Wood Flooring can last a Lifetime

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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.


Wood Flooring can 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.

The costs in paying say £3 /m2 to £8 /m2 more for a floor is negligible when considering the cost of replacing a floor along with the inconvenience and stress.

Do not buy on price alone, if you buy cheap it could end up costing you 4 times as much. The common problems with cheap floors and those fitted by ‘cowboys’ or DIY enthusiasts are:

 - Lifting Floors

 - Delaminating of the top layer on engineered boards

 - Patchy wear of the finish, you may recall seeing grubby floors in shops where the lacquer has worn away

 - Pitted surfaces

 - Boards curling up at the edges

 - Floors that have pushed brick walls out due to incorrect installation and even in some instances knocked the wall over

 - Floors that balloon upwards due to not leaving a sufficient gap around the edge

 - Poor surface finish so that after you have laid the floor you get dirt and water ingress

 - Floors sounding hollow

These are just a few of the events that can happen in fact there are too many horror stories to mention just call us for friendly professional advice on 01666 504015