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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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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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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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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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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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Our Top Bathroom Trends Predicted to Make a Splash

March 15, 2017 4:08 pm Published by

hands framing custom bathroom design. Combination drawing and photo.If you’re planning on completely redesigning your bathroom or simply giving it a bit of a refresh feast your eyes on the latest trends to show their face in our bathrooms.

The modern and minimal designs that have been favoured for years before are classic looks that we’ll continue to be graced with.

However, interior design trends predict that home owners will be looking to interject personality into these spaces. Whether with texture, colour or quirky accessories there is a multitude of design options.

If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve pulled together our favourite emerging trends. Have a read below:

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Our Top Interior Trend Spots for 2017

December 22, 2016 9:22 am Published by

Happy New Year Trends for 2017Whether you’re choosing to make resolutions to adopt a healthier lifestyle, take more time to yourself, or reinvent your wardrobe, the New Year brings with it the opportunity for a great deal of change.

So, as Big Ben chimes in and the uncertain chorus of Auld Lang Syne is sung, why not vow to refresh, revamp, and make over your home in 2017?

And, just as we do every year, the Rivendell team will continue to supply and fit the highest quality of flooring. So why not take a look at our biggest trend spots for the new year and make yours a resolution that we can help complete. Read more below:

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Avoid Your Own Disastrous Carpet Care Horror Story

October 27, 2016 10:08 am Published by

Spilled glass of red wine on a cream carpet With Halloween just around the corner it’s hard to disregard supermarket aisles filled with sweet treats, pumpkins, and an array of decorations.

Even more, TV channels and cinema listings are filled with programming of the horror genre kind. From one cliché to another – the car never starts, lights don’t work, and you’ve suddenly lost your mobile phone service – we must admit we love a good scare fest.

But what really scares us is the time and money spent investing in beautiful, luxurious new carpet only to be wasted when it just isn’t looked after properly. In order to avoid your own horror story we’ve compiled some top tips to ensure your new carpet is cared for.

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