• Posts Tagged ‘wood flooring’

    Perfect parquet flooring

    by  • June 23, 2015 • Kitchen Products


    Make your floor the star, with this beautiful parquet flooring, from Ecora. Solid wood decorative flooring is both durable and hardwearing – so perfect for your kitchen-diner which will get lots of footfall – and has a timeless quality that never really goes out of fashion. In fact, it will look even more beautiful as it ages.

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    Bored with boards? Try wood-style flooring with a difference

    by  • February 26, 2013 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    Is it me, or have wooden floorboards become a bit ubiquitous in the kitchen? I’m aware their popularity has solid foundations – gorgeous, timeless looks – but there is a different course for those who want the distinctive beauty of wood underfoot. For me, it’s parquet-style and end-grain all the way, and it doesn’t have to be real. In fact, faking it can offer a durable alternative with plenty of character at an affordable price. Here are three options, real wood and not-so-real wood, for those who want to ring the changes:

    Rustic Oak Core Parquet Vinyl Tiles, £6.72 per pack from B&Q

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    Totally floored

    by  • September 14, 2012 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    Bath Stone by Karndean

    I don’t know about anyone else, but my kitchen floor really takes a battering. The amount of pots and pans that are dropped on it (mostly by me, I confess), not to mention the constant  wear and tear from cleaning (unfortunately our kitchen is the exit out to our garden, so it does need sweeping and mopping regularly) – it makes you realise why it’s so important to go for a flooring that’s as hardwearing as it is good-looking.

    The new stone-effect tile and natural timber plank ranges from Karndean Designflooring are exactly that. Its Knight Tile collection, which has been launched this month, is practical, quiet underfoot, warm to the touch and easy to clean. Not only that, but the designs are extremely realistic, with new stone and natural wood effects in a range of colours and sizes.

    You can be as creative as you want, too, with decorative details available, such as strips, borders and design edging that all add interest. Plus, its suitable for underfloor heating and has a 0.3mm surface layer for protection. Perfect – even for a clumsy pan-droppers such as myself!

    Karndean Cumbrian Stone


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    Wood flooring

    by  • August 14, 2012 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    Wood is perfect for a kitchen floor – it’s just so versatile. Warm enough for living and dining areas, too, it’s great for linking different zones in a multifunctional space.

    This engineered lacquered oak from UK Flooring Direct works wonderfully with a country-style dining area and is more than durable enough to cope with the demands of a busy family kitchen.

    But rustic styling isn’t the limit of wood’s charms – its flexibility means it can work in a range of schemes. It brings character to modern spaces:

    Or creates a cool Scandi feel:

    Looks perfect with vibrant blue for a coastal vibe – my favourite:

    If you’re stuck on flooring, keep wood in mind. It really can work any look. For more inspiration see our top 10 ideas for wood floors.


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    Totally floored

    by  • January 29, 2012 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    Despite my kitchen being old and in HUGE need of an update, I do still care about the state of the ancient black-and-white floor tiling. Slightly chipped and not particularly pristine, they lead onto my dining room, where I have solid wood flooring in a beautiful dark chocolate brown colour. What, you may ask, has this got to do with the price of salt?

    Well, it has come to my attention that my beloved has been hoovering the areas (when nagged) rather than sweeping and cleaning, which has resulted in many scratch marks, scrapes and dents. Not ideal.

    With that in mind, I’m loving the idea of a Floor Polisher from Hoover. Specially designed for wood flooring, this lightweight chrome appliance does everything you need, without you having to spend hours on your hands and knees. It vacuums, polishes and you can even apply a conditioning wax. Genius!

    You can use it on a range of hard floors, from clay, marble and granite tiles to PVC flooring – ideal for the looming spring clean. From £179.99, available at Hoover, Amazon, Currys and Co-Op.

    See more on kitchen flooring by visiting Housetohome


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    Ideal Home Show's Ideal Refit

    by  • February 8, 2011 • Kitchen Products • 0 Comments

    Ok, so it’s still a few weeks away but make sure you put 11 to 27 March in your diaries and visit this year’s Ideal Home Show at Earls Court. While you’re there, make sure you check out the Ideal Home Refit show homes. Eco flooring specialist Ecora will be teaming up with architect and TV star George Clarke to create a full-scale before and after model of one of the most familiar terraced homes in Britain. Find out which home on our blog shortly!

    Waterside Grey oak from Ecora

    The aim? To show that it is possible to update your flooring on a budget while still choosing eco friendly materials. With so many people choosing to improve their current home rather than move house in a unstable market, Ecora and George Clarke are on hand to explain that being environmentally conscious need no break the bank. Emily

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