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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 →

What are Mixed Media Floors?

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A look at how mixed media floors compare with all wooden floors

Mixed media floors. Images by Einsteinnes and Stock Design (via Shutterstock).

Having your cake, and eating it: mixed media floors enable you to combine a wooden floor with, for example, a marble floor. Images by Einsteinnes and Stock Design (via Shutterstock).

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.

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Wooden Flooring or Laminate Flooring?

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How wooden flooring compares with laminate flooring

Wooden flooring image by Pavel Shynkarou (via Shutterstock).

A nice bit of parquet flooring in a modern house. Image by Pavel Shynkarou (via Shutterstock).

There are many closely fought battles between one football side or another, or those between brands. For example: the battle for cola drink supremacy between Coca Cola and Pepsi. There is one that is sure to go on for a longer period. Not the battle between carpeted floors and wooden floors. The one to watch is the battle between wooden flooring and laminate flooring. read more →