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Wood and Beyond Blog

  • Home Improvement Projects for the New Year: Solid Oak Worktops and More!

    With the new year just around the corner, you may be thinking about home improvement projects for 2019. Whether it’s something as simple as solid oak worktops for your kitchen or workshop, to a large undertaking like flooring installation for one or more rooms, projects and upgrades can be done to any home to give it that extra pop. Home improvement projects are a great way to start fresh and help you reach your other new year goals. Take a look at some of these ideas to get your creativity flowing see where your own project will take you. Solid Oak Worktops: A Great Surface for Any Project One of the simplest ways to improve your home is with solid oak worktops. Wooden worktops are great for a multitude of uses throughout a home and c ... READ MORE >

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  • Why So Many Homeowners are Choosing Engineered Flooring

    It is no secret the wood flooring is a prime upgrade option for homeowners in every sense. Wood flooring is a much more stylish option than carpet or linoleum. There are numerous choices for the colour, texture, and pattern and with that you have the power to create the exact type of style you want in your home. When it comes to which type of wood flooring to put in your home, the choice comes down to engineered flooring or hardwood flooring. Both can provide you with different benefits, but the choice is ultimately up to you, based on your lifestyle, needs, and budget. Solid Wood Flooring: Beautiful but Pricey The pinnacle of wood flooring comes at a hefty price with solid wood flooring. Solid wood flooring is created from whole piece ... READ MORE >

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  • Choosing Wood Flooring in London for Your Home

    One of the best ways to enhance the glamour and style of a home is through the right flooring choice. Wood flooring is a versatile choice for many homes, as the variety of styles and finishes allows you to choose flooring boards that either complement your existing style or serve as the starting point for a redecoration project. Each home is unique in its own way, and that uniqueness is complimented by the custom floor that runs beneath your feet. Finding options for wood flooring in London is easy, no matter what style you are looking for. The Plethora of Flooring Styles When you shop for wood flooring in London, you’re not limited to one type of wood or one style of installation. There is laminate and solid wood flooring that comes i ... READ MORE >

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  • Is Black and White Wood Flooring Right for Your Home?

    Many people are constantly looking for ways to make their homes pop with character and to create a unique environment that they call their own. What a lot of people do not know, is this all starts beneath the shoes with the type of flooring you have in your home. Laminate wood flooring is the perfect choice for any type of home owner to produce looks that are only limited to the imagination. There are so many designs, colours, and a flooring patterns to choose from. From the rustic outdoor look of cherry hardwood and white oak flooring, to the modern sleek tones of black and white wood flooring, the choice is really up to you. A Step on the Wild Side The majority of homeowners choose a more reserved style of hardwood flooring when upgradin ... READ MORE >

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  • Grey-White Wood Flooring Trends to Explore

    Wood flooring is one of the best flooring options for home designers worldwide. There are so many colours and textures and patterns that can be used in such a way that no two floors are the exact same. From the bold statement of hardwood oak to the cool and calm of grey-white wood flooring, every style can convey the message you want your home to express. With so many intricate design patterns for the slats, your home is sure to be one of a kind in every way. A Modern Look Grey-white wood flooring specifically is a very popular design choice when decorating modern flats and houses. It creates a sense of ‘now’ that never goes away, without veering too far into a futuristic aesthetic. This style of flooring is usually coupled with stainl ... READ MORE >

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  • Give Lino Flooring and Luxury Vinyl Flooring Another Look

    Linoleum has a short history of existence and an even shorter history of widespread use. Although it was created in the mid-1800s by accident, lino flooring didn’t gain popularity until the 1950s. It’s created using a mixture of solidified linseed oil and ground wood products over sheets of cotton canvas. From the time of its inception, its purpose was always to create a more durable alternative to wood flooring options. Properties of Lino Flooring Linoleum is mainly used in high traffic areas because its level of durability far surpasses that of traditional wood flooring. Office buildings and businesses often embrace linoleum as the smart choice due to the volume of people walking across their floors every day. In the early twentiet ... READ MORE >

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  • Make Your Hallways Beautiful with Engineered Oak Flooring

    One of the greatest qualities of engineered flooring is its ability to be used anywhere in the home without ever sacrificing quality. Even in small or narrow spaces such as pantries and hallways, engineered oak flooring maintains its visual appeal. The process for installing the flooring does not differ much from main rooms either. When all the rooms are connected with the same flooring, the transitions from rooms to hallways are seamless. If you decide to add flooring throughout your house and especially in hallways, do not hesitate to call a professional for help. They know how to measure and plan correctly to ensure a smooth flow from room to room. Things to Watch Out For When Installing Engineered Oak Flooring When you install flooring ... READ MORE >

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  • Solid Oak Worktops: Taking Your Décor Beyond the Floor

    Wood flooring is a great way to improve your home, giving you a look and feel that cannot be compared to other flooring options. Going beyond the floor, and using solid oak in other aspects of your home décor, is a unique way to upgrade your house and bring out the designer inside. One of the best ways to showcase oak in your house is through the use of solid oak worktops. Imagine the smoothness of an oak counter in your kitchen while cooking, all while maintaining a level of durability that you would trust your floor to have. Solid oak worktops give you that calm, down to earth feel that your floor gives you, while at the same time providing the necessary workspace for any job. If you were to match your floor to the worktop, you would gi ... READ MORE >

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  • Measuring Your Home for New Solid Wood Flooring

    Ordering too much flooring can leave you with unwanted slats and spending more than you budgeted for, while ordering too little can leave you with an unfinished room and a potentially very noticeable mistake. Ordering the right amount of flooring comes down to one thing – how you measure your rooms. Each room of your house where you plan to install solid wood flooring should be measured separately and independently of one another and treated as its own mini project of sorts. For example, a 4m by 6m room would be 24m2 in total area requiring 24m2 of flooring. Creating basic outlines of the rooms on scratch paper can give you a better view of the overall area, making your calculations easier to see. Even if the rooms are not perfect squares ... READ MORE >

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  • Wood Flooring Remodeling Tips from Start to Finish

    Before any home improvement project, there are many factors that go into the decision-making process and choosing to make the switch to wood flooring is no different. It requires careful planning all the way around. From room selection, to pairing possibilities with furniture, from cost to style and pattern choices, and even the installation process itself – you are essentially giving your home a complete makeover. Overwhelming as all these decisions may seem, the transition to a new floor can actually be smooth and seamless. Where do I Start? Once you determine that it is time to make the switch to a new floor, the first thing you must do is decide which rooms in your home will receive upgraded flooring. Some people use wood floors as ... READ MORE >

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