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Curb The Carpet – Why Wood Flooring Is Perfect For Homes

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The colour of your walls might change every year, the pattern of your curtains might become dated over time, and the style of your sofa can be upgraded when fashion insists, but your floor is an investment you want to last. We all know the flooring trends that have been and gone, no one is mourning the lack of shag carpets and lino floors in modern homes, but there are flooring choices out there that are truly timeless. Natural, solid wood flooring transcends trends and suits every style of property and every interior décor choice; whether your taste is contemporary or classic, whether you live in a chic city centre apartment or a 15th century cottage,  wooden floors will not only suite but stun.
Wooden floors bring a natural, warm beauty to every environment, but there are more hidden benefits that make it the superior choice for your floors: Continue reading →

Cleaning Your Wood Floor: Dos & Don’ts

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If you’ve recently had your wood floor restored, we’re sure that you will want to keep it looking pristine for as long as possible. The flooring is an essential component of any property, and it is likely to have to withstand a lot of impact over the years. Our floor maintenance services will leave your flooring looking as good as new, but to really make the most out of your flooring, you’ll need to carry out some maintenance yourself too.

With so many different flooring maintenance methods and products around, it can be difficult to know where to start. But, as your local flooring experts, Litchfield Flooring Restoration have put together some handy dos and don’ts to get you started.

DO vacuum regularly – once a day if possible. This dry cleaning method is ideal for regularly clearing your floor of crumbs, grit and general debris.
DON’T use excess water for mopping or general wiping – if your wood floor gets too damp it could swell, expand or warp.
DO use professional hardwood floor cleaners and a lightly damp sponge for scuffs and spills.
DON’T use vinegar, ammonia or all-purpose cleaners; these can make your polished finish look duller over time.
DO read the manufacturer’s instructions for all products you use thoroughly and try to do a test patch first in an inconspicuous area which is usually out of sight – such as under the sofa.
DON’T let sand or general dirt build up, this will make it harder to clean in the long run. We’d recommend giving your floor a quick sweep whenever anything is spilt.

Litchfield Flooring Renovations are your local flooring maintenance experts, serving Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding areas. For more information, please call 01525 22 02 86 or contact the team online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

How Often Should Commercial Wood Flooring Be Maintained?

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Commercial wood flooring can take a lot of footfall and the kind of heavy wear that comes from servicing a busy environment. Over time, however, heel marks, spills and scuffs take their toll, stealing the shine from your otherwise vibrant premises. From daily to deep cleaning and refinishing to resealing, commercial flooring needs regular maintenance to retain both its aesthetic appeal and its function.
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How To Stem The Causes Of Water Damage To Wood Flooding

Your hardwood floor is a key feature of your property; an authentic material affording you that cherished sense of homeliness. It’s inviting, pleasing to the eye and, thanks to its robust nature, it will improve with age and last for decades.
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Common Signs of Wood Flooring Damage

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Whilst wood flooring can add a huge amount of character to a home, it can come at a price. The reason for this is the simple fact that wood flooring can be quite easily damaged, with damage to this type of flooring also being very noticeable.

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Schools Out for Summer and It’s Time to Refresh Your Flooring

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The summer holidays are here and this means your school will be a quiet and peaceful place for a few weeks, this is the perfect time for schools to undertake renovations and repairs. This will allow the school to look fresh and renewed when new students and existing ones return for that start of a new term in September. Continue reading →

Sand Your Floor Back to its Former Glory

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Although many people don’t realise it, natural wood flooring can be incredibly versatile. However, a lot of people will have made the very common mistake of painting the wood flooring in their home, which can be a bad idea for a number of reasons. It doesn’t always look good, and in some cases, you can actually damage the wood. If you have moved into a home where natural wood flooring is a feature and these problems are apparent, fear not. You can quite easily sand your wood flooring back to its former glory. Here are a few of the benefits that come with sanding your wood flooring. Continue reading →

Improve Your Classroom’s Performance By Sanding

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Classrooms deal with a large number of students and teachers walking around on the floor each day of the school week, and over time can become marked, scuffed and looking a little worse for wear. However, here at Litchfield Floor Renovations we offer a variety of flooring services in Dunstable and the surrounding areas which will rejuvenate your floor back to its original standard. Continue reading →

What Type of Floor Is Best For Your Business?

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So you walk into your workplace one morning, may it be an office, a restaurant or any other building. You notice for the first time that the floor looks more than distressed and it really could do with having a complete overhaul. Now you have to make the decision of what type of floor you would like, and most importantly which floor will improve your business. Here at Litchfield Floor Renovations we have the knowledge to help you pick the best flooring for your business. Continue reading →

Restore Your Flooring This Spring

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It’s that time of year again! Everybody dreads it but it’s time to get your home in order and start spring cleaning. The ritual of spring cleaning dates back to the Persians who believed that it stood for a lot more than just cleaning your home. It was a preparation for summer and enabled you to shake off the gloom of a long winter. It has both physical and psychological meaning. Spring time is the time for new beginnings; physically you clean and refresh your home; psychologically you make room for new ideas. Continue reading →