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Wood and Beyond Blog

  • Minerva Collection Porcelain Tile Luxury Floor and Wall Tiles

      When you plan the look of your home, your floors and your walls are two of the biggest decisions you’re likely to make. They are the two things that’ll create the backdrop to everything else you add to your interior. Walls thankfully are easy enough to change, but floor decisions tend to be for the long term – or at least for more than a decade or two in the majority of cases. Whether you choose, wood, tile, carpet or laminate will depend on the look you’re hoping to achieve and the budget you have. Until relatively recently, tiles have tended to be thought of as more of a south European choice for anything other than bathrooms. But when under floor heating became affordable for all of us, more and more people started to rec ... READ MORE >

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  • Wooden Countertops Colour Range

      Wooden countertops are a really popular choice in kitchens, both with real foodies and with people who aren’t particularly great at cooking yet adore great style. A choice that dates back centuries, there’s a real warmth and charm about a wooden countertop that you simply don’t get with other solutions. No matter whether you choose white, bright coloured, dark or even stainless steel cabinets, a wooden countertop will look simply stunning. At Wood and Beyond we’ve been supplying wooden countertops to discerning customers for many years now and have built up a great stock, so you have plenty of choice. One of the things we make a point of is making sure we have a really broad colour range, so there truly is something for ev ... READ MORE >

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  • Oak Effect Laminate Flooring for Unbeatable Natural Look

      Are you someone who yearns for the unbeatable natural look of a wood floor but don’t have the budget? Or are you someone who simply likes to change the look of your room completely from time-to-time without breaking the bank? If so, then we’ve got great news for you. At Wood and Beyond we’re huge fans of everything that is made of wood and we’ve hesitated over the years when it comes to laminate flooring. We’ve done that because we have huge confidence in solid wood and engineered wood, but we’ve now tracked down an oak effect laminate flooring solution that’s so convincing, it’s even got us on side. If you want an unbeatable natural look for your floor for a fraction of the price of a wooden floor, then our range ... READ MORE >

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  • Full Stave Prime Oak Worktops from Wood and Beyond

      There are various different types of oak worktops, but one of the most attractive and eye-catching is, without a doubt, full stave prime oak worktops. At Wood and Beyond we know that our clients love this style of worktop, so make it a priority to always have a good selection in stock. You can find our full range here. So what is it that makes full stave prime oak worktops such a bit hit with our clients? In order to explain, we need to take a couple of steps back and look at what exactly is meant by full stave and what qualities prime grade wood has that others don’t. Full stave oak worktops Oak worktops are either made from small blocks of oak or full staves of oak. Single pieces of oak that run the full width of a worktop are ... READ MORE >

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  • Light Oak Laminate Flooring for Clever Interiors

      Laminate flooring sometimes gets a tough time. To be honest, at Wood and Beyond we’ve struggled to find a laminate floor that meets out exacting standards, but we’re delighted to now be the proud stockist of a great range of laminates that we know our wood floor loving clients will adore. You can find it here. We’re incredibly happy to be able to bring you this range, and in today’s blog post we want to show you how you can create really clever interiors using light oak laminate flooring. Two of the greatest things about this laminate flooring are that it is so affordable and really fast to fit. Literally, within a morning or an afternoon, without too much pain on your bank balance, you could have a whole new look in your ... READ MORE >

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  • Laminate Flooring Thickness Guide

      Laminate flooring comes in several thicknesses including 7mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm and even 15mm; but what exactly do the different thicknesses mean? Are they a guide to quality, durability, price or any other factor that might be really important when making your choice? The bottom line when it comes to laminate flooring is that how it is made doesn’t change depending on the thickness of the board. Laminate flooring production is a clever process that involves four different layers. There’s the core layer, the backing layer, the décor layer and the wear layer. The core layer, as you’d expect is what gives the board its strength and stability. The backing layer provides support, the décor layer is what gives the floor its great ... READ MORE >

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  • Engineered Wood Flooring Prices Affected By Strip Number And Thickness

      Engineered wood flooring is a really popular choice these days and it’s easy to see why. A flooring solution that’s durable, affordable and great to look at, it ticks most people’s boxes across the board. Add to those great benefits, the fact that you can lay it in every room in the home as well as over under floor heating and you can see why, for quite a while it has been even more popular than solid wood flooring. When it comes to engineered wood flooring prices, they start from as little as £20-odd per square meter at Wood and Beyond up to hundreds of pounds per square metre in some other stores. But what is it that affects the price of engineered wood flooring?   There are a number of things, but two of the key things a ... READ MORE >

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  • Lino Flooring vs. Wood Flooring - How the Two Compare

        Lino, the term commonly used to describe linoleum is a floor covering that’s made from a whole host of renewable ingredients. Often confused with vinyl flooring, lino is actually quite different in its make-up. The main thing that vinyl and lino have in common is that they come in a single sheet and are known for being very pliable – which means that they restore their shape quickly. Lino flooring has seen a bit of a rise in demand recently and some clients are asking us about how lino flooring and wood flooring compare. So, in this article we’d like to explore the 5 key points that help people make their decision when it comes to choosing the right floor for their project. We’ve done this so that hopefully, if you’ ... READ MORE >

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  • Matt Oak Flooring Keeps The Natural Beauty Of The Wood

      Lacquered oak flooring is recognised as one of the toughest and most resistant flooring options available, however, until recently lacquered finishes have meant an end look that has a slight shine. For anyone seeking a truly matt finish, until now, the only real option has been to choose an oiled finish. But now this has changed. At Wood and Beyond we’re delighted to let you know that we now have a small stock of matt oak flooring available that means you really can enjoy the best of both worlds. These three floors have all been treated with a matt lacquer and look just like oiled flooring but boast all the benefits of a lacquer finish. Let’s introduce you to them one by one: Select Engineered Oak Flooring that’s Click Syste ... READ MORE >

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  • Introducing Cosenza Collection Porcelain Tiles

      At Wood and Beyond it goes without saying that we’re completely head over heels in love with everything that is wood flooring. However, we’re also realists and we know that some people like a mix of wood and perhaps tiles in their home. This is why we’ve worked our socks off to find a couple of ranges of tiles that fit in with our flooring philosophy and that we’re proud to have in our range. One of them is the Cosenza Collection of Porcelain Tiles. You can find it here. This affordable range of porcelain tiles looks like it cost a fortune and yet is within the reach of even those with the humblest of budgets. Boasting a choice between square and rectangular shapes, we have opted for a really natural colour palette with ev ... READ MORE >

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