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Is It Time To Re-Oil Your Floor?

Among the many desirable features of our floors is that most of them are sealed with hardwax oil. Based on natural plant oils and waxes, this exceptional floor finish, in addition to being water repellent, and stain and abrasion resistant, creates a surface on the wood that is both pleasing to the eye and to the touch.

If these features are not enough, then the ease of routine maintenance certainly must be factored in, but perhaps hardwax oil’s most enduring benefit for the homeowner is that its natural finish is entirely renewable, that is, it can be topped up if and when necessary.

old pine boards in bedroom

Is it worth restoring old pine floorboards?

One of the most common questions we encounter in our showrooms runs along the lines of, “We just moved into an old property, and we have old pine floorboards. Should we try to restore them or should we replace them with new timber flooring?” Now, we do have a dog in this race, and it should come as a surprise to no one that the answer from Solid Floor will unequivocally be, “You should go for new timber flooring. That said, the practical reasons for this are many.

Grading in timber

What Is Grading in Timber Flooring?

A timber floor can be the perfect addition to any room. From elegant dining rooms and contemporary living areas to chic workspaces, galleries, bars and restaurants, a natural timber floor can complement your décor and elevate your interior. Of course, getting the perfect finish means choosing the right type of flooring. To do this, you’ll want to find out everything you can about timber flooring, including what grading means and why it is relevant.

Magma mayon dark textured oak clad staircase with elephant ear plant on antique chest

Steps and Stairs

There are few things as pleasing to the architectural eye as a beautiful floor seamlessly flowing into a staircase, visually linking one level to the next. Over the years we have enabled many architects and designers to create the most stunning staircases by crafting made to measure timber cuts, turning a series of humble steps into a thing of beauty.



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