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5 Reasons Why Flooring is Better than Carpeting

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Five Reasons Why we Love Wood Floors

We’ve all been there. You’ve spent the afternoon cleaning your house from top to bottom and now it’s time for a well-earned rest in front of the fire with a glass of red and your dog curled happily at your feet. You sit down with a yawn and a blissful stretch when, suddenly, that nice glass of red is toppling over. A red stain seeps into your plush, cream carpet. The dog looks up and your heart sinks as you realise your much-loved pet has already left a sheepish trail of muddy paw prints and hair over everything. Your mind is made up. Wood floors are the way to go. read more →

The Benefits of Wood Floor Sanding

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Hardwood floors have numerous advantages compared to carpeting. They can last for a longer time, and they look outstanding with less effort. Well maintained wood floors tend toad value and style to any home. Since wood is also a natural insulator, it helps in keeping your home warm for as long as there are not gaps between the floorboards. read more →

Floor Repairs: Why Despair?

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Thinking of replacing your wooden floor with a new floor? Have you considered turning to us for floor repairs?

Wood floor repairs and restoration

Imagine you live in a house or flat oozing character. You find it a comfortable home which is in keeping with its age. The windows are immaculate, your furniture is carefully chosen, but you are less than impressed with the state of your floor. It looks past its best and there’s a crack or three. Instead of covering your wooden floor with another floor covering, have you considered the idea of floor repairs or restoration?

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Suitable Songs for Wooden Floor Installers

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A selection of songs for swinging wooden floor installers

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Radio image by Sopradit (via Shutterstock).

Sometimes, our wooden floor installers need a bit of music to get them through the day. More often than not, it is the strains of David Guetta, Clean Bandit, and Ed Sheeran. Though successful, they have yet to a good selection of songs dedicated to wooden floor installers. Or any song with the most tenuous of links to our profession.

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Cleaning Your Wooden Floor

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Some useful tips on how to take care of your wooden floor

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Your wooden floor, like any other floorcovering, requires care and attention. Image by MariaKRaynova (via Shutterstock).

Your wooden floor is a major investment. If you have been the proud owner of a wooden floor for several years, you wood recognise this yourself. Especially if your home has had one since you moved in. Or you may have decided to have a new floor instead of a carpet.

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Wise Words on Wood Floors

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Why we agree with Scott Sidler’s line on wood floors

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In the last thirty years, replacing our white goods with the newest model in store or online is de rigeur if we, for example, decided to redecorate our kitchen. This is more to do with aesthetic value – for example, choosing the right fridge to go with the travertine worktop. One problem is, though today’s electrical appliances have fallen in price, their lifespan has fallen, too. An electric cooker could last 30 or more years; a microwave oven, three years. Wood floors could last for centuries, whereas laminate floors barely reach 30 years before replacement.

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New York Flooring Company’s Seniors’ Discount

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10% off flooring jobs for senior citizens and military personnel in Suffolk County

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The historic boardwalk and bathhouse at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh NY. One of many areas covered by First Class Wood Flooring, who are offering a 10% discount for aged persons and military personnel (serving or veteran). Image by Littleny (via Shutterstock).

If, by chance, you are reading this and happen to live in New York City, you could be in luck. Especially if you’ve served in the US military services or happen to be 65 years old or older. Better still if you live in Suffolk County or Nassau County. First Class Wood Flooring are offering a 10% discount for aged persons and military personnel in this part of the State of New York. read more →

Timber Floors for Sports Halls

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A look at Castle Floors’ timber floors for indoor sports and games

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A timber floor with multiple markings for use with more than one sport. Image by Alex Dvihally (via Shutterstock).

Nothing acts as a better shock absorber for indoor sports better than timber floors. Properly maintained and installed, they can offer many hours of enjoyment in schools, gymnasia, sports clubs, and community centres. We at Castle Floors can help you with installation, maintenance, and restoration.

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What is an Engineered Wood Floor?

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A brief look at how the engineered wood floor works

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Notice how the top layer of an engineered wood floor forms part of a sandwich with a thicker bottom layer. Image by Bild LLC (via Shutterstock).

As well as parquet floors, there is one other flooring type which is noted for durability. That of the engineered wood floor. It is one of the most popular kinds of wooden flooring around the world. Like a wood veneer floor, and laminate flooring, it has at least one layer on top of another one.

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Parquet Floor Restoration Boost

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London conference venue’s refurbishment could see the restoration of its parquet floor

Congress House, London, whose conferencing suite will see the restoration of its parquet floor. Image by Mike Faherty (Creative Commons License: Attribution-ShareAlike).

David du Rieu Aberdeen’s Congress House: a central London conference venue, and home to the Trades Union Congress. Image by Mike Faherty, 2009 (Creative Commons License: Attribution-Share Alike).

The Congress Centre on Great Russell Street, London, is set to benefit from a refurbishment this summer. Its four conferencing suites will be merged into one big conferencing room. Forming a major part of its refurbishment could be the restoration of its parquet floor, which is at present covered by carpet.

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