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A Guide to Choosing the Right Flooring for the Stairs in your Home

July 10, 2019 2:29 pm Published by

Wooden StairsWhen refurbishing or decorating a home, it’s usually the kitchen, lounge or bedrooms that receive all of the attention. Often the hallway and stairs are one of the last areas to be considered and tackled but they can be completely transformed by choosing the right flooring.

The stairs in a great many houses are by, or in sight of, the front door. They are therefore the first thing that you and your guests see when they come into your home. Taking time to think about how you want to decorate your stairway and set the tone for your home, is therefore time and money, well spent.

We think that there are three main ways you can dress your stairs with the right flooring, hard wood, carpet runners and fully carpeted. We’ll look at each of them here to help you decide what’s best for your home.

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How to Keep Wood Floor in Peak Condition

June 8, 2019 9:45 am Published by
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Wood flooring is a beautiful and smart way to finish your home or office, but there are some key things you can do to look after it so that it will continue to look great and last many years.

There are two ways of having ‘real’ wood flooring. Solid wood and engineered wood. Solid wood is made from a single piece of wood, whilst engineered flooring is built with different man-made layers with the final top layer being solid wood. Read more about the different types of wood flooring including laminate in our previous blog posts.

Below are some of our top tips for looking after both solid wood and engineered wood to keep them in peak condition.

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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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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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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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Office Carpet & Flooring – What’s The Right Fit For Your Office?

February 20, 2018 9:51 am Published by

Modern office interiorWith so many options available, choosing the right flooring for your office can be a tough decision. You might want to consider picking sustainably sourced flooring, or you may opt for statement flooring, to make a memorable first impression with visitors to your office.

Whatever you have in mind, we are here to help you to find the solution tailored to your needs. We have collected the most popular flooring solutions for offices and their pros and cons to guide you with your decision making.

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Make Sure Your Flooring Isn’t On Santa’s Naughty List This Christmas

December 11, 2017 1:27 pm Published by

Christmas flooring tips We can’t wait for Christmas here at Rivendell, and have been busy supplying and fitting beautiful flooring for commercial and domestic premises in and around Bath and Bristol to get our customers prepared for the busy festive period. 

Is your premises up to the challenge this year? Or will a festive flooring fumble leave you with a chunk of coal in your stocking on Christmas morning?

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Ensure Your Flooring Is Ready For The Christmas Period

November 23, 2017 10:21 am Published by

Christmas is here! Well, if you ask the supermarkets it is anyway; the John Lewis advert has already debuted and mince pies line the shelves.

For restaurants, hotels, B&B’s and other establishments in the hospitality and retail sectors – Christmas and New Year’s are the busiest times of the year, so it’s essential their flooring is up to the test. For offices and other commercial premises that close over the festive period, it can be the ideal time to have their flooring updated in preparation for the New Year.

Take a look at our top flooring recommendations for different premises across the festive period.

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Luxury Vinyl Tiles – Features, Benefits and Things To Consider

October 4, 2017 3:44 pm Published by

Luxury Vinyl tiles available at RivendellLuxury Vinyl Tiles or LVT have become one of the fastest-growing segments in the flooring industry.  But, is also a product that has, until recently, been somewhat unrecognised in the domestic market.

With advancements in manufacturing technology making LVT more accessible and a larger consumer interest in products that offer both functionality and style without breaking the bank – we thought we’d fill you in on all there is to know about this versatile product.

In this post, we’ll cover the features and benefits of luxury vinyl tiles, what makes this product so popular in both the commercial and domestic market, as well as how it differs from traditional vinyl flooring.

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