Bang on Budget

Working with Channel 4’s “Bang on Budget”

If you’re a lover of daytime television, you may have flicked over to see Channel 4’s Bang on Budget at one point or another. The show focuses on home renovation, creating stunning homes on a tight budget. Naturally, this seemed like the perfect fit for Direct Wood Flooring. So, we got to work in helping presenters Lucy Alexander and Harry Hoffen make the transformation happen.

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Flooring Jargon Glossary

Flooring Jargon Explained: A-Z Glossary

Buying a new wood floor can be tough. Choosing your preferred style, within your budget, is often only half of the battle. Nowadays, there’s a lot of jargon that comes with the process of buying new flooring.

So we’ve decided to do a little jargon-busting. Here’s our A-Z glossary (well, A-W – we tried with X, Y and Z, we really did) on flooring terms that sometimes need a little explaining.

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Engineered Wood or Laminate Flooring?

When it comes to choosing your new flooring, we’re well past the days of limited options. Roll back the years, and you’d only have different species of solid wood to choose from.

As technology has advanced, so has the composition of wood flooring. Furthermore, so has the variety of choice. Two popular, modern alternatives to solid wood are laminate and engineered wood flooring. But what’s the difference, and how do you choose between the two?

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Fall for DIY Case Study

Herringbone Parquet: Fall for DIY’s Bedroom Makeover

Many homeowners are trying their hand at DIY installations when it comes to their new wood flooring. With the emergence of new technologies to make fitting even easier, there can sometimes be a stigma surrounding traditional fitting methods; especially when it comes to a flooring like herringbone parquet. We recently collaborated with Fran, from well-known DIY website Fall for DIY, who has laid a beautiful parquet floor in her bedroom. We spoke to Fran about the inspiration behind her bedroom, and how she found the experience of fitting the herringbone wood flooring herself.

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Tongue and Groove vs Click Flooring

Tongue and Groove vs Click Wood Flooring

In amongst different variations of wood species, composition and design, there is another factor that those looking for a new Wood Flooring to consider; fitting mechanisms. Generally speaking, there are three main choices that fall into this category: tongue and groove, click, and solid blocks. As solid blocks are fairly self-explanatory, we’re going to put the spotlight on the remaining two. It’s tongue and groove versus click – who comes out on top?

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How to Fit Laminate Video

How to Fit Laminate Flooring: How-To Video

Laminate Flooring is proving an ever-more popular choice for homeowners and commercial property tenants. Considering the huge variation in designs, its long-lasting durability and a cost-effective price point, its rising popularity is certainly justified. There’s also one, often determining, factor that makes Laminate so appealing; how easy it is to install. Even novice DIY’ers can try their hand at laying their own flooring. That’s why we’ve put together the go-to-guide for anyone who’d like to fit their new Laminate Flooring themselves.

Read on to watch our how to fit laminate flooring video.

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