Edwardian Home Renovation using Direct Wood Flooring Parquet

Edwardian Home Renovation Featuring Solid Wood Parquet Flooring

The varying home styling and unique designs created with our flooring ranges will never cease to amaze us! The use of solid wood parquet in this customer’s home does not disappoint. It’s such a popular wood flooring trend we’re seeing more and more of. We were astonished to see the transformation their 1911 Edwardian semi-detached property has undergone, with both internal and external renovation work and a whole host of hands-on DIY. The couple have been kind enough to share their transformation with us to inspire others with their exquisite style and periodic features!


Unfinished Parquet Wood Flooring

New Unfinished Parquet Flooring

Recent trends in Unfinished Parquet flooring have brought unique yet elusive designs to the flooring industry. This and the instant association with high-end interior has made parquet highly sought after by designers, property developers and now home owners. With trends in chevron and herringbone patterns being used to embellish our hallways, living and dining areas, it’s not just the design element which makes this range so appealing; there are many reasons people are looking to buy parquet flooring for their homes. The robust quality and impressive lifespan means parquet is great for high traffic areas. Whilst the ability to re-sand disguises those marks and scratches we tend to accumulate from heavy footfall.


Finding a Wood Flooring Fitter

Wood Flooring – Finding a Fitter

In order to pass on huge savings to our customers, Direct Wood Flooring do not offer a fitting service. Instead we provide an incredible selection of supreme quality wood flooring, laminate and luxury vinyl tiles and advise customers to seek the help of local professionals to fit the flooring on their behalf. As wood flooring specialists, we have picked up a few top fitting tips to share with you along the way.


What you need to know about wood flooring

Wood Flooring – What you need to Know

Why Choose Wood Flooring?

Affordable: Wood flooring is fantastic value for your money, with a range available to suit any budget. Laminate is your go to product for cheap wood flooring which imitates the characteristics and style of the more superior solid and engineered wood to an impeccable standard. Whilst luxury solid wood and engineered flooring may come with a higher price tag, the quality of the wood along with the impressive lifespan justifies its worth. It not only adds value to your property but will look amazing for years to come. (more…)

Ways to save money on Wood Flooring

5 Ways to Save Money on Wood Flooring

When it comes to choosing a wood flooring for your home we all want the best quality our budget can afford. From the cheaper ranges of laminate to the luxurious chevron parquet, value for money is the top priority. Direct Wood Flooring won’t compromise on quality, instead fantastic savings are passed on to customers for specialist flooring ranges. Here’s a few money saving tips to help you along the way.


Choosing a Fitting Method for Wood Flooring

Before you lay your wood floor Part 5: What fitting method can I choose for my wood floor?

Part five is the last in the series of our ‘before you lay your wood floor’ posts.  Now that you have your room ready and your flooring prepared to lay, now all you need to do is decide on your fitting method.

Overall, there are a few wood floor laying options. These include secret nailing, gluing or even having a floating floor. However, the sub-floor you are laying your wood on and the type of wood you have chosen (engineered or solid wood) have a huge impact on what options are suitable for you. See our flowchart below to see what fitting method is suitable for you.


Allow Wood Flooring to Acclimatise

Before you lay your wood floor Part 4: How to Acclimatise your wood floor

Welcome to part four of our “before you lay your wood floor” series. At this stage your room should be completely ready and prepared for your flooring to be delivered. Read our previous stages by clicking on the relevant number 1, 2, 3. Whether you have opted for a brushed and oiled finish or super matt lacquered, you should ensure you acclimatise your wood floor. This allows it to adapt to the environment of the room.


Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Tile

10 Benefits of LVT Flooring

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?