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Oak Flooring - a Natural and Sustainable Choice.

Posted in Business By Solidwood Company
Oak wood flooring is ideally suited for use in both domestic and commercial environments thanks to its clean, sophisticated look and its strength and durability.
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How to avoid Potential Problems with Wooden Floors and Underfloor Heating

Posted in Technical By Solidwood Company
We have extensively researched the market and this article is to help you when considering the installation of underfloor heating (UFH). Wooden flooring is the best material to install on top of any system due to it warm feel and thermal properties.
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Carpets, Rugs and Underfloor Heating

Posted in Home By Solidwood Company

You should never put rugs or carpets on top of a wood floor where there is underfloor heating. This is a disaster waiting to happen because the heat is trapped beneath the rug, which will then create a “Hot Spot” under the rug.

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Using WOCA Oils to treat your floors.

Posted in Business By Solidwood Company

WOCA master oil treatment oils were the obvious choice for the very high traffic Eurostar project in St Pancras which was opened by the Queen in November 2007.

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Engineered Wooden Flooring

Posted in Technical By Solidwood Company

Engineered wooden flooring comes in a large range of finishes and styles. It also comes in different structures and it is important to understand the implications of how the boards are manufactured to appreciate the effect they can have on the application you want to use the flooring for.

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Introduction to Parquet Flooring

Posted in Home By Solidwood Company

Parquet flooring, including traditional herringbone, weave patterns, square blocks, chevron and many other design are possible

Parquet flooring was used in the old days to create patterns with small blocks of wood because there was no engineered flooring available and wide planks expanded and shrank consistently. These boards also warped and twisted due to climatic changes.  This is why in old buildings, such as pubs, you can see gaps between the boards and drafty floors.

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Wood Flooring will last a Lifetime

Posted in Home By Solidwood Company

Do not let this blog put you off buying a wood floor. We are here to help and all this blog does is point out some of the major pitfalls that can occur to the inexperienced wood flooring buyer. Too many companies on the Internet just want to sell the flooring and walk away; this is not how the Solid Wood Flooring Company does things. A good quality wood floor will last a lifetime! Why buy and install an inferior product that you may have to replace after only a few years.

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Wood Flooring Technical Explanation

Posted in Technical By Solidwood Company

Many people are unfamiliar with terms used in a particular industry, this blog is intended to help explain these phrases in a simple way, please let us know if you have any comments on these. There are a few blogs with separate headings on different aspects of wood flooring and fitting.

Timber, wood flooring and the terms used in its construction from tree to unfinished floor

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Wood costs less

Posted in Environment By Solidwood Company

Trees take CO2 from the atmosphere, capture it and produce oxygen in return. Wood provides shelter, comfort and beauty in our homes, offices, schools and public places. It protects our boundaries, opens new horizons in print and safely carries our goods around the globe.

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Wooden Flooring Prices

Posted in Home By Solidwood Company

There is a lot of hype about the pricing on wooden flooring and also a lot of very cheap wood in the market that will not last. It is pointless trying to go “cheap” as you will get flooring with a lot of sapwood that is softer and will not wear as well.

The other issue is the finish, the cheap woods tend to have a very poor finish that will not last and you will spend more money trying to keep you floor looking nice than you would if you had bought a top quality floor.

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