Caring for wooden flooring: the do’s and don’ts

Being able to care for wood flooring is an essential part of your cleaning routine. By taking proper care of your flooring, you ensure it lasts as long as possible. One of the key benefits of hard flooring is how simple wood floor cleaning really is. Our handy guide walks you through the steps on how to properly maintain wood flooring. 

 

There are a few small steps involved, in this blog, we’ll highlight the do’s and don’ts of wood floor cleaning as well as advice that you should take on board when caring for and maintaining your wooden flooring.

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Laminate AC Rating

What is Laminate AC Rating?

When shopping for laminate flooring, you may encounter a term referred to as a “laminate AC rating”. Meaning “abrasion class”, AC rating describes a floor’s durability against a number of key factors. The higher the AC rating, the more durable it is. Whilst laminate with a rating of AC1 is only suitable for areas with little footfall, the higher AC5-rated laminate floors are robust enough for use in commercial buildings, such as busy retail stores.

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Secret Nailing Wood Flooring

How to Fit Wood Flooring Using Secret Nailing: How-To Video

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.

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Narrow or Wide Wood Flooring

Wide or Narrow Wood Flooring?

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?

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Engineered Wood or Laminate Flooring?

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?

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Tongue and Groove vs Click Flooring

Tongue and Groove vs Click Wood Flooring

In amongst different variations of wood species, composition and design, there is another factor that those looking for a new Wood Flooring to consider; fitting mechanisms. Generally speaking, there are three main choices that fall into this category: tongue and groove, click, and solid blocks. As solid blocks are fairly self-explanatory, we’re going to put the spotlight on the remaining two. It’s tongue and groove versus click – who comes out on top?

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How to Fit Laminate Video

How to Fit Laminate Flooring: How-To Video

Laminate Flooring is proving an ever-more popular choice for homeowners and commercial property tenants. Considering the huge variation in designs, its long-lasting durability and a cost-effective price point, its rising popularity is certainly justified. There’s also one, often determining, factor that makes Laminate so appealing; how easy it is to install. Even novice DIY’ers can try their hand at laying their own flooring. That’s why we’ve put together the go-to-guide for anyone who’d like to fit their new Laminate Flooring themselves.

Read on to watch our how to fit laminate flooring video.

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