When buying new flooring, there are certain key steps to ensuring its longevity. Preparation is key. As the old saying goes: fail to prepare, prepare to fail. One key step is to acclimatise flooring. But what is it? Why is acclimating wood flooring so important, and how do you do it effectively?
EvoCore Flooring is the most versatile flooring range that we offer. Providing maximum protection from moisture, stains, dents and scratches, as well as temperature fluctuations. Our EvoCore ranges are designed with many factors in mind to provide a great option for all areas of the home, including high-risk areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Over time, your wood floor may start to lose the sheen and colour that it once had. This is very likely down to the fact that your floor needs refreshing and reviving with oil. Oiling wood floors helps to enhance the overall appearance of its surface, as well as adding protection and nourishment.
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.
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.
When choosing your luxury vinyl flooring, commonly referred to as luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), you’ll often be presented with two options: click, or gluedown. Both share common ground when it comes to their quality, but there are distinct differences between the two, which we’ll cover in this guide.
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.
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?
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?
Here’s everything you need to know about solid wood 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?