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Find The Right Wooden Flooring For Your Home

Posted by on July 31, 2013 at 7:11 am. Filed under: Uncategorized

Choosing The Right Wooden Flooring

Upgrading the floor of your property with wooden flooring is a brilliant idea. The style, visual appeal, warmth and comfort that these floors offer is simply unbeatable. No matter what, these floors never lose their charm and make a great addition to your home. They are extremely durable, hardwearing and long lasting, offering more value for money. They are also perfect for busy people as they make cleaning and maintenance a breeze. You might be tempted to get your hands on wood flooring, but have you decided on which type will be the right match for your property? If your answer is no, then read on.

The world of wooden flooring is broken mainly into two types; namely solid wood floors and engineered flooring. While both look similar in appearance, functionally, there are a few differences. Discussing these will help you make a better decision on what to choose and what not to choose.

Engineered floors are produced by pressing and gluing few layers of hardwood. Each layer is stacked in a cross grain configuration and bonded together under heat and pressure. Solid wooden floors however, are made from a single piece of hardwood. Due to the cross grain configuration, engineered floors are more tolerant to moisture and not affected by changes in humidity. Thus they can be installed at all levels of a home or property. On the other hand, solid wood floors expand and contract with changes in humidity, making them unsuitable for areas of high moisture, such as the kitchen or bathroom. Engineered floors can be installed floating and glued down and are an appealing option for condominium units. Solid wood floors are not suitable for high rise buildings and are best for people living in single unit homes. Solid wood floors are much thicker when compared to engineered wooden flooring, which allows for more sanding if it becomes marred with use. Engineered flooring does not give much depth for sanding and also shows less tolerance to pet abuse when compared to solid wood floors.

Both these options of wood flooring have their own pros and cons and choosing between them will solely depend on where and how they are used. There are also decisions that you will need to make when it comes to choosing the type of wood and the type of finish. In terms of wood choice, there is a whole range of options, including walnut, oak, Jatoba, Merbau, etc., and the choice is completely yours. The two main finishes for wooden flooring are lacquer and oil. Your choice will depend on the overall look you are going for; if you want a smooth finish you can choose lacquer but for a more textured and natural finish choose oil.

Need Help With Choosing The Right Wooden Flooring?

Turn to Nagle Flooring. We specialise in wooden flooring and stock an extensive range, which means you will be spoilt for choice. Our wealth of knowledge and experience means we can help you choose wooden floors that will suit your decor as well as your budget. If you’re having trouble making your decision, we can send you three small cut out samples of flooring to help you decide. We buy our products in large quantities and at great prices, making our flooring highly affordable. For discount wood flooring visit our special offers page. To find out more contact us at 020 8424 0800, sales@nagleflooring.co.uk

 

Hardwood Flooring Maintenance Tips

Posted by on July 30, 2013 at 6:57 am. Filed under: Uncategorized

There has been a lot of hype regarding hardwood flooring, mainly due to the numerous benefits it has to offer. The list is endless: it blends perfectly with any atmosphere, it’s extremely hardwearing and offers more value for money, the aesthetics are simply unbeatable, and studies reveal that hardwood floors greatly improve the value of any property. If you have already decided to install hardwood flooring, then the next thing you need to think about is maintenance, especially if you want to make your flooring look as good as new and make your investment worthwhile.

Wondering About Hardwood Flooring Maintenance? Read Tips Below

• Dirt, gravel and grime are the bane of hardwood flooring. Even the finest piece of dust can scratch and mark the floor if not removed promptly. Using heavy duty dirt trapping and walk off mats at all door entrances will prevent dirt, grit and sand from landing on the flooring. Make sure that door mats are kept clean at all times. Hardwood floors can also be dust mopped, vacuumed or swept using a soft bristle broom.
• As part of their natural quality hardwood floors change colour over time, but too much exposure to sunlight can cause the floors to fade. Consider using sheers or window blinds to reduce any uneven patches or fading.
• Floor protector pads or fabric glides must be fixed to the bottom of furniture in order to prevent denting and scratching. Make sure that the protector pads are kept clean and free from dirt, grime and grit.
• Shoes, especially high heels, can cause significant damage to the surface of hardwood flooring. Shoes should be kept in good condition as any metal jutting out can cause dents and scratches.
• If heating systems or air conditioning systems are used, it’s always wise to use a humidifier or dehumidifier to ensure the relative humidity in the home remains at 30% to 50%. This will help maintain the moisture in the wood and will minimise cracks between the boards, especially during dry winters.
• Never pour water directly on the hardwood flooring for cleaning purposes, as it can cause great damage to the flooring. Water can dull the finish and leave a discolouring residue. Always use a damp cloth that is squeezed dry to wipe the floor and immediately wipe dry afterwards.
• Make sure you trim the nails of your pets to prevent scratches on floors.
• Don’t use harsh cleansers or chemicals to clean the floor
• Never slide your furniture while moving it.
• Vacuum cleaners can be used but make sure you use a soft brush head and that the vacuum cleaner is not wheeled over the floor.
• Scratches that aren’t too deep can be fixed. If you already have a protective coating or finish on the floor, then simply re-coating can get rid of surface scratches. For scratches that penetrate the wood you can lightly sand with sandpaper and then apply a wax stick to blend the mark with the rest of the hardwood flooring. Scratches that are really deep need professional care. In this case the wooden plank in question must be repaired or refinished.

Interested In Learning More About Hardwood Flooring And Maintenance?

Turn to Nagle Flooring. We have more than four decades of experience in this field and we can help you with all your hardwood flooring needs. To discuss your requirements or if you have any queries you can reach us at 020 8424 0800, sales@nagleflooring.co.uk

 

Is Quick Step Flooring Cost Effective?

Posted by on July 29, 2013 at 9:04 am. Filed under: Uncategorized

Reasons Why It Is Worth Having Quick Step Flooring In Your Home

Are you looking for flooring that is both cost effective and makes exceptional decor? Would you like to save money by installing the floor yourself? Then Nagle Flooring has the perfect solution for you – Quick Step flooring, provided by our reliable suppliers.

What is it that makes this type of flooring both high quality and cost efficient? Well, take a look:

• Unique installation. Quick Step flooring uses a unique fixing system, called Uniclic, which is an innovative and easy to use installation device. Using this tongue-and-groove installation device couldn’t be simpler – just push the tongue firmly into the groove at a slight angle until it clicks, that’s all there is to it.

• Do It Yourself. Uniclic can be easily used by all DIY fans. There are no glues or nails involved – just one simple “click” and your floor will be ready. There’s no need to spend a fortune hiring professionals, you can save money and do it yourself.

• Highly resistant. Quick Step flooring is highly resistant to various mechanical damages as well as scratches, dirt and dust. So once installed there is no doubt that this flooring will last for a significant period of time.

• Healthy choice. Because the planks are joined precisely, dirt and dust won’t get caught under or between them. This is extremely important for families with small children or people with allergies, and will ensure you’re living in a healthy environment.

• Easy to maintain. Quick Step flooring is extremely easy to maintain and clean, ensuring it always remains in great condition.

Purchase Your Quality Quick Step Flooring From Nagle Flooring

Nagle Flooring is the official partner of Quick Step flooring, so the production you purchase from us meets all the highest standards and is competitively priced. Our mission is to provide top quality flooring that meets your requirements and enhances the interior of your home.

We supply a large selection of Quick Step flooring, including 66 different styles of wood laminate, 8 styles of stone laminate and 4 styles of ceramic laminate, all of which vary in size, colour and thickness. Check out what Nagle Flooring has to offer – we’re sure we can find the best Quick Step flooring for you.

Do you have any questions or worries about Quick Step flooring? Then contact us now at 0208 424 0800, or email sales@nagleflooring.co.uk.

 

What Are The Flooring Options For My Kitchen?

Posted by on July 25, 2013 at 7:30 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

Solid Oak Flooring Vs Engineered Oak Flooring

Solid oak floors are known for the warmth and elegance they bring to the character of your home. However, although the look and feel of solid oak flooring is unbeatable, because of its sensitivity to moisture their use is avoided in certain areas of the home, such as the kitchen and the bathroom. Despite the durability of solid oak, it isn’t capable of coping well in highly humid areas, as it tends to absorb moisture causing it to expand and contract as moisture levels rise and fall, resulting in splitting and cracking. If you are keen on wood flooring and love the natural beauty of oak, then engineered oak flooring provides a more durable and versatile solution. Engineered oak flooring will give you the aesthetically pleasing effect of solid oak flooring whilst offering more durability and increased stability in kitchens and bathrooms. Engineered oak floors are usually produced using a top layer of 4mm-6mm thick solid oak flake laminated onto a thick multi-laminated plywood backing. This can be finished using varnishes and oils to make it to appear exactly as solid oak floors. Cross laminating the plywood improves the structural strength of the floors and greatly minimises the effect of humidity and moisture levels found in kitchens and bathroom. The cross laminated boards offer a great deal of rigidity and prevents the board from moving around, expanding or shrinking. Engineered floors can be installed in the same way as solid oak floors and will offer the same finish and feel to the touch.

Solid Oak Flooring With A Difference

If you decide to choose solid oak flooring for your kitchen, the engineered collections from Nagle Flooring is without a doubt the best solution. We are a leading supplier of wooden floors and all our flooring is crafted to the highest standards using the very best grades available. Our collections are designed to be an incredibly hardwearing, long term solution for your property and will enhance the beauty and increase the value of your home throughout the years. Our flooring comes from several brands such as Boen, Elka, Nature, Quickstep and Tarkett. They are manufactured to the exact standards to ensure they deliver the result you are looking for. Since our flooring in purchased in bulk we are also able to pass on the discounts to our customers, which makes our flooring highly affordable. We pride ourselves on high levels of customer service and satisfaction and can work with you directly to provide you with the best flooring option that will help you achieve the look and finish you want. To find out more about our expert flooring services contact Nagle Flooring at 020 8424 0800, sales@nagleflooring.co.uk

 

What Is Engineered Wood Flooring?

Posted by on at 7:17 am. Filed under: engineered wood flooring

What Exactly Is Engineered Wood Floor?

Engineered floor is created from the same wood as solid wooden planks. However, they are cheaper and tend to be easier to install. Quality engineered floor offers the same luxury as solid hardwood flooring. So what is the real difference and why should you consider having engineered wood flooring?

Engineered floor is like a sandwich. It is made from a few layers, bonded together. The base layer consists of modern adhesives of plywood and the top layer is a piece solid hardwood of your choice. These multiple layers are adhered together to make the plank more durable and stable in the long run.

Floor varies in thickness from 3/8″ to 3/4″. The thicker the top layer, the more expensive it will be. However, it is a solid investment that will last a lifetime. You should also remember to pay attention to the inside of the floor as much as you do to the outside, as the thickness of the inside plays an important role in durability.

To satisfy your needs the surface level can be stained in variety of colours. You can even choose to leave the surface unfinished, which will allow you to seal and stain the floor yourself to your own liking.

The bottom line is engineered floor will last just as long as solid wood flooring. It can even be re-sanded and stained to remove any scratches and prolong its durability.

Why You Should Choose Engineered Wood Flooring?

• Durability and sustainability. Depending on the thickness of the top veneer, this floor will last from 20 to 100 years. It will even increase the value of your property.
• You can install under floor heating. This type of floor is compatible with under floor heating.
• Available in various colours. The selection of engineered wood is incredibly large. You can choose from a number of various finishes, staining etc.
• Eco-friendly. Engineered wood can be made from privately grown forests, and from underutilised and less expensive wood species. It can also be made from recycled and unusable pieces of wood.
• Cheaper than solid wood floors. Even though they look almost identical, quality engineered wood is cheaper than solid hardwood floor.
• Good at withstanding moisture. Engineered wood floors can be installed in areas with higher moisture levels, e.g. bathrooms, basements.
• Versatile use. Although thicker planks are needed for floors, thinner planks can also be used for ceiling or walls.

Final Thoughts

Technology is constantly developing and improving, which has meant the manufacturing of wooden floors has become increasingly sophisticated and advanced. Now, engineered wooden flooring is of an exquisite quality and can be easily compared to hardwood flooring. Its price, durability, versatility and the ability to withstand moisture has made this floor a popular feature in many homes across the UK. It can even increase the value of your house, proving it to be a solid investment.

If you are considering installing engineered wood floors contact experts at Nagle Flooring. With over 40 years of experience in the business, we can offer you the best advice on wide variety of top quality flooring solutions.

If you are interested in engineered wood flooring then make sure to claim your free samples. For more information email sales@nagleflooring.co.uk; Telephone: 020 8424 0800

 

What Is The Perfect Wood Flooring Solution?

Posted by on July 2, 2013 at 7:01 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

Three Main Types Of Wooden Flooring

If you are looking for the best flooring solution for your house, wood flooring is an excellent option. If you want to know more about the types of wooden flooring available, here is a short summary of three of the most popular floor types:

• Solid Wood Flooring. This type of flooring is 100 percent wood, and is a highly durable and stylish flooring solution. Even though solid wood floors are easy to maintain and long lasting, we do not recommended installing it in damp areas such as basements or with under-floor heating systems.

• Engineered Wood Flooring. These floors are made of several wood layers that are stuck together, as opposed to individual planks. Engineered wood flooring is also a durable flooring solution. It is highly versatile as it can be installed in areas where solid wood floors are not suitable. This type of flooring is a cost efficient choice so if you have a limited budget but want good quality, engineered flooring is an excellent option.

• Laminate flooring. The popularity of laminate as a flooring solution has been steadily increasing. Authentically resembling wood flooring, it makes a stylish addition to your home. It costs far less than solid or engineered wood flooring, and suits all budgets. Laminate is long lasting but is not as scratch or damage resistant as solid wood flooring.

Why It Is Worth Having Wooden Flooring

If you are unsure about purchasing wooden flooring for your home, consider the advantages that come with owning this type of flooring:

• Durability- Wooden floors are robust and long lasting. Once you have installed wood flooring, you can relax knowing that this type of flooring won’t need to be replaced or refurbished for many years.

• Easy to maintain- Wooden flooring is much easier to keep clean than carpets or tiling. A few minutes of dry sweeping is usually all wood flooring needs enough to look clean and brand new.

• Stylish- Wooden flooring has an elegant, timeless charm that can enhance the décor of any home. It complements a wide range of interior styles, so whether your house features rustic or contemporary design, wood flooring will look great.

• It enhances the property- Wood flooring can add value to your home, and increase its attractiveness to potential buyers if you decide to sell.

• It is a healthy choice- Having wooden floors in your house is healthier than any other flooring. It is a great option for people with allergies as, unlike carpet, it does not collect dust.

Where To Buy Wood Flooring?

Nagle Flooring is the best place to buy wood flooring. We sell a range of flooring, including solid, engineered or laminate. Our skilled team is always ready to give you advice and to help you find the perfect flooring solution for your home.

Do not hesitate to contact us by email sales@nagleflooring.co.uk or call 0208 424 0800 if you have any questions about our range of wooden flooring.

 

Furnish Your Countryside Retreat With Oak Flooring

Posted by on July 1, 2013 at 7:21 am. Filed under: Oak Flooring

A countryside retreat is the perfect place to relax and spend a quiet weekend or holiday enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. To make your retreat as warm and welcoming as possible, why not add the timeless charm of oak flooring?

Stylish, Durable Oak Flooring

Oak flooring perfectly matches both rustic and more modern styles of interior design, so whether your countryside retreat features traditional or contemporary decor, oak flooring will suit it. We offer two types of oak flooring – natural and select. The former has small knots with colour variations, while the latter has a more uniformed appearance.

Oak flooring is very easy to clean and maintain, and is also highly durable and long lasting. This means you don’t have to worry about cleaning while relaxing in your countryside retreat.

Oak Flooring For A Perfect Countryside Retreat

Oak flooring is best known for its toughness and that with some simple maintenance it can stay looking great for many years. This is one more reason why you should have it in your countryside retreat, which you do not want to have to renovate on a regular basis. If you want to complement your oak flooring and enhance the value of your property, we highly recommend purchasing oak furniture.

Add that extra bit of warmth and style to your countryside retreat with solid oak flooring.

If you want to know more about solid oak flooring please email us at sales@nagleflooring.co.uk or call us on 0208 424 0800

 

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