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The Nail Down Method of Fitting an Oak Floor

Posted: 6th May 2020

The nail down method of laying an oak floor is suitable for both solid and engineered oak flooring. The nail down method fixes the flooring down to wooden floorboards below. The flooring is nailed to the surface below which, because it is also wood has similar characteristics as regards movement and expansion as the oak […]


The Floating Method – Fitting an Oak Floor

Posted: 24th April 2020

The floating method of laying an oak floor is for engineered oak flooring only. The floating method does not fix the flooring down to the surface beneath but rather relies on the characteristics of the multi layered engineered oak that prevent it from bending or warping and the tongue and groove connections between the boards […]


Oak Floor Fitting – The Glue Down Method

Posted: 9th April 2020

We’re going to have a look at the three recognised methods of oak floor fitting, firstly the glue down method. Read on to find out if this will be your favoured method when fitting your oak floor. Prepare Oak Floor Boards The glue down method can be used for both solid and engineered oak flooring […]


Easter 2020: Resurrecting The Hardwood Flooring Hidden Under Your Carpet

Posted: 14th March 2020

Hardwood Flooring – Should you resurrect what’s hidden under your carpet? Wall to wall carpeting became very popular during the 60’s and 70’s. This resulted in the covering of beautiful hardwood flooring, particularly in residential properties built prior to the 1930’s depression years. The wood flooring in these properties used higher quality materials in comparison […]


New Year, New Oak Floor

Posted: 20th January 2020

January and February are the perfect time to upgrade your living space with the natural beauty of an oak floor. It’s a time of year that most of us survive through, looking forward to the sunnier months to come. So why not utilise the time to improve the look and feel of your home while […]


A quick guide to Oak Floor terminology on our website

Posted: 25th September 2019

There are a lot of oak flooring terminologies and measurements mentioned on our website, here is a quick guide to some of them to help you when buying an oak floor for your home. Oak Floor Terminology Engineered Oak Engineered oak describes any oak flooring made up of a an oak wear layer backed by […]


Living with my oak floor

Posted: 3rd April 2019

I’ve been living with my oak floor for six months now and am pleased to say that it’s still looking as good as the day it was laid. Cleaning my floor When the floor was first laid I was a little worried about cleaning it as I knew that astringents would likely strip the oil […]


An oak floor and a Christmas Tree

Posted: 19th December 2018

Nothing compliments the twinkling lights of a Christmas Tree like the warm reflection of an oak floor beneath it. The obvious synergy of a tree and the wood. Also the feeling of bringing something natural into your house helps enrich the special feeling at this time of year. If you use an artificial Christmas tree […]


An oak floor – ordering to completion

Posted: 3rd December 2018

As a family we spend a lot of time out of doors. Unfortunately we often track some of it inside when we get home. When we bought our house it came complete with cream coloured carpets throughout. Wear and tear and the odd muddy footprint meant that they weren’t cream for very long! We had […]


Oak flooring offcuts – what you can do with them

Posted: 29th March 2018

Are you left with a few oak flooring offcuts or even some whole planks after fitting your new floor? Rather than have that sinking feeling that you’ve wasted some money don’t despair. There’s a lot you can do with those extra pieces of engineered oak. Keep some flooring for repairs or additions It’s always a […]


Which flooring type is best for underfloor heating?

Posted: 1st February 2018

Firstly, the facts, the laws of thermodynamics say that the denser material is the quicker it will transfer heat. The thinner that material is the quicker that heat will then be transferred into the air from it. This means that a dense thin material will transmit heat into a room much more quickly than a […]


What Should The Moisture & Humidity Level Be Before Fitting Wood Flooring

Posted: 21st August 2017

Acclimatisation Most people will tell you that to prepare your flooring for fitting will take 7 days or some may say 14 days to ‘play safe’. However the fact is that there is no set period for acclimatisation. Every site situation is different, which means that every acclimatisation period can be different too. This is […]


Don’t Ignore That Resolution! Resolve Your Flooring Issue

Posted: 15th January 2017

With the festive period done with for another year, suddenly the house looks bare, there’s nothing to distract the eye from the shoddy paintwork, the chip in the counter, that coffee stain on the carpet. The new year is the perfect time to renovate and revitalise your home. The majority of new year’s resolutions relate […]


5 Steps to Keeping Your Oak Floors Clean this Autumn!

Posted: 26th October 2016

Leaves, mud, Halloween… Autumn can be a nightmare season for keeping those oak floors clean. Thankfully we’ve got some simple tips to help you out. If you’ve got kids, you know the challenge of keeping your home tidy. Unfortunately, Autumn can be a very challenging season if you own oak flooring. Not only do you […]



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