Laminate Flooring

  1. When To Use a Damp Proof Membrane
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    When To Use a Damp Proof Membrane

      If you plan to fit a new solid wood or engineered wood floor, it’s essential, before you lay the floor to find out if you need to lay a damp proof membrane (DPM).  Dampness and moisture can play havoc with wooden flooring and there’s little point in investing the time and money required to install a new floor over...
  2. True Cost Of Installing Wood Flooring
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    True Cost Of Installing Wood Flooring

      A hugely common mistake only too many people make when they’re working out the cost of installing a hardwood floor is to look at the cost of the floor alone if they’re doing it on a DIY basis and the floor and the fitting only if they’re engaging a professional.  Like most interior jobs, the fitting of a new...
  3. Fitting Wood Flooring In A Conservatory
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Fitting Wood Flooring In A Conservatory

    If you’re thinking about installing wood flooring in a conservatory there are a few things you’d benefit from bearing in mind.  Conservatories are great spaces for relaxing, enjoying some time with friends or even to use as an inspiring office or study.  That said, choosing wood floor for your conservatory means that you need to make your flooring decisions just...
  4. Hardwood Flooring Or Carpets
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Hardwood Flooring Or Carpets

      The decision between hardwood floor or carpets is a choice which more and more people are facing today.  While carpet is undoubtedly a cosy alternative, there are many great reasons for choosing hardwood flooring for your project. In recent years, modern developments and renovation projects alike have been veering more toward hardwood floor than carpet due to the contemporary...
  5. Hardwood Flooring Versus Laminate Flooring
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Hardwood Flooring Versus Laminate Flooring

      It is common when installing a new floor to ponder over the pros and cons of hardwood floor versus laminate flooring.  More often than not, this decision can end up really confusing, so it’s well worth defining exactly what is meant by laminate flooring and what is meant by hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring is a synthetic, man made product...
  6. Wood Flooring OR Laminate Flooring?
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Wood Flooring OR Laminate Flooring?

      The choice between wood flooring and laminate flooring is one faced by most people looking to invest in new flooring. This choice can be confusing and for this reason we’ve put together a guide to help you choose which may work best for you. Laminate flooring is made from a multi-layer synthetic flooring product, fused together by a lamination...
  7. Key Differences Between Oak and Walnut
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring, Solid Flooring & Wooden Worktops

    Key Differences Between Oak and Walnut

    If you’re thinking of investing in a wood floor or solid worktop for the kitchen you’ll not only be aware that there is a huge choice of woods, but you’ll also know that amongst the most popular choice of wood flooring and worktops is oak and walnut. Oak and walnut wood flooring are both widely available and the main difference...
  8. How To Choose Wood Flooring Fitter?
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    How To Choose Wood Flooring Fitter?

      We've all heard the horror stories about cowboy flooring fitters who promise to fit your floor for an unbelievably low price, but end up leaving you with (at best) disappointing results.  Having researched and found the best deal on your new wood flooring, whether it's wood, laminate or carpets, the last thing you want to do is to spoil...
  9. Wood Flooring Costs... How To Do The Math?
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Wood Flooring Costs... How To Do The Math?

      When researching which floor type is most suitable for your style and your needs, you are likely to come across a whole range of different prices from different vendors. As you are probably aware, buying wooden flooring online is cheaper compared to buying the same product from your local High Street shop, however prices vary from one online vendor...
  10. How To Measure Your Room?
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    How To Measure Your Room?

      If you’re planning to measure your room before buying wood flooring (or any other type of flooring), you’ll need three basic items.  The first is a tape measure, the second is a piece of paper and finally a pen.  Ideally you should choose a 10 or 20 meter tape measure and if possible recruit a friend to help you...
  11. Wood Flooring Installation Costs
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Wood Flooring Installation Costs

    If you’re planning a new wood floor, it’s only too easy to get wrapped up in the cost and choice of the floor itself and forget about the wood flooring installation costs.  When it comes to wood flooring installation costs, the prices you’ll be quoted will vary enormously as will the quality of fitting, so it’s not a decision you...
  12. What Does Real Wood Flooring Mean?
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    What Does Real Wood Flooring Mean?

    Real wood flooring refers to flooring which is made from either solid or engineered wood.  Solid wood flooring, as the name suggests is made up of single planks of solid wood whereas engineered flooring is made up of a thin layer of solid wood on top of a plywood base. Solid wood flooring comes in a whole range of colours...

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