There are a number of factors to consider when deciding on which flooring to purchase. While we typically base our decisions on aesthetics, practicality also holds significant importance. You could be torn between two choices for your kitchen flooring, or whether to install yourself or find a flooring fitter to do the job for you. The latter depends on how comfortable you are with DIY, and which installation method your new flooring uses. There are three main flooring fixing methods: Floating Floors, Glue Down and Secret Nailing. To help you decide which is best for you, we’ve put together a series of guides. Each explains the uses of each specific fixing method, which flooring types are suitable, and the benefits and drawbacks of each one. In the first part on this series, we’re looking at Floating Floor installations.
The increasing popularity of Laminate Flooring pays testament to the quality of it as a product. Often seen as a cheaper alternative to Wood Flooring, no doubt you’re used to seeing imitation wood designs across Laminate ranges. However, there’s so many more styles available. It is no longer seen as just replicating wood’s style.
This week we’ve been inspired by one of our customers. Carl headed to our Bracknell store to purchase some Herringbone Flooring for a new project. We assumed this was a flooring project. But, when we discovered different, we were impressed by his creative use of wood flooring…
For many of us, our bedrooms are a sanctuary we retreat to after a long hard day. It’s a place to chill out with your favourite book or cosy up to watch your favourite TV. If you’re looking to revamp your bedroom’s décor, both style and function come into careful consideration. It’s a place that requires optimal comfort, without hindering its practicality as a space. As with any room, the flooring is a crucial element to your bedroom’s interior design. Some prefer to go low-key, with flooring that offsets more stand-out features. Others would like a statement floor, which is a main component of the overall style. Whatever your preference and taste, we’ve put together a list of our favourite fashionable floors.
Preservation of the world’s natural beauty is no longer an afterthought for many people. Gone are the days when you’d buy products made from natural materials without thinking about how they came to be. Protecting the planet’s forests and woodlands is crucial nowadays, and for this reason we only sell products made from sustainable materials. Furthermore, we design and source our wood flooring to discourage deforestation and prevent support for illegal logging. This way, when you purchase, you can rest easy in the knowledge that you’re making ethical buying decisions and supporting sustainable forests.
Underfloor heating (UFH) is a method of heating offices and homes which is showing significant growth in popularity. Most UFH systems work in one of two ways; a ‘wet’ system or a ‘dry’ system. The wet system pumps warm water through pipes laid underneath the floor, whereas a dry system uses electric coils to create heat. But what is the best flooring for underfloor heating? Read this guide, or click on your flooring type from the list below to jump straight to the most relevant information for you:
Laminate flooring is a popular choice for high-traffic areas, which pays testament to its significant durability. Since it can mimic other flooring types, there’s also huge diversity in the different styles on the market. When looking for new flooring, strength and ability to cope with regular wear-and-tear is often a determining factor when making a choice. Often seen in hallways and living rooms, laminate is now being laid on one of the most high-traffic areas in most homes – stairs. This makes us think about the process of how to install laminate flooring on stairs.
Whether you opt for solid wood or engineered wood, there are many wood flooring finishes to choose from.
Unless a wood floor is labelled as unfinished, once a wood floor board has been treated and dried, it then goes through a finishing process to create a chosen look. This process can combine one or a combination of finishes to create the desired effect however, excluding those unfinished, a wood floor will generally be either coated with an oil or lacquer to add extra protection.