Why we agree with Scott Sidler’s line on wood floors
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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Why parquet flooring is just as good in 2017 as it was in 1817
Parquet flooring is timeless. Whether fitted in a mock-Tudor home or a state-of-the-art sports centre, it always makes its presence known. It goes just as well with a Billy bookcase as much as a Chippendale chair, or a 1950s G Plan unit. In public buildings, the Belle of the Ball could be the parquet floor of the village hall.
A look at Castle Floors’ timber floors for indoor sports and games
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 sports hall flooring installation, maintenance, and restoration.
A brief look at how the engineered wood floor works
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.
London conference venue’s refurbishment could see the restoration of its parquet floor
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.
A look at how mixed media floors compare with all wooden floors
You can either have a wooden floor or a stone floor. Or a marble floor, or a laminate floor. Having a bit of both flooring types seem extravagant, but recent trends are pointing in the opposite direction. If you combine a parquet floor with a marble floor, you have what is known as a Mixed Media Floor.
Instead of hiding your wooden floor with a carpet, why not refurbish your floor?
Wood is wonderful. It adds value to your home, especially when given tender loving care and shown off to your guests. Instead of covering it with a carpet, why not have your wooden floor refurbished? We at Castle Floors, within Leeds, Castleford, and Wakefield, will refurbish your wooden floor to ‘as new’ condition.
A brief look at how parquet flooring became popular again in the 1980s
Parquetry has been around since the 16th century. It was used in royal palaces and European homes. The Palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV lived, was notable for its parquet flooring. Back then, the price of carpets was a deciding factor in favour of wooden floors. From the late 17th century to the mid-19th century, pine floors and numerous parquetry patterns rose in popularity.
The merits of wooden floors in your bedroom
Many of us spend a quarter or a third of each day in our bedroom. That’s excluding the amount of time we use our room for getting dressed. Sometimes, our home office or computer is in the same place as our king size or single bed. Therefore, we could spend more than half our days in the same room.