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  1. Wide Oak Floorboards Perfect for Small or Narrow Areas
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Wide Oak Floorboards Perfect for Small or Narrow Areas

      Not everyone wants a huge house with big rooms, but most people have at least one room in their home that drives them mad because it’s too small or too narrow. No matter what you try, you can’t make that room seem bigger or wider! Although you will never be able to change the actual dimensions of the room...
  2. Rustic Oak Flooring Rich In Knots And Colour Variation
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Rustic Oak Flooring Rich In Knots And Colour Variation

      As any regular reader of this blog will know, when wood is lumbered, it is graded into one of four different grades: prime, select, natural and rustic. Going from the start of the list to the end, the number and size of knots in the wood and the colour variation as well as the sap (which you generally can’t...
  3. Exterior Decking Options - Choosing Hardwood, Softwood or Composite?
    Categories: Hardwood Decking

    Exterior Decking Options - Choosing Hardwood, Softwood or Composite?

      Decking is a great way to increase the living space you have in and around your home. Suddenly providing you with a whole new area to relax and socialise, if you plan your decking with care it really will make your home seem a whole lot bigger. With Christmas just behind us, it’s normal for our minds to start...
  4. Decking Timber 5 Crucial Points to Bear in Mind
    Categories: Hardwood Decking

    Decking Timber 5 Crucial Points to Bear in Mind

      When you’re choosing decking timber for the first time, the range of choices available can seem a bit overwhelming. In this article, we’ll outline the 5 crucial points you need to bear in mind so you can make the right selection for you. Once you’ve ticked the right boxes here, you’ll be perfectly positioned to choose a great decking...
  5. White Oak Flooring: Going White Washed or Painted White?
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    White Oak Flooring: Going White Washed or Painted White?

      White oak flooring is a great way to lighten up a room and give it a whole new lease of life. A style of flooring that’s commonly associated with beach huts and desert islands, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a style that’s restricted to the summer months. White oak flooring can look great even in alpine chalets, and...
  6. Real Oak Flooring: Your Most Stable And Strong Option
    Categories: Solid Flooring

    Real Oak Flooring: Your Most Stable And Strong Option

      Real oak flooring is one of the most popular and most sought after flooring choices around, and to be honest, it’s easy to see why. Oak – a real symbol of stability and strength The oak tree is synonymous with stability and strength. So much so, that companies have been known to use the oak tree as the image...
  7. Timber Engineered Flooring for Greater Stability and Particularity
    Categories: Engineered Flooring

    Timber Engineered Flooring for Greater Stability and Particularity

      Timber engineered flooring is a great all-round interior solution. Offering greater stability and particularity than most other floors, it’s easy to see why more and more people are choosing this option. A relatively recently flooring solution, timber engineered flooring is so versatile, that it can literally be used in any interior setting as well as in every room in...
  8. Dark Hardwood Flooring for Added Charm and Style
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Dark Hardwood Flooring for Added Charm and Style

      Not so very long ago, dark hardwood flooring has become the preferred choice of young, trendy designer types looking to re-floor their lofts with a view to furnishing them with a heady mix of stainless steel and leather. Thankfully, more and more people are realising that dark hardwood flooring can add real charm and style, no matter what sort...
  9. Timber Flooring: Prime, Select, Natural or Rustic Grade?
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Timber Flooring: Prime, Select, Natural or Rustic Grade?

    When you’re shopping for a new timber floor, you’ll soon realise that there’s quite a bit of jargon you need to get familiar with. The Wood and Beyond blog is a great place to start if you want to get familiar with all the terms. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not that the jargon’s complicated or difficult to understand, it’s...
  10. Oak Floorboards: Natural, Light or Dark?
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Oak Floorboards: Natural, Light or Dark?

    Oak is a stunning wood, there’s no doubt about that. Used as a flooring material for centuries, when you choose the right oak floor it could last a lifetime (and possibly a whole lot more). Solid or engineered? The great thing about oak floorboards today is that they are now even more versatile than they were just 20 or 30...
  11. Reconditioned Wood Flooring: One of The Hottest Trends
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Reconditioned Wood Flooring: One of The Hottest Trends

    Reconditioned wood flooring is one of the hottest trends right now and it’s easy to see why. Anything that looks as if it has a load of history and heritage is in really high demand. No matter whether it’s aged leather goods, denims or flooring - reconditioned styling is BIG NEWS. Reconditioned wood flooring in its purest sense is wood...
  12. Distressed Light Oak Flooring - Going Old School
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Distressed Light Oak Flooring - Going Old School

    Old school floors are really popular and in high demand. Depending on your age, you’ll recall that old school gyms and halls had stunning wood floors that were painstakingly cared for by janitors throughout the country. Those same floors are now highly sought after by people seeking some history for their homes. Recovered from schools and church halls, these old...

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