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Advice Centre Goals: 1. To provide accurate, relevant and useful information about all types of wood, laminate and vinyl flooring. This will include...

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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 g...

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A Quick Guide to Choosing the Best Type of Flooring

Vinyl? Laminate? Solid Wood? How do you know what is the best type of flooring? And how can you find it without having to learn the ins-and-outs of ev...

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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 are the answers to all the cards. Use them well, and remember: with g...

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4 Brilliant Floor Space Styles in 2017

We’d all love to have a home that looks like the pages of a glossy magazine but sometimes we just don’t feel we have the floor space or funds to...

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How To Design A Restaurant Floor Plan To Entice Diners

The interior design and room layout of any venue is equally, if not more important as the food served or standard service in influencing customer...

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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. Floor layout is always a tricky thing to master,...

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Fairy Tale Homes, Re-imagined

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

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What Tools Do I Need For Laying Solid Wood Flooring?

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 ...

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When, Why and How to Refinish Solid Wood Flooring

A solid wood floor is a homeowner's pride and joy once it's laid down. A solid wood floor is made from a single piece of timber and looks absolutely m...

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Why You Should Let Your Solid Wood Floor Acclimatise

Solid wood floor is a beautiful addition to any home but it does come with very specific care guidelines in order to keep it looking freshly laid for ...

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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, hard wood flooring doesn’t...

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How To Install Flooring On Stairs

Installing new flooring in your home is a tricky process which can be lengthy. It often feels like it involves a million steps before you can relax in...

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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 doorstop. After the time it takes to decide on getting new floorin...

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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....

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How To Clean Laminate Flooring Without Leaving Streaks

Cleaning laminate floors may be part of your weekly cleaning routine. Laminate flooring is often favoured throughout the nation because it’s so ea...

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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 the middle of the night, the constant noises of squeaky f...

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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 material to colour to maintenance, it’s time to begin ...

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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 the gap between a newly installed floor and the walls of the room....

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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 und...

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Laminate Flooring Cost: Should I Repair or Renew My Flooring?

Laminate flooring is one of the most popular floorings because it looks like authentic wood, while laminate flooring cost is very little in comparis...

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What Tools Do I Need for Laying Laminate Flooring?

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 th...

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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...

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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, l...

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