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.
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:
If you’re considering updating your kitchen flooring, you’ll be all too aware of the numerous different factors that come into play. When choosing between Wood Flooring or Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT), there’s a lot to consider: How will it deal with spills? How much will it cost? Is it easy to maintain?
As we’re the flooring specialists, we thought it would only be fair to take out the guesswork and help you decide which is best for you.
Grey wood flooring is one of the most popular flooring colours on the market. Taking over modern interiors, we can’t seem to get enough of grey laminate, grey solid oak, grey engineered wood or grey luxury vinyl tiles. Perhaps it’s due to the effortless blend with décor and furnishings, the practicality of the colouring or simply the fresh, clean feel it brings to a room. Regardless of the reasoning, grey wood flooring has become a strong contender in the industry. If you’re considering it for your home, these handy tips will help you get the most from your new flooring.
Keen readers of At Home Magazine will have seen our Direct Wood Flooring brand featured in this seasons copy of At Home with Sarah Beeny. Sarah knows a thing or two when it comes to interior design and how to make our homes look fabulous. Famed for her appearances on prime time TV shows including Channel 4’s Property Ladder, her property development skills proceed her – hence our excitement when asked to feature our Direct Wood Flooring brand in her latest copy.
Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) are renowned as the go-to-flooring for commercial designers and industrial fit-outs. As a robust yet versatile alternative to tiled and hardwood, LVT’s ability to replicate their designs to an intricate detail is much admired. Displaying the character, look and grain of wood flooring or the texture and feel of Italian slate tiles, LVT offers an affordable alternative. As the fastest growing market segment in the flooring industry, homeowners are vastly clicking on to it.
So we’ve covered the basics of LVT but why is it suddenly taking over our homes?