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Solid, Engineered and Laminate Plank Flooring

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Wood flooring is the stylish and practical way to update your home’s flooring. It is available from stock in our Bristol and Cirencester stores. If our in stock items aren’t to your taste we also have a large range to order from companies such as Woodpecker Flooring. We aim to stock a variety of solid, engineered and laminate flooring in a range of colours.

Guide to Choosing Wood Flooring

Our Cirencester store is a supplier of Woodpecker flooring who have put together this helpful guide on the different types of wood flooring and how to choose the right one for you.

Types of Flooring


Solid Wood Flooring

Solid Wood Flooring is made from single pieces of timber making it the most versatile and unique flooring. It is also the most natural looking of the three types of flooring. Usually solid wood will come with tongue and groove joints and will need to be stuck down when fitted. Solid wood flooring can also be sanded down at a later date if accidentally damaged or if a change of finish is required.

 

Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered Flooring is composed from layers of wood pressed together. These usually consist of a top wear layer of solid wood, a central core and a backing board. Engineered flooring provides the look and feel of solid wood flooring while being able to provide more stability in terms of heat and swelling.

 

Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring is completely manufactured layered flooring. The advantage of this is that it is generally available in wider range of designs and colours including natural wood effect and tile effect. Laminate is also easy to maintain and does not need sanding down or re-varnishing.

Flooring Underlay


We have a variety of underlay available based on your needs. You will need to consider what your sub-floor is made from and how even it is to determine what thickness of underlay is required.

  • Unibase Bronze
  • 2mm Thick.
  • Available in 10m² and 15m² rolls.
  • Lightweight and longlasting
  • Unibase Silver
  • 2mm Thick.
  • Available in 10m² rolls.
  • Protects against damp from sub-floor.
  • Techniboard
  • 5mm Thick.
  • Available in 6m² packs.
  • Keeps the cold out from your sub-floor.
  • Work Tack Pro Plus
  • 3mm Thick.
  • Available in 10m² rolls.
  • Easy to fit due to being self-adhesive on one side.

Flooring Trims


We have a variety of trims in stock and available to order to finish off your project.

These include:

  • Scotias – to finish off the edge of your room.
  • Twin profiles – to join one room to another with the same height flooring.
  • Ramp profiles – to join two rooms with a vast difference in flooring height.
  • Semi-ramp – to join two rooms with a small difference in flooring height.
  • End profiles – to frame your flooring or a foot well.

What you will need to fit your flooring


  • Your choice of flooring including 10% extra in case of breakages.
  • Flooring adhesive (if applicable)
  • Your choice of Underlay
  • Tapemeasure
  • Handsaw
  • Installation kit containing pull bar, wedges and tapping block. (if needed.)

Flooring maintenance


We have available a large range of HG products specifically for maintaining laminate, engineered and solid wood flooring. Regular floor maintenance is crucial to keeping your floor looking like new.

  • HG Laminate Cleaner
  • For everyday cleaning of laminate flooring.
  • 1 litre bottle.
  • Sufficient for 20 washes.
  • HG Parquet Cleaner
  • Suitable for everyday cleaning of engineered and solid flooring.
  • 1 litre bottle.
  • Sufficient for 10 washes.
  • HG Laminate Protective Coating
  • To protect your laminate floor from wear and tear
  • 1 litre bottle.
  • Sufficient to protect approx 60m².
  • Hg Parquet Protective Coating
  • Suitable to protect your solid and engineered floor from wear and tear.
  • 1 litre bottle.
  • Sufficient to protect approx 40m².