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What Is Parquet Flooring? (And Why You Need It In Your Home)

Parquet flooring is a type of wood flooring that’s made...

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What is Vinyl Flooring?

Vinyl is a fully synthetic floor made from layers of PVC and fibreglass. These materials are easy to produce, making this type of flooring incredibly cheap – especially when compared to real wood products. Much like our premium LVT Click and LVT Glue Down floors, vinyl flooring cut from a roll is easy to install, often waterproof, and designed to...

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What Is Laminate Flooring?

Laminate is incredibly popular type of flooring by offering the aesthetics of real wood floors without the high cost and need for skilled fitting or...

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Parquet Flooring Patterns: The Ultimate Guide For Your Home

Imagine stepping into a room and knowing instantly you’re somewhere special. Somewhere luxurious, with a striking look all of its own. Originally a luxury European flooring style dating back to...

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What is LVT Flooring?

What is LVT Flooring? LVT, or Luxury Vinyl Tile, is a versatile flooring tile that has the appearance of wood planks or stone tiles, but is more functional for everyday...

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How to Lay Click LVT Flooring

Click vinyl tiles have seen a large increase in demand over the last few years and now takes its place as the fastest growing flooring...

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The Fictional Furnishings Quiz Answers

Given up on the Fictional Furnishings Quiz? We won't tell if you don't, but here...

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20 Interesting Facts About Wood

As one of our oldest natural resources, wood isn’t something we particularly think about often. However, the 3.04 trillion trees on the planet have kept us alive for millions of...

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How to Level a Concrete Floor

No matter what type of flooring you are about to lay in your home or commercial property, it is very important that the subfloor foundation is level. Having levelled subflooring will ensure there is no sagging or gaps when installing your new flooring. If you have uneven flooring and are wondering how to level a floor, simply follow our step...

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Dark Wood Flooring - The Benefits

Flooring isn’t something you want to change too often – it’s a big task and comes with a cost. For...

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Fix Squeaky Floors: Why Is My Floor Squeaking & How to Stop It?

While squeaking and creaking floorboards can let you know who’s roaming about the house in...

Laminate Flooring
Flooring Calculator: How Much Laminate Do You Need?

Laying laminate by yourself is a surprisingly easy task, which is why this flooring solution is so popular. If you decide to opt for the DIY job, all you need is the appropriate tools and, of course, packs of laminate flooring. But how much laminate flooring is the right amount? how to work out square metres? Read on to find...

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How to Lay Flooring on a Concrete Subfloor

As subfloors go, concrete isn’t the easiest to deal with and it can be somewhat difficult to know where to start when laying any type of flooring on concrete. However, concrete is compatible with all floors. So, whether you go for vinyl or wood, here is a handy guide to laying flooring on concrete. 1. Prepare the Subfloor This sounds...

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A Guide to the Best Pet Friendly Flooring for Your Home

Many of us have a four-legged friend. In fact, approximately 50% of the UK has a pet according to a...

Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl Floor Care: How to Clean & Repair Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring & Luxury Vinyl Tiles are a popular home solution due to the fact it’s quick and easy to install, it doesn’t require underlay...

Real Wood Flooring
Solid Wood Flooring Prices & The Cost of Solid Wood

As a luxurious and gorgeous choice for your home, we've examined the cost of solid wood to see if it's the right choice for you

Real Wood Flooring
How To Restore and Care For Your Solid Wood Floor

If you are wondering how to restore and care for...

Real Wood Flooring
How To Lay A Solid Wood Floor

Approaching the task of laying solid wood flooring can make even the most seasoned DIY fan feel a little lost. There's a lot at stake when it comes to fitting this beautiful product in your home, especially as laying it wrong can come back to haunt you in the future. To help get you on the right path to fantastic...

Laminate Flooring
Laminate Installation Guide

Laminate is such a popular flooring solution because it’s so easy to install. Although it replicates the look of solid wood, it’s a fraction of the price and comes with...

Real Wood Flooring
Engineered Wood Flooring Maintenance and Repair

Engineered wood is becoming increasingly in demand as an alternative...

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Engineered vs Laminate vs Solid Wood

If you’re looking to obtain the look of real wood in your home but can’t decide between a laminate, engineered or solid wood flooring, then we’re here to help. Read on and make an informed decision on which option is the most suitable for you and your home. But first, let's learn about the differences between these types of flooring...

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5 Floor Trends of 2019 to Transform Your Home

We’d all love to have a home that looks like the pages of a glossy magazine but with interior design trends changing quickly it can be hard to keep up...

Laminate Flooring
How To Clean Laminate Flooring

When it comes to cleaning your laminate flooring, it’s easy to become confused. While laminate...

Vinyl Flooring
How To Install Vinyl Floors

We take a look at how to install vinyl flooring, from preparing the subfloor to laying the vinyl and looking after your beautiful new floor.

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How Many Trees Are There In The World?

According to research by nature.com in 2015, there are 3,040 trillion trees in the world. Read on to see tree population by continent as well as growth or rate of...

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A Quick Guide to Choosing the Best Type of Flooring

Vinyl? Laminate? Solid Wood? LVT? How do you know what is the best type of flooring? And how can you...

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How To Design A Restaurant Floor Plan To Entice Diners

The interior design and room layout of any venue are equally, if not more important as the food served or standard service in influencing customer’s impression of the space. It...

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Living Room Layout Tricks To Maximise Your Floor Space

Sometimes we get so used to our living spaces that we don't even realise how they could be improved. The floor layout is always a tricky thing to master, especially...

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Fairy Tale Homes, Re-imagined

While at Factory Direct Flooring Ltd you can find a host of flooring solutions for your real-world home, we thought we'd take a look at some fairy tale abodes and imagine...

Real Wood Flooring
Sanding Wooden Floors: When and How to Sand Wood Flooring

Although it’s a beautiful type of flooring, which offers more authenticity than laminate or engineered wood flooring, hardwood flooring doesn’t come without its problems. It doesn’t boast the water-resistant qualities...

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Why Do I Need To Acclimatise My Flooring?

It's natural to be excited when your brand new flooring has finally arrived on your doorstep. After the time it takes to decide on getting new flooring, what floor material...

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Everything You Need To Know About Floating Hardwood Flooring

Floating hardwood flooring is a quick solution to installing hardwood floors in your home and is much simpler to install than some other alternatives. If you've ever wondered about what floating hardwood flooring is and how it differs from traditional hardwood flooring then we've got the answers right here. What is floating hardwood flooring? Floating hardwood floors are really not...

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5 Floor Edging Options For Your Home

Once you’ve decided on the perfect floor for your home, taking into account everything from...

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Do I Need Beading Or Skirting Boards?

Skirting and beading are both types of wooden floor edging. They are used to fill...

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Everything You Need To Know About Wood Floors And Underfloor Heating

Wood floors are an ever more popular flooring option for the home, helping to make many homes look elegant and welcoming. The same can be said for underfloor heating with their unobtrusive heating systems helping to make any home into a cosy retreat. Whether or not these go together is the issue though, with many homeowners worrying about the combination...

Laminate Flooring
Laminate Flooring Colours & Which Shades Work Best For You

Laminate flooring is a highly popular choice because it can realistically replicate the aesthetics of real wood, but give your further variety when it comes...

Laminate Flooring
How Do I Restore My Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring is such a popular home solution because it’s highly durable, replicating real wood while being resistant to moisture. However, like all flooring, laminate...

Laminate Flooring
How Do I Remove Laminate Flooring?

If your laminate flooring has become a little worse for wear, or if you just fancy a home makeover, it’s time to be out with the old and in with...

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Which Flooring Direction Should I Lay My Flooring In?

Laying a new floor in your home can be a bit of a daunting task especially when you second guess yourself at every turn. One of the first complications to arise is how you should be laying the flooring in the first place, with the first concern being what direction is best suited to the material of your flooring, your...

Laminate Flooring
Click Laminate Flooring Or Glued? Which Is Best?

Fitting new flooring is a tedious task to tackle alone. So, it’s obvious why easy installation is a high selling point for any type of flooring. Laminate flooring is a...

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How To Match Wall Colour To Your Floor

After investing in new and stylish flooring, the last thing you’ll want to do is spoil the room by rushing the paint job. Although it sounds tedious, it’s important to match your chosen wall colour to the tones in your flooring because the floor is the second largest surface in the room. Whether you’ve opted for LVT, vinyl flooring or laminate...

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What is the Best Flooring for an Office?

When it comes to your office, flooring can help to...

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What Is The Best Cleaner For Each Type Of Flooring?

Maintaining your floors to make sure they're as perfectly attractive as the day they were installed doesn't have to be an exact science. In fact, once you know how to look after the floors that you have in your home, you'll find that they last for years to come. To help keep your home aesthetic looking exactly like you wish...

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How To Match Your Furniture To Your Floor

When it comes to new laminate flooring, vinyl flooring or LVT, it’s difficult to know how to design around it, especially with the vast range of...

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How To Protect Any Type Of Floor

As with any type of fitting in your home, your floors can be susceptible to...

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Understanding Colour When Decorating Your Home

When it comes to interior decorating ideas, you need to take into account the colour of your...

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How To Fit Underlay

Learning how to fit underlay is crucial to obtaining the floor of your dreams, It creates the perfect finish and we show you how to install it here.

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The Difference Between Engineered, Laminate And Solid Wood

Engineered, laminate and solid wood are all excellent options or your home so to help you decide we've taken a look at the pros and cons of each

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How To Cut Around Radiator Pipes and Other Obstacles

We give you the know how on how to cut around radiator pipes and other awkward problems when it comes to installing your perfect flooring.

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How To Install Skirting Boards

Fitting skirting boards is the ideal way to ensure your floor has the perfect finish and we have the steps to help you achieve it

Real Wood Flooring
How To Clean Your Solid Wood Floor

We explore how to clean your solid wood floor, from preventing damage in the first place to ow to best apply a cleaning solution.

Real Wood Flooring
Why Is My Solid Wood Floor Creaking?

We take a look at the thorny issue of solid wood floor creaking, and take a look at some solutions and ways to avoid further creaking.

Laminate Flooring
Why Is My Laminate Floor Lifting?

We explore why you may be seeing your laminate floor lifting, and what you can do to prevent this from damaging your floor.

Real Wood Flooring
How to Install Engineered Wood Flooring

Flooring makes a dramatic change to your home. In this article we look at how to install engineered wood flooring for a perfect finish

Real Wood Flooring
What is the Best Solid Wood Flooring?

Flooring makes a big impression in your home which is why we've taken a look at the best solid wood flooring for you to install

Vinyl Flooring
Why You Don’t Need Underlay for Vinyl

Vinyl is an excellent choice for many homes, being easy to fit and maintain. You also don't need underlay for vinyl and we show you why.

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A Guide to Different Flooring Grades

Whether you're looking at solid wood or engineered, we've got a guide to the different flooring grades to help you decide

Real Wood Flooring
What is the Best Engineered Wood Flooring?

The best engineered wood flooring isn't hard to find at Factory Direct Flooring, and we show you which ones we rate highly

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How to Measure A Floor

Knowing how to measure your floor is the first step to achieving a beautiful room in your home with perfectly laid flooring

Laminate Flooring
What Is The Best Laminate Flooring?

The best laminate flooring can transform your home completely which is why we've taken a look at the best on the flooring market

Laminate Flooring
The Cost of Laminate Flooring

Hard-wearing, versatile and available in a range of styles, the cost of laminate flooring is extremely budget-friendly for your home

Vinyl Flooring
The Cost of Vinyl

The durability and cost of vinyl means it is perfectly situated to stand up to heavy footfall spaces and still look brand new

Real Wood Flooring
The Cost of Engineered Wood Flooring

Flooring can be pricey but the cost of engineered wood flooring is affordable whilst being reflective of its outstanding quality

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