“True or False” - Do you know the Facts about Wood Flooring

People often dismiss wooden flooring, as they make assumptions on price, upkeep, repair and don’t realise that if they had done their own research they’d be pleasantly surprised, so we have tried here, to detail the facts.   Wood Floors Are Expensive!: False Well, they can cost more than other alternatives on the market, no questions about it. But let’s distinguish cost and cost-effectiveness. A fine solid wood floor can be refinished multiple times and last around a hundred years if you maintain it properly. There are examples of hardwood floors which have...

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Your Wood Flooring Questions Answered

You know you want to replace your old flooring with a wood alternative, but you have so many questions! How do I work out how much wood flooring I need? Which is best: tongue-and-groove or click-lock flooring? What should I look for when buying laminate flooring? What about buying solid wood flooring? What else will I need? And the list goes on……   We have tried to answer these questions and more: How much wood flooring will I need? The great thing about plank floor coverings is how little wastage there is. Professional fitters can keep this down to just 2%....

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Wooden Floor or Laminate - which do you need?

Wooden Floor or Laminate - which do you need? (536 words)   Wooden flooring is a very popular choice of floor covering because of its natural appearance, warmth and timeless beauty. Original hardwood floors are among the benefits of older traditional homes. Newer homes that have a lower price point but that still want the natural look of wood often use laminate to win over homebuyers. No matter your preference, there are pros and cons when it comes to hardwood versus laminate wood flooring, here we have tried to help you determine which one is best for you and your...

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Why Wooden Flooring is the Smart Choice….

People often overlook Wooden Flooring, because it is initially more expensive than carpet and linoleum; however, you reap many great benefits which outweigh the initial additional cost:   1. Good quality wooden floors last for decades – Whereas many people find themselves replacing carpet every 5 years, due to stains, holes, or shabbiness from everyday wear and tear. You will find that with a minimal maintenance program, these floors actually look better as the years go by.   2. Wood floors are easier to clean than carpets. The reasons for this are fairly obvious....

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Why it's important to buy sustainable wood products

We are all aware that deforestation and climate change go hand in hand. The global loss of forest areas is one of the main contributors of greenhouse gas emissions and these gases are having the biggest impact on our planet. But making changes in our everyday life and choosing wood products from sustainably managed forests, where trees are replanted as they are felled. With more and more pressure being put on the world's natural resources, we should all play our part to help where we can and help to tackle this problem.   During 1999 every Forestry Commission woodland in...

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