Caring for wooden flooring: the do’s and don’ts

Being able to care for wood flooring is an essential part of your cleaning routine. By taking proper care of your flooring, you ensure it lasts as long as possible. One of the key benefits of hard flooring is how simple wood floor cleaning really is. Our handy guide walks you through the steps on how to properly maintain wood flooring. 

 

There are a few small steps involved, in this blog, we’ll highlight the do’s and don’ts of wood floor cleaning as well as advice that you should take on board when caring for and maintaining your wooden flooring.

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Laminate AC Rating

What is Laminate AC Rating?

When shopping for laminate flooring, you may encounter a term referred to as a “laminate AC rating”. Meaning “abrasion class”, AC rating describes a floor’s durability against a number of key factors. The higher the AC rating, the more durable it is. Whilst laminate with a rating of AC1 is only suitable for areas with little footfall, the higher AC5-rated laminate floors are robust enough for use in commercial buildings, such as busy retail stores.

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How to Repair a Laminate Floor

How to Repair a Laminate Floor

Fitting a new floor can make all the difference to your interior design. Laminate flooring’s a popular choice for its ability to mimic the look and feel of real wood, whilst offering added durability. However, this doesn’t mean it’s indestructible. Accidents happen, and so does wearing over time. Thankfully, the process for repairing a laminate floor is straightforward.

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Wood Flooring Accessories

Wood Flooring Accessories Guide

Deciding on new flooring is often a big step in home or commercial renovation projects. With so many styles and variations available, it’s rarely an easy choice. A common question that follows a decision on flooring is “what accessories do I need?

This buying guide will help you with what you need for floor preparation and underlay, fitting your flooring, adding the finishing touches and ongoing maintenance.

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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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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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Repair Damaged Concrete Subfloor

Repairing a Damaged Subfloor

A brand new wood floor can completely change the dynamics of a room in your home or commercial property. Although it’s exciting to choose the perfect flooring, there’s preparation work that needs to be done first. One of the most important factors when it comes to your new flooring is your type of subfloor. A structurally sound and level subfloor is necessary to have your flooring looking its best. If it’s damaged, this can lead to uneven wearing and be detrimental to its longevity. So, what do you need to do when you’ve got a damaged subfloor?

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