When renovating a property, be it your home or a commercial space, choosing the right flooring is a big decision; both in terms of aesthetics and practicality. Depending on the size of the area you need covering and your desired flooring, it can also be a costly investment. Although always worth the cost, it’s always good to save where possible. One way to do this is to fit the flooring yourself. To make the process easier, we’ve created an easy-to-follow video guide on fitting wood flooring using the secret nailing fitting method.
That’s right, we’re starting early with the Christmas jokes. Aside from making terrible puns, we’re also curating some of our favourite festive interior ideas you can apply to your own home.
Amongst the huge range of designs, colours and composition available in wood flooring, plank width is yet another consideration when on the hunt for a new floor. Alongside standard plank width, you can go for a narrow plank or wide plank, depending on your preference.
But which should you choose?
If you keep up to date with interior design trends, chances are you’ve heard of hygge before. The concept first came to prominence in the UK in 2016, although it’s been an integral part of Danish culture since the early 19th century.
What is hygge, and why is it so popular?
With all the wood flooring variations on the market today, consumers are certainly not short on choice. Whilst once upon a time solid wood was the only option, laminate, engineered wood and luxury vinyl tiles offer new options for every budget. But for some people, nothing compares to the real thing. So is solid wood flooring right for you? Everything you need to know about solid wood flooring can be found in this solid wood flooring guide.
Without further ado, let’s get on with the ins and outs of buying solid wood flooring!
If you’re a lover of daytime television, you may have flicked over to see Channel 4’s Bang on Budget at one point or another. The show focuses on home renovation, creating stunning homes on a tight budget. Naturally, this seemed like the perfect fit for Direct Wood Flooring. So, we got to work in helping presenters Lucy Alexander and Harry Hoffen make the transformation happen.
It might not be an Italian getaway, but our brand new Naples range of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) is sure to give your home a beautiful European twist. Available in both click and gluedown, Naples oozes elegance. Paired with LVT’s versatility, this range is bound to make a statement on your floors.
When it comes to choosing your new flooring, we’re well past the days of limited options. Roll back the years, and you’d only have different species of solid wood to choose from.
As technology has advanced, so has the composition of wood flooring. Furthermore, so has the variety of choice. Two popular, modern alternatives to solid wood are laminate and engineered wood flooring. But what’s the difference, and how do you choose between the two?
Many homeowners are trying their hand at DIY installations when it comes to their new wood flooring. With the emergence of new technologies to make fitting even easier, there can sometimes be a stigma surrounding traditional fitting methods; especially when it comes to a flooring like herringbone parquet. We recently collaborated with Fran, from well-known DIY website Fall for DIY, who has laid a beautiful parquet floor in her bedroom. We spoke to Fran about the inspiration behind her bedroom, and how she found the experience of fitting the herringbone wood flooring herself.