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  1. Getting A Prime Look With Rustic Wood Flooring
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Getting A Prime Look With Rustic Wood Flooring

    In the same way that high street fashion stores achieve designer looks at a fraction of the price of the likes of Chanel and Dior, there’s no reason why you can’t achieve a prime look with rustic wood flooring. In this blog post we’ll briefly share with you the key differences between the different grades of wood flooring and then...
  2. Best Wood For Flooring
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Best Wood For Flooring

    When you’re trying to decide exactly what the best wood for flooring is, in many ways the response you get will depend on who you speak to. In this blog article we want to speak about some of the most popular woods that are used for flooring as well as why some are better than others. While we would argue...
  3. How Decking Width Will Affect Your Garden Design
    Categories: Hardwood Decking

    How Decking Width Will Affect Your Garden Design

    If you’re planning a deck for the first time or are re-designing your existing deck then you’re likely to be surrounded by garden design books to help you make sure you make the right decisions. When you’re thinking about installing a deck in your garden landscape project, the wide choice of options can be daunting. However, with the number of...
  4. Hardwood Decking Thickness Options
    Categories: Hardwood Decking

    Hardwood Decking Thickness Options

    Hardwood decking is a great way to transform your outside space. No matter whether you’re lucky enough to have a pool and decide to deck around it or you simply have a tiny terrace that you want to enjoy, a good quality hardwood deck is the perfect way to get the most out of the space you have. When it...
  5. Butcher Block Or Full Stave Solid Wood Worktop: How To Choose?
    Categories: Wooden Worktops

    Butcher Block Or Full Stave Solid Wood Worktop: How To Choose?

    There’s no getting away from the fact that solid wood worktops are absolutely stunning, no matter your style of kitchen. Irrespective of whether you choose a warm, honey oak worktop to compliment a country style kitchen or a cool, almost black walnut worktop to finish off a cutting edge designer kitchen, you can be sure that when you invest in...
  6. Wood Flooring Direct At Wood And Beyond
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Wood Flooring Direct At Wood And Beyond

    If you’re in search of either a replacement wood floor or your first wood floor, you’re sure to be shopping around, making lists and deciding which is the best way to go for you. When making their final choice about which wood floor option to choose, one of the biggest decisions people seem to struggle over is whether to buy...
  7. Choosing Solid Wood Worktop Thickness
    Categories: Wooden Worktops

    Choosing Solid Wood Worktop Thickness

    When you are searching for a solid wood worktop, one of the questions you’re likely to face is what thickness of worktop would work best for your kitchen. While the length and width of your worktop is likely to be determined by basic things like the size of your kitchen together with whether or not you want to overhang standard...
  8. Treated Wood Flooring Or Untreated: Which Is Best?
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Treated Wood Flooring Or Untreated: Which Is Best?

    When you’re buying wood flooring, there are plenty of things to take into consideration. Nevertheless, the whole buying process is exciting because you’re looking forward to your new floor being in place and your room looking its very best. However, certain wood flooring decisions can be tough to make. One such decision is whether you are best to choose treated...
  9. Easy To Care For White Wood Flooring
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Easy To Care For White Wood Flooring

    If you’re yearning to create that sought after white wood floor look that more and more of us drool over in interior magazines but are holding back because you’re frightened; let us reassure you. White wood flooring is an option that can be used throughout the home without necessarily needing to worry about every footstep that goes through your house...
  10. How To Choose The Right Grade Of Solid Wood Worktop
    Categories: Wooden Worktops

    How To Choose The Right Grade Of Solid Wood Worktop

    When it comes to buying solid wood worktops, the wood you choose will be graded into one of four categories: prime, select, natural or rustic. The category that wood is graded into depends on three things: the number and size of knots, the colour variation present in the wood and the amount of sap it contains. And it’s worth bearing...
  11. Why Black Wood Flooring Is Great For Any Room
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Why Black Wood Flooring Is Great For Any Room

    At Wood and Beyond we meet lots of clients who love the notion of black wood flooring but are frightened to choose it because they think it could be a restrictive option that they might tire of. That said, in our experience, the people who do choose it never look back and get almost hooked on it, adding to more...
  12. Why Square Edge Wood Flooring Is Worth The Effort
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Why Square Edge Wood Flooring Is Worth The Effort

    As any regular reader of this blog will know, wood flooring boards come in three main edge styles: bevel, micro bevel and square. In a nutshell, beveled edge wood floor boards are floor boards that have a pronounced ‘v’ shape on each edge of the board; a micro beveled floor board has a significantly less pronounced ‘v’ and a square...

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