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Wood Flooring: From Laminate to Parquet and everything in between

April 23, 2019 12:42 pm Published by

Hardwood Kitchen Flooring - RivendellWhen planning a renovation project, whether remodelling the living room or undertaking a commercial fit out, the tremendous choice of flooring to consider can be overwhelming.  No more so than when it comes to Wooden Flooring.

We are often asked by customers for “wood flooring”, not realising that the phrase encompasses a wide range of flooring types including laminate, parquet, solid or engineered boards and now also Bamboo.

In this post, we look at the different types of wooden flooring available, explain how they differ and highlight the pros and cons of each. You can’t go far wrong in remembering that wood is a species, not a colour and for that reason, we embrace its uniqueness.

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2019’s Top Trends for Office Spaces

February 20, 2019 12:00 pm Published by

The workplace has been changing rapidly over the past decade with trends for more open-plan offices, minimalist furniture and modern interior design. 2019 is set to see this change continuing with employee happiness at the centre of design choices.

If you are an Office Manager or Business Owner thinking about the possibilities of redesigning your office space read on for some ideas on what to consider in your planning.

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Harvey Maria Vinyl Flooring – Exclusive to Rivendell in South Bristol

February 5, 2019 9:11 am Published by

As an established flooring company we are always on the lookout for new flooring brands to ensure the range we offer our customers is as comprehensive as possible. As interior enthusiasts we like to keep on top of what the latest flooring trends are and believe these are as important as the technical aspects of our products, to ensures we deliver exactly what our customers want.

We are very excited to announce that we are the exclusive South Bristol suppliers of the Harvey Maria flooring range. Like us, Harvey Maria believes that beautiful flooring is at the heart of great interior design. Through a range of vinyl flooring, they offer many different styles ranging from classic to contemporary so there are choices to suit all. Find out more about what they can offer below.

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Avoid these common office flooring mistakes

December 20, 2018 5:03 pm Published by

Fitting carpetCommercial flooring is a big project for a business to budget for, and when the time comes to upgrade your flooring, you need the right company working with you to get the result you want. With every business having different needs, there’s rarely one option that suits everyone,  and while you are likely searching for the most affordable flooring options for your business, you should never base your flooring decision on price. Saving money on flooring and using cheaper flooring for a quick fix,  is a false economy and won’t help you in the long term.

Very few spaces have surfaces that receive as much wear and tear as flooring does, and it’s also one of the most difficult to maintain in a commercial setting.

Retail, for example, requires a visually pleasing flooring option. Flooring that looks neglected loses customers, as it shows that you don’t care as much as you should about your business. When it comes to office flooring selection, there are corners that you should never cut, and we’ve highlighted some of these mistakes that should be avoided below:

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Choosing Pet-Friendly Flooring

November 21, 2018 2:05 pm Published by

Beagle Dog Laying On Floor ImageWhether you’re a fully devoted dog lover, a cat enthusiast or the proud owner of another friend from the animal kingdom; we know that pets are very much part of the family. They, of course, share our home and as much as we may love them we know that paws and claws mean furnishings take an extra battering.

If you are building a new home, renovating your current space or just fancy changing up the floor, it is important to consider your pets when making this decision. The obvious things to think about are the ease of cleaning and the durability of a floor, but there are many other advantages and disadvantages for each type of floor in regards to it being pet-friendly.

Our experience over the years means we have access to a whole range of flooring to help you decide what is best for you including some top tips on how to keep your floor in top condition when caring for an animal.

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Our Barn Dance Fundraiser for Charity For-Ethiopia

October 30, 2018 11:13 am Published by

Ethiopia fundraising danceWe wanted to send out a massive thank you to all those who supported us with the charity barn dance that took place earlier in October! For those who don’t know, our MD Mandy Risso was recently appointed a trustee of the charity For-Ethiopia and is a long-standing member of the Avon Business Club. In a bid to raise money for For-Ethiopia, we opened the doors and hosted our very own barn dance with a live band Jiggerty Band.

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Flooring for People with Allergies or Asthma

October 10, 2018 4:52 pm Published by

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Renovating your home or workspace can be an exciting time and laying out a new floor is a fantastic way to breathe new life into a room. Whilst on the subject of breathing, it is also important to recognise the impact that specific types of flooring have on those who suffer from allergies and have the know-how to combat that.

Indoor allergy triggers can include anything from dust mites, mould, pollen trodden in from outside and pet hair to name but a few of the more common sensitivities.

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5 Questions to ask your Flooring Supplier before your Office Fit Out

August 22, 2018 10:13 am Published by

Office flooringSelecting the right supplier or contractor for your flooring jobs can make or break an office revamping experience. These projects need to be completed according to the timescales you specify and to a very high standard.

We understand that whilst a supplier may seem that he knows what he is doing and will give you a convincing sales pitch, we believe it is so important to ask questions before any paperwork is signed to ensure you are getting exactly what you want and what you pay for.

Without being in the interior design trade, it can be tough to know what questions to ask which is why we’ve compiled a set of questions that will benefit you and keep your contractor on their toes!

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Choosing the Right Flooring for Hotels and B&B’s

July 27, 2018 11:12 am Published by

The perfect flooring for your hotel or B&B has to be several things; durable, safe, attractive but most of all, cost-effective. With high levels of footfall (including luggage) every single day, the floor needs to be appropriate and safe for its job but still provide that wow factor that keeps people staying with you time and time again.

There are benefits and limitations to every type of floor which will be dependent on what you are trying to achieve with your hotel or B&B. Bedrooms, bathrooms, corridors and dining areas will all need different considerations.

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