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:
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.
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.
A common dilemma often occurs when looking for new flooring for your home– should I choose solid wood flooring or laminate? There are pros and cons for both options, however this article will help you to establish which is best for you, your lifestyle, your budget and your home.
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.
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.
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.