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Bespoke table with French polished oak; choose French polishing
15
Dec

Why Choose French Polishing?

French Polishing: A Short History... French polishing is a traditional wood finishing technique that originated as far back as the 15th century. It gained prominence in the early 18th century when French craftsmen refined today's methods. Polish is typically a mixture of shellac and alcohol, but true art lies in the meticulous and skilful application of the product onto wooden surfaces. Over the centuries, French polishing has evolved and been…

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bathroom wooden flooring
14
Dec

Bathroom Wooden Flooring. A No Go?

If you are toying with bathroom wooden flooring, read on. You might learn more than you bargained for. It’s one of the most frequently asked questions in the trade: Can I have a wooden floor in my bathroom? Here's what we say: Given the right preparation, selection of materials, and aftercare, nothing stops you from having wooden bathroom flooring. In fact, you can have wooden flooring just about anywhere you…

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Martin Allen: wood flooring fitters; responsive website
13
Dec

Our New Website

A new online home for Martin Allen with wood flooring fitters. We are delighted to welcome you to our new website. It’s a new online presence for bespoke flooring fitters Martin Allen for 2017 and beyond – one that we feel reflects the cutting-edge nature of our business. Our new look website is designed with simplicity, elegance and accessibility. We want to provide a great-looking platform to showcase the best…

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