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.
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?
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.
On our Direct Wood Flooring Pinterest, we’re passionate about bringing you the best interior design ideas, inspiration for your home renovation, and of course our very newest products. Every month, we delve into our Pinterest data to hand-pick the top three products that our followers are loving the most. Furthermore, we’ve got just the products to help your next project flourish…
When choosing flooring for your home, your bathroom is a little different. Whilst you still need to consider common factors such as cost, durability and aesthetics, you also need to consider one enduring issue; water. So what are your best options when it comes to choosing the right wood for your bathroom flooring?
Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) are an incredibly popular flooring option in both domestic and commercial properties. It’s well-known for imitating wood and tile with flawless results. Whilst LVT on its own is a thing of beauty, many people choose to enhance their look using feature strips. We’ve put together this complete guide to help you see the impressive difference LVT feature strips can make to your brand new flooring!
In our previous post, we introduced our three-part series of blogs covering the different installation method available for your flooring. In part one, we gave you the full low-down on floating floors as a flooring fixing method. We covered how it works, as well as its pros and cons. Next up, we look at glue-down installations as a fixing method for new floors.
There are a number of factors to consider when deciding on which flooring to purchase. While we typically base our decisions on aesthetics, practicality also holds significant importance. You could be torn between two choices for your kitchen flooring, whether to install yourself or find a flooring fitter to do the job for you. The latter depends on how comfortable you are with DIY, and which installation method your new flooring requires. There are three main flooring fixing methods: Floating Floors, Glue Down and Secret Nailing. To help you decide which is best for you, we’ve put together a series of guides. Each explains the uses of each specific fixing method, which flooring types are suitable, and the benefits and drawbacks of each one. In the first part on this series, we’re looking at Floating Floor installations.
For many of us, our bedrooms are a sanctuary we retreat to after a long hard day. It’s a place to chill out with your favourite book or cosy up to watch your favourite TV. If you’re looking to revamp your bedroom’s décor, both style and function come into careful consideration. It’s a place that requires optimal comfort, without hindering its practicality as a space. As with any room, the flooring is a crucial element to your bedroom’s interior design. Some prefer to go low-key, with flooring that offsets more stand-out features. Others would like a statement floor, which is a main component of the overall style. Whatever your preference and taste, we’ve put together a list of our favourite fashionable floors.