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Kahrs, the world’s oldest wood flooring producer, has revealed exciting new floor products which will be released under the Habitat banner and added to its popular Linnea collection.
The Swedish company is well known for making high quality engineered wood flooring and its latest offering gives customers in the UK even more choice when it comes to choosing an eco-friendly wood floor.
Habitat consists of five one-strip floors in walnut and oak varieties. This flooring has been made from sustainable timber and gives the customer an incredibly stylish and sturdy floor covering that can be installed quite easily and doesn’t require much in the way of maintenance.
Despite its hardwearing nature it is remarkable that this Linnea real wood option is only 7mm in thickness, providing the householder with a lightweight and high-performing flooring construction design.
If you are after a hardwood flooring type in oak or walnut and you want to benefit from all the qualities that a product such as the Habitat is able to offer, make sure you choose a floor from the impressive Kahrs Linnea range.
All the floors in the Linnea collection, whatever the style and grain, can make for the perfect wood veneer choice at extremely good value from the world’s leading manufacture that is Kahrs.
- 30th November 2011
It has recently been reported that Europe’s leading hardwood flooring producers has featured on one of the BBC’s renovation programmes called 'DIY SOS: The Big Build'.
Kahrs wooden flooring was used to help transform a property on the popular BBC One show.
A family in Chesterfield got to benefit from having oak wood flooring fitted in their home, with the application being shown as part of the current series.
Award-winning applications from the manufacturer were chosen for the project including multi-layered products from the Kahrs Original and Linnea collections.
The brand is widely known for not using adhesive in the installation of their wooden floors and this allows for individual boards to be moved from their place or even relocated should the need ever arise.
Instead, the Kahrs wood boards can be automatically aligned and locked together, meaning that the risk of gaps forming is almost eliminated entirely.
There are many environmental benefits to using this stable wood flooring too as the company is conscious of its impact.
In terms of maintenance, you can rest easy that the Original floor (not the Linnea option) can be sanded down to the joint just like you would with a solid floor. The hardwearing surface is suitable for cleaning with a slightly damp mop or by vacuuming as well.
Justwood hardwood flooring specialists are main dealers for the complete Kahrs range and are able to supply nationwide or supply and fit within Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.
- 29th November 2011
It is quite easy for homeowners to forget that timber is a living material and so therefore you can expect it to adapt to the environment it is placed in. So if you have recently had a beautiful wooden floor fitted, but are concerned about its movement, there is no need to worry.
When wood is used in any form of construction, the craftsmen carrying out this work have to respect the properties of the material if they want to create something with structural integrity that also looks good.
After your new wood flooring has been installed you need to be very patient as it responds to temperature, humidity and light - as well as the footfall from those living in your house.
Those in the know would usually expect it to take around four seasons for the wood floor to fully settle into its surroundings. So, in the meantime you might notice some board movement, with small gaps sometimes opening up.
However, over time, as the floor adjusts to the seasonal changes and temperature within your property, it will become more stable and there should be no problems with it.
The colour of the wood will also change over the years, with the tone starting to mellow and deepen, but again, this is all part of the natural ageing process.
- 21st November 2011
Walnut is a wood with many qualities which make it an ideal choice for flooring. When you have made the decision to go ahead with genuine wooden flooring, walnut will make for an excellent flooring solution for your home.
This is because the warm brown shades of the floor are able to create a certain mood in a room which is relaxed and welcoming. The elegant grain of the wood is there for all to see and so if you are looking for something that is truly special, then walnut is certainly a great wood type to consider.
As the winter nights are drawing in you will be glad you can relax in a chair and admire the beautifully dark chocolate brown of the heartwood within the floor. Walnut has the unique ability of making a room seem very cosy, especially when the weather outside is cold and miserable.
In terms of interior design, this wood is timeless and is always at the forefront when it comes to selecting a flooring type that is trend-proof and brings a certain quality to modern rooms. You might want to match it with lighter-coloured furniture options, using it to great effect.
- 18th November 2011
With some wood types, they are well-suited to different styles of décor and so can be chosen accordingly. When it comes to maple as a wood flooring solution, you really can decorate the space as you wish due to the fact its lightness blends so beautifully with all types of interior design.
This is why maple wood flooring is proving very popular with homeowners who have a certain look in mind but need to ensure that the wood they select for the floor covering goes with it.
In addition to the home, it is unsurprising that many business owners looking to find a floor for their offices decide on this choice too. It is a flexible wood that looks great in almost any environment.
When taking a closer look at its properties, you will find that it is a stiff wood that offers admirable shock-resistance and is immensely hardwearing, which is why maple is often used to make fine furniture. And should you order maple wood flooring you will normally find that the graining is straight, with a wavy structure.
But coming back to the main advantages of a maple floor, the fact that it is elegant and can really help to give prominence to the rest of your furniture and room décor is certainly one of its strongest selling-points.
- 17th November 2011
When you have invested in such a beautiful wooden floor made from ash, cherry, oak or maple, it is never good to see it lose its appeal. Even if you have not done anything to scratch or damage its surface, over time it will lose its shine if maintenance is not carried out on it.
Wood flooring is a covering that needs to be cared for if it is to wow all your house visitors and continue to remain at its best. These floors have been made to high standards of workmanship, so make sure you ensure its longevity by getting it renovated and refinished.
There are services available that can return your classic floor back to how it was when you first had it installed. The natural beauty of the wood can be brought out again and when you go to a specialist wood flooring company to undertake this work, you can put your trust in their many years of experience.
They will be able to put in the effort and care required to make the floor look attractive once again, while providing you with floor sanding and maintenance tips to ensure it is kept looking this way going forward.
- 16th November 2011
Wood Floor Maintenance
If you have left it till now to carry out your home renovations and need a hardwood flooring solution to put the finishing touches to the project, you might want to go with something stable that offers a deep rich reddish brown colour.
Merbau wood is perfect as a flooring type because in addition to being one of the hardest floors you can buy, its beautiful appearance makes it look absolutely amazing at this time of year.
As Christmas approaches you can dream of having this flooring fitted and in place for when you get your tree and start to put up all your decorations. You just need to decide on a particular tone.
Should you opt for the lighter end of the scale it is more towards yellow than orange-brown, but over time will darken to either reddish brown or brown. The graining makes your floor unique as it could be wavy or straight.
One of the great things about this wood, which is often used to make instruments and cabinets, is that when it has been sanded, the yellow flecking on the surface makes it seem like it has been speckled with gold. This gives it a truly special finish which is apt for the festive season.
- 15th November 2011
Wooden flooring can look truly stunning in a modern home, and the brilliant thing about this type of flooring is that it can last for an incredibly long time when it’s been chosen and maintained well.
Having hardwood flooring in your home can really update its look, and any visitors to your home are likely to be seriously impressed.
For hardwood flooring to update the look of your home and look impressive though, you do have to get it 100% right- and this can prove tricky with so many different types of flooring available.
Rather than taking a risk with choosing the wrong type of flooring though, it’s better to seek assistance from a professional and choose the most suitable type of flooring for your property together.
A hardwood flooring professional will guide you through all of your options so that you’re able to make a well-informed choice. Making a well-informed choice will include discussing your preferences with a professional when it comes to durability and looks.
Once your hardwood flooring decision has been made, it’s then a good idea to let the professionals get on with the task which is installation, as it does require a certain amount of skill.
- 14th November 2011
If you’ve just started to look into investing in hardwood flooring for your home, you may well feel a little overwhelmed.
In the past, hardwood flooring options were rather limited, although quite the opposite is now true, as there is a huge amount of choice.
When you do have such a great amount of choice though, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to narrowing down your options.
However, one of the first and most important things which you should look at, which could narrow your options down considerably is durability.
Durability is key when it comes to choosing hardwood flooring, as choosing flooring which is constructed from a wood which isn’t durable enough could see its condition and looks deteriorating very quickly.
When considering durability, one of the most vital things to consider is how much foot traffic will be passing over it on a daily basis. Installing flooring which isn’t very durable in a room which is used all day, every day isn’t likely to last very long.
With so many different types of flooring available though, you won’t need to worry about sacrificing style for durable, as you should be able to find flooring which offers the perfect combination.
- 11th November 2011
Over the years, homeowners’ tastes and needs have changed considerably, and whilst carpets were once the order of the day and quite sufficient for most homes, times have most certainly changed.
Take a look at carpet styles which were considered the height of fashion just a few short years ago- they’re now likely to look a little old fashioned.
As well as looking old fashioned, another problem which many people have with carpets is that they can look worn really quickly. Once carpets are worn, there’s very little that can be done to restore them.
The negatives which come with carpets have led to modern homeowners turning to hardwood flooring in their droves, and this popularity just continues to rise.
Hardwood flooring looks incredibly stylish in an incredibly classic way, so unlike some carpet styles- which can have really short style life spans- hardwood flooring will still look stylish decades down the line.
Another enormous bonus which hardwood flooring has over carpets is that it can simply be renovated when it starts to look worn- so no having to purchase a complete replacement.
Hardwood flooring and the modern homeowner really are the perfect fit.
- 10th November 2011
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