Direct wood flooring

  • Customer Case Study: James & Steph
    Embarking on a home renovation project is no simple task. There’s a lot to consider when building the home of your dreams, and the process was no different for our customers, James and Steph. We caught up with the couple, who are based in south-west Scotland, to find out more… Read more »
  • How to Fit Click Luxury Vinyl Tiles
    When it comes to luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), there are two options to choose from: click or gluedown LVT. Click LVT (sometimes known as “click vinyl”) is well-known for its quick and easy installation, which means it’s the ideal choice for those who prefer a DIY-approach. Continue reading as we… Read more »
  • How to Fit Wood Flooring Using Secret Nailing: How-To Video
    When renovating a property, be it your home or a commercial space, choosing the right flooring is a big decision; both in terms of aesthetics and practicality. Depending on the size of the area you need covering and your desired flooring, it can also be a costly investment. Although always… Read more »
  • Herringbone Parquet Makeover with Sally Fazeli
    There’s no doubting herringbone parquet is rising in popularity. Its versatility when it comes to interior design makes it perfect for most tastes and styles. One interior enthusiast we’ve always admired is Sally Fazeli. If you haven’t heard of her, we suggest you check out her Instagram for seriously beautiful… Read more »
  • Festive Interior Ideas ‘Yule’ Love
    That’s right, we’re starting early with the Christmas jokes. Aside from making terrible puns, we’re also curating some of our favourite festive interior ideas you can apply to your own home. All White Everything Okay, maybe not everything. But choosing white as your base colour will help those bold Christmassy… Read more »
  • Wide or Narrow Wood Flooring?
    Amongst the huge range of designs, colours and composition available in wood flooring, plank width is yet another consideration when on the hunt for a new floor. Alongside standard plank width, you can go for a narrow plank or wide plank, depending on your preference. But which should you choose?… Read more »
  • Hygge: The Danish Concept of Cosy Interiors and Living in the Moment
    If you keep up to date with interior design trends, chances are you’ve heard of hygge before. The concept first came to prominence in the UK in 2016, although it’s been an integral part of Danish culture since the early 19th century. What is hygge, and why is it so… Read more »
  • 40 of the Best UK-Based Blogs You Should be Reading
    No matter how you spend your time online, there’s a strong chance you’ve stumbled across an online blog that quickly becomes a firm favourite. Furthermore, with the vast amount of people creating unique content, we’re definitely not short on options either. Whether you’re an interior design geek, or scour the… Read more »
  • Top Three Pinterest Picks of the Month – October
    Pinterest is an invaluable source for spotting the latest trends. The social network has 250 million active monthly users, and there are over 75 billion ideas to explore. With this in mind, we like to delve into our own Pinterest user data, and what products are proving most popular throughout… Read more »
  • Essential Guide to Solid Wood Flooring
    With all the wood flooring variations on the market today, consumers are certainly not short on choice. Whilst once upon a time solid wood was the only option, laminate, engineered wood and luxury vinyl tiles offer new options for every budget. But for some people, nothing compares to the real… Read more »
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Choices flooring

  • Carpet Selection Made Easy
    If you’re in the market for carpet but don’t know where to start, here’s some quick tips from magazine stylist and interior designer, Tahn Scoon… When selecting flooring for client projects, I tend to start with the main living areas and then work out from there. Most commonly, timber or… Read more »
  • Floors to Keep up with Kids
    There’s a few certainties in life – and when it come to kids, we know that mess will be made! So when it comes to designing your child’s room you need to spare a thought for what exactly will be going on in their room? Is it doubling as their… Read more »
  • Tips for Choosing a Blockbuster Media Room Floor
    With Netflix and other streaming services available, a media room has never been more fun to make a reality. Creating a media room work in the home comes down to really well planned out and thought out flooring solutions for maximum enjoyment for lazing on the floor and to ensure… Read more »
  • The Latest Baby & Toddlers Nursery Room Flooring Designs
    A new baby brings a flutter of thoughts, feelings and emotions to one’s life – but it also brings with it a renewed sense of innovation, – innovation to design that perfect baby den. The nursery is a special part of the new baby experience and you want to build… Read more »
  • Games Room Flooring Ideas
    Most people don’t give their flooring the time of day. Many see it as the surface beneath their feet and the ground that doesn’t get more than a passing thought. This is where and why so many people go wrong with their flooring options. The right flooring, or the wrong… Read more »
  • Artistic Flooring Ideas for your Home Music Room
    There is no easy solution to what makes the best flooring for a home music room? An imaginative space that should ooze artistic flare and celebrate creative collaboration needs the right flooring to hit the right note. Particularly when teenagers decide they want to be in a band or get… Read more »
  • Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Right for You?
    Vinyl flooring has come a long way since it first made an impact on homes in the 1930’s. Thanks to a number of advances over the years, the latest evolution features versatile designs that are water and stain resistant, incredibly durable and affordable. To help you decide whether vinyl is… Read more »
  • Why You Should Consider Bamboo Flooring For Your Home
    It’s beautiful to look at, tactile underfoot, sustainably responsible and cheaper than hardwood. Interior designer and author, Tahn Scoon shares her thoughts on why you should consider bamboo… From a design point of view: Like timber, bamboo is a hard flooring that has the benefit of being warm and tactile… Read more »
  • Quick-Step Intenso
    If I had to pick my all-time favourite flooring, it’d be oak, hands down. And if I had to narrow it further, it’d be oak laid in a chevron pattern. Evoking images of old French chateaus and Parisian apartments, chevron oak adds warmth, texture and movement. Generally this style of… Read more »
  • How To Decide Which Rooms Are Best Suited To Carpet
    Carpet transforms a space. It adds style and comfort to your house, instantly making it a home. But what might be a great choice for one room isn’t always true across the hallway. To help you decide which spaces are best suited to carpet, we’ve put together a very simple… Read more »
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Urban floor

  • 9 Ways to Protect your Floors over the Holidays
    You’ve decked the halls and trimmed the tree, but have you taken steps to protect your hardwood flooring? Here are 9 steps you can take to protect your hardwood flooring investment and ensure that your floors are sufficiently protected throughout the holiday season! The post 9 Ways to Protect your… Read more »
  • New in the Villa Caprisi Collection
    Get ready to fall in love with our two newest additions to the Villa Caprisi collection! Crafted exclusively from European oak, the Villa Caprisi is inspired by world-renowned Italian design and flair. Each and every floor is an admirable addition to any interior space, with […] The post New in… Read more »
  • New in the Savanna Collection
    We are happy to announce three new additions to our popular Savanna collection of European oak floors! The Savanna is one of the most environmentally friendly hardwood flooring products available. The Savanna is constructed using a High Density Fiberboard (HDF) core that is made up of 100% […] The post New in… Read more »
  • Modern Commercial Design: Composer Mozart
    Step into this stunning restaurant for a look at modern commercial design at its finest. The post Modern Commercial Design: Composer Mozart appeared first on Urbanfloor Blog. Read more »
  • Introducing the SPC Cascade Series
    We are proud to officially announce the launch of one of our newest flooring options – the Cascade series of SPC, inspired by and named after majestic American waterfalls. What is SPC and how does it measure up to other flooring options? Let’s delve into […] The post Introducing the… Read more »
  • 9 Questions to Ask When Hiring Your Flooring Installer
      So you have decided to remodel your home and replace your old flooring – what’s next? Now it is time to hire a qualified professional to install your new hardwoods! Read below for some questions to ask to get your conversation started with a […] The post 9 Questions… Read more »
  • Introducing the L’artiste Collection
    L’artiste is inspired by some of history’s most prestigious French artists. With genuine European oak featuring elegant brushed detail, each handcrafted ultra-wide and extra-long plank is a work of art in its own right. The post Introducing the L’artiste Collection appeared first on Urbanfloor Blog. Read more »
  • NEW Colors in American Walnut
      Introducing two new, beautiful lightly brushed walnut colors in our Smooth series from the Urban Lifestyle collection – the Walnut White Mist and the Walnut Ultra Matte! These 5” wide floors are sure to take your breath away – get ready to meet your […] The post NEW Colors… Read more »
  • Color Corner: European Oak Moscato
    We’re back with another product in the spotlight – the European oak Moscato from our ever-popular Chene collection. One of our most popular flooring lines, the Chene collection offers stunning 7.5” wide planks reminiscent of centuries old vineyards in the French countryside.     The […] The post Color Corner:… Read more »
  • Color Corner: European Oak Chicago
    Today, we shine the spotlight on a beautiful light, white oak floor – the brushed European oak Chicago. The oak Chicago is part of our Downtown series in the Urban Lifestyle collection – a series inspired by the electric atmosphere of metropolitan American cities.   […] The post Color Corner:… Read more »
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Lumber Liquidators

  • Thinking of Wood Look Tile?
    Watch for why this couple loves their wood look tile flooring! Read more »
  • Let’s Get Creative!
    You can easily create a custom look for your home by mixing two floors, like Seaport Maple and Rattan Maple by Virginia Mill Works. Alternating the planks row by row offers modern appeal, but you can create a more rustic look by laying the boards in a random pattern. The… Read more »
  • The Fall 2018 LL Style Report Video is Here!
    Transform Your Space with LL Style!     Enjoy the new LL Style Report Video for a look at the hottest designs in flooring, as well as tips and inspiration from interior designers Molly Kay Johns and Mia Belotti. Whether you’re looking to remodel your entire home, or just update… Read more »
  • Waterproof Floors: LVP vs. EVP vs. Tile
    Waterproof floors are not only ideal for bathrooms, laundry rooms, or other places where water spills may be common, but also living rooms or anywhere else in the home! With all the options for waterproof floors, you may not know where to start. We’ll break down the main differences between… Read more »
  • Fall 2018 Flooring Catalog
    Our 2018 Fall Flooring Catalog is here! It’s all about getting personal – personal style, personal service, and personal assurance. We’re here to help you decide on the perfect style floor for your home, with a focus on quality and value. We want to assist you in creating a space… Read more »
  • Fall Flooring Season + Sweepstakes!
    This Fall Flooring Season, Lumber Liquidators is excited to bring you the latest flooring trends to fit your personal style. We’re here to help you create a space that speaks to you from the floor up. Enter for your chance to win $5000 in flooring: Read more »
  • Insights from Instagram
    You can learn a lot about the latest styles by simply scrolling through social media, particularly the “Explore” tab on Instagram. Below are some of the fall trends we’ve been noticing on the ‘gram, all featuring our products! These photos are all from our LL Style page: White + Wood… Read more »
  • Hottest Trends for Fall
    Check out the hottest trends for fall over on the blog! We took some cues from Instagram & found the most popular styles for the home this fall: Read more »
  • Featured Floor: Lisbon Cork Co. Almada
    Lisbon Cork Co. Flooring combines the beauty of a natural material with the comfort of a cushioned surface. It is durable, acoustical, and a great insulator. The bark of the cork tree is peeled without destroying the tree, and it grows back within nine years, ready to be harvested again.… Read more »
  • Featured Floor: Almada Click Cork
    It reduces sound due to the honey comb cell structure of the bark. Read more here >>> Read more »
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Flooring Org

  • Considering Stairs? Can Help!
    Stairs are often forgotten when looking at floor renovations, but hasn’t forgotten about them. We have an extensive inventory of stair treads, risers, and noses. First, let’s explain what those terms mean. Stair treads are the part of the stairs you walk on. With hardwood stairs it is normally… Read more »
  • Which is the Best Hardwood Flooring for Your Home? Maple vs. Oak
    As you remodel or build your new living space, you have many choices to make. One of the choices to make is which type of hardwood flooring you would like. Two of the most popular choices are maple and oak hardwood flooring. For help choosing the best hardwood flooring for… Read more »
  • Which to Choose? Carpet vs. Hardwood
    As you shop for the flooring for your home, you have two major choices. When deciding between carpet and hardwood flooring, there is a lot to consider. Think about the value of each option, the appearance, the cleaning process, and your own personal taste. For help deciding between carpet or… Read more »
  • Common Bamboo Flooring Myths
    Bamboo flooring is a trendy, attractive, and sturdy flooring option that is growing in popularity. Even though bamboo flooring is popular, there are still many common myths related to this flooring option. Learn the truth behind these common bamboo flooring myths by continuing on with this blog post. Bamboo flooring… Read more »
  • Let’s Take a Closer Look at Tigerwood
    Tigerwood is one of many choices of exotic woods available from It is craved by homeowners for its dramatic colors and excellent durability. Let’s look at why tigerwood may be an attractive option for your next flooring project. Tigerwood is also referred to as Brazilian Koa or Zebrawood. It… Read more »
  • How Can I Prevent My Hardwood Floors from Fading Over Time?
    One of the best things about hardwood flooring is the deep, rich colors. Hardwood flooring can transform any room into an inviting and luxurious space with these stunning colors, which is why you don’t want your flooring to fade. To learn how you can prevent your hardwood floors from fading… Read more »
  • Moving? Protect Your Wood Floor with These Steps
    Moving into a new home with beautiful hardwood floors? For many, the flooring of a home or apartment is a selling point. You probably fell in love with the flooring in your new home, and want to protect the quality of it. Either that or you remodeled a space and… Read more »
  • Should You Consider Maple Hardwood?
    When people consider hardwood flooring, they may be inclined to eliminate maple flooring from consideration. Maple hardwood, also known as sugar maple or rock maple, is a name that covers different types of woods. Let’s review the pros and cons of maple hardwood as a flooring choice. Maple generally falls… Read more »
  • How to Shop for Bamboo Flooring
    Bamboo Flooring is unique, eye-catching, and can add one-of-a-kind style to your home. While bamboo flooring is similar to traditional hardwood, it has colorways, textures, and grains that are different. This subtle difference can make all the difference in your home, so read on to learn how to shop for… Read more »
  • Is Hardwood Flooring Right for Your Kitchen?
    Remodeling a kitchen space? If you are, one of the most important things to think about is the flooring. Flooring can transform any space to look larger, brighter, and more inviting. When designing a kitchen area, ask yourself, is hardwood flooring right for your kitchen? Kitchens are spaces that take… Read more »
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All things flooring

  • Flooring Superheroes: 5 Flooring Solutions To Reinforce Residential Interiors
    The flooring within a residential complex is likely to take the brunt of daily activities and as a result is often the first area within a complex to suffer from general wear and tear. Because of this, it is imperative that you invest properly when it comes to flooring, in…… Read more »
  • Got the January Blues? So do we…
    Many of us will know Blue Monday as the ‘most depressing day of the year’, and whilst January often feels like it lasts for around 951 days, we are relishing in the Blue Monday vibes. There is something about brightly coloured flooring that adds an element of fun and personality…… Read more »
  • Stop the Press! Choose Suitable Flooring Materials for Your Printing Plant
    Not so many moons ago, it was feared that the growth of the digital age was set to wipe out print media altogether thanks to the rise of online newspapers, blogs (ahem) and digital magazines. However it was clear to see in 2018 that the industry is growing, adapting and…… Read more »
  • 3 Reasons to Attend Pro2Pac 2019
    This year Pro2Pac, the complete processing and packaging event for the food and drink industry, will be held at the ExCel in London from the 18-20 March. We are particularly excited by this event as it flags up the importance of flooring across a multitude of different food and beverage…… Read more »
  • Protect Your Brewery Floor From This Cocktail of Chemicals
    Whether it’s a cup of tea or a cold one, put your feet up for this next installation in our Brewery blog series. Whilst our last post focused on the aesthetics of breweries, this post will dive a little deeper into the requirements of the facility itself, to ensure that…… Read more »
  • Benefits of MMA Flooring
    The prospect of a facility shutdown or a tight opening deadline can often be a daunting one. Methyl methacrylate (MMA) flooring can achieve results that are not possible with other resin systems and are widely used in airports, kitchens, leisure facilities, fast food outlets, stores, and supermarkets. Additionally, they are…… Read more »
  • TCF Announces Awards Shortlist!
    The time has come for you to have your say on what flooring innovation has most rocked your world – yes it’s the Tomorrow’s Contract Floors awards! It might not have quite the same level of fame and glamour as the recent Golden Globes, but the annual TCF awards provides…… Read more »
  • Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018
    With 2019 off to a racing start, we know that you may not have the time to go back through last years posts to top up your flooring knowledge. Have no fear – we have rounded up the top 10 posts from last year in bite-size chunks, so that you…… Read more »
  • Brewing Up a Colour Storm
    Rich, full bodied and crisp… and we are not just talking about the beer! More and more often we are seeing breweries wanting to reflect the sensation of that first sip of a pint in the interior design of the brewery itself. Aesthetics are becoming increasingly important to brewers, as…… Read more »
  • All Your Flooring Wants for Christmas
    Christmas is a time for giving, so before you head into the Christmas shutdown period, why not give back to that one continuously reliable, supportive and ever-present companion, the floor! If you’re struggling for gift ideas, don’t worry; take a look at our list, from ‘main’ presents to stocking fillers.…… Read more »
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