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What To Bear in Mind When Choosing Wood Flooring

Posted by on September 17, 2013 at 7:05 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

Wood flooring makes a great addition to any home. It complements a wide range of interiors, whether they are modern or traditional, and can increase the value of your house. Wood flooring is also durable, easy to maintain, and comes in a wide range of shades and patterns. If you are considering purchasing wood flooring, there are a few things you will need to bear in mind to make sure you are choosing the most suitable flooring for your home.

What To Know Before Buying Wood Flooring

  • • Species- every species of solid wood flooring has specific characteristics. The colour of the flooring depends on the part of the tree where the wood has been cut from as well as the species.
  • • Finish- wooden flooring is available in two types: pre finished and with a finish in place. Pre finished floors are already sanded, screened and stained by the manufacturers. However, pre finished flooring can still be recoated in your house to bring out its natural beauty. The term ‘finish in place’ means that flooring will need to be sanded, stained and finished after purchase. This allows for a greater level of customisation than with pre finished wood floors.
  • • Durability and maintenance- with wood flooring, you don’t have to worry about maintenance, as it is durable and easy to clean. Scratching can be easily fixed by sanding, and solid wood floors will retain their charm and warmth for decades.

You will also need to think about where you are going to install your wood flooring. Find out how moisture resistant the floor you are planning on installing is. This will help you to decide whether it will be suitable for your kitchen or bathroom.

Find High Quality Wood Flooring At Nagle Flooring

Nagle Flooring offers a fantastic selection of flooring at great prices, including solid wood flooring, engineered flooring, laminate flooring, and more! Our wood flooring is made from some of the finest materials, and will look gorgeous in any room in your home. Can’t decide what type of floor will compliment your interior? Nagle Flooring offers 3 free samples that will be delivered to your door free of charge.

Looking for wooden flooring on a budget? We provide commercial laminate flooring and quick step flooring at competitive prices! By buying large quantities directly from manufacturers at excellent prices, we are able to pass on discounts to our customers. We have over 40 years of industry experience, and know exactly what to do to get the value and quality you want.

If you would like more information about wood flooring from Nagle Flooring, please email: sales@nagleflooring.co.uk; Telephone: 020 8424 0800

 

3 Main Types Of Wood Flooring

Posted by on September 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

Are you looking for wood flooring for your home? As there are many styles and types of wooden flooring on the market, choosing the perfect floor can be a challenge. For help with making the right solution for any room in your home, we have created a guide to the top 3 types of wood flooring.

Which Type Of Wood Flooring Do You Need For Your Home?

Wooden flooring is popular among homeowners because of its natural and elegant style. Available in various finishes and materials, wood floors can be selected to match almost any interior within your home. However, there is much more to choosing the right wooden flooring, than simply selecting a colour or wood type.

At Nagle Flooring we sell three different types of wooden flooring. All manufactured the highest of standards; each type delivers a stylish and hardwearing wooden floor for any room in your home.

  • Solid wood flooring. Typically each board is made from a single piece of wood which is 15-20mm thick. Available in Oak, Merbau, Walnut and Jatoba, our solid wood flooring is fitted using a tougue-and-groove system. Extremely durable, solid wood floors can be sanded back to restore the finish and remove scratches and dents. This can be done a number of times; depending on how deep the tongue is set. Solid wood floors can be laid in virtually any room with a consistent atmosphere. It is great for hallways and living rooms where you can really show it off.

    Did you know that no one will ever have same solid wood floor to yours? A solid wood floor gives your house a personality and exclusivity, as you won’t find another floor with the same grain anywhere else.

    Solid wood flooring is at the top end of the market, making it more expensive than laminate or engineered. Even though this type of flooring might cost you more, in the long run its durability will pay off.

  • Laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is a compressed fibreboard plank covered with a laminate, photographic image of the chosen wood glued on top. As a result of the way it is manufactured, some laminate wood floors are suitable for kitchens and bathrooms, as they do not swell like solid wood. It is great for living rooms, studies and playrooms.

    Available in a wide variety of imitation natural materials, laminate wooden flooring is cheap, hardwearing and easy to fit.

  • Engineered wood flooring. Engineered flooring is composed of three of four layers of wood which are bonded together. This type of wooden flooring has a 4mm real wood veneer on top, allowing you to gently sand it back and refinished if it becomes scuffed, worn or damaged.

    Stronger than laminate and more stable than solid wood, engineered wooden flooring is a good compromise on quality and price.

Choose Wooden Flooring From Nagle Flooring

At Nagle Flooring we have a great selection of laminate, engineered and solid wood flooring for your home. Available in a number of different finishes unfinished, handscraped and polished. If you would like to find out more about our flooring, email sales@nagleflooring.co.uk or call 020 8424 0800.

 

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

 

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 Make Your Wooden Floors Scratch Resistant

Posted by on June 26, 2013 at 7:50 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

Not all wooden floors are scratch resistant. No wood is entirely scratch resistant but a hardwood with a specially engineered finish will provide maximum durability.

Making Your Wooden Floors Scratch Resistant

Most wooden floors will dent and scratch over the time depending on the wood species used. Choosing the right finish and taking proper care of your wooden floors will help to minimise imperfections. You can sand and refinish solid hardwood floors to make them look like new. Apply a veneer on the top wood layer of engineered wooden floors to strengthen them and make them near scratch resistant.

If you want to protect your wood floor from moisture and warping, choose a wood floor with an aluminium oxide or multilayered polyurethane finish. These finishes are engineered to withstand wear and tear. It is best to avoid wax and shellac finishes, as they are prone to chips, dents and scratches.

Taking Proper Care Of Wooden Floors

If you have untreated wooden floors it is a good idea to know how to remove any blemishes that appear. To remove dirt, vacuum wooden floors with a special soft bristle. Use a cleanser which is made for wooden surfaces and wet microfiber pad with just a little bit of water. When you are cleaning, the floor should dry within a minute. If the water pools on the floor for longer, clean it again to avoid stains.

If you want to know more about wooden flooring please email sales@nagleflooring.co.uk or call 0208 424 0800

 

What Are The Advantages Of Installing Wooden Floors?

Posted by on at 7:37 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

Wooden floors look stylish and elegant, and can create a warm, inviting atmosphere no matter where in the house you choose to install it. What other advantages are there to installing this flooring in your home?

Advantages Of Wooden Flooring

One of the advantages of wood flooring is that it is easy to clean and maintain. Light sweeping or vacuuming is all these floors need for them to look as good as new. Wooden floors are also highly durable, and can withstand wear and tear, making it a long lasting option and great value for money. The warm, stylish look of a wooden floor will make a great impression on guests. These floors will also look fantastic in entrance halls, kitchens, dining rooms, or wherever you choose to install them in your home.

Add Style To Your Home With Wooden Floors

If you choose to install wooden floors throughout your home, they do not all have to look the same. You can choose from a variety of different woods, colours, and sizes of flooring. Floors can be handscraped or distressed, wood block or parquet – there are many options for you to choose from!

Nagle Flooring offers an excellent selection of wooden floors that are stylish, long lasting, and available at competitive prices. Our range includes solid oak flooring, handscraped oak flooring, solid American walnut flooring, and more.

If you want to find out more about our range of wooden floors, please email sales@nagleflooring.co.uk or call us on 0208 424 0800

 

Contemporary Styles With Wooden Floors

Posted by on June 6, 2013 at 7:26 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

The interior design of your home is important as it reflects your personality, shows taste and helps keep you up to date with the latest trends. Don’t limit yourself on the kind of design you can incorporate in your home, but instead make a statement that leaves your guests impressed and fuels the creative designer inside of you.

Wooden Floors For Contemporary Home Style

Contemporary style is all about clean lines and basic finishes. Create a neutral backdrop with smooth cut furnishings and wooden floors.

Forget the ruffles, fringes and busy floral prints of a bygone era. Make a statement with modern art and furniture.
The most popular colours for modern homes that infuse a burst of colour in their furnishings are blue, orange and turquoise. It creates a brighter atmosphere which can be enhanced further when you use blinds against your windows. The room can become much more bright and airy, which really sets off the stunning appearance of newly waxed wooden floors.

If you have high ceilings and interesting architectural detailing such as plumbing pipes, carved wall features or a brick wall, wooden flooring can breathe new life into the vintage architecture.
Choose more natural grain patterns so the wooden floors don’t detract too much from the original charm of the property.

Choose Wooden Floors Online

When creating contemporary interior design, choose high quality wooden floors with a neutral colour tone. It adds warmth and sophistication to your minimalistic design.

Order free samples today and make sure you go for the right type of design for your household décor.

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

 

Wooden Floors For Your Office Revamp

Posted by on at 7:19 am. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

If your office has become drab and uninspiring, the time has come for a makeover.

The design of your work space can help make you feel more comfortable and at ease which in some cases can even increase productivity.
When refurbishing a place, it’s always recommended to start with the floors as they are a prominent feature of interior design. Brand new wooden floors are one of the best choices to have in an office and other professional work spaces.

Add Classic Style And Elegance To Your Office With Wooden Floors

With carpets and their great versatility in colour and design being the common cost effective flooring choice for many interiors, wooden floors where often seen as an out of reach and expensive choice. However wooden floors today are a much more popular furnishing choice. Available in a range of materials and designs to suit multiple budgets and office styles.

Carpets are notorious for holding onto dirt, dust mites and stains, which creates a more unhygienic environment and can aggravate people with allergies. But with wooden floors these kinds of problems never occur. With the added benefit of natural antiseptic properties, wood floors are much easier to clean and provide no comfortable conditions for dust mites to live.

Wooden Floors For Added Charm In Your Office

Many surveys show that offices which have wooden floors look more luxurious and professional, so why not invest in high quality flooring for the office spring makeover?
Even within a home office it can create an appealing space to work hard in.

To order samples or for more information on the wooden flooring available, please email sales@nagleflooring.co.uk or call 020 8424 0800

 

Wood Flooring Buying Tips

Posted by on May 22, 2013 at 7:32 am. Filed under: Natural Wood Flooring

Impress your guests by installing the perfect wooden flooring for your home. When buying wood for your flooring, it is important to choose wisely so you can buy wood that best suits and complements your home.

What To Know When Buying Wood Flooring

There is a dizzying variety of flooring available on the market, yet the range of wood flooring continues to grow because of its numerous benefits. The natural and warm beauty of real wood can go a long way to creating the ambience of a beautiful home.

There are two main types of wood flooring, and it is important to know a little bit about each when buying floors to help you with your choice of flooring. Solid wood flooring is a more traditional option, while engineered flooring is made of manufactured planks of wood and looks very similar to solid flooring. Both types have various finishes from lacquered to oiled which makes your floor durable and easy to maintain. The only difference between solid and engineered flooring is that engineered wooden flooring doesn’t expand and is usually used when installing under floor heating.

Both types of wooden floors come in variety of colours and wood species. You can choose between these depending on your budget, the size of floors and the interior you want to create.

Why Wooden Flooring Is Popular

Wooden flooring is practical, and adds value and warmth to your home. Its timeless beauty lasts for years, and it is a good investment for anyone wanting to enhance the decor of their home.

For more information please email sales@nagleflooring.co.uk or call 0208 424 0800

 

Maintaining Your Engineered Wood Flooring

Posted by admin on February 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm. Filed under: Solid Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring is chosen for many homes because of its attractive appearance and hard wearing nature. It also comes in much cheaper than a solid wood floor, yet gives you the same benefits and more. Just one of its added advantages is that it copes better with temperature changes and moisture than solid wood, and so does not require the same maintenance to keep its shape. However, this does not mean that you can install it and forget about it, so here are some tips to keeping your floor looking fantastic.

Although engineered wood floors cope much better with water than solid wood, this doesn’t mean that you should leave spills to soak in! Nor should you use copious amounts when mopping your floor. For regular cleaning, sweep or vacuum to keep your floor free of dust and daily grime.

All real wooden floors are at risk of being scratched or dent, but there are ways that you can minimise this. For high traffic areas, consider laying down rugs or mats, and use furniture pads to protect the flooring from the pressure of table or bed legs, and never drag furniture across the floor. Perhaps also have a rule where family members and visitors don’t wear shoes indoors, and be wary if you have small children that may scratch the floor with their toys (or worse – draw on it with markers!). That said, wood flooring is extremely durable, and so it will be able to withstand a fair amount of wear and tear before the effects start to show.

 

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