Tag: flooring

Laying Carpet Underlay

| April 9, 2015
Laying Carpet Underlay

Carpet Underlay serves several useful purposes. It acts as a cushion for the carpet, helping to reduce wear and stopping the pile being flattened. Properly laid, it will also act as a very good insulator of both heat and sound

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Choosing Floor Coverings

| April 9, 2015

Choosing floor covering used to mean picking a colour of shag-pile carpet. Luckily, nowadays there is a huge range of options available to us lucky DIY-ers to choose from. But exactly what is available and what are the pro’s and con’s of each type?

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Laying Floorboards

| April 9, 2015
Laying Floorboards

Replacing part or all of a wooden floor is a big job which must be done with care, but even so, it is certainly a job that most people can attempt themselves.

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Protecting Solid Wood Floors

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Protecting Solid Wood Floors

As with any painting or varnishing job, preparation is the key. However, the correct preparation is even more essential when the paint or varnish is being applied to floors. Floors obviously take more of a beating than walls, etc, so getting it right first time will mean less repair work in the future.

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Restoring Woodblock Flooring

| April 9, 2015

Woodblock or Parquet flooring can be very attractive in any home, but especially in period homes. Over time, a woodblock floor can become faded and damaged, even losing some of the many hundreds of individual wooden blocks which make up the pattern.

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Floorboards

| April 9, 2015

There are several options to choose from when laying new or replacing existing floorboards, but your final decision will depend very much on how you plan to finish the room.

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Laying Carpet

| April 8, 2015

Laying carpet is something that many people would consider attempting themselves and whilst it is perfectly possible for the average person to make a good job, there are several things you should know if you want to make a good job a great one.

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Insulating a Concrete Floor

| April 8, 2015
Insulating a Concrete Floor

The concrete floors of most modern houses should all have been insulated during construction, normally using a thick layer of dense polystyrene laid in sheets between the hardcore base and the finished surface. In older houses, this insulation layer may be missing from concrete floors, and it is definitely worth thinking about adding some if […]

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Laying Ceramic Floor Tiles

| April 8, 2015
Laying Ceramic Floor Tiles

Ceramic floor tiles can really add appeal to a room. But as well as aesthetic value, ceramic tiles also have the added bonus of being hardwearing, easy to clean and cool in the summer. Laying them is not too much of a job, but preparation is key

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Laying Soft Floor Tiles

| September 3, 2014
Laying Soft Floor Tiles

This guide looks at laying self-adhesive soft tiles, and the steps are the same for vinyl, cork or any other flexible tile.

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Laying Laminate Flooring

| August 11, 2014

This guide relates to both the interlocking type of laminate flooring and the tongue-and-groove variety. We will show you how to lay both properly, but much of the preparation and the finishing applies to both types.

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Laying Sheet Vinyl

| May 30, 2011

If you want to lay sheet vinyl in a small room such as a bathroom, the easiest method is to make a paper template which you can transfer on to the sheet of vinyl.

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