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blog 1 840x424 - How to Maintain and Deep Clean a Wood Flooring
01
Jun

How to Maintain and Deep Clean a Wood Flooring

Imagine the warm, inviting glow of your wood flooring, free from dust and grime. Start with a high-quality microfiber dust mop for daily cleaning to keep that charm intact. Don't forget to vacuum with a floor brush attachment to tackle those corners. Mats and rugs in high-traffic areas will prevent excessive wear. Remember, maintaining the right indoor humidity levels is essential to prevent warping. But what happens when a simple…

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slide 1 840x424 - 12 Biggest Benefits of Using Wood in Your Home
01
May

12 Biggest Benefits of Using Wood in Your Home

If you choose wood flooring for your home, you're opting for a blend of elegance and practicality that can greatly enhance your living space. Wood's natural aesthetic appeal, with its unique grain patterns, effortlessly adds character and warmth to any room. But that's just the beginning. Wood flooring isn't just about looks; it's also about long-lasting durability, easy maintenance, and even improved indoor air quality. Curious to know how this…

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slider 3 2 840x424 - New Style Look for Your Home this Season
01
Apr

New Style Look for Your Home this Season

Transforming your home this season with real wood flooring can redefine your living space with its timeless elegance and durability. You have choices between Oak, Hickory, Maple, or even Brazilian Cherry, each offering unique aesthetics. Whether you prefer a matte, high-gloss, wire-brushed, or hand-scraped finish, there's a look that suits your taste. But what makes real wood flooring stand out, and how can you guarantee it remains beautiful and functional…

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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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sports hall wood flooring quotation
06
Apr

Free on-site quote for Wooden Sports Halls, Gyms and Schools

Revealing the Transformative Power of Wood: Enhance Your Spaces with Martin Allen's Expertise The choice of flooring can make all the difference in sports halls, gyms, studios, spas, and schools. Venture into a journey of unparalleled elegance and functionality with Martin Allen, a national wood flooring specialist committed to revitalising your spaces. Symbolism takes centre stage in this enthralling narrative as we invite you to imagine the seamless integration of…

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