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  • Wood Flooring and Skirting in time for Christmas

    As we get closer to the end of a very busy year we have just about reached a cut off point for manufacturing. Most new orders for flooring, skirting boards and timber-related products, placed between now and Christmas, will be delivered into the New Year. If you have a last minute project to complete, we do have some items readily available from stock with a quick pre-Christmas delivery. We have some lovely, filled and sanded Character Grade Oak Flooring.

    Character Grade Oak Flooring

    The boards are 185mm wide with a micro bevel on the long edges, and display a pleasing amount of filled and sanded knots (up to 50mm) in diameter. The timber is unoiled ready to take a finish of your own choice. As there is a limited amount of this floor, it is available on a first-come first-served basis.  To view click here >>

    We also have matching unoiled oak skirting boards and architrave available from stock. We have our popular chamfered and round edge profiles available in a range of heights with architrave sets to match.

    chamfered-oak-skirting-board

    All items on our website marked with the "fast delivery" pennant in the top right hand corner are available from stock with a pre-Christmas delivery. To view our range of skirting boards and architrave click here >>

    There is still plenty of time to order accessories such as oils, glues and maintenance products. Most of our off-the-shelf ancillary products can be with you within a couple of days of ordering.

     

  • 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 are typically sold by the square metre, so a metric tape measure is advisable.

    how to measure floors square/rectangular room

    If your room is square or rectangular (as above), calculating the floor area is very simple. Measure the width (A) and the length (B) of the room and multiply the two measurements together. For example the room above is 4.25m x 5.25m = 22.31m2. We suggest an allowance for wastage of approximately 10% on your literal room area, so you would need to order 24.5 square metres of flooring.

    how to measure an l-shaped floor area

    L-shaped rooms (as above) can be a little trickier to work out. Start by roughly sketching out the shape of the floor. Split the sketch into two square/rectangular shapes and measure the width and length of each separate shape - as shown with a dotted line above. Calculate the area of each shape by multiplying the width and length measurements together, then add the two areas together. So, the calculation for the diagram above would be:

    4.25m (A) x 5.25m (B) = 22.31m2 1.75m (C) x 4.25m (D) = 7.44m2 22.31m2 + 7.44m2 = 29.75m2

    Adding approximately 10% for wastage means that you want to order 32.5 square metres of flooring.

    how to measure irregular floor areas

    Using the same basic principle of splitting the floor into separate squares or rectangles will enable you to work out the most irregular room shapes. The calculation for the above room would be:

    1.1m (A) x 1.75m (B) = 1.93m2 1.0m (C) x 5.0m (D) = 5m2 1.1m (E) x 1.75m (F) = 1.93m2 1.93m2 + 5m2 + 1.93m2 = 8.86m2 plus 10% for wastage = 9.75 square metres of flooring.

    When measuring the floor area, remember to make allowances for fireplaces, recesses and alcoves. If you would like more advice about measuring your floor or would like information about our range of wood flooring please contact us >>

    Follow the link to download our free Hardwood Floor Fitting and Maintenance Guide.

  • 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.british-hardwoods-wood-flooring

    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 factory acclimatised, further acclimatisation is not usually necessary prior to installation. However, if you do not intend to fit your new wood floor straight away, the following advice will help maintain the integrity of the boards and ensure that they remain at the same high quality.

    After delivery, ensure that the wood flooring is stored in a dry, warm room where the relative humidity is similar to that of where it will be laid. Do not store in an outside building (i.e. shed or garage), or next to a direct source of heat (such as a radiator, Aga or wood-burning stove).

    If storing the flooring on-site for any of length time, remove all packaging, lay flat and if possible separate layers with sticks to allow air to circulate evenly around the boards.

    Do not store or install flooring until all subfloors, plastering, cement work, decorating and all other wet work is completely dry.

    If in doubt, we are more than happy to look after your floor for you until you are completely ready for it. Our factory is constantly heated and humidity controlled, ensuring that the boards are kept at an ambient temperature - similar to that of a normally central heated home.

    Important note: The above advice applies only to our own solid and engineered wood floors.

    To view our solid wood flooring range click here >>

    Follow the link to download our free Hardwood Floor Fitting and Maintenance Guide.

     

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