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Flooring Education Guide

Flooring Education Guide

Choosing the right type of flooring for your home is really important- it not only needs to look amazing but it needs to do its job properly and last its full lifespan.

Need Help Choosing a Floor?

Need Help Choosing a Floor?

Here you can discover which type of flooring is the perfect fit for your project, understand the make-up of each different type of flooring and learn all the best tips and tricks to give your flooring the TLC it deserves.

Need help choosing between laminate or luxury vinyl tiles? Don’t know the difference between engineered wood or solid wood flooring? We can help with that.

Have a question about maintaining the quality of your flooring? Issues with installation? We’ve all the answers to your most common questions here.

If you’re stuck with choosing which type of flooring to put in a specific room of your house, we’ve put together the following information to help you out with the selection process. Investing your money in the right product for your project not only saves you money but saves your time and effort too.

Engineered wood flooring advice

Engineered Wood Flooring Advice

Engineered wooden floors are the perfect option for those seeking a real wood effect without excessive maintenance. It looks just like solid wood flooring, only it’s able to be installed in a broader range of environments. Read More...

Engineered wood flooring advice

Different Engineered Wood Floor Finishes

Engineered wood floors come in a variety of different finishes. Each provides a differing level of protection, while also impacting the floor’s aesthetic design. To help you make the best decision, below you’ll discover more about the different finish options available. Read More...

Engineered wood flooring advice

Different Engineered Wood Flooring Species

There are several different species of wood used to create engineered wood flooring. Not only do the various species look different, they also boast numerous other differences too. Read More...

Engineered wood flooring advice

Engineered Wood Floor Construction

At Stories Flooring, we only supply the very best quality engineered wood floors. The way that these floors are designed makes them impeccably strong and durable. Their unique construction also ensures the floors are resistant against changes in humidity and temperature. Read More...

Engineered wood flooring advice

Engineered Wood Flooring Edge Information

A smaller detail of engineered wood flooring you might not have considered, is the edge detailing. Although it forms a small part of the plank design, it makes a surprisingly big difference to how it looks once installed. Read on to learn more about the different types of edging and how it affects the overall look of the floor... Read More...

Engineered wood flooring advice

Engineered Wood Flooring Grades

Solid wood has a number of natural details such as grain patterns, knots and shading. However, did you know that there are different grades of wood which can be used in engineered wood flooring? Read More...

Engineered wood flooring advice

Engineered Wood Joining Method

To help make installing your engineered wood floor a breeze, they come with either a tongue and groove or a click system. Both types of systems come with their own pros and cons. To help you decide which floor is right for you, below you’ll learn more about the different systems... Read More...

Engineered wood flooring advice

Engineered Wood Plank Dimensions

Selecting the right dimensions when you’re buying an engineered wood floor is important. Read More...

Engineered wood flooring advice

Engineered Wood Plank Effects

One of the most confusing aspects of choosing the right engineered wood flooring, is the varying plank effects on offer. While they don’t impact the quality of the floor, they can make a significant difference to how it looks once it has been installed. Find out more below... Read More...

Engineered wood flooring advice

How to Install Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood floors offer a range of installation options. The majority feature a tongue and groove installation method. However, newer products can also come with a click system. The technique for installation will vary between floors. Find out more below... Read More...

Solid Wood Flooring Advice

Solid Wood Flooring Advice

Solid wood floors are undoubtedly the most luxurious and beautiful types of flooring on the market. Constructed from a single piece of real wood, these floors boast a solid, aesthetically pleasing design. Read More...

Solid Wood Flooring Advice

Solid Wood Flooring Construction

Solid wood flooring is obviously made from real wood. However, there are a number of ways these floors can be constructed. Find out more below... Read More...

Solid Wood Flooring Advice

Solid Wood Flooring Effects

There are a lot of considerations to make when choosing a solid wood floor. The effect of the planks is an important factor to consider as this will affect the overall appearance of the room. Read More...

Solid Wood Flooring Advice

Solid Wood Flooring Finishes

Solid wood flooring comes in a range of beautiful finishes. The one you ultimately choose will depend upon the overall look you’re hoping to achieve. Find out more below.... Read More...

Solid Wood Flooring Advice

Solid Wood Flooring Joining Advice

Solid wood flooring comes with either a tongue and groove system or a click system for installation. Read More...

Solid Wood Flooring Advice

Solid Wood Flooring Plank Dimensions

When you’re looking for a solid wood floor, you’ll quickly discover they come in a wide range of widths and thicknesses. This can make it difficult to know which floor is right for your home. Read More...

Solid Wood Flooring Advice

Solid Wood Flooring Shades

Solid wood flooring comes in a range of different shades. Each one comes with its own unique benefits. Find out more below... Read More...

Solid Wood Flooring Advice

Solid Wood Flooring Species

When trying to choose the best solid wood flooring, it helps to familiarise yourself with the different species of wood available. Read More...

LVT Advice

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Advice

Luxury vinyl tiles are the toughest of all floors. They are extremely durable and resistant to heavy wear however that doesn't make them visually ugly! Read More...

LVT Advice

How to Install LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tiles)

Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), are a popular choice for the modern home. Designed with affordability, practicality and luxury in mind, these floors are available in hundreds of different designs. Read More...

LVT Advice

How to Install LVT Designer Strips

Luxury vinyl flooring has become a popular choice for UK homeowners. They are made to mimic real wood and stone floors providing a beautiful finish. To enhance their look further, you can opt to install LVT designer strips. Read More...

LVT Advice

Luxury Vinyl Tile Edge Profile

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing luxury vinyl tiles. One of them, is the type of edge profile they feature. Read More...

LVT Advice

Luxury Vinyl Tile Effects

Luxury vinyl tile floors come in a huge choice of designs. Thanks to a clever photographic layer, they benefit from a very realistic effect; mimicking stone, tile and wood flooring. Whatever look you’re hoping to achieve, you’ll find it in our luxury vinyl tile collection. Read More...

LVT Advice

Luxury Vinyl Tile Features

Our luxury vinyl tile floors come with an impressive range of features. Not only do they come in a staggering number of designs, but they also incorporate advanced technologies and features to make them exceptionally durable. Read More...

LVT Advice

Luxury Vinyl Tile Joining Methods

You have two options when it comes to installing your new luxury vinyl tile floor. The easiest is the click system method, which the majority of luxury vinyl tiles include in their design. Or, you can choose the butt up gluing method. Read More...

Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring Advice

Laminate flooring is a great affordable alternative to solid and engineered wood flooring. Created using a clever lamination process, each plank consists of several layers and features a realistic looking wooden surface. Read More...

Laminate Flooring

Laminate Edge Profile Information

One thing you’ll need to decide when purchasing laminate flooring, is the type of edge profile it features. Read More...

Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring Dimensions

When selecting the right laminate for your home or office, it’s important to consider its dimensions. While its measurements aren’t going to impact the quality of the floor, they can affect its durability, as well as how the floor looks once it has been installed. Read More...

Laminate Flooring

Laminate Plank Effects

How a laminate floor is constructed will impact how the room looks once it has been installed. There are several types of plank effects that you can invest in and here we’ll look at some of the most popular options. Read More...

Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring Textures

One of the best things about laminate floors is that they come in a wide variety of designs. It’s not just the photographic layer you need to pay attention to, you’ll also find there are different textures available too. Read More...

Laminate Flooring

How to Install Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a popular choice for UK homeowners. A cheaper alternative to solid wood, they mimic the real thing, yet provide added practicality and easy installation. Read More...

Laminate Flooring

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