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:
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.
Engineered Wood Flooring has all the looks of solid wood, whilst its hidden layers make it extra robust and resistant to some of hardwood’s usual drawbacks. This makes it highly sought after; but what exactly is it that’s got everyone wanting to go down the engineered route? We’ve explored the benefits of Engineered Wood Flooring to see what’s making it so popular.
For many people, a New Year means the opportunity to work on the projects that didn’t make the cut last year. Although it might be a little early to tackle that overgrown garden just yet, it’s the perfect time to head indoors and spruce the place up a bit. For many homes or office spaces, that begins with the flooring. So, we’ve compiled a short list of Wood Flooring trends for you to consider in 2018. Dive into ‘what’s hot’ during this year’s renovation season.
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.
Wood flooring is one of the easiest flooring types to maintain however when it comes to Christmas cleaning we have a whole new ball game on our hands. Tree pines, fake snow and glitter just seems to get everywhere. Or what happens when you get a scratch in wood flooring? Family get-togethers mean you have more visitors than any other time of year so you have more muddy footprints to contend with too. How do we keep on top of our wood floors? This handy guide will help you.