Category: Engineered floor fitting

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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Ted Todd Calico Engineered Wood Floor Installation – Start to Finish

As with some of my other articles, please be warned, this is a LONG write up showing the processes of installing this particular floor covering, in a particular circumstance, using a full bond method of installation. I’ll be noting all

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Can a wood floor be fitted beneath skirting boards without removing them?

Everyone wants a crisp neat look to their wood floor. To achieve this, by far the best way is to have the wood floor fitted beneath the skirting boards. The alternative being with the use of a moulding or beading

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The difference between a damp proof membrane and a vapour barrier

In relation to sensitive (meaning they are directly effected by moisture) floor coverings like engineered wood and laminate floors that are installed on top of an underlay, there is a huge misconception about how to protect them from rising moisture

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Difference Between An Undercut Door Frame And Not

In the world of wood floor installations, undercutting is a main factor to consider. Undercutting a door frame to allow a wood floor to slip underneath can absolutely make an installation. Not undercutting can see all that hard work of

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What Tool Can Be Used To Cut A Door Frame Ready For Wood Flooring

One of the absolute necessities of a neat professional finish when installing a solid wood, engineered or laminate floor is the ability to cut into door frames and architraves so the flooring can be neatly slid under. This is by

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