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Wooden Floor Guide

Why have wooden flooring?

No other type of flooring has the same warmth, beauty and value of wood - It will enhance the decor of any room, gaining character over the years. It is a known fact that homes with wooden floors sell better than those without. Additionally, wood does not build up allergens or dust, having up to 10 times less than a carpeted home.

Installing Wooden Flooring

All solid wood flooring can react to the presence of moisture. In the dry winter heating months, moisture can leave the flooring causing it to contract. This can mean gaps between the flooring boards. In the humid summer months, the wood will expand and could buckle. Almost all problems are due to improper installation or subfloor preparation. Please refer to your fitting instructions and prepare your subfloor accordingly. Alternatively, you may wish to contact your local branch for assistance.

Maintaining Wooden Flooring

A solid wooden floor is extremely durable, and should last a very long time. Like your home, over time the colour will fade but you can re-sand and re-stain your flooring several times over its life. Here are some pointers on caring for your flooring:

Please ensure that your subfloor is in good condition and that all nails etc have been removed prior to fitting your new solid or laminate wood flooring.

For laminate floors, most have fitting instructions included in the packs.

Why Have Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring enhances the appearance of any room, is hardwearing and easy to clean. It is a known fact that homes with wooden floors sell better than those without. Additionally, wood does not build up allergens or dust, having up to 10 times less than a carpeted home.

Installing Laminate Flooring

All laminate wood flooring comes with a set of installation instructions. As with solid wood flooring, laminates can react to the presence of moisture too. In the dry winter heating months, moisture can leave the flooring causing it to contract. This can mean gaps between the flooring boards. In the humid summer months, the wood will expand and could buckle. Almost all problems are due to improper installation or subfloor preparation. Please refer to your fitting instructions and prepare your subfloor accordingly. Alternatively, you may wish to contact your local branch for assistance.

Maintaining Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring comes with maintenance instructions. Here are some pointers on caring for your flooring: