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Why Not Make Your Solid Wood Flooring A Feature Of Your Home

Posted by on September 16, 2013 at 7:26 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

Are you planning to give your home a little makeover? If so, we have got some great suggestions for your flooring that is guaranteed to transform your room.

Bring Warmth To Your House With Solid Wood Flooring

Whether you are looking to give your home a full makeover, or simple renew the floors, we have got a great range of wooden floors which will deliver both style and comfort to your home.

Solid wood flooring is a great way to add instant warmth to your home. Naturally beautiful, its grain and colour will add elegance to which ever room to choose to put it in. Classic in style, wood flooring will match will almost any interior design, modern or traditional. It is one of the most versatile flooring types as there are a number of different finishes, colours and types available for a variety of homes.

With a solid wood floor you can make a real difference not only to the design of your room, but the value of your home. 90% of estate agents say that houses with real wood flooring sell for higher prices than those who do not. An asset to your home, wooden flooring can be used to make a real feature in any size room.

Choosing Your Wooden Flooring

Solid wood flooring is extremely durable, elegant and is available in various shades and grain patterns. From the rich style of Oak to the dark grain of American Walnut, there is a wooden flooring to suit your home. So if you want exclusivity, solid wood flooring can bring you exactly that.

One of the main benefits of choosing solid wood flooring over engineered or laminate types is its flexibility. Choose from unfinished, handscraped, lacquered and oiled solid wood flooring for installation around your home. For smaller rooms with less natural light, choose a paler shade of wood such as oak. For large rooms which can handle a statement floor, try a dark American Walnut or Jatoba.

Why Choose Solid Wood Floors From Nagle Flooring

In addition to looking good and being extremely durable, solid wood floors make a great addition to any home. A statement piece, real wood floors can instantly transform your room whatever its size. Lasting for years to come, a wood floor will age beautifully adding value to your house.

At Nagle Flooring we have a great range of flooring options available to you. With our free sample service, you can even request a sample from stunning collection to test out in your home. If you are unsure about what floor would look best in your house, or which type of wood flooring you require, talk to one of our team who will gladly advise you on the best solution for your home.

For more information email sales@nagleflooring.co.uk or call 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.

 

How To Keep Solid Wood Flooring Looking Brand New

Posted by on June 6, 2013 at 8:06 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

If you have made the decision to get solid wood flooring, then you will have wooden floors for a life time. In order to make sure they always remain in great condition, find out about the best maintenance tips for looking after solid wood and keeping it looking brand new.
The unique textures, colours and patterns will remain as fresh as the day you fitted them.

How To Care For Solid Wood Flooring

One of the easiest and more inexpensive ways to prevent damage and staining of your solid wood flooring is to use floor mats at the entrances of the room. This can catch any immediate dirt and grime which gets brought in from outside. Loose dirt and grit can cause scratches in the planks and will dull the high quality finish of the wood.

If you spill water or any other liquid on the floor, immediately clean it up with a soft cloth as there is no reason to wait and see what happens. Stains and naturally uneven tones in solid wood floors do not look good. When using cleaning solutions, choose ones specifically create for real wood floors and avoid oily or acidic cleaning agents.

If you are transporting heavy goods or furniture across the floor, never drag it across. This will prevent more scratches, dents and dull wear and tear from being marked on the floor. Similarly when vacuuming the floor, make sure you use a brush attachment and not beater bars.

Get Solid Wood Flooring Online

Get solid wood flooring online and browse the many offers available on floors and additional accessories.

For more information please email sales@nagleflooring.co.uk or call 020 8424 0800

 

Hardwood Flooring Increasing In Popularity

Posted by on May 24, 2013 at 9:19 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

Hardwood Flooring, The Most Popular Choice

Hardwood flooring has been a popular choice for many years and has recently found to be soaring in popularity. These floors are becoming a big trend in interior design as they are very easy to use and have many different styles to suit most interior designs.

Research reveals that over the last few years, people have been ripping up their carpets and installing laminate floors and hardwood floors. Despite the tough economic climate, industry experts stated that wood flooring is selling well because people realise that it is a long term investment, which will pay for itself over an extended period of time. About 82% of the realtors who participated in a survey conducted by the National Wood Flooring Association stated that homes with hardwood flooring and solid wood flooring sold faster and for more money.

When maintained properly, these floors can last for years, again offering more value for money. They are extremely easy to clean and you don’t have to waste money on expensive cleaners. They don’t serve as breeding grounds for dust mites, mildew and mould and are ideal for people who suffer from allergies and respiratory diseases. The timeless and elegant appeal that they offer is simply unbeatable and will never go out of style even after several years.

Looking For Hardwood Flooring That Will Create Impressions?

Turn to Nagle Flooring we are leading suppliers of all kinds of flooring including solid wood flooring and hardwood flooring. Our collections are warm, attractive and sturdy and are sure to offer you a durable, reliable and impressive base to your interiors. Solid wood flooring will last you a lifetime and considered to be very economical when looked at over the long term. To know more contact us at 020 8424 0800, sales@nagleflooring.co.uk

 

Engineered Wood Flooring Against Solid Wood Flooring

Posted by on at 9:15 am. Filed under: engineered wood flooring,Solid Wood Flooring

Engineered Wood flooring Vs Solid Wood Flooring

When it comes to improving the interior of your home, nothing can beat wooden floors. The authentic and natural characteristics of wooden floors make them an excellent addition to any home. The range of wooden floors we stock is extensive and selecting the type you want may not be an easy task as we have many ranges that would suit your home. Firstly, you will have to choose between two main types of wooden floors, solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring. Understanding the differences between them as well as the pros and cons will help you make a better decision. Engineered flooring is produced by pressing and gluing a few planks of wood together in an overlapping pattern. Solid wood flooring on the other hand is milled out from a single piece of wood. Due to their designs, both woods react differently to environmental changes. Engineered flooring can withstand moisture much better due to the fact that the planks are arranged in an overlapping pattern. Solid wood flooring is very sensitive to moisture changes.

Wondering Who Is The Winner Of Race? Solid Wood Flooring Or Engineered Wood Flooring?

Engineered flooring is extremely versatile and can be used in almost any area of the home. Engineered wood flooring can be installed floating and glued down as well and are an excellent choice for condominium units. Solid wood floors are great for people living in single unit homes. They are extremely durable, can be sanded down and customised. When installed and maintained properly, solid wood flooring will last more than 100 years. Solid wood floors unlike engineered floors are not suitable for high rise buildings. Engineered wood flooring show less tolerance to pet abuse when compared to solid wood floors. Wondering who is the winner of the race? Each have their own pros and cons and determining which one would be best will depend on the type of home you live, the type of subfloor you have, and the traffic it will see. If you still need help and advice about choosing best flooring options then turn to Nagle Flooring at 020 8424 0800, sales@nagleflooring.co.uk

 

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.

 

The unique charm of walnut wooden floors

Posted by admin on April 20, 2012 at 11:02 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

There are many different types of solid wood flooring available these days and regardless of the type of visual effect you are seeking to achieve in your home, you shouldn’t struggle to get your hands on the perfect products.

One timber that has a particular appeal among many people is walnut. There is something captivating about this wood that helps it to stand out from the crowd. If you’re looking to get a new solid wood floor, this may be something you want to consider.

Many interior designers, architects and consumers with a passion for beauty and elegance opt to use this material because of its rich colour and interesting grain patterns. Unlike certain other timbers, it contains a mixture of lighter and darker grains, and this adds real interest to it. Seeing its swirling patterns can be truly mesmerising.

And it’s not only in terms of its aesthetics that walnut stands out. It’s also great from a practical point of view. It has increased dimensional stability, durability and resistance, meaning it can stand the test of time.

So, if you’re seeking inspiration for your new flooring, why not peruse our online catalogue here at Nagle Flooring? Of course, we also offer a range of other products, including solid oak floors. And the great thing is, all of our products are superb value for money and ordering items from us is simple and quick. When it comes to finding the best flooring products around, we could be the ideal firm for you.

 

Why wooden flooring is perfect in family homes

Posted by admin on April 5, 2012 at 10:49 am. Filed under: discount wood flooring

They say home is where the heart is and this is never truer than when you have your loved ones with you. But, as wonderful as families can be, they are also hard work and you might find that running your household is a challenge. One of the problems you may face is trying to keep your abode clean and tidy.

Youngsters and adults alike have an uncanny ability to generate chaos around them. Spillages of food and drink, muddy shoe marks, breakages and so on may be common problems in your property. And if you have pets, such issues are magnified even further.

This is where wooden flooring comes into its own. Unlike carpets that can quickly become stained and tatty, these products can keep their looks for a long time. Liquid spillages can easily be cleared away and dirt can be washed off within seconds. This can make keeping your home in order much easier and less stressful.

These days, there are many different products to choose from. You might opt for solid wood flooring. This can help to add real character to your home and it has a warm appearance too. Meanwhile, if you’re operating on a budget, perhaps engineered wood floors would be preferable. These can also look fabulous and they do not tend to cost as much.

And there is always discount laminate flooring to consider too. There are now many versions of these products available and they can appear just like real wood. They are also easy to lay and inexpensive.

 

The Most Stylish and Trendy Home Flooring Solution

Posted by admin on March 28, 2012 at 11:57 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

If you are someone who likes to ensure your home is chic and appealing by keeping up with the latest style trends, you may often find it hard to know exactly what accessories or furnishings are worth investing in. After all, trends are fickle in nature, so while one trend may last for several years, another may only be around for a few months. Naturally, if you try and keep pace with every single trend that emerges, you will most likely be making changes to your property every weekend of every year.

However, there is one stylish home furnishing investment you can make which is guaranteed to stay in vogue for a very long time and that is natural wood flooring. Indeed this super-stylish flooring option has a timeless appeal which ensures it remains a chic whilst every other furniture trend simply comes and goes.

One of the main reasons why solid wood flooring enjoys such continued popularity is that it can be used to create a vast range of effects. For instance, highly polished hardwood oak floors that are rich in colour can provide rooms with a palpable touch of elegance and sophistication. Conversely, natural wood floors with warmer, softer tones can be used to create settings which are more homely and intimate in effect.

So, if you want your home to look stylish and trendy without having to renovate it every weekend, be sure to invest in some high-quality natural wooden floors.

 

Give your Home the ‘Wow’ Factor with Solid Wood Flooring

Posted by admin on March 3, 2012 at 11:32 am. Filed under: Natural Wood Flooring

Unfortunately, the UK’s property market is still nowhere near as healthy as it was before the onset of the banking crisis in 2008.  Of course, this is of great concern, especially if you are a home-owner who may be looking to sell in the near future.

However, even though market forces may be beyond your control, there are still some things which you can do to improve your chances of getting a better price if you are considering selling your home. For instance, making sure your home looks as appealing as possible can help greatly in impressing potential buyers and persuading them to part with a little more money. Naturally, this doesn’t mean just buying a few more pot plants and adding a lick of paint. You need to take measures that will ensure your home not only looks appealing but also feels like it has a ‘wow’ factor when potential buyers first walk in to look around.

One of the most effective ways of achieving this is by investing in solid wood flooring. Indeed, nine out of ten estate agents believe houses with solid wood floor solutions sell faster (and for higher prices) than homes which have alternative flooring options. This can be attributed to the fact that natural wood flooring not only contributes greatly to the aesthetics of a home; it also provides a level of practicality and durability which cannot be matched.

Call us now on 0208 4240800 to learn more.

 

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