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How to Varnish a Wooden Floor

Are you tackling a DIY floor restoration? We can help. In this post, we’ll show you how to varnish a wooden floor. There are a number of ways you can finish a floor. For instance, with or without stain. Likewise, using oil or wax or varnish to seal and protect the surface. Each option has […]

How to make rugs softer

How to Make Rugs Softer Using Adhesive Velcro

We are wooden floor nerds. We love the natural beauty of wood flooring. It offers so many advantages! From its hypoallergenic qualities and durability to the value it adds to your home. However, area rugs are an important part of soft furnishing in homes with wooden floors. On the one hand, they help to protect […]

History of Victorian Floorboards

History of Victorian Floorboards

Victorian floorboards are rich with history Millions of homes were built across Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). So much so that Victorian properties remain a defining feature of British towns and cities. Happily, Victorian properties are the most popular with buyers. In fact, buyers will pay 10-15% more for a Victorian home […]

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Wooden Worktops for Kitchens

Wooden worktops are having a moment. Though granite and engineered solid surfaces over-shadowed wood for many years, these hard-wearing work surfaces are enjoying a comeback. This is no surprise to us! Warm and classically beautiful, wood creates beautiful interior spaces. This is as true for wooden worktops as it is for wooden floors. While wooden […]

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: Preparation for sanding floorboardsSanding wooden floorboardsVarnish a wooden floor 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 […]

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 […]