Choosing Your Floors: Quick-Step Laminate Review

July 09, 2015
quick step laminate review

Made in Belgium by the designers of the Uniclic joint system, Quick-Step laminates are a great choice to consider if you’re thinking of changing up the flooring in your residential home or commercial space. Easy to install, a breeze to clean, perfect for people with an allergy and accompanied with up to 25 years wear […]

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Floorboards vs. Carpet

January 30, 2015
Interlocking floorboards in dark finish

If you’re tossing up between laying carpet or installing floorboards in your home, there are a few key things you should consider before making the big decision. To help you find the flooring to suit your lifestyle, family, and the existing decor in your home, we’ve weighed up the hard truth to help you make […]

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Hottest Flooring Trends

February 28, 2014
Bamboo floor Stonewood

All too often, the floor gets overlooked when renovating. Many people tend to focus on the walls and furniture – without realising that the look of the floor can influence the entire room. You’d be amazed what a difference a floor can make to the look and feel of your home. Here are some of […]

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What’s the Difference Between Hardwood and Softwood?

February 25, 2014
Hardwood vs softwood

It’s a common question – and the answer’s not exactly straightforward. First things first: ‘hardwood’ does not necessarily mean that the wood is harder. Take Balsa wood, for example – it’s one of the weakest woods around, but it’s still classified as a hardwood. To properly answer the question, we’re going to need a quick […]

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Choosing the Best Floor for Your Bathroom or Laundry

February 20, 2014
Laminate floor

Because bathrooms and laundries experience higher levels of humidity and moisture, you need to be careful to choose the right kind of flooring. In particular, Floorboards Online does not recommend using any kind of timber product, as it is highly susceptible to water damage. Instead, you should aim for a floor covering that’s waterproof, such […]

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Advantages of Cork Floors

February 18, 2014
advantages of cork flooring

Cork flooring ticks all the right boxes – there’s very little not to like. Here are a few reasons why we think cork is king! Water Resistant When you think about it, it makes sense to cover your floor in the same stuff they use to seal Champagne bottles. Cork has a naturally waxy texture […]

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Tips for Soundproofing the Floor in an Apartment

February 15, 2014
Hardwood floor apartment

If you live in an apartment block and you love listening to loud music and dancing, you might want to think about soundproofing your floor. Generally speaking, a carpeted floor will absorb noise better than a hard floor – but carpet has a number of drawbacks (the main one being that it’s difficult to keep […]

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DIY Laminate Flooring Tips

February 12, 2014

Laminate flooring is fairly easy to DIY – provided that you’ve got the right materials. Here’s our quick guide to installing your own laminate floor: Shopping List First things first, make sure you’ve got everything you need. We recommend: • The correct amount of laminate flooring to fit your room including wastage (contact us or […]

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Why choose a bamboo floor?

January 15, 2014
Bamboo flooring

As the name suggests, bamboo flooring is made from… bamboo. It has emerged as a popular alternative to hardwood flooring – praised for being strong, durable, and naturally resistant to insects and moisture. It’s also largely considered to be an eco-friendly choice. Bamboo floors offer many advantages: 1. Strong and robust If you need a […]

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Possible Floorboard Problems: Peaking & Cupping

January 15, 2014
Floorboard cupping

When installing a new floor, it’s important to take the time to make sure it’s done right. Otherwise you could wind up with a floor that not only looks bad, but could even be hazardous. ‘Peaking’ and ‘cupping’ explained The terms ‘peaking’ and ‘cupping’ describe two similar but different situations. Both describe a process whereby […]

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