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Don't be a sap this Christmas, party proof your flooring

As the festive season gets into full swing, spare a thought for your flooring which bears the brunt of all that partying and could end up giving you an unwanted Christmas bill if it gets damaged and as a result needs sanding and refinishing.

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Archwood Group’s Children in Need Fundraising Funday

On Friday 16th November, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of timber products, Archwood Group, which comprises of Atkinson & Kirby, Richard Burbidge and Masons Timber, showed their support for ‘Children in Need’ by holding a host of fundraising activities.

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Don't be floored by wood, you just need to make it feel at home

As the UK’s leading flooring experts, we’re often asked our advice on how to lay a wooden floor, avoiding problems such as buckling or gapping? My answer is that preparation is key, and acclimatisation is particularly important. Wood is beautiful, but can also be sensitive, which is why acclimatisation is such an important part of the process. Essentially it means conditioning the wooden flooring’s moisture content to the living environment it will be installed in.

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An education in engineered flooring

With the availability of solid wood flooring decreasing more people are choosing engineered floors instead. Due to the top layer of engineered floors being hardwood the same finishes can be applied to both giving the same finished look. In addition to this with roughly a third of an engineered board being hardwood they are more environmentally friendly too.

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Attendees were floored at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show.

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show was the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the new range that is now available. Taking place over four days from 22nd – 25th March at NEC, Birmingham the show gave the team an opportunity to introduce Atkinson & Kirby to a new market and talk in detail about the new collections.

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Is solid or engineered flooring better?

Hardwood flooring is making a comeback and growing in popularity and it’s not hard to understand why. We are often asked about the differences between solid and engineered flooring and which is better. Traditionally hardwood flooring was solid blocks so is often seen as better. However, there are many benefits of engineered flooring.

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Modern Revival – The love of the classic inspires a new generation

Unlike trends seen on the catwalk that change with the seasons, the style of your home needs to stand the test of time. In addition, it needs to work seamlessly through the seasons and not look add in the depths of winter or the height of summer. The next and final trend that we will be looking at does just that.

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Organic Future – The fusion of nature and tech in harmony

We understand that the design of your home is an extension of your personal style. Transferring your style into your home can be tricky to get right. To give you a helping hand we have been looking at what trends for the home are going to be big this season. We have compiled a list of four very different trends and selected flooring to help you achieve the look you desire. In previous posts we have delved deeper into ‘Homeland’ which takes its inspiration from the past and ‘Winter Desert’ which is influenced by the Middle East.

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