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  1. Common Solid Wood Flooring Cure Bulging and Lifting
    Categories: Solid Flooring

    Common Solid Wood Flooring Cure Bulging and Lifting

    Problem: My solid wood floor is bulging and lifting in the middle of my room. If your solid wood floor is bulging and lifting in the middle of your room, the most likely cause is that an insufficient expansion gap has been left when the floor was first installed.  When fitting a solid wood floor, it is essential to leave...
  2. Common Solid Wood Floor Problem Bulging and Lifting
    Categories: Solid Flooring

    Common Solid Wood Floor Problem Bulging and Lifting

    My solid wood floor is bulging and lifting in the middle of my room. If you have installed solid wood flooring and you’re finding that it’s bulging and lifting in the middle of your room, you’re not alone.  Solid wood flooring which bulges and lifts in the middle of rooms is, unfortunately, a relatively common problem.  More often than not...
  3. 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...
  4. Installing Wood Flooring On Walls
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Installing Wood Flooring On Walls

    Although installing wood flooring on walls may seem like a crazy idea, there is no reason whatsoever that wood flooring can’t be used effectively and imaginatively to clad walls.  If you’re looking for a natural and slightly unusual wood clad style for your room, wood flooring installed on your walls may well prove to be your perfect solution. The effect...
  5. Suitable Finishes For Hardwood Decking
    Categories: Hardwood Decking

    Suitable Finishes For Hardwood Decking

      Hardwood decking is a real investment and if you’re planning on investing in this solution, it’s worth considering which finish will work best for your personal hardwood decking project.  Every hardwood decking project has its own characteristics and it’s well worth considering every detail of your project before choosing which hardwood decking finish is most suitable for you. There...
  6. Hardwood Decking Or Softwood Decking?
    Categories: Hardwood Decking

    Hardwood Decking Or Softwood Decking?

    “How do I choose between hardwood decking or softwood decking?” is a commonly asked question.   With considerable differences in the price of hardwood decking and softwood decking, it’s easy to see why people often labour over this decision. Generally speaking, timber (or lumber as it’s sometimes called), is split into two main types:  hardwood and softwood.  Hardwood timber, which is...
  7. Do I Have To Use The Same Type Of Wood Flooring Throughout The House?
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    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...
  8. 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? ...
  9. Should I Acclimatise Wood Flooring Before Installation?
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    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...
  10. What Is Parquet Flooring?
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    What Is Parquet Flooring?

    Parquet flooring is the name given to a type of flooring which owes the origins of its name to the French word parqueterie and dates back to the mid to late 1600’s.  Popularly associated with Versailles and the Grand Trianon, parquet flooring is a type of wood flooring made from small blocks or strips of wood which are laid to...
  11. How To Stop Your Floor Squeaking
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    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...
  12. 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...

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