Author: Paul Kingsnorth
Our e Flooring 101 section is here to help your flooring ideas come to life. With information on each flooring type, the flooring processes and the things you need to do the installation, be that yourself or by a professional, these guides will give you everything you need to make an informed choice. This section will continue to grow and some pages may still be under construction, but please let us know if there is a flooring topic you wish to be covered.
For this section we will go through all our floor types and get an understanding of what makes them what they are. We will cover everything from design, budget, intsallation and the type of lifestyle or household they suit.
The Flooring Process
Getting a new floor doesn't start and end with installation. By understanding the steps involved from choosing the right look that will suit your room all the way to careing and maintaining it afterwards will mean you will enjoy and appreciate your floor for many years to come.
So you have decided to install it yourself and need more information. This section will give you step by step instructions for each floor type, instructional videos and and information on tools and materials you will need. It also has a skills assesment area which you can use as a guide to decide what you want to take on.
Having a responsible attitude to how we continue to use resources and the impact this may have on the environment is
important, so in this section we cover information on sustainability, manufacturing and highlight some organisations
envolved in the industry.
A DIY flooring installation can be a fun project if you have the right tools, materials, and skills for the floor type you want to install. The degree of difficulty, time and effort required to complete a professional looking flooring installation will vary greatly depending on the floor type you choose and the floor you plan to install over. Choose a floor type to get more installation information and understand if a DIY flooring installation is right for you Hardwood If you are considering a DIY hardwood installation, read more
Why Bamboo? It might be strange to imagine that a hollow, grass-like plant would serve as a durable floor covering. And yet, bamboo is quickly gaining popularity as a suitable flooring material. Holding the title of the fastest growing plant in the world, bamboo has always been one of the greenest flooring materials available. Growing an amazing 47.6 inches in a 24 hour time period, read more
There has been lots of debate about the two main bamboo flooring manufacturing methods (hot-press and cold-press). But which is the best? Let’s have a look. Both types are strand woven, meaning the products are a result of combining split and crushed bamboo fibres. These long strands are woven together, compressed and stabilized using resins and adhesives using either (sometimes both), read more
Laying Laminate Flooring There are many good reasons to have laminate flooring. But once the choice has been made between tiles and planks, bevelled or smooth edges, oak effect or maple effect – or any other material – the next and crucial issue is to ensure that the newly-bought laminate flooring is installed correctly. Of course, it is always possible to pay a "professional" to do this, read more
How to care for laminate flooring It's hard to damage and easy to care for laminate floors. Here are some tips on how to properly maintain them: Carefully read the warranty and care instructions provided for your flooring. Follow them as much as you can and refer to them if a problem develops. Ask for post-installation care instructions. You may not be able to mop the floor for, read more