Prefinished Hardwood Flooring - An Ideal Option For Your Home

By Arturo Ronzon

If you have done your research, you have sifted through all the information that is available about flooring options for your home. You know that prefinished hardwood flooring is an ideal option for those who want the warmth and beauty of natural wood, but dont want to lay out the high price of solid hardwood flooring.

The most confusing aspect of choosing prefinished hardwood flooring is deciding the right thickness for your individual needs. Most prefinished hardwood flooring is from to 9/16. The usual choice of thickness is usually 3/8 to . Depending upon the brand and manufacturer, your choice should hinge upon how many times you want to refinish your prefinished hardwood flooring.

Basic instruction for laying carpet tiles

Things You'll Need
  • Carpet tiles (enough to cover your room)
  • Carpet or Stanley type knife
  • Metal straight edge
  • Tape measure
  • Chalk line
  • Spray Adhesive

Please Note: Manufactures actual instructions will vary:
Before Installation: Carpet tiles should only be fitted on hard floors such as concrete, ceramic, bitumen or wood, never lay on top of carpet, even very thin carpet. Ensure the floor is completely clean and dry prior to installing the tiles. It is normally recommended that your remove the carpet tiles for 24 hours prior to installing to allow the tiles to adjust to the surrounding temperature and humidity.

Basic fitting instructions for Pre finished Solid hardwood flooring

Never attempt to fit a solid wood floor unless you are an experienced and qualified joiner.


The Development of Modern Rugs

Whist the development of rugs dates back two thousand five hundred years, buying a new rug for Europeans has only remained a daunting experience since the Middle Ages. In today’s bustling market there is an endless choice of textures, styles and fibres to choose from and not forgetting the options handmade or machine made rugs. Needless to say choosing a rug can get more than a little confusing, whether to go for cheap rugs produced on machines, expensive rugs that are hand oven or something in the middle. To really appreciate what goes into a rug lets take a brief look at its origins.

Why do rugs creep and ruck on carpet or wood flooring?

Over the years a question that has been asked on many an occasion is, "why does my rug creep, and how can I stop it from creeping"? To answer the question we first need to establish what type of floor your rug is on, carpet or hard flooring such as hard wood flooring, stone or ceramics.

Rugs creeping on Carpet

Rugs laid on top of fitted carpets are the most common of rug creeping problems and is caused by the carpet under the rug or more specifically the pile on the carpet that the rug is seated upon. The reason for this that all carpets have a pile direction, that is to say the pile does not stand up straight, it leans in one direction.

Choosing the rug to suit your room.

Opinions vary as to the function of a rug; on one hand there are some use rugs simply to protect fitted carpet or wood flooring and others use rugs as a decorative centrepiece to a room. With the increase use of real wood flooring in our homes many more large rugs are now used under dining tables and beds. Whatever or wherever your rug is to go, when choosing your new rug, other than colour, there are a few basic things you should take into account theses are size, texture and design.

The Rugs Size: