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?
Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) are an incredibly popular flooring option in both domestic and commercial properties. It’s well-known for imitating wood and tile with flawless results. Whilst LVT on its own is a thing of beauty, many people choose to enhance their look using feature strips. We’ve put together this complete guide to help you see the impressive difference LVT feature strips can make to your brand new flooring!
In our previous post, we introduced our three-part series of blogs covering the different installation method available for your flooring. In part one, we gave you the full low-down on floating floors as a flooring fixing method. We covered how it works, as well as its pros and cons. Next up, we look at glue-down installations as a fixing method for new floors.
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, 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 requires. 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.
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.
A wooden floor brings subtle elegance and instant style to a home. It isn’t a cheap purchase, and there are a few things you need to do and think about before you buy or lay your wood flooring, but don’t worry it’s pretty straight forward and our collection of ‘before you lay your wood floor’ posts will provide you with the key bits of information you need and help guide you on your purchase. First on the cards is looking at ‘room suitability’ and where you can safely lay a wood floor.
Is that wood flooring you ask? No, it’s laminate, but shhh don’t tell anyone! An impressive & convincing alternative to wood flooring, laminate has become increasingly realistic and with its great number of benefits, it has become a firm favourite for busy households. So what are the benefits of laminate flooring? Lets discuss.
When it comes to buying a wooden floor, the question “what is the difference between solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring?” always comes up! Here we’ll help you make an educated choice between the two.