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Solid Flooring

  • Measuring Your Home for New Solid Wood Flooring

    Ordering too much flooring can leave you with unwanted slats and spending more than you budgeted for, while ordering too little can leave you with an unfinished room and a potentially very noticeable mistake. Ordering the right amount of flooring comes down to one thing – how you measure your rooms. Each room of your house where you plan to install solid wood flooring should be measured separately and independently of one another and treated as its own mini project of sorts. For example, a 4m by 6m room would be 24m2 in total area requiring 24m2 of flooring. Creating basic outlines of the rooms on scratch paper can give you a better view of the overall area, making your calculations easier to see. Even if the rooms are not perfect squares ... READ MORE >

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  • Wood Flooring Remodeling Tips from Start to Finish

    Before any home improvement project, there are many factors that go into the decision-making process and choosing to make the switch to wood flooring is no different. It requires careful planning all the way around. From room selection, to pairing possibilities with furniture, from cost to style and pattern choices, and even the installation process itself – you are essentially giving your home a complete makeover. Overwhelming as all these decisions may seem, the transition to a new floor can actually be smooth and seamless. Where do I Start? Once you determine that it is time to make the switch to a new floor, the first thing you must do is decide which rooms in your home will receive upgraded flooring. Some people use wood floors as ... READ MORE >

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  • The Geometric Face of Parquet Flooring

    The parquet flooring technique is simply the use of geometric shapes to create a flooring pattern that is rich is angles and sharp edges. The most famous style of parquet flooring is the herringbone pattern which uses wood slats to create right angles in various designs. This pattern is seen in many homes and European city infrastructure, as well as historical sites. There are many design capabilities for the parquet technique, some of which are famous throughout the world.   Uses of Parquet Flooring One of the most well-known modern uses of a hard wood parquet design pattern is the United States national basketball team – The Boston Celtics. Their court floor has used a solid wood flooring parquet pattern for over 70 years. It diff ... READ MORE >

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  • White Oak Flooring – Best in Class for the Rustic Look

    Being a homeowner is a proud moment in anyone’s life. Having that space to get away from the rest of the world in order to unwind and relax is a great feeling. But a better feeling is making that house your home. You can begin that journey from the ground floor feet with white oak flooring. This flooring not only keeps to the traditional style with clean ring lines and seamless slat connections, but it comes in a variety of colours that can match the design characteristics of any room.   One of the appeals of white oak is that it is available as either hardwood flooring, or engineered  flooring. Hardwood provides the durability of real wood but can sometimes be difficult to maintain and may be outside the reach of some budgets. Eng ... READ MORE >

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  • Solid Oak Herringbone Flooring

    The herringbone flooring pattern has been around for centuries. Dating back to the Roman Empire, the herringbone pattern was the choice décor for Roman streets, before extending all over Europe. It’s still a desired pattern in streets today. Now you can bring that classic pattern into your home with solid oak flooring. Solid wood flooring has always been a symbol of status and elegance, and now it has never been easier or more cost effective to achieve that look so many have longed to portray and call their own. The best herringbone flooring is made of solid oak, which provides the utmost in durability and strength for the longest lasting floor. Solid oak flooring can withstand years of wear and tear if cared for properly, and because i ... READ MORE >

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  • Oak Flooring Adds Value to Your Home

    If you’re remodelling your home with an eye to beauty and resale value, look no further than oak flooring. Oak is a classic hardwood flooring material that adds a touch of class to any home it’s installed in. Why choose oak over other hardwood options? It can easily be argued that oak is the best choice because of its beauty, durability, and the wide variety of finishes available. Benefits of Oak Flooring Oak has long been associated with wealth and luxury. It has a beautiful natural woodgrain, and its color only improves with time. Because it’s available in so many finishes, it’s equally at home in the restoration of a Victorian home and in the new construction of a modern house. Home buyers love oak because it speaks to quality. ... READ MORE >

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  • Introducing Apollo Porcelain Tiles

      Apollo Porcelain tiles truly are a tile option with a difference. Available in matt and gloss, they are highly affordable but at the same time look undoubtedly top end of the market. You can see our full range here, but in this article we want to dig deeper on each of the 5 options we currently have in stock. We want to share some great ideas on where to use these tiles so you get maximum effect for your investment. Calacatta     Calacatta Apollo Porcelain tiles have a really glossy finish to them as well as a traditional marble colouration, which means that this sort of tile will add luxury and glamour to even the smallest and humblest of homes. Available in oversized squares (60 x 60), neat rectangles that measure 30 ... READ MORE >

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  • Caramel Wood Flooring - an Absolute Classic Choice

      Caramel wood flooring truly is an absolute classic choice when you’re re-flooring a room. Yes, fashion brings us blacks, whites and greys, but there’s no getting away from the fact that wood is traditionally brown in its natural state. Whether it’s so light brown that it’s almost off-white or so dark that it’s almost black; brown is the colour that natural wood falls into. For people who want real warmth and charm in their room a great wood flooring choice is caramel. In fact, it is such a great choice, that we’d safely say that if you make this choice, not only will you not regret it, but you won’t find it going out of fashion either. And when it comes to interiors, longevity is a real win:win bonus all round. So what ... READ MORE >

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  • Hard Flooring Conclusive Guide

      Not so very long ago, you were considered poor or unfortunate if you didn’t have fitted carpets throughout your home. Oh, how times have changed. Today, people feel the freedom to have a whole range of flooring options throughout their homes, and carpet seems to be falling further and further down the preferred list for most people. Hard flooring is certainly making its presence felt in most homes in the UK and well beyond – and with really good reason. In this article we’d like to give you a conclusive guide to hard flooring – warts and all. At Wood and Beyond we’re not naïve enough think that the flooring solutions we provide suit everyone, and we know that there are some other great options out there. So let’s explor ... READ MORE >

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  • Grey Floorboards Latest Trends

      Grey floorboards are bang on trend. In fact, they are probably one of the latest flooring trends to really take the flooring world by storm. A colour option that’s nicely neutral, yet super-fashionable at the same time, it’s easy to see why grey floorboards are so popular. At Wood and Beyond we like to constantly have a range of modern and traditional wood flooring in stock, and that’s why at the moment, our focus is on having an extensive choice of grey floorboards. Here are just some of the trends that are in high demand right now. From traditional dark to lighter grey shades     Both traditional dark grey floorboard shades like this one as well as lighter grey shades like this are flying off the shelves right n ... READ MORE >

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