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Paint floorboards black

How to Paint Floorboards Black

Black painted floorboards. A classic ‘marmite’ choice. Either you love it or you hate it. While white and grey floorboards are increasingly favoured, other colour choices remain more niche. However, there’s an argument to be made for black floorboards. Chic, bold and unique black floorboards create a statement. So, if you want to know how […]

Sanding wooden floors

How to Sand a Wooden Floor

There are three main steps to restoring wooden floors: PreparationSandingFinishing Part 1 of our guide to sanding floorboards takes you through preparation. Here, we walk you through sanding wooden floors. This includes tools and materials you’ll need and the steps to follow. Materials List for Sanding Wooden Floors Sanding wooden floors can be messy and […]

Grey floorboards

Grey Floorboards

White or grey painted floorboards create a chilled interior space One of the strongest trends in hardwood flooring is grey floorboards. The neutral colour is a stunning blend of cool and contemporary. More and more homeowners are requesting this colour after sanding their floorboards. Grey Painted Floorboards Pros and Cons Grey floorboards are versatile and […]

Cat urine wood floors

How to Remove Cat Urine from Wooden Floors

Cat urine stain on wood floor These six words can strike fear and dread into the hearts of homeowners, and with good reason. Cat urine on wood floors is notoriously difficult to remove. This can be a problem in two main ways. Firstly, the smell of cat urine permeating your home can be unpleasant and […]

Prepare for sanding floorboards

DIY Floor Sanding 1: Preparation

When it comes to sanding floorboards, preparation is everything. Here, in part one of our DIY Guide to Floor Sanding, we describe how to prepare a wooden floor for sanding. Some floors need more preparation than others! Materials and Room Readiness Properly preparing your room, can help ensure the best outcome for your floors. Firstly, […]

Herringbone and mosaic flooring Suffolk

Parquet Flooring Suffolk: Herringbone and Mosaic

Parquet flooring uses geometric patterns of wooden blocks to create sophisticated and hard-wearing floors. Recently, herringbone parquet flooring, reclaimed parquet flooring and mosaic parquet have re-gained popularity. Homeowners increasingly understand how refurbishing these original floors can increase property values. There are a number of parquet flooring styles and herringbone and mosaic flooring features in Suffolk […]

Reclaimed parquet floors Essex

Reclaimed Parquet Flooring Essex

Installing reclaimed parquet flooring in Essex can add character and value to your home. On the one hand, hardwood flooring, such as parquet offers, a number of advantages. On the other hand, updating to hardwood floors is one of the top ways to add value to your home. Read on to learn more about using […]

Parquet floor installation Essex

Parquet Floor Installation Essex

Parquet flooring takes a number of forms. At base, parquet means floors created from a pattern of wooden shapes. In the Southeast, many of our early-twentieth century homes feature herringbone parquet flooring, five-finger mosaic and chevron parquet. Parquet floors are elegant and hard-wearing. Moreover, they are great candidates for refurbishment. However, what if you are […]

parquet flooring hertfordshire

How to Refurbish Parquet Flooring

Parquet floors, long a feature of period homes, are increasingly popular. On the one hand, some homeowners aim to install parquet flooring. On the other hand, some homeowners want to know how to refurbish parquet flooring. Before You Learn How to Refurbish Parquet Flooring, Remember Proper Maintenance Parquet flooring, can offer years of great performance. […]

How to Install Parquet Flooring

How to Install Parquet Flooring

Parquet flooring adds a dramatic impact to interior spaces. A regular feature of early-20th century period homes in the Southeast, parquetry such as herringbone, chevron and five-finger mosaic, impart a classic sophistication while providing excellent durability. So, what if you want to add trending parquet floors to your home? Here’s our guide on how to […]