Choosing a wooden floor to suit your home

There are many, many factors to take account of when choosing the finish of your wooden floor. The flooring you pick must suit the style of your home and how you use your space. Wooden floors have a long life span, so it's worth going over each criteria in detail before you make a choice that is going to be with you for a while:   Space How big is the room? Is it an unusual shape? Does it get a lot of natural light? Is it bright and airy or dark with few windows? What is the size and shape of the room? Is the room bright and full of sunlight or darker with fewer windows?...

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Caring for Your Floor – Before and After Installation

Taking care of your wooden floor doesn’t start once it is installed, you can actually take steps prior to installation that will improve the look and increase the life span of your floor. We’re going to pass on a few of our professional tips to you, if you are planning to install your floors yourself: Spend money on good products, don’t expect a cheap material to look like a million dollars. If it looks cheap in the pack, it isn’t going to look any better in your home.   Prepare the sub-floor well. Hollow footfalls happen when there is...

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Bathrooms and Kitchens can have Wood Flooring Too...

It’s often thought that wooden floors cannot be used in areas of the home susceptible to water, spills and splashes, such as kitchens, bathroom and utility rooms - but this isn’t strictly true. 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. In 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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Are Pets and Wooden Floors a Good Combination?

Quite often people suggest that wood flooring isn’t ideal if you have four legged friends in your home but with the correct choice of materials and good housekeeping/maintenance there rally is no good reason why you shouldn’t be able to make wood flooring work for you and your pets. Firstly make sure you choose hardwood flooring not softwood, even though this is the higher budget option, your investment will pay off in the long run. Hardwood will stand up well to high traffic from both the two legged and four legged members of the family. Also choose sold wood over engineered...

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5 Wood Flooring Trends for 2017

Don’t make an outdated choice when you update your floors. Use these 2017 wood flooring trends to choose something durable and stylish that will stay in style the lifetime of your floor. Wood flooring is a classic choice and, even with the influx of wood-look flooring options, there will always be a market for wood flooring. That doesn’t mean it has to be boring or the same old, same old! Wood flooring trends are still constantly developing, offering a new and stylish twist on an old classic.   Here are some new wood flooring trends you shouldn't...

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