Our 'How To' category is aimed both at the DIY enthusiast and professional floor fitter. Here you can find wood flooring installation tips and techniques to make your installation run more smoothly.
Solid wood flooring or engineered wood flooring? This is perhaps the most common question facing anyone looking to lay a new floor in their home. In truth it has never been easier, or more cost effective, to achieve the perfect finish but deciding whether to lay down an expensive solid wood floor or to go with the modern equivalent of engineered wood flooring, still needs careful consideration.
However careful and precise you are in decorating your home, there will be an inevitable paint spill or collection of wayward dust. For that reason, you should take steps to prevent any of these reaching your carpets or wood flooring. There is a huge market of protective films, sheets and tapes to help guard your flooring. Preparation is the key; having these protective measures in place to start with will avoid costly clean-up jobs afterwards.
Whether you've just bought your first home or just haven't been called upon to do any DIY in the past, then you're forgiven for not knowing the basics. However, there are some things that you will need to be able to do in the future. Did you know you can actually devalue your house with poor DIY. Make sure you get up to scratch with the fundamentals:
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This blog post will teach you how to fit skirting board with little or no experience at all. Although it can be a bit tricky for first-timers, by using the right tools and following the instructions given below, you'll have no problem and you'll be able to save on labour costs.
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Laminate flooring is a popular alternative solution for those seeking the look of real wood. Apart from the fact that it is much cheaper than a solid wood floor, one of it's biggest advantages is its low level of maintenance. It is designed to be easy-care and once installed you won't need to spend much time for it's cleaning. However, this doesn't mean that is "bullet proof". Although it is manufactured to be resistant to scratches, denting, stains, fading and wear from heavy use, it is still possible that might get damaged from everyday grit and dirt. Hence, cleaning your laminate floors on a regular basis is vital.