Laminate Flooring

  1. What To Look For When Buying Wood Flooring Online?
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    What To Look For When Buying Wood Flooring Online?

      If you’re one of the many people who has decided to invest in wood flooring, you have the choice of going the traditional route and buying in a shop or warehouse, or buying online.  You’ll find, in most cases, buying wood flooring online is a cheaper option.  That said, many people are wary of buying wood flooring online because...
  2. Things To Consider Before Laying a Wooden Floor
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Things To Consider Before Laying a Wooden Floor

      If you’re considering laying a wooden floor, there are a number of things you should consider before you venture into the project.  Clearly, it’s important to establish that a wood floor is suited to your lifestyle.  In most instances, a wooden floor is perfect for all lifestyles, but it is nonetheless worthwhile double-checking with your entire household that they...
  3. Do I Have To Use The Same Type Of Wood Flooring Throughout The House?
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    Do I Have To Use The Same Type Of Wood Flooring Throughout The House?

    We are commonly asked the question: “Do I have to use the same type of wood flooring throughout the house?”.  The response to this question is a real and genuine “no”.  There is no need whatsoever to use the same type of wood flooring throughout your house. Every house is different and rooms within each house have a different purpose...
  4. How To Remove Old Wood Flooring That Needs Replacing
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    How To Remove Old Wood Flooring That Needs Replacing

      If you’re planning on laying new wood flooring and need to remove old wood flooring that needs replacing to make way for it, there are several things you need to bear in mind.  The first thing to ascertain is how the old floor has been laid.  Has it been laid using a nail-down, glue-down or floating method of installation? ...
  5. Should I Acclimatise Wood Flooring Before Installation?
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    Should I Acclimatise Wood Flooring Before Installation?

    The question “should I acclimatise wood flooring before installation?” is a question which is often asked by people planning to install a new wooden floor. Solid wood flooring, as the name suggests is made from a 100% natural product, wood. Engineered wood flooring is made up of layers of different woods, topped by solid wood, making it look and feel...
  6. How To Stop Your Floor Squeaking
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    How To Stop Your Floor Squeaking

    If you’re being troubled by a squeaky or a creaky floor, you won’t need anyone to remind how annoying it can be.  Squeaky and creaky floors in the daytime are one thing, but squeaky, creaky floors at night can disrupt a whole family’s sleep, particularly if one or more members of the family need to walk over the offending boards...
  7. Quick Tips For Wooden Floor Stain Removal
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Quick Tips For Wooden Floor Stain Removal

    There are few things more annoying when you’ve just installed a new wooden floor than to discover a stain.  While major stains may require the intervention of a professional, we’d like to share with you our Quick Tips for wooden floor stain removal. Before outlining our quick tips for wooden floor stain removal, it’s worth talking a little bit about...
  8. What Is Click (Or Lock) Flooring?
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    What Is Click (Or Lock) Flooring?

    Click (or lock) flooring is a relatively new type of wood flooring option.  Essentially a way of covering existing flooring (but not uneven wood floors or carpet), it gets its name from the fact that the boards used in its construction process “click” (or lock) together, removing the need for fixing using nails, staples or glue.  In fact, click (or...
  9. Which Direction To Lay A Wood Floor
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Which Direction To Lay A Wood Floor

      When you decide to invest in a new wood floor, it’s really important to pay attention to the best direction in which to lay the floor.  That said, if you are laying a new wood floor over an existing wood floor, the direction you lay the floor will be determined by the direction of the original floor.  It is...
  10. Why Does A Wood Floor Need An Expansion Gap?
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Why Does A Wood Floor Need An Expansion Gap?

      Wood is a natural product and as such expands and contracts with changes in atmospheric conditions.  It is for this reason that wooden floors need an expansion gap.  Solid wood floors take in moisture when there is a high level of humidity in the air and let that moisture go when the humidity reduces.  High humidity in the wood...
  11. What Are VOCs and What Is The Connection With Flooring?
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    What Are VOCs and What Is The Connection With Flooring?

    VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds are very topical these days, and are a particular concern for anyone with babies or small children or anyone suffering from an allergy or an illness.  The reason that VOCs are so topical is that they’re invisible, widely recognised as a pollutant (albeit a small pollutant in some instances) and are known to pose potential...
  12. How Eco-Friendly Is Your Wood Flooring?
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    How Eco-Friendly Is Your Wood Flooring?

    More and more people who choose wood flooring are seeking out, not just a stylish and cost effective option, but also an eco-friendly option.  These people typically ask their floor providers about the sustainability and the eco credentials of the wood that has been used in the manufacture of the flooring.  What these people often forget is that the eco-friendliness...

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