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  1. A to Z Glossary of Wooden Products
    Categories: Hardwood Decking, Engineered Flooring, Solid Flooring, News & Wooden Worktops

    A to Z Glossary of Wooden Products

    Wood and Beyond glossary of A to Z guide to terms relating to timber and wooden products. A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V...
  2. How To Measure Your Room?
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    How To Measure Your Room?

      If you’re planning to measure your room before buying wood flooring (or any other type of flooring), you’ll need three basic items.  The first is a tape measure, the second is a piece of paper and finally a pen.  Ideally you should choose a 10 or 20 meter tape measure and if possible recruit a friend to help you...
  3. Wood Flooring For Bathrooms
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Wood Flooring For Bathrooms

    If you’re considering wood flooring for your bathrooms, you’ll be aware that the big problem with wood flooring in bathrooms is humidity.  If it wasn’t for humidity, installing wood flooring in your bathrooms would be no problem at all.  That said, if you make the right choices and take the right precautions, wood flooring for bathrooms can be a great...
  4. Engineered Wood Flooring And Underfloor Heating
    Categories: Engineered Flooring

    Engineered Wood Flooring And Underfloor Heating

      If you’re thinking about installing wood flooring over underfloor heating, you’ll be only too aware of the many debates going on about the subject.  The first thing we’d recommend is if that you’re planning to install wood flooring over underfloor heating, it must be engineered wood flooring and not solid wood flooring. Engineered wood flooring is available in a...
  5. Wood Flooring Installation Costs
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Wood Flooring Installation Costs

    If you’re planning a new wood floor, it’s only too easy to get wrapped up in the cost and choice of the floor itself and forget about the wood flooring installation costs.  When it comes to wood flooring installation costs, the prices you’ll be quoted will vary enormously as will the quality of fitting, so it’s not a decision you...
  6. Wood Flooring Guide For Property Renovators
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Wood Flooring Guide For Property Renovators

      Wood flooring is featured in many residential properties as well as in commercial properties across the UK. In this guide to wood flooring, we will focus on the important aspects you, as a property owner should pay attention to. Flooring Type - Solid Wood Vs. Engineered Wood Earlier we used the phrase ‘pay attention’ because pay more you will...
  7. Visit Us at The Creating Landscapes Show
    Categories: Hardwood Decking

    Visit Us at The Creating Landscapes Show

    Wood and Beyond will be participating at the Creating Landscapes show, an industry leading event for landscaping and gardening professionals from across the country. Make sure to check us at stand 310 for all sorts of goodies and great prices… The show will taking place on October 25 and 26, 2011 at the 30 acre site of Capel Manor College...
  8. What Does Real Wood Flooring Mean?
    Categories: Laminate Flooring, Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    What Does Real Wood Flooring Mean?

    Real wood flooring refers to flooring which is made from either solid or engineered wood.  Solid wood flooring, as the name suggests is made up of single planks of solid wood whereas engineered flooring is made up of a thin layer of solid wood on top of a plywood base. Solid wood flooring comes in a whole range of colours...
  9. How To Choose Wooden Worktops
    Categories: Wooden Worktops

    How To Choose Wooden Worktops

      Made from hard wood, wooden worktops are a great way to give your kitchen a stylish yet natural look.  Wooden kitchen worktops can be used to create a traditional or a modern theme depending on the overall look you have chosen for your room.  What’s more, with the right care and attention your worktop will last a lifetime.  At...
  10. Tongue and Groove Wood Flooring Explained
    Categories: Engineered Flooring & Solid Flooring

    Tongue and Groove Wood Flooring Explained

    Used in solid and engineered wood flooring, tongue and groove wood flooring is a system of installing a floor which is made of planks.  Effectively, in a tongue and groove wood floor, as the name suggests, each plank has a tongue and a groove.  On one long side of the plank you’ll find the tongue and on the other long...
  11. Wood Flooring Mistakes To Avoid When Remodelling A Property
    Categories: Engineered Flooring

    Wood Flooring Mistakes To Avoid When Remodelling A Property

    It is common for property owners to suggest ways to increase the value of their property before it is placed on the market. One way is to arbitrarily increase the value of the property over market rate, but if your estate agent thinks you are asking too much based on their experience and understanding of the market, this method is...
  12. Floating Engineered Wood Flooring Explained
    Categories: Engineered Flooring

    Floating Engineered Wood Flooring Explained

      In order to explain floating engineered wood flooring, it’s probably best to start with an explanation of what a floating floor is and then what is meant by an engineered wood floor. Floating is a term used to describe a specific way of fitting a floor.  Normally installed over a layer of suitable underlay which itself is laid over...

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