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Help to keep the elderly safe with nonslip flooring in North Wales

One of the biggest threats to the health of elderly people is having a fall. In fact, falling is a primary cause of death in men aged between 65 and 85 and women aged over 85. This is because a fall, which may be of little consequence to (more…)

Pantone predicts colour trends for 2016

The Pantone organization is the creator of the Pantone Color Matching System that catalogues colours. As the world’s leading experts on colour, they have predicted the colours that designers will favour next year

The company is based in (more…)

The advantages of hiring a professional carpet cleaner in the Wirral

If your carpets are starting to look a little worse for wear, you may be surprised how much better they could look with a professional clean.

So often, carpets become (more…)

Designers predict flooring trends for 2016

As 2015 nears an end, experts in the flooring trade have predicted flooring trends for 2016. From wood flooring in Cheshire , to laminate flooring in , there are plenty of popular flooring options that will be available in (more…)

Why you should consider engineered flooring in Liverpool

It’s easy to see why people enjoy living in Liverpool – there’s always lots to do and the people are friendly – but the city is hardly known for its clement weather. This is something that should be considered when you are looking to purchase flooring for your home.

Although carpets can be incredibly cosy, they also require much more maintenance and cleaning to keep them in good condition, especially when wet, muddy boots are brought into the occasion. That is why it is much better to choose flooring that is easy to simply mop clean.

Engineered flooring in Liverpool, for example, can be very easily cleaned with just a mop and bucket, and it will stand up to wet shoes and a cool climate well, but that’s not the only reason you should be considering its use. Here are a few more:

Pleasing to the eye

Although engineered flooring is made up of various wood products that have been bound together, you would find it difficult to distinguish it from the expensive solid flooring Liverpool footballers and other house proud Scousers prefer.

Wood and health

It has also been found that wood products are very beneficial to human health. Unlike other types of flooring, wooden floors, including engineered flooring, trigger less stress than rooms that do not contain wood according to a study by the University of British Columbia.

Engineered wood floors are also better from allergy sufferers as dust, mites and other allergens can easily be swept up or vacuumed from the floor, and will not mount up due to the type of material, thus providing a breath of fresh air in the room.

Less prone to damage

It’s fair to say that engineered flooring in Liverpool is less susceptible to damage than many other floor coverings because of the way it is constructed in layers, providing protection from splitting warping and shifting.

Eco-friendly

Engineered wood flooring is also good from an environmental perspective because it’s possible to produce four times the amount of engineered flooring for every square foot of solid wood flooring.

Less expensive

Of course, a prime reason to choose engineered flooring in Liverpool is the fact that it is more cost efficient than many carpeted alternatively, whilst providing all of the benefits and looking just as good, providing that you buy good quality flooring from a reputable company.

Wood flooring sales in Europe stable during 2015

The European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) recently met to review the state of the wood flooring industry in Europe. They found that sales of wood floors in the first nine months of 2015 were stable when compared to (more…)

Government committed to FSC certified timber

The UK government has confirmed that United Kingdom public sector buyers should use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified timber.

The FSC is an independent international organisation which supports responsible forestry. It produces a “tick tree” logo that is attached to timber to certify that the timber has been produced by sustainable forests.

Starting in 2004, the Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET), a government body, checks the FSC certification process every four years to make sure that it complies with current UK and European legislation concerning sustainable forestry.

The latest review was this year, and CPET concluded that FSC complied 100% with the sustainable regulations for wood products. This means that all public sector buyers can continue to use FSC certified wood.

Sustainable forestry means that all trees harvested are replaced so that the forest regenerates naturally. FSC certified wood is obtained from forests that contain protected areas where trees are not felled. This is to protect wildlife, a scheme supported by major environmental charities including the World Wildlife Fun, Greenpeace and the Woodland Trust.

FSC also protects native people who use the forest. Trees are not cut down on any sacred sites.

If you are fitting hardwood flooring in your Cheshire home with FSC wood then you can be assured that its environmental friendly. FSC wood can be tracked and monitored at every stage of its journey from the forest, the timber merchant to the installer who arrives at your house to lay the floor.