YOUR GUIDE TO WOOD FLOORING
Please use our guide to wood flooring for helpful tips and hints to help you avoid common pitfalls when fitting and maintaining your wood flooring. Or use the Criterion team to install and maintain your flooring expertly.
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR ROOM FOR SQM
Measure the length and width of your area then multiplying those two numbers together to get the area in meters squared.When implementing this into your flooring order you must remember to always have at least 8% extra for cut offs.
THE BENEFITS OF WOOD FLOORING…
Wood flooring has a unique warmth and natural beauty. It enhances space at home or in an office environment providing not only initial impact but beauty which gains character with age. It is also the healthy option as wood does not build up allergens or dust as a carpeted room will.
INSTALLING YOUR WOOD FLOORING
Being a natural product wood reacts to it’s environment. Too dry and it will contract and create gaps between the flooring boards. Too much moisture and it can expand and warp. Consequently it is key that the sub-flooring preparation is correct and the installation expertly done.
MAINTAINING WOOD FLOORING
Solid wood flooring correctly fitted and maintained will last 25 years+. The colour may fade particularly in high traffic areas but your floor can be re-sanded and re-stained over it’s lifetime to preserve it’s looks and performance.
Laminate flooring is attractive, hard wearing, easy to clean and high value.
LAMINATE FLOORING INSTALLATION
To a lesser extent Laminate flooring can also react to it’s environment too. Be carefully to follow the fitting instructions supplied with the product to avoid any issues.
MAINTAINING LAMINATE FLOORING
Laminate flooring comes with maintenance instructions. Here are some pointers on caring for your flooring:
- Don’t walk dirt into the room, use a doormat
- If the room has ‘high traffic’ consider using a rug
- Clean or Sweep Laminate flooring at least once a week
- Use floor protector pads on chair legs, table legs