Another squeaky chipboard floor replacement!

Well, this and last month has seen our team in Carlisle, Southport, and Doncaster replacing squeaky chipboard flooring. In one sentence, I think that just about sums up how wide spread the issue of squeaky chipboard is. Granted it doesn’t

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Noise from wood floor effecting my down stairs neighbours

It’s one of the most common complaints of a wood floor when you live in an apartment. Noise, and the impact of it on your downstairs neighbours. In this article I’m going to offer some practical advice to¬†alleviate the tensions

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lowering the impact sound of a wood floor

I get asked regularly how to lower the impact sound of ‘wood floor coverings’. By ‘wood floor’ I’m referring to solid and engineered floors. The advice in this article is aimed at people that haven’t yet installed their floor and

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Best tools for cutting floor beading

Many people prefer to install their own wood type flooring. Whether be it for a laminate, engineered, or solid wood floor. Time and time again I see a relatively good job of the flooring itself but often, well, let’s not

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Eco Pearls dry quick levelling over uneven chipboard flooring

Chipboard is notorious for being uneven. Over time it can sag. Of course this problem could also be associated with poor joists placement or movement in a property. Whatever the reason, the unevenness needs solving prior to installing any wood

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What to do..fire hearth not installed and you’re having a wood floor fitted

You’ve not installed your fire hearth yet and you’re having a wood floor fitted, what do you do? What are your options? How do you manage this for the best possible cosmetic appearance. Well, luckily you’ve found this article and

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Finishing a wood floor at a stone fire hearth

With any wood type floor from Solid wood laminate, the way it looks around a fire hearth is massively important. A fire hearth is the focal point of any room. A place where your eyes and your visitors naturally gravitate.

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BerryAlloc Serenity Independent Review

After recently installing BerryAlloc Serenity, I felt absolutely compelled to let you know my thoughts. If you’re considering your flooring options, I urge you to take a seat and read this article. It will certainly enlighten you to the pro’s

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What is the purpose of a DPM sandwich?

The ultimate purpose of a Damp proof membrane (DPM) sandwich is to prevent/suppress moisture coming from a concrete slab damaging a final floor covering. However, the term ‘sandwich’ refers to a specific method. We’ll be looking at the purpose or

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What is a DPM sandwich?

The term ‘DPM sandwich’ is used within the flooring industry to denote a sub-floor preparation system or process. The term is a rather pleasant euphemism used to describe a lower layer of smoothing compound followed by a middle layer of

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