How to Avoid Moisture Damage

When you have wooden floors in your home, the words leak, spill and splash are not what you want to hear! As an owner of hardwood floors, you’ll be only too aware of the need to protect your floor from excess water. Excess water, if left on the surface of your floor for any length of time can wreak havoc and, like most things in life, prevention is better than cure.   As you'd expect the most common areas for wooden floors to get water damaged are either kitchens or bathrooms where the risk of plumbing leaks, spills and splashes is much higher than in the rest of the...

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Engineered Wood – Why it’s a good choice?

Engineered wood flooring has great strength, so it gives better stability with a thick layer of oak for improved durability and longer life. The wear layer of oak is always thicker and should be so it can cope with foot traffic. The layers are bonded together and create a cross-grain so that the fibers of wood are able to cope with moisture better by expanding and contracting. Here’s how engineered wood compares to other popular flooring options:   Engineered wood flooring vs vinyl Vinyl is a versatile flooring popular for both kitchen and bathroom. It’s renowned for...

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Don’t Overlook Wooden Flooring!

People often overlook wooden flooring for their homes as they feel that initially it can be more expensive when compared to carpeting or tiles. However this overlooks the major benefits wooden floors have with far outweigh the initial costs. You may pay more now, but you will have no major outlay again for quite some time. Here are the main plus points of choosing wooden floors over carpets or other alternatives: Good quality wooden floors last for years and years!!! Carpet on the other hand tends to need replacing after around five years, that is with regular wear and tear and does...

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Don’t Believe these Wood Flooring Myths

“Wood Floors Are Expensive!” 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 lasted for around three hundred years. If we are to summarise, we’d say such a beautiful and durable surface in your home guarantees you a long-term strength and longevity.   “Wood Floors Are Not...

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Common Problems to Avoid when laying Wooden Floors

If you’re laying wood flooring yourself, you need to be aware of the potential problems that can occur. Here are the most common problems to be aware of:   Lack of Preparation There’s no point laying down wood flooring and then hoping for the best. Subflooring needs to be prepared beforehand. The floor below needs to be flat and dry with no uneven parts, broken bits of previous flooring or damp or cracked parts. You’ll need to flatten the subfloor, clean away previous flooring, check the flooring you’re laying down to make sure it’s even, clean and...

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