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Benefits of Exotic Engineered Hardwood Floors

If you’ve been thinking about wooden flooring for your home then the chances are that you will have been wondering what kind of floor you should choose and which wood you should select. We think that once you’ve found out about the benefits of engineered exotic wood floors your decision will be easy. Let’s start […]

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Wide Plank Engineered Floors

Once fitted into a property, an engineered wooden floor can be hard to distinguish from a solid wood floor and has many benefits. Initially, engineered wooden floors were developed for use on the ground floors of homes and offices where it would be usually installed over a solid piece of concrete.  As the technology improved, […]

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Oak Herringbone Parquet Flooring

OAK HERRINGBONE PARQUET FLOORING – A GREAT CHOICE FOR 2019  Herringbone Parquet is a timeless option that homeowners select to create a traditional or classic look. But, what exactly is engineered herringbone flooring? Instead of using planks of wood a herringbone pattern is created by using smaller blocks where the ends are aligned at an […]

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Rustic Oak Flooring

Rustic oak flooring is rapidly growing in popularity.  Maples & Birch are pleased to be able to offer a wonderful range of solid and engineered rustic oak flooring. Wood flooring is often categorised by four main groups – Prime, Select, Natural and Rustic.  These don’t refer to the quality of the wood, instead they are […]

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Parquet Floor Designs

We are often asked what are the best parquet floor designs and patterns. The answer always has to be – whatever suits the space you’re working with after all  parquet is about what suits your personal preferences.  Currently herringbone designs are exceptionally popular but there is truly a wide range of configurations available which can […]

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Engineered Walnut Flooring

Walnut flooring is rapidly growing in popularity again.  Maples & Birch are pleased to be able to offer a range of engineered walnut flooring. Walnut trees are deciduous and can grow up to 40m tall over a period of 20 years. Grown for both their valuable nuts and highly patterned wood, this tree is prized […]

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What is Herringbone Flooring?

In the UK many people often usethe term Herringbone to describe all forms and styles of parquetry.  In actual fact, there are over 20 differentpatterns of parquet flooring with 100’s of design variations.  Some of these designs such as Versailles andChantilly date back as far as the 16th century. Some of the otherpopular designs include, Basket […]

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Benefits of Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring is a remarkable material with all the benefits of solid wood and none of the drawbacks.  Unlike laminate flooring it is made of real hardwood and not simply a pattern printed onto wooden substrate.  Once installed, even experts struggle to tell if an engineered wood floor is hardwood throughout.  Here at Maples […]

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Hardwood Flooring Texture

Engineered and solid wood floors are available in a wide range of surface textures but which one is right for you?  This is our guide to the top Hardwood Flooring Textures with examples from our online catalogue. Considering the importance of floor texture is essential to the design and ambience of a room. How a […]

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Reclaimed Wooden Flooring

We love our houses and across the country home owners will go to great lengths to find the right décor and materials to create their own perfect space.  As period properties and rustic styled rooms are becoming ever more popular, the demand for character flooring has increased too.  As part of this trend people are […]

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