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How To Improve Traction on Wooden floors

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There's no denying that solid wood surfaces are timelessly attractive, durable and easy-to-clean. However, some people are put off by the possible lack of traction and grip especially on stairs and uncarpeted surfaces. The sheer chances of slipping and skidding accidentally when moving up and down solid wood surfaces are twice as high compared to other 'conventional' floors such as carpet, but there are things you can do to ensure you have better tractions and an attractive wooden floor,…

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5 Ways You Could Ruin Your Wooden Floors

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Wood is a classic choice for floors - it is timeless and it never fails to enhance a room. This type of flooring is also eco-friendly because it is made of natural materials and it lasts for decades if maintained the right way. But what keeps wooden floors in good shape and what could ruin them? Know how to take care of your floors There are many ways you could be ruining your floors without even knowing it. Simple things you do that you might have thought were harmless could be detrimental to the…

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How To Keep Your Wooden Floor Looking New

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A wooden floor has great longevity and hardwearing properties, which is one of the big selling points for many people, as well as their beautiful aesthetics. However, wooden floors will only last the duration if they’re properly taken care of, which is also what puts some people of; but it shouldn’t. Looking after wooden floors doesn’t have to be complicated or a hassle, it’s often just about knowing the right techniques and equipment to use, as well as applying preventative…

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Which Wood Flooring is Right For Your lifestyle?

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When it comes to choosing the right wood flooring for you, you want to know it will look great, last for a long time and work well with your lifestyle. We understand that not everyone needs something that is easy to clean or something for the kids. So which wood flooring IS right for your lifestyle? Maple Your home is feeling small, cramped and dull. Your kids have covered the floor in dirt, paint and nail varnish. You think you need to redo the whole room, to make your space and yourself feel better.…

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My Wooden Floor Has Bowed - Why and How To Prevent

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You can be forgiven for thinking that you’ll need to rip it up and start again if your wooden floor has bowed or buckled. While they can be a real nightmare, you’ll be happy to know they can be easily fixed if caught in time. From sub-par installation to poor floor prep, we’ll look at a few reasons why your wooden floor might bow and how you can remedy the situation. Excessive Moisture Often the most common reason for a bowed floor is that there is excessive moisture coming from…

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Customising your hardwood floor

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Hardwood floors are often seen as a statement piece for your home – people’s eyes will instantly be drawn towards them. With an ever increasing selection of different types of wood available for your flooring, you can easily find something to suit your specific tastes. Hardwood flooring will add a touch of luxury and classic style to your home, but what about if you want to add a little something extra? Well, luckily there are a few different things you can do to customise your hardwood…

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Decorating a room with walnut flooring

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Walnut has always been a popular choice for those looking at hardwood flooring, as it is incredibly hard and durable, meaning it will last a lifetime. It is not just its strength that gives it such popularity though, walnut is a beautiful variety of wood. Naturally dark in colour, with natural lines, rings and knots found in the graining, walnut adds a feeling of warmth and character to whatever room you have it fitted in. When it comes to decorating your room, due to the inherent beauty of walnut…

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Restoring your parquet floor

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For people who like the appeal of hardwood flooring, but want something a little bit different and truly unique, parquet flooring is a popular choice. Parquet flooring is made by cutting wood into tiles or blocks and then arranging these blocks into various geometric patterns, such as a herringbone or basket weave pattern. You can use just about any type of wood for a parquet floor, which means you can choose something to suit your taste as well as your budget! But like with any type of flooring,…

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5 ways to add value to your home

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If you’re looking to sell your home, it is natural for you to want to try to maximise its value. Property should be seen as a long term investment, and you should be doing everything you can to make sure that if you do decide to sell, you will get the best price possible for your home. With that in mind, here are 5 steps you can take to increase the value of your home.   1) Install double glazing In a time of rising energy bills, double glazing is seen as a major advantage and even sometimes…

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Hardwood flooring trends to watch out for in 2015

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When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, many people will choose to undertake a project in their home. If you feel like you need to breathe new life into your home, hardwood flooring is a great way to achieve this. With so many different options and types of wood available however, it can sometimes be tricky to know where to begin. To help make things a bit easier, the following are a few hardwood flooring trends you should watch out for in 2015. Unfinished wooden floors One of the many benefits…

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