Thursday, 3 September 2020

Looking After Your Solid Wood Flooring

If you choose to go for solid wood flooring rather engineered wood flooring then you'll want to know how to look after it. Solid wood flooring is often more of an investment when it comes to flooring a room so it makes sense that you'll want it to be cared for - to ensure you get the best value for money out of your investment.

Looking After Your Solid Wood Flooring

There are a few quick tips you can follow which can be a handy guide to ensure your floor is always treated well.

 - Check the room is suitable before you fit it

 - Clean up any spillage as soon as you can

 - Don't allow the floor to be subjected to excessive sunlight

 - Avoid high heel shoes and pets with long claws

The Practicalities of Having Solid Wood Flooring

A solid wood flooring is lovely and is the type of flooring many people would lust after. However, before you invest in it, you should make sure it is for you. Solid wood flooring isn't a simple as replacing a few slats of laminate or recarpeting a room when things don't go to plan.

For example, solid wood flooring is great for rooms where you're expecting lots of people - so busy hallways and stairs are a great choice. However, it doesn't cope as well with moisture or changes in temperature so it is less practical in rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens. Have a chat with the people you're buying your flooring from and they should be able to advise you on this.

If you have gone to the effort of having a wood floor installed, you'll want to make sure it looks perfect! As part of your regular cleaning routine, you should use an oil-based cleaner. This allows the wood to be nourished and ensure the finish of the wood is preserved for as long as possible. Try to always use cleaning products that are specifically for wood flooring as everyday cleaning products can damage the wood or encourage it to fade.

As much as you'll try to avoid it, spillages are bound to happen. If any moisture does get onto your solid wood flooring make sure you clean this up as soon as possible.

There are loads of choices when it comes to wood flooring, so do some research and make sure you choose whatever type of flooring suits your home best!

Debz x

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Why Choose Engineered Wood Flooring?

Although we all have different style and tastes when it comes to interior design, however, most people will agree that in certain rooms only a wood floor will do. That said, just because we know that real wood flooring would look best that doesn't mean we can afford to install it - it can come with a pretty hefty price tag.

Thankfully, there is a viable and affordable alternative in engineered wood flooring. It looks more realistic than laminate flooring and is really long-lasting, so it could well be the choice for you if you're exploring wood flooring options.

Why Choose Engineered Wood Flooring?

When you buy engineered wood flooring, you're buying a product that does give you an element of real wood. This is because the top layer is made from real wood, which is why when the flooring is laid it looks so realistic.

As only the top layer is real, the rest of the engineered wood is treated so it has greater resistance to water - great for any spillage on the floor which might otherwise ruin part of your real wood flooring. This engineered wood is great because it is also less likely to warp when you compare it to real wood used in the same room - it's fine with changes in temperature so is a popular choice for bathrooms and kitchens.

Pretty much wherever you would want wood flooring, you can get engineered wood flooring installed, even in areas of your home where real wood flooring wouldn't be suitable. You can have wider planks than normal, different thickness in the wood and even have it installed over an underfloor heating system.

This type of flooring is really practical throughout the home - you can clean it and even hoover it if you wish! It's also pretty easy to install if you want to have a go at doing it yourself.

Choosing Flooring

Whatever type of flooring you're looking for, make sure you contact a company that has plenty of knowledge in this area. That way, they can tell you whether the product you think will look good will do the practical job too - as that is just as important!

What flooring do you have in your homes?


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Thursday, 2 July 2020

How to buy Copy Perfumes and Save a Fortune

Everyone loves a bargain, and everyone loves to smell good! Good perfume that will make you the envy of all your friends, AND last all night, can cost a fortune. Not anymore!  

I’ve seen on social media, and across the internet, companies selling ‘similar perfumes’. So I had to dig deeper. They seem to be the latest trend in the UK. My initial thought was ‘I would never buy a fake perfume’. In fact, the more I read the more I wanted one. I call them copy perfumes, but they are also known as perfume dupes or smell-a-like perfumes.  

Fragrance Notes 

So I got on with my research and discovered how to make perfume. Fragrance notes was the term I discovered. All perfumes appear to consist of top, middle (or heart), and base notes. These are what make up the scent of the perfume. You smell the top notes first. Then the heart notes kick in, and together with the base notes you get the full aroma of the perfume. Notes can be anything from coffee scent, to vanilla, jasmine or popular citrus such as orange or lemon.