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Update Your Home For Christmas

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Whether you are wanting to update your home in time for Christmas, or want to make the improvements with a view to selling in the New Year, the burning question is will wood flooring actually make a difference to my home and its value? Well, according to the National Wood Flooring Association 80% of estate agents surveyed agree that installing wood floors increases home value by 1% – 10%. Furthermore, 12% of the estate agents surveyed agree an even larger increase in value is likely. If the purpose of your house update is with a view to selling, then there...

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Domestic and Commercial Relationships: A Suppliers Story

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The Solid Wood Flooring Company are proud to be part of a project that involved a building ingrained in the history of Manchester. Awarded Grade II listed status by English Heritage in 1998 as an acknowledgment of its important cultural and architectural legacy, Built in 1867 during the peak of Manchester’s prominence as the world’s number one centre for the cloth trade, the building is the only remaining of four warehouses erected by the Manchester & Birmingham Railway Company. Also in 1998, the building was transformed into The Place Aparthotel, retaining many of the building’s original features, including the impressively...

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What is a PEFC™ certification?

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More and more companies along the timber value chain are looking to demonstrate that the materials they are using come from legal and sustainable sources.  Some are doing so in response to legislation and regulatory requirements, others realize the benefits of delivering sustainability assurances on products to address environmental, social and ethical concerns. So when it comes to making sure you are recognised as an environmentally friendly supplier, The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™) is the best place to start.  We found this direct quote from the PEFC™ website an interesting thought on the current feeling within...

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Our Supply Chain and What It Means For You

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There is now more than ever a significance placed on knowing exactly what is in the items we are buying and exactly where they are coming from. This is reflected in our culture and our economy, most noticeably with concerns over how secure businesses supply chains are whilst the ongoing Brexit debate rumbles on. This is why by procuring the flooring for your next domestic or commercial project through The Solid Wood Flooring company, you can rest assured you are dealing with someone who has the skills, tools and transport to complete any given assignment.  We can produce 100,000m2 of...

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Understanding Slip Resistance in Relation to Flooring Installation

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At the Solid Wood Flooring Company, we acknowledge client requirements often include a need for certified slip resistant flooring across a number of use cases. Wood flooring can present a slippier surface than concrete, rubber or carpet but is often the only practical choice for domestic and commercial flooring where dust retention, or smooth surfaces are needed. Proper slip resistance certification can and should form a part of any serious wood flooring planning specification. In the UK the Solid Wood Flooring Company puts its flooring through rigorous testing with the Pendulum CoF test (also known as the portable skid resistance...

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