Laminate Flooring

  1. Types Of Under Floor Heating
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Types Of Under Floor Heating

      Under floor heating is a way of heating the home that is growing in popularity.  Some even argue that under floor heating will make a property more saleable albeit in itself not a reason to take the plunge.  That said, there’s no getting away from the fact that heat without the need for radiators and all the associate pipework...
  2. How To Prepare For Your Wood Flooring Delivery
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    How To Prepare For Your Wood Flooring Delivery

    Once you’ve researched and selected your wood floor, you’ll no doubt be excited about it, and keen to see it in place.  However, before you can enjoy dressing your room, there are a few logistical issues to think about.  One of the most important is preparing for the delivery of your new wood floor.  Needless to say, taking delivery of...
  3. Changing From Carpet To Wood Flooring
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Changing From Carpet To Wood Flooring

      More and more people are taking the plunge and ripping up their carpets to replace them with wood flooring.  Irrespective of whether they decide to go the solid wood floor or engineered wood floor route, they’re sure to end up with a more stylish, and in many ways more hygienic and practical interior.  When it comes to the job...
  4. Types Of Exotic Wood Flooring
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Types Of Exotic Wood Flooring

      Exotic wood flooring, as the name suggests is flooring made from raw materials sourced from some of the far-flung corners of the earth.  Exotic hardwoods are typically found in warm or tropical climates, so by implication don’t grow in the UK.  Found in countries like South America, Africa, Australia, the Far East and certain parts of Europe, exotic woods...
  5. Bamboo Wood Flooring Vs. Oak Wood Flooring
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Bamboo Wood Flooring Vs. Oak Wood Flooring

      Bamboo, which technically isn’t even a wood, is growing in popularity as a wood flooring alternative to the traditional woods.  Classified as a grass, and not a wood at all, bamboo is a plant that grows with impressive rapidity into a strong raw material.  Its fast growth makes it a highly eco friendly alternative to the likes of oak...
  6. Wood and Beyond London Showroom Now Open
    Categories: Hardwood Decking, Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring, Solid Flooring & Wooden Worktops

    Wood and Beyond London Showroom Now Open

    With many years of experience and expertise in the wooden floor, hardwood decking and wooden worktop sector, Wood and Beyond, until recently has concentrated purely on online sales.  But that has now changed.  While we continue to focus a huge part of our effort on our important, widespread and loyal online customer base, we are delighted to announce that we...
  7. How Long Does Fitting Wood Flooring Take?
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    How Long Does Fitting Wood Flooring Take?

      Like most things in life, there’s no straight answer to the question “How long it will take to fit wood flooring?”  Sorry!  However, if your room is well prepared and you’ve hired a professional fitter (with an assistant), a good guide is around 45m2 per day.  However, there are so many variables in that figure, it really is only...
  8. Fitting Wood Flooring Above Or Below Grade
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Fitting Wood Flooring Above Or Below Grade

      For anyone who’s not familiar with the term “grade”, surprisingly it has nothing to do with quality; it’s all to do with ground level.  At the risk of over-simplifying this term, broadly speaking, “above grade” is above ground level and “below grade” is below ground level.  So what does this have to do with flooring?  In fact, grade has...
  9. Solid Wood Flooring Vs. Laminate Flooring
    Categories: Laminate Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Solid Wood Flooring Vs. Laminate Flooring

      Solid wood flooring, as the name suggests, is made from solid wood and absolutely nothing else.  Made from planks cut from trees, solid wood flooring comes in a whole host of species of wood, grades of wood, colours and board sizes.  The cost of solid wood flooring varies dramatically from the cheapest to the most expensive, and depends to...
  10. Using Rugs To Protect Wood Flooring
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Using Rugs To Protect Wood Flooring

    There is little doubt that rugs will help protect your wood flooring from the harsh wear and tear that everyday life can throw at it.  What’s more, a well-chosen rug will enhance most interiors and add a focal point of colour and style to your room.  Rugs range dramatically in size, colour and style, as well as price, so what...
  11. Three Methods To Fill Gaps In Wood Flooring
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Three Methods To Fill Gaps In Wood Flooring

      If you’re having trouble with gaps in your wood flooring, you’re not alone.  Wood floors are essentially made up of strips of wood which are butted together, which may, or may not be nailed or glued into place.  Gaps in wood flooring are caused by the long-term expansion and contraction of the wood.  Although significant gaps in relatively new...
  12. Restore Wood Flooring Vs. New Wood Flooring
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Restore Wood Flooring Vs. New Wood Flooring

      The decision whether to restore or replace wood flooring is a dilemma faced by many house owners and homebuyers.  When you’re looking at a floor and you’re no longer happy with what you see, the initial temptation is to rip it up and start again.  But is this always the best way forward? Here are three key things that...

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