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Floating v Glue Down Installation

THE INSTALLATION METHODS There are two methods used to install wood flooring; you can ‘float’ the planks so they sit on top of an acoustic underlay, without any glue being used, or alternatively you can glue the wood flooring down to the existing sub-floor. It is...

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Engineered vs Solid Wood Flooring

This guide describes the benefits of engineered wood flooring compared to solid wood flooring, and we also address some of the myths about both types of wood floors. Due to its inherent advantages, most of the natural wood flooring installed in Europe and New...

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Gaps Between Floorboards

Gaps Between Wood Floorboards We’ve all been to an inner-city villa and seen old timber floors that feature large gaps between the boards – unsightly gaps that are large enough to allow chilly air to flow up into the living room. Thankfully, with engineered wood...

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Oil vs Lacquer Finish

Wood finish options available are Natural oil, UV oil, or lacquer (polyurethane). NATURAL OIL FINISH Natural oil finishes do not leave a film on the surface of the wood like polyurethane, instead the special 100% natural oils seep into the wood layer and harden,...

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Quiet Floors

CREATING FLOORING FOR LIVING We've searched far and wide to source innovative, class-leading acoustic solutions for our customers. Solutions include advanced adhesive that provides superior acoustic performance over concrete and premium underlay from Germany....

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Under Floor Heating

Under floor heating creates one of the most challenging environments in which to lay a floor. The wider the plank, the more potential for expansion and contraction of the wood floor. Heating the floor can cause further plank movement. Excessive plank movement can...

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Latest Flooring Trends

COLOUR TRENDS / AGED WOOD / TEXTURES / FINISHES COLOURS Almost anything goes these days in terms of fashionable wood and laminate colours; here are some of the trends we're seeing on a consistent basis: Light beige or light brown colours with grey under tones are...

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Sustainable Timber

By choosing FSC certified engineered wood boards from Vienna Woods for your flooring, wall cladding and ceilings, a direct link to responsibly managed forests is made with no sacrifice in design or performance required for today’s demanding project work.