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How To Whitewash Floors

If you’ve been thinking about updating your hardwood floors or planning an all round revamp of your home, you don’t necessarily have to splash out on brand new flooring. You might want to consider whitewashing your floors. Whitewashing is a quick and easy way of changing the look of your current hardwood floors to give them a fresh, modern finish. We’ve created this simple guide to help you along the way. What Is Whitewashing? Whitewashing is when you paint something with a whitewash to give it a fresh look and... Read More


Underlay Buyers Guide

Underlay is a fundamental part of any new flooring and should never be overlooked. It’s the component that determines how your floor feels and more importantly how it wears. When you decide you’re going to purchase new underlay, you have to consider what is going to be the best for your needs. The correct underlay will improve the comfort level of your new flooring, increase its lifespan, provide thermal insulation, reduce noise and make your new flooring feel softer underfoot.  Whether you’re purchasing underlay for carpet, vinyl or laminate flooring,... Read More


Top Tips On How To Remove Black Stains From Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are beautiful in any home. However, they’re also prone to stains. If you want to keep your wood floor in peak condition, it’s important to keep it well maintained. If you have children, pets, or just a high-traffic household, it’s expected that your flooring will get stained at some point.  Whether it’s from spilled wine or a pet accident, it’s bound to happen. These spills and accidents can create dark, challenging stains on hardwood flooring. If you’re wondering how to remove black stains from hardwood floors, this article... Read More


Buyers Guide To Vinyl Flooring

Thinking about buying vinyl flooring? It would be a great choice because whether you prefer a classic or modern design to your home, there are many vinyl options out there to choose from. From sheet vinyl to luxury vinyl tiles, the design possibilities are endless. If you’re looking into what flooring would be best for you, this buying guide to vinyl flooring is the perfect place to start. What Is Vinyl Flooring? Vinyl flooring is a synthetic flooring material that is durable, affordable and easy to install. With a durable... Read More


Can You Paint Laminate Flooring? How To Guide

Yes, you absolutely can paint laminate flooring. While laminate floors are extremely resilient, like all flooring, after years of general wear and tear, scuffs and stains, your floors might be in need of a fresh start. You can of course do this by replacing the flooring, but painting your laminate is also an option.  Should You Paint Laminate Flooring? While painting laminate is possible, there are a few common issues that people face when trying to do so: The flooring surface isn’t properly prepared, so paint doesn’t adhere at all... Read More


10 Modern Style Parquet Flooring Ideas

Parquet flooring – which originated in 16th century France – is a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative effect in flooring. It’s resilient and works in most rooms in the house and whether you choose to sand it down, stain it, or paint it, the versatility means it can be tweaked and changed with your style. While its origins are dated, this durable, stand out flooring has stood the test of time and there are many modern styles that bring it into the 21st century. With so many... Read More


Buying Guide To Parquet Flooring

Durable, easy to maintain and a centrepiece in its own right, parquet flooring is an investment so it’s important to consider some practicalities before buying it. We’ve created this buying guide to parquet flooring so you can do just that. What Is Parquet Flooring? Parquet flooring is made up of variations of wooden battens that are slotted together in a geometric mosaic. A popular alternative to marble (which required constant cleaning) in the 1600s, the decorative effect of parquet flooring is timeless and stunning. Types Of Parquet Flooring Other than... Read More


Four Of The Best Ways To Clean Parquet Flooring

Originating in 16th century France, parquet flooring has a pattern that can bring elegance and style to almost every room in the house. It’s durable, affordable and a great focal point. This distinctive and popular flooring does require regular upkeep to ensure it looks as fresh and beautiful as the day it was laid.  Parquet flooring is extremely hard wearing, making it perfect for areas with a lot of foot traffic whether that be the hallway or an open plan living room. So, if you’re wondering how to maintain it... Read More


Five Living Room Ideas With Parquet Flooring

You’ve got a beautiful parquet floor and you don’t know how to dress it. Parquet style flooring originated in the 16th century and yet it’s still extremely popular today. Many people base their entire decor around this stunning, hard-wearing flooring.  You can choose to let your parquet flooring take centre stage as the key feature of the room or simply use it as the background to the rest of your decor. If you’re looking for living room ideas with parquet flooring, we’ve got all you need to inspire you, right... Read More


A Guide To Vinyl Thickness & Flooring Sizes

What is vinyl thickness? How many vinyl plank flooring sizes are there? These are some of the questions you might be asking yourself when considering the best vinyl flooring for your home. Keep reading for a guide to vinyl thickness and flooring sizes. The Main Types Of Vinyl Flooring Before we discuss specifics about thickness and sizing, let’s look at the main types of vinyl flooring on the market: Luxury Vinyl Tiles More commonly referred to as LVT, these tiles are among the most popular types of vinyl flooring. Incredibly... Read More