of-town [...]

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Hardwood Species For Flooring

27 Jun 2014 |    |    |    Leave a Comment
Hardwood Species For Flooring

When you’re choosing wood flooring, you’re highly likely at some point to find yourself spinning in circles with all the terms that you need to understand in order to make the right decisions.  You’ll be faced with a choice between engineered and solid flooring, different grades of wood, finishes, decisions about board thicknesses, plank widths [...]

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