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We are open for business as usual (although there here is nothing usual about this situation) with our transport company (Brooks Transport) who are designated by the government as critical to the covid response. We are still delivering direct to door or site, (however collections or visits to the warehouse are not possible.) Our IT systems allow us to work from home so our staff are protected. Please Call or Email Us for samples or orders. Our factories are back to full capacity and the supply chain is operating effectively which can be seen here. As a trade supplier we have a minimum requirement of 50m2 for any samples and supplies. Please call 01666 504015 if you require less. For Government advice please click here. Even with these steps we have made, we must pull together, support one another, and get through this as a group, a family, and feel proud to say to our wider community we are critical to the Covid-19 response, and we will support it for as long as we are able. Stay safe, stay well, look after yourself, and each other.

The Building Centre will be open fully with the café back and exhibitions in place from Monday 12th April 2021. In the meantime, you can book visits in advance by contacting The Building Centre directly on 020 7692 4000. Please note that we do not have any representatives based at this showroom, but you can call us during your visit to talk through the options on display on 01666 504 015.

The Tetbury showroom is strictly by appointment only, maximum of two people with social distancing and face coverings required. Please call 01666 504 015 to book an appointment.


Update Your Home For Christmas

Posted in By Solidwood Company

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 are choices you can make to ensure your flooring will appeal to the masses. Opting for more neutral tones and lighter flooring that will not be too harsh on the eye will mean the flooring will blend nicely with your interior. There are ways in which the flooring can be finished to a darker tone and should not then put anybody off buying the property.

It should be noted that if a darker floor was picked that it would then be more difficult to make lighter. If this is a choice whereby you are styling up your home for the festive season, then a dark flooring would work well however when selling it is small details like your flooring that will make the difference. If the flooring is kept light and easily updated, then this will serve as an extra factor in the appeal of your property. 

For those with more long-term plans to stay in their home, then wood flooring can offer a solution that could see you through the next 10 years. This would be dependent on the traffic coming through your home, but solid wood flooring can be sanded down and refinished to maintain quality.

Whether you are a property owner or a Landlord, a solid wood floor can be a favourable option as spillages are easily cleaned and any damage can generally be dealt with by refinishing or replacing individual boards. Using one of our wood flooring treatments offers a much more cost effective solution than having to replace a whole carpet for example.

No matter what the circumstances of your house update is, the quality and standard of the finish is part of what will either contribute to ‘sale appeal’ or simply ensure your flooring has the durability factor.

Wishing you all a great festive season and a Happy 2020 from The Solid Wood Flooring Company.