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American walnut flooring
13
Jun

Introduction to Wood Species: Walnut

Regarding flooring, there seems to be a new trend on the rise almost yearly. However, with all fads, these trends tend to disappear even faster than they've come into the spotlight. Hardwood flooring is a trend that never seems to go away and always stands the test of time. Durable, sturdy, and versatile, accompanied by exquisite craftsmanship, hardwood floors give every house class and timelessness. But no matter how romantic…

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Oak flooring
06
Jun

Introduction to Wood Species: Oak

Here at Martin Allen – we know our wood floors. From the rich and deep cherry and mahogany parquets to the light and airy beech timber or solid oak – you could count the number of tree species we haven't worked with on the fingers of one hand. Not much can go by regarding the wood's quality and sustainability. Yet, few clients share the same knowledge and hands-on experience when…

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Mahogany flooring
30
May

Introduction to Wood Species: Mahogany

When it comes to home renovation projects, choosing a hardwood floor is the most important decision you'll have to make. It underpins everything else. With so many different species to choose from, not to mention their incredibly diverse price range, this very basic decision can be quite a burden to the already stressed and busy homeowner. With affordable oak and bamboo flooring taking over the market today, people often focus…

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loft conversion wooden flooring
23
May

Loft Conversion – Choosing the Perfect Wood Flooring

Loft conversions are a fantastic way to increase your living space and add value to your home. As with any construction project, loft conversions must be built from the ground up, starting with a high-quality, durable floor. However, not every type of flooring is suitable for a loft, especially when it comes to hardwood. There are also lots of things besides just the look of the flooring you have to…

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Oak overcladding stairs
16
May

Add value to your home with a hallway, stairs and landing renovation project: Changing From Carpet to Real Wood

Adding value to your home doesn't always mean you need to make it bigger—make it better. Whether you're looking to breathe some new life into your home, renovate a newly bought property, or sell your property at a higher value, your hallway, stairs, and landing are the perfect places to start. Most UK properties feature carpeted staircases manufactured from low-quality softwood, softwood and MDF mixtures. This is a cheap and…

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modern herringbone wooden floor
10
Apr

Styles of laying wooden flooring

Are you undergoing a home renovation project? If so, consider your wood flooring style options. So, this is the place to be. Here at Martin Allen, we know a thing or two about wood and are here to answer any wood flooring-related question that comes to mind. We receive a wide range of questions and inquiries from our clients daily, from the technical specifications of our wood boards to what…

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engineered wood flooring
03
Apr

8 Benefits of Engineered Wood Flooring

At Martin Allen, we're all about finding our clients the best wood flooring solutions. Whether it's a small hallway renovation or a large-scale commercial venture, our wood flooring experts and designers treat every project with the utmost care and dedication. We want our clients to make well-informed and well-thought-out decisions when investing in something as valuable and important as wood flooring. We believe that the only way to do that…

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