19th September 2014
An area that is becoming increasingly popular to use oak flooring is the dining room. So what makes it a great place for oak flooring?
Its Hard Wearing
A dining room will no doubt suffer from stains and spillage’s, that will require cleaning away. It is therefore imperative that the floor is able to stand up to these marks. When the floor has been coated up with a hard wearing finishing, the floor is protected against marks. Stains and spillages can often be washed away, whilst muck and dirt can be swept away. Compare this to the likes of carpets, where marks can be very difficult to remove, if not impossible.
Any Colour / Style Is Available
One of the great advantages of choosing an unfinished oak floor is the range of options you have. A number of grades are available, so whether you prefer the rustic look of the barn grade, or the perfection of the prime grade, there is a grade for you. With an unfinished board, this also means you can apply whatever finish you see fit. This allows you to choose whether you prefer a lighter colour or darker colour to suit your environment.
It Looks Great
Nothing quite matches the look of a traditional oak floor. Oak flooring will bring unrivalled character into your home. Couple an oak floor with a solid oak table, and you will have a dining room to behold!
If you would like to discuss oak flooring further with us, please give us a call on 01538 304584.
17th September 2014
First impressions are everything.
What greets you when entering a room, will influence how you feel about what is inside. This was very much in our mindset when creating our Grange Suite.
This process has led us to what we believe to be one of our finest locks yet. The Grange Lock is the first part of our Grange suite, which has been designed to be extra special.
This lock opens the door with all the character and power, that only a traditionally hand-forged item by a traditional blacksmith can provide. Never has the opening of a lock been as enjoyable, as with the Grange Lock.
A short video showing this lock can be seen below.
15th September 2014
When customers purchase their oak flooring from us, one of the more common questions we are asked is what insulation we recommend. Whenever this question is asked we always give the same answer; Sheeps Wool Insulation.
Sheeps Wool Insulation is 100% natural sheep wool, making it the “greenest” choice of any insulation product on the market. The wool from our own sheep even gets sent over to help make the insulation!
As a completely natural product, the sheeps wool is not only a great form of insulation, but also a safe form of insulation.
Currently we have two different types of sheeps wool insulation available.
The first type we have is the SilentWool: Floor Insulation/Underlay. This is 3mm thick, and is designed to act as a cushion between the finished surface of the wooden floor and the sub-floor, absorbing the vibrations. This underlay has a unloaded thickness of 4mm, a width of 1m and a length of 20m. SilentWool: Floor Insulation also has an integrated moisture protection layer which is suitable for underfloor heating solutions.
For oak flooring which is laid over the top of joists or for ceiling level applications, we have the Sheep Wool Insulation Comfort Rolls. These rolls offer highly effective insulation, with greater superior thermal performance over glass or mineral wool products. A video of this particular insulation can be seen below.
If you would like to learn more regarding any of the sheeps wool insulation we have available, please give us a call on 01538 304584.