Winter is a harsh time for wood flooring. Solid boards can show signs of dryness from central heating by shrinking to allow small gaps appear between boards. However the worst element for wood floors is the wet from rain, slush, snow and damage from grit and salt. Everyone loves the snow and to be honest it does not come around as often as it used to – but this month (Feb) has shown us that the snow is still around for us to play in. Your hardwood floor are not always as lucky – with constant soakings from wet slushy ...

Buying a home is a huge financial decision. Before starting to look for homes for sale, you need to know that this is something you’re ready for. If you have bad credit, you’ll end up having a harder time finding a house, so you need to be prepared. Here’s what you need to do if you have bad credit and are looking to buy a house.  Pay off your other debt Examine your credit report – if any debts listed on your credit report are a mistake, this could be hurting your overall credit score. Be sure the accounts listed ...

Engineered wood flooring have evolved a lot in the recent decade, which has enabled them to be the preferred choice of most customers due to the ability to use wood in places where solid wood floors would have simply buckled and warped. The first “manufactured” engineered floors were made of a basic blockboard backing or small staves of softwood glued together. Although these were good floors, they did not always withstand the rigours of heavy duty homes. The wear layer was often very thin (between 1 – 2mm) and the boards themselves were usually 10mm – 15mm thick so they ...