Author: Wes
I am a Pergo trained professional installer of 20 years. I've been up close and personal with lots of floors and have the knobbly knees to show for it...Should you have any questions or comments please feel free to add them below. Thanks for taking the time to call by and I hope the information you've found has given you some insight!........................................................................................................................................................................“When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in the site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network,,,,,,, affiliate window network.” This statement is to comply with current internet regulations regarding transparency to consumers.

BerryAlloc Parquet Review

This is not a sponsored article, and is my honest opinion. BerryAlloc seems to be some what of an unknown or not widely recognized brand here in the UK. It being more popular on the continent. We’ve installed a decent

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Knee pads for the diy’er or tradesman review

Installing wood floors for twenty years does something to you! It develops an inane fetish for knee pads! This is largely due to the pain us installers go through. With that, I’m constantly looking at different types of knee pads

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How to finish a mat recess in a wood floor

One of the first things seen as visitors walk into your home is the mat. A pretty simple contraption with a basic role, to clean the bottom of their shoes. This isn’t the most glamorous of topics, but as flooring

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How to remove a high spot from concrete

When installing any floor covering, in particular a wood floor covering, high spots in concrete can be a real issue. Low spots are a pain as well but dealing with them is far easier. Most of the time simply filling

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Kronotex Robusto Installers review

Anyone that knows me, knows I’m not exactly a huge fan of any laminate flooring with the name ‘Krono’ in it’s title. However, there does seem to have been a fair few changes to this once horrendous strain. After recently

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Squeaky chipboard in a yoga studio

Probably one of the worst things you could imagine for a Yoga studio setting, squeaky chipboard flooring! Not exactly conducive to the path of spiritual development. We were recently asked by the owners of this newly renovated yoga studio in Nottingham,

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Bonded screed to increase sub-floor height

The need to raise the height of a sub-floor prior to the installation of a bonded/adhered floor covering is a relatively common occurrence. There are many options available from using plywood, thicker or layered beds of adhesive, or even specialist underlays. However,

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Never screw or nail into a floorboard or chipboard

One of the most common problems in any home is squeaky or loose floorboards. Often the aftermath of plumbing work. For a diy’er, the solution may seem simple, just put some screws/nails in the loose boarding. Do believe me here

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Quick-Step Largo installation in Trendy Manchester Town House

If you’re new here, you need to know, we’re huge Quick-Step flooring fans! Don’t expect any impartial opinions, because Quick-Step can do no wrong! Well, if they did, I’d be the first to pounce, believe me! Okay, so you’re here to

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Finding the perfect flooring option for you

No matter what catches your eye when you walk in a room, the floor beneath your feet is a hugely important feature. From safety options to authentic wood, what you’re standing on can have a huge impact on your comfort

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