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  • Hardwood and Composite Decking Samples Now Available

      The days are getting longer and temperatures are on the rise. People all over the UK are out preparing their outside space for the exciting summer months ahead. Indoor/outdoor living has never been as popular and cherished as it is right now. Life is busy and we all seem to spend more time than we’d ideally choose to indoors, so any time we can plan to be outside is special. One way to make your outside space even more welcoming and more versatile is by introducing a deck. No matter how big or small your outside space, an area with decking will raise your outdoor living game to a whole new level. If you have a decking project on your mind, you’ll be delighted to hear that at Wood and Beyond we now have hardwood and composi ... READ MORE >

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  • Grey Flooring - Your Options Summarised

      Grey flooring is really popular and it’s easy to see why. For any regular visitors to this blog, you’ll know that we’ve written a few articles on this subject, but we’ve been finding lately that a number of people have been asking about it, and with this in mind we’ve decided to pull together a neat summary to make things easier for you. Here it is… Why choose grey flooring? The answer to this question is easy: it’s a great way of making a fashion statement, but one that you won’t tire of. When many people chose black flooring a few years ago, they did so thinking that they’d made a great choice that they’d love for a lifetime. However, the reality is that black flooring is such a statement that some people ... READ MORE >

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  • Ultimate Wood Flooring Suitability by Room Type

      Wood flooring is suited to every room in the home, but before embarking on a wood flooring project, it’s important to know which types of wood flooring you can fit where. In this article, our aim is to de-mystify what sorts of wood flooring you can use in which rooms. We hope you’ll find it useful. To make your journey easier, we’ll walk you through our imaginary home room by room. The hall   The hall is the first room you enter when you come into the home. Halls have a tough time when it comes to flooring. The first few meters of flooring in any hallway is arguably one of the highest footfall areas in the home. For this reason, when you choose your wood flooring for your hall, you need to know it will stand up to ... READ MORE >

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  • Rustic Oak Worktops for Warmth and Beauty

      Rustic oak worktops aren’t just warm and beautiful; they’re affordably priced too. For anyone who doesn’t know, when wood is lumbered, it is classified into one of four different grades or categories. Wood grades go from prime at the top, to rustic at the bottom. But if you’re thinking that choosing a wood at the bottom of the grades is bad news – stop. Just because wood is graded as rustic grade wood, that doesn’t mean that it is any lower quality than any of the other grades. Rustic grade oak simply has bigger knots and more of them. It’s also a bit less regular in its marking and may contain more sap. All of this adds up to a really affordable oak solution that is typically full of character. If you’ve decid ... READ MORE >

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  • Wide Plank Oak Worktops For Natural Rich And Warm Look

      Wide plank oak worktops are class and charm rolled into one. There are so many worktop options on the market today, you’d be forgiven for feeling a tad confused if you’re in the process of re-doing your kitchen. Perhaps you’re thinking about marble, stainless steel or stone? The number of solutions available right now can truly make your head spin. However, one worktop option that has been around for decades, if not centuries, and that has never gone out of fashion is wide plank oak worktops. Why is that? There are any number of reasons why wide plank oak worktops have stood the test of time, but the main ones are their great looks, their practicality, their long life and their affordability. In this article we’ll share ... READ MORE >

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  • Recommended Underfloor Heating for Wood Flooring

      Underfloor heating is a luxury that many people think they simply can’t afford. And if this is you, today at Wood and Beyond we want to prove to you that this isn’t the case and that it’s time to think again. It’s true that many people are put off installing underfloor heating because they think it’ll cause major disruption in their home and call for significant investment, but this needn’t be the case. Keen to seek out new and innovative solutions to every problem, at Wood and Beyond we’ve been working away in the background to put together a range of underfloor heating solutions that can even work in the smallest of spaces and be bought with the tiniest of budgets. In this article, we’d like to take you throu ... READ MORE >

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  • Dove Grey Wood Flooring: Popular With Open Plan Designs

      Dove grey wood flooring is a stunning option for your interior if you’ve got an open plan design. Open plan living is a really sought after solution right now with both families and singles seeking a relaxed and stylish way of life. When you choose open plan, you suddenly get a real feeling of space and light. There really is no comparison between having 2 or 3 small rooms and the sense of volume you get from knocking those into one. One of the most common open plan design settings in the home is kitchen, diner, living room. This gives you a real flow of movement and really is a life changer. But it does pose its problems too if you’re not furnishing your new space from scratch. If you’re in a situation where you’re ei ... READ MORE >

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  • Beige Wood Flooring From Light Cream To Dark Tan

      Beige wood flooring is a great solution if you want long term flexibility and great looks. One of the most fabulous things about beige wood flooring is that it is so natural looking. No matter whether you mix it with a classic interior or a modern, state of the art interior, it will always look timelessly natural and stylish. When it comes to choosing the right beige wood flooring for your home, you’ll find that there’s anything from light cream to dark tan on the spectrum, so you really are able to get the exact colour that you want. One of the best ways to decide which beige colour would work best for you is by establishing first and foremost if you want to create a modern or a classic interior look. In this Wood and Beyo ... READ MORE >

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  • Herringbone Parquet Flooring Is Seeing A Real Renaissance

      Herringbone parquet flooring is seeing a real renaissance right now and it’s easy to see why. A flooring solution that has stood the test of time for centuries now, it went out of vogue for a while, but it truly is coming back to the fore for people who are seeking something different. A great way of making a real statement, yet not so out of the ordinary that you’ll tire of it, herringbone parquet flooring is a great investment. If you’re not familiar with it, this style of flooring is steeped in history, yet has all the convenience and great looks that we quite rightly demand today. Not only that, it will stand up to our busy daily lives without batting an eyelid. The great thing about this solution is that it comes wit ... READ MORE >

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  • White Oak Engineered Flooring: A Highly Desirable Flooring Option

      White oak engineered flooring is a highly desirable flooring solution, not only because it looks so great, but also because it’s so extremely versatile. Certain people would run a mile at the thought of a white floor; but if that’s you, we’d encourage you to think again. Agreed, a white carpet can be a real challenge, but when you choose a wooden floor, you can get away with going as light as you like. One of the biggest advantages of this type of flooring is that it completely transforms small, dark rooms. Giving an immediate impression of volume and light, you won’t believe how this solution will change the whole look of your room. Many people are frustrated because their rooms feel smaller than they’d like them to. ... READ MORE >

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