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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. How To Refinish Solid Wood Flooring
    Categories: Solid Flooring

    How To Refinish Solid Wood Flooring

      Solid wood flooring are made from one piece of hardwood timber and are one of the most popular types of floor. Solid wood floors are particularly stable, known to last more than 100 years and are most likely to be the type of wooden floor you have at home. Why would you want to recoat or refinish your wood...
  4. How To Clean Wood Flooring?
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    How To Clean Wood Flooring?

      You only need to look in ancient castles and stately homes to realise that with the right care and attention, wood floors will last pretty much forever.  While most flooring options will tolerate only a fixed number of sandings in their time, the more your floor is looked after on an ongoing basis, the fewer sandings it’s likely to...
  5. Solid Wood Worktops Prices and Types
    Categories: Wooden Worktops

    Solid Wood Worktops Prices and Types

      In our guide to wooden kitchen worktops, we’ll help you decide what type of wooden worktop might work best for your needs. It’s not surprising that we’re all keen to have an attractive kitchen.  With more and more cookery programmes on TV and a growing interest in home improvement, wooden kitchen worktops are on the “wish list” of many. ...
  6. Winter Guide To Cleaning Hardwood Decking
    Categories: Hardwood Decking

    Winter Guide To Cleaning Hardwood Decking

      Well-maintained, stylish gardens are a real sanctuary where we can escape from the day-to-day rat race of life. Having spent the time and made the investment to deck a part of your garden, the next step is to maintain and clean it so you can enjoy it for many years to come.   What’s more, a clean deck doesn’t just...
  7. DIY Wood Flooring Installation Guide
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    DIY Wood Flooring Installation Guide

      If you are reading this guide, the chances are that you have bought or are considering buying wood flooring online and to save even more, you are considering installing your new floor yourself. In order to decide which installation method to use (there are several), you need to consider the type of sub-floor you have. It is very important...
  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. Advantages Of Unfinished Wood Floors
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Advantages Of Unfinished Wood Floors

      One of the decisions you’ll be considering when looking at your new flooring project is whether to choose a finished wood floor option or an unfinished option.   There is no doubt that pre-finished wood flooring is a highly convenient and logical option, but the freedom afforded by unfinished wood floors shouldn’t be underestimated. With unfinished wood flooring, the world...
  11. Wooden Floor Care and Maintenance
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Wooden Floor Care and Maintenance

    Wooden flooring is a great way to enhance the look of your home or commercial property.  What’s more, with the right care and looking after, your high quality wooden floor could last a lifetime.  To maintain the fresh look of your floor and retain it’s protective coating, your wooden floor should be re-coated every couple of years.  This task is...
  12. What is Commercial Wood Flooring?
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    What is Commercial Wood Flooring?

      If you’re planning to install commercial wood flooring there’s a whole host of things you’ll need to take into consideration thanks to the broad range of wood flooring solutions which are ideally suited to a commercial environment. No matter whether you’re looking to floor or re-floor a pub, a club, a shop, an office or a large public space...

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