Wood and Beyond Showroom

Our Showroom

    •  220 The Vale, London
    •  NW11 8SR

Opening Hours

    •  MONDAY-FRIDAY 8.30 - 18.30
    •  SATURDAY 9.30 - 17.00
    •  SUNDAY Closed
    •  BANK HOLIDAYS 9.30 - 15.00
  •  Parking is available at no cost along The Vale street. There is plenty of parking at all hours of the day.

Wood and Beyond Blog

  • How To Get Retro Looking Wood Flooring

    Retro is hot right now. In interior styling, it is arguably one of the most popular trends with certain consumers. From clothing to cars and mopeds to furniture; retro is HOT. Retro as a term refers to styling that was ‘in vogue’ anything between 70 years ago and only 30 or so years ago, so it’s quite a broad concept. Often confused with antique and vintage, retro is a subject that can be puzzling, so in this article we thought we’d attempt to de-mystify the notion as well as giving you some ideas on how you can achieve retro looking wood flooring in your home. Defining the terms Antique is a term that commonly refers to a “work of art, a piece of furniture or decorative art that was made at least a 100 years ago”. Vintage on t ... READ MORE >

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  • Bleached Wood Flooring Transform Your Interior

    Bleached wood flooring is everywhere. No matter which interior magazine you look in, you’ll find stunningly beautiful bleached wood flooring featured in every setting from loft apartments to country cottages. Particularly attractive during the hot spell we’re having right now, there’s no reason why bleached wood flooring can’t be a really striking all-year-round solution for your interior. When we talk about bleached wood flooring, the term is usually used to refer to wood flooring that looks as if it has been bleached by the sun, rather than the stuff we use to clean stubborn stains! A look that is associated with romantic desert islands that are surrounded by turquoise seas, a bleached wood floor suggests that you’re carefree a ... READ MORE >

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  • Shabby Chic Wood Flooring

    Shabby chic as an interiors term was first aired by The World of Interiors Magazine in the 1980s. A style that was quickly adopted in the UK and the US, shabby chic is all about re-creating the look of big country houses that have been handed down the generations without many changes being made over the years. Characterised by aged and distressed pieces of furniture as well as faded linens, it’s clear to see the appeal of this look. If you fancy giving a room in your home, or indeed your whole home a shabby chic look, it’s easier than you might think. And the good news is, with a bit of planning you can easily turn the end result from excellent to exceptional without calling for much in the way of additional investment. So where do you ... READ MORE >

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  • Why Grey Is The New Black In Wood Flooring

    Not so very long ago if you wanted a wood floor, it had to be wood coloured. Wood coloured might have been light, dark or mid, but either way it was definitely going to be a shade of brown. Those days have now gone and you can find wood flooring in pretty much any colour you want. In the past few years, black and white wood flooring have grown immensely in popularity. Enabling a true monochrome look that lends itself to the introduction of bold colours or a touch of grey or taupe, monochrome wood flooring is really attractive. However, many people are frightened of plumping for white wood flooring because they imagine they’ll end up running around with a mop all the time, so they plump for black wood flooring in the hope that it’ll hid ... READ MORE >

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  • Mix White, Grey And Lime Wood Flooring For A Great Effect

    If you’re one of the many people seeking out a really modern look in your home, wood floors are hard to beat. Although wood flooring can be used to great effect in a home that’s full of antiques, has a shabby chic feel or vintage look, modern, cutting edge designer is very easily achieved too if you make the right choices. Lime wood flooring, white wood flooring and grey wood flooring are all great ways to make sure your home is bang on trend right now. But what if you’re a bit wary of going the whole hog and decking out your entire house with lime, white or grey wood flooring for the fear that you’ll tire of it? In this instance, one great option is to create a clever and interesting mix of white, grey and lime wood flooring throu ... READ MORE >

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  • Wood Flooring For High Humidity Areas

    Wood is a natural material Wood is a completely natural product; you only have to look in a forest to see that! But when we bring wood into our homes we often forget that. Even once wood has been lumbered, dried, cut and processed into wood flooring and furnishing, it continues to respond to the environment in which it finds itself. Humidity is one of the factors that affects wood most of all. When humidity levels are high, wood expands and when humidity reduces the wood contracts again. This happens even when wood has been in place for a long time. While this is no big deal if it’s only minimal, problems can occur when humidity is excessive. When it comes to protecting your wood flooring, things like leaving expansion gaps around your r ... READ MORE >

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  • How To Choose Wood Flooring For Small Spaces

    One of the most common complaints we hear from our customers is that their homes aren’t big enough. While a new wood floor won’t give you an extra bedroom or the home office that you believe will change your life, there are some great tricks that you can do with wood flooring to make your rooms seem bigger. Here are a few ideas: Play with colour In the same way that the colour of clothing we wear can have a huge impact on how we look, choosing the right colours for your home makes a big difference too. When it comes to choosing the right colour wood flooring to make your room and indeed your home look bigger, there are two main things you can do. They are: Use the same colour throughout. Choosing the same colour of flooring throughout ... READ MORE >

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  • Getting A Prime Look With Rustic Wood Flooring

    In the same way that high street fashion stores achieve designer looks at a fraction of the price of the likes of Chanel and Dior, there’s no reason why you can’t achieve a prime look with rustic wood flooring. In this blog post we’ll briefly share with you the key differences between the different grades of wood flooring and then we’ll go on to give you some great ideas of how to get a prime wood floor look at a rustic price tag. When wood is lumbered, it is sorted into one of four different grades according to how it looks and how much sap it contains. Prime grade wood flooring, as the name suggests is wood flooring that’s made from prime grade wood. Highly consistent in its grain and its colour, prime grade wood contains virtu ... READ MORE >

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  • Best Wood For Flooring

    When you’re trying to decide exactly what the best wood for flooring is, in many ways the response you get will depend on who you speak to. In this blog article we want to speak about some of the most popular woods that are used for flooring as well as why some are better than others. While we would argue that no one could ever respond 100% objectively to the question: “What’s the best wood for flooring?” we truly think that the information we give here will help. Demystifying the difference between hard and softwood When debating the best wood for flooring, one of the best places to start is by looking at the options offered by hard and soft wood. These terms are often misunderstood and before embarking on a wood flooring project ... READ MORE >

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  • How Decking Width Will Affect Your Garden Design

    If you’re planning a deck for the first time or are re-designing your existing deck then you’re likely to be surrounded by garden design books to help you make sure you make the right decisions. When you’re thinking about installing a deck in your garden landscape project, the wide choice of options can be daunting. However, with the number of experts around, there really is no need to go it alone. At Wood and Beyond, we like nothing more than hearing our customer’s stories and helping them to discover ideas that they mightn’t otherwise have thought about. So if you’re struggling with all the decisions you’re facing about your deck, you can always get in touch. However, in the meantime in this blog post, we’d like to help y ... READ MORE >

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