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Summer Style: 11 Interior & Flooring Trends for 2020

Worried you’re falling behind on the latest summer décor trends? Well, worry no more. We’ve got the latest 2020 flooring trends to make sure your home makes the grade with this summer interior trends.

 

When it comes to the latest styles and trends, it isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Interior is subjective after all, and we all have our own unique taste. We have accumulated our favourite summer interior ideas, to help inspire you and keep you on trend this summer. 

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Wood flooring and skirting board

Underlay for Wood, Laminate and Other Hard Flooring

Do I need underlay? Which underlay should I use? Is there a difference between wood flooring underlay and laminate flooring underlay? We’re here to answer these questions, and explain the importance of new underlay should you need it. 

 

When creating your dream home, it takes a lot of deliberation. Flooring, as well as which accessories to use, bear no exception. 

 

We know there’s one subject that has potential to cause confusion: underlay.  To make your decision easier, this post covers all you need to know about flooring underlay. 

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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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Solid Wood Flooring Guide

Essential Guide to Solid Wood Flooring

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!

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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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Fall for DIY Case Study

Herringbone Parquet: Fall for DIY’s Bedroom Makeover

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.

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Uses for Leftover Wood Flooring

Leftover Wood Flooring: 4 Creative Ideas

When you buy wood flooring, it’s highly unlikely you’ll use up every last piece. Here at Direct Wood Flooring, we suggest that you allow for wastage when calculating how many packs you should order. So what are you supposed to do with leftover wood flooring? You’ve made an investment in the flooring, so you wouldn’t want to waste it by throwing it away. We’ve got four creative ideas for you to try to make sure none of your money goes to waste!

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