British Hardwoods Blog

  • Spruce up your wood flooring this Christmas

    The festive season is fast approaching, a great time for visiting and receiving guests and catching up with friends and relatives. Cleaning and protecting your hardwood floor against the rigours of extra footfall during the Christmas period has never been easier. Here are a few simple tips to help keep your wood floor looking beautiful throughout this busy time.

    british hardwoods engineered wood flooring

    Regularly sweep your wooden floor with a soft brush, small particles of grit and stones, which can be brought in on the soles of visitor's feet, can abrade and scratch the floor's surface. An Osmo Opti-Set Mop is a superb product for cleaning, dry mopping and polishing your wood flooring. The green fluffy dust mop, used dry, is great for picking up tiny particles of dust and grit.

    Osmo Opti-Set Three-headed Mop

    Wood floors finished with hardwax oil can be given a pre-Christmas clean with Osmo Wash and Care. A couple of capfulls of this mild detergent, diluted in warm water, will clean the the floor effectively whilst feeding and replenishing the oiled surface.

    Osmo Wash and Care 1L Osmo Wash and Care - the perfect floor cleaning solution

    If your oiled wood flooring is looking a little tired and could do with more of a lift, Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner can be buffed into the cleaned floor. The thin microfibre polishing cloth supplied with the Opti-Set Mop is perfect for the task.

    Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner

    For quick and easy cleaning between visitors a Spray Mop can't be beaten for convenience - just spray and clean as you go! The Osmo Spray Mop is perfect for wood floors finished with hardwax oil and the Bona Spray Mop is designed for floors with a lacquered finish. We also supply a range of wood floor cleaning kits which can make a super, practical Christmas gift. To see our full range of mops and care kits click here.

    Bona Spray Mop Kit Bona Spray Mop Kit

    Now is also a great time to check whether the felt pads underneath your furniture need replacing. Dining chairs can mark hardwood floors if the legs are left unprotected, adhesive felt pads offer a simple and inexpensive solution to this problem. Call us on 01535 637755 for information about any of our products - we are always happy to help.

  • Oak Hobby Packs - Back in Stock

    For a limited period only our oak hobby packs are back in stock, and can be purchased on our online shop. At £29.95 each, these packs are an extremely popular product for all woodworking enthusiasts. The standard packs weigh approximately 20 kilograms and contain rough sawn timber in random widths and lengths (average length is approx 1 metre). Our midi hobby packs contain 15kg of timber however delivery is included in the price.

    kiln dried oak hobby pack

    We have had lots of requests for these packs and, due to popularity, the packs soon disappear, so get them while you can. To view click here >

  • A great success at the Woodworking Show

    A number of the British Hardwoods team attended the annual North of England Woodworking show in Harrogate last weekend which proved a great success. Great fun was had by all in a very busy show hall. Hundreds braved the cold weather and packed car parks to browse the stalls ranging from power tools to beautifully crafted furniture and wood carvings.

    The British Hardwoods stand - ready for action on Friday The British Hardwoods stand - ready for action on Friday
    Our beautiful oak table made by Tony for the show Our beautiful oak feature table made by Tony for the show
    british-hardwoods-stand-1 Lots of interest in our lovely native hardwoods
    Form an orderly queue please gentlemen! Form an orderly queue please gentlemen!
    british-hardwoods-stand-3 Jamie making the most of a day away from the British Hardwoods office
    british-hardwoods-stand-5 Tony enjoying a quick cuppa after a very busy show day
    Much quieter on the stand on the final day Much quieter on the stand on the final day

    The British Hardwoods stand was very popular amongst woodworkers, hobbyists and people looking for something a little out of the ordinary with our spectacular range of our own kiln-dried native hardwoods.

    Thanks to all who attended and stopped by for a chat and a pre-Christmas purchase. We still have lots of English Pippy Oak and some of our beautiful selected Yew boards on sale here at our factory, so you are more than welcome to pop in and take a look. We also hope to have some Scottish Elm, Austrian Walnut and some Lime very shortly.

    Follow our blog or our e-newsletter to hear about our most up-to-date timber stocks.

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