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Buying Guide

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Before you purchase your floor you have many things to consider, I will give you a quick run through below to get you started

 

  1. Measure your rooms from end to end, measure in-shots, bay windows separately to ensure you don't order too much.
  2. You may require some tools to fit your floor such as a saw, tape measure, spacers, pencil.
  3. What type of underlay you will require depends on your enviroment, For example you have a concrete floor, you live on a ground floor flat, floorboards, chipboard, underfloor heating.
  4. planning your time to fit the floor, it is always recommended that the floor be complete in one day or continuous without big gaps in time especially with solid and engineered flooring.
  5. If you have underfloor heating will the floor you choose be suitable.
  6. Always double check your sizes
  7. Check your door clearance if you are buying a floor over 10mm as you may need to trim them.
  8. Will you require beading, skirting or facing's
  9. If you buy a tile effect floor try plan this out beforehand as if you start laying this inccorectly you may have quite a lot of wastage.
  10. Buying herringbone, always add 10% as there are a lot of wasted cuts on the perimmiter.
  11. Check for dips or uneveness in your floor and this can effect how the floor is fitted.
  12. Always remember to leave a 5mm space around the perimmiter of the room to allow for expansion.

If u have any further question please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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