Wood Flooring

  1. Spruce up your wood flooring this Christmas

    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. Regularly sweep...
  2. Tradition Oak Flooring at the Busfeild Arms

    Tradition Oak Flooring at the Busfeild Arms
    When a local 19th century public house required a new wood floor for their public areas, they needed a product which would reflect the character of the traditional old building. The Busfeild Arms at East Morton in Keighley was built as a school in the 19th Century and converted to a public house in 1880, originally called The Hare &...
  3. How to Measure your Floor Area

    How to Measure your Floor Area
    Customers buying wood flooring for their home often ask us how to work how much flooring they will need. Working out the area of a floor can seem like a daunting task, but is very straightforward if you follow a few simple guidelines. You will need only basic equipment: a pencil, paper, calculator and a metric tape measure. Wood floors...
  4. How to Correctly Store your New Wood Floor

    How to Correctly Store your New Wood Floor
    A British Hardwoods wood floor differs greatly from the ubiquitous, mass produced wood floors available from many discount flooring warehouses. We make all our floors to order, here at our factory in West Yorkshire. We only use sustainably sourced hardwoods and our boards are accurately machined in single, wide planks and long lengths. Importantly, our solid and engineered wood flooring is...
  5. Fitting Wood Flooring around a Radiator Pipe

    Fitting Wood Flooring around a Radiator Pipe
    When laying your new wood floor it is the finishing touches that can really make a difference to the overall quality of fit. Here is a very quick guide on how to fit your floorboards around radiator pipes. Step 1:  Carefully measure and mark the position of the pipe.  Step 2: Drill a clearance hole  Step 3: Mark out a...
  6. Finishing your Wood Flooring with Lacquer

    Finishing your Wood Flooring with Lacquer
    Following a recent blog on finishing wood flooring with hardwax oil, here is a short piece on how to apply a lacquer finish to your wood floor. Lacquer is generally a two-part waterborne polyurethane system which requires a little more skill in application than oil, but produces an extremely long lasting and hard-wearing finish. Lacquer is not microporous and does...
  7. Oiling your Wood Flooring

    Oiling your Wood Flooring
    Finishing your wood flooring has never been easier with Osmo's range of superb Polyx Oils. Known throughout the trade as "Hardwax" Oil, this mixture of natural oils and waxes soaks into the timber, forming a protective and hardwearing surface. Hardwax Oil is easy to apply, it is microporous and does not crack, flake, peel or blister. Following a few simple...
  8. Oak Flooring Finishes

    Oak Flooring Finishes
    We have increased our range of Osmo Hardwax Oils available for purchase on our online shop. Easy to apply and highly recommended for finishing wood floors, worktops, doors, furniture and joinery, Osmo Hardwax Oil is also hardwearing, water and dirt repellent and patch repairable. Osmo Polyx Oil 3032 - standard Hardwax Oil with a clear "satin" finish Osmo Polyx Oil...
  9. Fitting Wood Flooring onto Existing Floorboards

    Fitting Wood Flooring onto Existing Floorboards
    Fitting wood flooring onto existing floorboards. Mechanical fixing of wood flooring onto subfloors such as building grade chipboard.
  10. Floating Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring

    Floating Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring
    Our customers often ask advice about the best way to fit the wood flooring that they have bought from us. The advice we offer can vary depending on the type of flooring purchased and also what the customer is fitting the floor onto (the subfloor). This mini guide offers guidance for floating our own solid and engineered wood floors. The...

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