Laying floor tiles

Laying a New Floor

The benefits of DIY floors, with some recommended types and tips for their installation…

Marble tiled kitchen floor

Floor Restoration: Marble Floors

Marble is hardwearing and lustrous but it is porous and therefore prone to staining by many household substances, so restoration is a case of stain removal followed by an abrasive polish to remove the damaged top surface.

An old, dilapidated wooden floor

Flooring Repairs

Most suppliers and manufacturers will advise on repair as well but some repairs are actually simpler than you think and can be attempted by yourself without having to call in the professionals…

Painted workshop floor

Choosing and Using Floor Paint

Painting a floor can be a fabulous way of transforming a space but it is essential to choose and use your product carefully…

Cleaning a carpet with a vacuum

Carpet Cleaning Options

By their very nature carpets can get very dirty and damaged. Do you tackle it yourself or should you call for some expert help?

Polished wood flooring

Floor Maintenance

Many modern flooring options are designed with minimal maintenance in mind such as; vinyl, laminate, tile, linoleum and even some carpets. Other floor types require additional special care such as marble, hardwood and stone.

Floor cleaning materials

Old Fashioned Floor Cleaning Methods

When it comes to keeping your floors clean at home, there is an array of products to choose from – but why not see how well you can manage without them? Sometimes the old cleaning methods are the best.

Hallway floor

Floor Coverings

There’s no denying that wooden flooring has captured the nation and for good reason, in the right setting it looks great and is easy to clean too. But that doesn’t mean that carpet, lino, tiles and other flooring options have disappeared.

Natural wood flooring

Eco-Friendly Flooring Options

With growing concern over the state of the planet and the problems that it is likely to cause for our children and grandchildren, turning to natural and sustainable products for flooring is no longer the crackpot idea it might have seemed a decade or two ago.

Highly polished floor

Types of Floor Coatings and Their Uses

Most floors in the home or in a commercial building will require a coating. There are literally hundreds of floor coatings out there to choose from and it’s vital to ensure you use the right product.

Floor sander

A Guide to Floor Sanding

Floor sanding is messy but relatively straightforward and is a great way to restore the beauty of a real wood floor.

Coffee Stain

Removing Stains from Floors

Despite the number of floor coverings that claim to be stain-resistant, eventually marks and stains are inevitable, whatever type of flooring you choose. Provided that the stain or mark is tackled quickly, most can be removed.

Repairing a damaged carpet

How to Repair a Damaged Carpet

Sometimes carpets do have to be replaced when they are damaged but before you take such drastic and expensive action, examine the problem to see if you can repair it yourself.

Floor mop and cloth

Floor Cleaning and Maintenance

To have beautiful floors you must do more than just select the appropriate type and pay attention to installation. Once installed they will need regular care and maintenance.

child mopping floor

How to Clean Wood Floors

When cleaning wood floors it’s important to use the correct methods to ensure that the timber floors retain their natural sheen and beauty for many years to come. Read on and find out how to care for your wood floors…