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How do choose a wood floor

A number of times we get asked how do I choose a floor?Now to many this may sound like a stupid question but in reality it’s a good question and it needs to be answered by good information which is clear and concise.With so many retailers and websites offering huge discounts on cheaply imported wood floors there is no focus on providing customers with simple advice that allows the customer to select the floor that suits their desired taste but also is also practical and suitable to their environment.So a good point to start is the type of wood floor, in simple terms the question is what type of structure is better suited solid wood floors or engineered wood floors? There are many answers to...

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We get asked many times, what is 3 strip flooring?

3 strip flooring is traditionally of an engineered structure where the top layer (often referred as veneer) of 3-5mm thickness of different sized lengths of wood in equal sized widths applied across the width of a plank.Ecologically this type style/design and structure is proving sound as the waste of materials is kept to a minimum but creating a floor where every single stave of wood is different in appearance and as such each plank of 3 strip wood floor looks distinctive with its own individual colour, character and variety, blending into a beautiful floor. The amount of colour variation depends on the grade.With such tight regulations and laws in place governed by the FSC and supported by governments of so many countries across the world...

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How to measure your floor?

People are often confused as to how a room should be measured for installation of realwood flooring, so please use this easy to follow guide on how to measure a room. Theseinstructions are supplied as a general guide to help you.To eliminate doubt on room floor measurements just sketch the room and write down themeasurements as per our examples, use metric measurements when measuring it reallyis that simple.Use a tape measure and measure the room from one wall to theopposite wall make a note of the distance). Now measure thedistance of the opposing walls to each other and make a note ofthis on your sketch.Measure both walls, the width and the length, write down themeasurements i.e.: width = 3.15 metres or 315 cm and the...

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