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Benefits Of Installing Laminate Flooring In Your Home

Posted by admin on May 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm. Filed under: Pergo Flooring

If you’re looking for new flooring, and you aren’t sure what kind you want to install, you may want to consider laminate flooring. Here are some of the many benefits to installing laminate flooring in your home.

1.    Laminate flooring is ideal for homes with children and pets
Children and animals can often make keeping a home clean harder than normal. Children track dirt into the house, leave their toys around, spill things and don’t often clean up after themselves. And, as I’m sure you can imagine, animals are even worse when it comes to not caring about how much of a mess they make

With laminate floors in your home, you will worry less about the mess your children or pets make because it will be easy to clean up, and you don’t need to be concerned about serious damage to the floors. They are also easily replaceable if there ever is any damage you can’t fix yourself.

2.    Laminate flooring is easy to clean and maintain
Unlike some hardwood flooring, you can use a wet mop on laminate floors. This makes it easier to clean up spills or wash off marks and stains. You can also use more household cleaning products on commercial laminate flooring than you would be able to use on hardwood floors.

3.    Laminate flooring can be used in many different rooms
While traditionally people think of laminate flooring for use in bathrooms or kitchens, don’t let this stop you from using it in any room of your house. There are now  many different modern designs available that make laminate flooring just as attractive as wood flooring.

You can choose laminate floors with a wood-look pattern in your hallways, bedrooms, dining room, and lounge. This can make your choice of floors for a new home or a remodel easier as you can use the same flooring throughout your home.

4.    Laminate Flooring Is Hardwearing And Long Lasting
The longevity of high quality laminate flooring makes it ideal for any home, and for any room. Even high traffic areas with laminate flooring can withstand years and years of use.

At Nagle Floors, you can choose from two of the highest quality laminate flooring brands in the world — Pergo Flooring and Quickstep laminate flooring . We even have some discount laminate flooring available.

5.    Laminate Flooring Can Be Inexpensive
If you’re looking for the same look of beautiful wood flooring, but you can’t afford to splurge, you may be surprised that laminate flooring can be as low as half the price of wood flooring.

You can choose from lots of different patterns including wood looks, stone imitation and the style of ceramic tiles. This way you can easily have gorgeous, high quality flooring for less.

To see all of our flooring products, both solid wood and laminate, visit the Nagle home page. If you have any questions about our floors, or need assistance in ordering your flooring products, feel free to get in touch. We’re happy to help.

 

Why choose parquet flooring?

Posted by admin on at 10:58 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

There are certain types of flooring that are known for their beauty and performance, and parquet is definitely one of them. It’s enjoyed something of a revival in recent years and these days it’s the flooring of choice for people that want the beauty of solid wood flooring in a completely different way, bringing you a floor covering that will stand the test of time and transform your home.

What is parquet?

This type of flooring uses blocks of wood to create a mosaic effect known as parquetry, with parquet patterns being entirely geometric. These patterns can range from simple shapes (such as squares) to incredibly intricate designs, and there are a whole range of different styles available from the checkerboard and basket weave to the ever-popular herringbone design, with a variety of different sizes, woods and grains being on offer.

Flooring for the elite

Parquet flooring was first developed in France in 1684 and was used to replace the marble flooring of banqueting halls and manor houses. It was a floor covering for the elite and is still used in the most prestigious of modern interior design and architecture projects, but these days any of us can experience the beauty of parquet for ourselves.

The benefits of parquet

A parquet floor is a thing of beauty and can transform any home it’s laid in, bringing with it a kind of elegance that can’t be matched by flooring of any other kind. It can be ideal in both traditional as well as more contemporary homes to suit any design scheme necessary, with oak, walnut, teak, cherry, beech and mahogany all being popular wood choices.

But, there’s more to it that that—not only is parquet effortlessly stunning but it’s an incredibly stable floor covering too, with the blocks being laid in different directions to result in less cross-grain expansion. It’s easy to maintain, repair and clean and with proper care can last a lifetime and beyond, and better yet it can add significant value to your home. Wooden flooring is incredibly fashionable and parquet even more so, with estate agents even stating that homes with wood floors sell twice as quickly as those without.

Find the parquet floors that you’re looking for

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons that you should choose this type of flooring. Parquet should be the only option if you’re looking for a floor covering that’s as practical as it is elegant—you’ll be able to transform your home and will have a floor that you can truly be proud of, and if you’re looking for options to fit the bill you’ve come to the right place. Here at Nagle Flooring we’ve got a number of different parquet options for you to choose from, and once installed and sanded you can look forward to getting exceptional results. Just take a look around to see the options or get in touch to discuss your needs, and you’ll soon be able to experience the beauty of parquet for yourself.

 

Adding Colour To A Room With Hardwood Floors

Posted by admin on May 15, 2012 at 11:06 am. Filed under: discount wood flooring

There are many ways to decorate a room with hard wood flooring. But if you’re looking for an idea that will add a little colour to a room without taking away from the natural beauty of your oak flooring, here are some ideas to help you think creatively.

1.    Colourful Area Rugs
Area rugs in rich earth tones like scarlet, dark brown, and hunter green can add some warmth and vibrancy to any room with solid oak floors. Choose bold patterns like large flowers, or more traditional ones like paisley, or a braided rope effect.

Other colour schemes that might be fun to play with are turquoise, orange, and purple, or bright yellow and lime green. Choose several different area rugs and put them in places like by a hearth, under a window, or beside a sofa. You could also make your own rug by finding some craft patterns or ideas online or in a magazine.

2.    Dramatic Curtains
Windows provide blank canvases in rooms, allowing you to be creative and add some flair.

Curtains can be used to add a focal point to any room. Long drapes that reach the floor are perfect for large windows and glass doors. Use bold colours to draw the eye, or if you want to make the room seem large and more airy, use white or cream.

If you have smaller windows, you may wish to use a simple swag across the tops of the windows, or use traditional lace curtains. But don’t be afraid of using colour, no matter the size of your windows.

3.    Large Flower Arrangements
Rooms with hardwood floors are often the more formal rooms in homes—dining rooms and front rooms, for instance. And flowers always add a touch of elegance to any formal setting.

You can use fresh cut flowers from your garden or a local florist, or you can use high quality silk flowers.  Choose colours that coordinate with your decorating scheme, and use tall glass or porcelain vases in windowsills or on end tables to showcase your blooms.

4.    Modern Artwork
Add some further colour to your walls by hanging a few choice pieces of modern art. Modern art is known for its bold and bright patterns. Choose something that fits well with your colour scheme, and draws the eye.

If you can’t afford originals, don’t be afraid to purchase prints. You can find them online, and in many department stores.

Bold photographs can also add a touch of colour, or if you like dramatic black and white photography, simply finish your pictures with brightly coloured frames.

These are just a few of the many ways you can add colour to one of your rooms with hardwood flooring. For more ideas about decorating, and keeping your floors in top condition, check out some of the other articles on our blog.

If you’re thinking about getting new flooring, you’ll definitely want to visit our home page to learn more about our many options, including discount oak flooring, laminate floors, and more.

 

Tips And Tricks To Keep Your Nagle Floors Clean & Beautiful

Posted by admin on May 5, 2012 at 11:02 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

When you have solid wood flooring in your home, you want to keep it looking clean and beautiful. After all, scuffs, stains, and dirt don’t belong in a home with gorgeous Nagle floors. Here are some tips and tricks you can use to keep you Nagle floors looking clean and beautiful.

1.    Regularly mop with a soft, dry brush
A soft mop will remove the majority of dust, dirt, and pet hair that may build up on hardwood floors. You can use a vacuum cleaner to clean you hardwood floors, but you should do so with great care as you can easily scratch floors accidentally this way.

Mopping the floor daily is a good idea. You can also avoid build up of dirt and dust by requesting that people take off their shoes when they enter your home, or at least when they enter the rooms with a solid wood floor.

2.    Only Use a wet mop on coated floors
Solid and hardwood floors should not be cleaned with a  wet mop unless they are coated with a polyurethane finish. Floors that are not treated in this way, or are unfinished, can be damaged if you use a wet mop.

If you are not sure how your Nagle flooring was finished, or whether or not it’s okay to use a wet mop, contact us. We’d be happy to help you choose the best method for cleaning your floors.

3.    Use proper cleaning products
It’s not wise to use homemade cleaning products on your wood floors. Although many people recommend polishes and cleaning solutions made from things like lemon juice or vinegar, these can actually be damaging to your solid hardwood floors, even if they are treated with a plastic coating.

Choose brand name products with a known reputation to clean your floors if they are able to withstand some damp mopping. Do not use furniture polish on your floors, and if you are unsure of what products you can use, you can always ask us here at Nagle for advice.

Do not use stain removers on solid wood floors unless they are finished with a plastic coating. If your floors are unfinished, varnished, or oil treated, do not use chemical stain treatments. Unfinished or varnished floors can be sanded gently to remove stains.  Varnished floors can be refinished to cover sanded down spots.

These tips and tricks should keep your Nagle floors looking clean and beautiful for years to come. If you have a specific problem with your floor that you aren’t sure how to fix, feel free to get in touch with us. You can also check our blog for more tips and ideas.

As a professional solid wood flooring company, we offer the most beautiful hardwood floors you can get for your home. If you’re considering getting new hardwood floors, we have a great range to offer including oak, walnut, kempas, merbau, and more.

Any home’s beauty can be enhanced by Nagle floors. Take a look at our home page to see the fabulous products we have to offer.

 

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