Research by 1926 Wood Flooring has revealed that lots of people are searching online to discover which is better: real or laminate flooring?
In response to this, 1926 Flooring has produced information to help people come to a decision about the best type of flooring to suit their situation.
When deciding on a flooring material for your home, it can be difficult to choose between laminate flooring and real wood. Here are some facts about each of these to help make an informed decision:
The popular Linnea Living Collection by Kahrs, has been extended to include ten one-strip designs, made in Sweden from sustainable oak, walnut and cherry.
Linnea Living is only 7mm thick and offers a fashionable and practical real wood flooring option that benefits from KÃ¤hrs award-winning manufacture and design: Offered in a popular one-strip plank format, Linnea Living boards measure 1225 x 118 x 7mm. The floors are crafted from sustainable European Oak, with designs including white-stained Oak Blanc, mocha-toned Oak Coffee and include FSC-certified choices. Blush toned Cherry Muscovado and rich Walnut Cocoa, complete the range and offer alternative sustainable species. All of the floors benefit from a durable satin or matt lacquer pre-finish, with many designs also featuring micro-bevelled edges, as well as stained and brushed surface treatments. All designs feature a light weight, high performance structure, which is both easy to handle and eco-friendly. Below the hardwood surface, boards consist off a layer of High Density Fibreboard above a hardwood veneer base. KÃ¤hrs eco-conscious construction, – combined with its WoodlocÂ® joint, eliminates gapping and reduces natural movement caused by humidity change.
Boards can be laid on most dry, level surfaces including concrete, wood and particle board and can be installed either floating, or glued down.
KÃ¤hrs Linnea is also ideal for installation over underfloor heating and all products are offered with a 12-year guarantee.
KÃ¤hrs eco-friendly World Collection has been launched online by 1926 Wood Flooring.
The award-winning new sustainable World Collection is an eco-friendly construction patented by KÃ¤hrs:
The floors are crafted in Sweden from sustainable European Oak, and as well as using the natural materials in the most nature-friendly way, the â€˜criss-crossâ€™ construction offers 75% greater stability than a solid floor and it can be renovated in exactly the same manner.
Forbo Flooringâ€™s new Novilon collection offers an ideal way to introduce a natural look into your home: Combining the warmth of rustic wood effects with the comfort of a cushioned vinyl, the Nova Wood range draws on conventional looks and updates them for 2011. From warm beech and chestnut versions to more earthy looks such as blackened oak, the realistic finishes combine elegance and simplicity without compromising on practicality. The Novilon Nova Wood in our picture comes with a 20-year guarantee and the hard-wearing Diamond Seal finish, which protects against scuffs and scratches, makes it perfect for family living. It also benefits from Aquagrip slip resistant technology and a Noviclean top layer for easy cleaning.
Forboâ€™s colour and design expert Margareta Grieve said: â€œChanneling classic style, the high end range of colourways available from the Nova Wood collection, create a pared-back base for experimenting with colourful accessories and seasonal trends.â€
Prices for the new Novilon range start at Â£13.99 per mÂ².
UK company 1926, has introduced an exciting and pioneering wood effect flooring range to its collection.
Elesgo Supergloss is the first 99% high gloss laminate flooring to combine deluxe looks, low-maintenance and strength: With a dependable Uniclic jointing system, these floors are designed to allow an easy clean laying of the floor without glue, to ensure perfect results without gaps. This range has been developed to be long lasting, requiring minimal maintenance and suitable for all rooms in the home except for high traffic areas such as hallways. The hardwearing floor surface is designed to withstand the effects of daily life, as the surface of the product is patented to be scratch resistant. The Elesgo Supergloss range is available in a wide variety of stunning and realistic timber and stone finishes, featuring a large choice of wood-effects – Traditional cherry, beech and walnut look spectacular, while Dark Bamboo and Golden Yew Single Plank can offer a more personalised look to your dÃ©cor. Priced from Â£17.65 mÂ².
1926 Trading is one of the UKâ€™s leading distributors of wood flooring, doors and carpet tiles, and have attained the impressive status of a Kahrs Authorised Internet Dealer and Heuga Premier Retailer.
Since 1995, Walking on Wood craftsmen have designed and installed custom-made parquet wood flooring and herringbone parquet flooring for interior designers, architects, construction companies and home-owners.
They specialize in bespoke, hand-made, parquet wood flooring that is tailored to each client’s style, requirements and budget.
Walking on Wood’s parquet wood flooring is found in townhouses, country residences, museums, hotels, restaurants and boutiques around the world.
As we head into winter, channel the natural textures of exotic Africa into your home, with Forbo Flooringâ€™s Enduro range.
The calming influence of the seamless wood effect creates a perfect balance, when combined with ethnic patterns and tribal influences.
The new Enduro range of luxury vinyl tiles, boasts fifteen natural shades of natural wood and stone effects:
KÃ¤hrs has launched its new Avenue Collection – the third collection of wood floors from its exclusive Supreme Range.
Crafted from fine Walnut and Maple, the new collection includes six one-strip wood floors offered with a variety of stunning surface treatments, and with a durable natural oil or UV lacquer pre-finish.
Measuring 1830 x 148 x 15mm, Avenue floors are crafted from a single plank of wood, giving a sought after one-strip look.
The Fired Earth summer sale runs from June 19 to July 17 and they are offering up to 25% off selected wall and floor tiles, kitchens and bathroom and even 50% off special purchase and discontinued tiles.
Kitchens Fired Earth’s kitchens are handcrafted from the highest quality, responsibly sourced materials and work well in contemporary and traditional spaces. Now is a great time to think about updating yours, as there’s 15% off all freestanding and fitted kitchens – including the new fitted Bastide (in our picture) and Moderne collections by Charles Smallbone – and rising to 25% off if you spend more than Â£10,000. (Offer excludes worktops and appliances for fitted kitchens.)
In todayâ€™s chaotic world a sense of peace and harmony is more important than ever. Our environment has a considerable impact on how we think and feel and the right surroundings have the ability to help us relax, rest and refocus.
All these things enable us to be more productive, creative and improve our problem solving capabilities. So what better time than spring to freshen up a home or work environment.
A great way to create a naturally comfortable and serene environment is to get more in touch with nature.