Top Interior Design Trends

Top Interior Design Trends

In the ever-evolving world of interior design, several captivating trends have emerged, each offering unique ways to transform living spaces into personal sanctuaries of style and comfort. Four prominent trends have particularly caught the eye of design enthusiasts and homeowners alike: Earthy Tones and Natural Textures, Arches and Curves, Japandi, and Minimaluxe. Each of these trends brings its own distinctive charm and philosophy, drawing inspiration from nature, architectural innovation, cultural aesthetics, and the fusion of minimalism with luxury. Here, we explore these trends and the floors that suit them best. 

Different views of Earthy Texture Living Room

Trend One – Earthy Tones and Natural Textures

Earthy tones and natural textures have become a prevalent trend recently, and it’s easy to see why. Utilising colour palettes inspired by nature, such as beiges, browns, greens, light neutrals, and contrasting blacks, paired with natural materials like wood, stone, and plant life, creates a calming effect in any room.

Many people view their homes as sanctuaries, valuing serenity in the spaces they inhabit the most. Earthy tones and natural textures make achieving this sense of tranquility effortless. To incorporate this trend into your home, consider using natural woods. Opt for mid-tone engineered or solid wood planks to bring a touch of nature into your space, and enhance its warmth and appeal.

Minimalistic rooms with arch detailing

Trend Two – Arches and Curves

Curves and arches are making a significant impact in interior design lately, appearing in both furniture and architectural elements. These shapes are a wonderful way to soften a room, introducing gentle outlines that lend an organic feel to the space. Curved sofas or armchairs with smooth, fluid lines create a cosy, cocoon-like atmosphere. Mirrors with arched or curved forms, or even asymmetric frames, add a visually pleasing, natural aesthetic.

Architectural arches impart a sense of grandeur to a space, making them perfect focal points that provide a welcome break from flat, linear walls. To enhance the fluidity in your home, consider pairing curves and arches with a herringbone floor, which adds its own dynamic movement to the space. When working with arches, ensure that the direction of the “arrows” in the herringbone flooring draws the eye towards and through the arch, emphasising its presence.

Minimalistic details of the Japandi interior trends

Trend Three – Japandi

Japandi, as the name suggests, is a fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian design styles. It draws inspiration from the ancient Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which values slow living and simplicity, and the Scandinavian practice of hygge, which embraces comfort, cosiness, and well-being.

The key to Japandi is combining the smooth, modern lines of Scandinavian design with the sleek, functional elegance of Japanese aesthetics. It is minimalist yet inviting, tranquil yet functional, and emphasises the use of organic, natural materials and colour palettes whilst ensuring a warm and restful feeling by incorporating lots of texture.

Incorporate the Japandi trend into your home with white-washed oak in long, straight planks, whether engineered or solid wood. This washed finish introduces a lighter tone to the space while maintaining a natural, organic feel.

Minimalistic and luxury living rooms

Trend Four – Minimaluxe

Minimaluxe is a term that has gained significant traction over the past few years. It represents the perfect blend of Japandi design’s understated and minimalist essence with the grandeur of luxury. While minimalism emphasises simplicity and practicality, luxury conveys richness and indulgence. Minimaluxe seamlessly merges these concepts, creating spaces that are both sophisticated and welcoming.

Key features of the Minimaluxe trend include natural, soothing colour palettes complemented by the warmth and contrast of rich wood tones. This style emphasises tactile elements, incorporating natural fabrics and textures to add interest. Maximising natural light is also crucial, often achieved through floor-to-ceiling doors and windows or skylights.

To incorporate the Minimaluxe trend into your home, aim for a sophisticated yet natural look. A herringbone pattern works beautifully in both contemporary and traditional homes, exuding elegance and luxury. For a modern feel, choose a lighter tone with visible wood grain, or opt for warmer tones for a cosier ambiance.

Kate Allamby

Kate Allamby is the Design Director at Studio Heim Interiors, a studio that specialises in creating interiors that foster positive living, blending functionality with aesthetics to transform spaces into uplifting sanctuaries. You can visit her website or follow her on Instagram.

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Customer Homes – @gaysonthecorner

Lee and Curtis wanted to bring colour and character to their new-build home and create a space that showcased their personalities. After comparing a lot of flooring samples, they found their perfect match – the Painswick Owl Oak.


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Floor used in this project:
Painswick Owl Oak

Why did you choose Luxury Flooring?

After ordering what seemed like hundreds of different flooring samples that either weren’t great quality or were too thin, we came across Luxury Flooring and their engineered hardwood floors. We ordered a few different samples but we’d taken a shine to the ‘Painswick Owl Oak’. The samples came the next day and were exactly as shown on the website, so it was a no-brainer.

What was most important to you when designing your room?

What’s most important to us is ensuring that the room feels balanced. By this, we mean that the room feels proportioned in its sizes and that the colours, patterns and textures that we add complement each other well.

In our new-build living room, the initial layout wasn’t ideal. The room was long and narrow but it was lacking a focal point. To remedy this, we installed a media unit to house the TV and used a combination of colours on different walls to pull the room together.

Happy man sat smiling on grey sofa in living room

What’s your story?

We’re just trying to create a space that we can both enjoy and also hoping that we can show people that new-build houses don’t have to lack character.

I’d like to think that our home is a view of our personalities. We explore a few different styles in different rooms and it’s practical to suit our lifestyle too. We love entertaining, so downstairs is perfect for parties, while upstairs is our safe haven that we get to enjoy.

What does your home situation look like?

At the moment it’s myself, my boyfriend and our Miniature Dachshund.

What qualities were you looking for in your new flooring?

Since we like to entertain, we were looking for a floor that would be durable and withstand whatever we throw at it. The engineered hardwood is perfect because it can be sanded down up to 4 times if we ever need to.

What advice would you give to someone looking to transform their floor?

The best advice I could give is just to throw caution to the wind and go for the flooring you love. So many people warned us about fitting hardwood floors throughout the entire ground floor of our house; they said it would make the house feel ‘cold’. I couldn’t disagree with this more, our ground floor feels so warm and inviting (even in winter, it’s not like walking on tiles).

Did any trends inspire your interior choices?

We tend to lean towards a mid-century modern/Scandi style for our interiors. This is an amalgamation of both mine and Lee’s tastes. I love Victorian houses with dark moody interiors and delicate patterns, whereas Lee likes modern bright interiors. I do feel like we’ve found a nice balance between our two styles though.

  

How has your new floor improved your home?

Everyone compliments our floor, it’s so striking while also remaining quite neutral. If we wanted to, we could quite easily change the entire colour scheme downstairs and I can almost guarantee that any other colour scheme would still work. The flooring strikes the perfect balance between beauty and practicality.

How did you decide on the colours and styles?

I studied art for many years and so I’ve always been quite creative. However, we took inspiration from other houses on Instagram, home magazines/catalogues as well as inspiration from our own tastes.

When it came to deciding upon colours and furniture etc, we found the best way to do this was by using mood boards. We would look on Instagram for how colours and flooring looked in other people’s homes – it’s always useful to do this because sometimes it’s hard to see true colours if photos are edited.

With anything creative though, it’s a process of trial and error. We are already seeing projects we’ve completed but want to change slightly. So don’t be afraid to play about with colour or even textures and try to have fun while you’re doing it.

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Recycling Hardwood Flooring

With climate change looming, it’s never been more important to be environmentally conscious. The ‘throwaway’ mentality of the past has been cast aside in favour of reuse and recycling systems. Plastic bags aren’t automatically given in supermarkets, and recyclable packaging is slowly becoming the norm. But what about your flooring?  

If you’re investing in a new floor, you might wonder what to do with your old one. Thankfully, there are a few options for recycling your old hardwood flooring. Let’s dive in!  

Benefits of recycling old wood flooring

While it may be quick and easy to take the old wood planks to the dump, there are several benefits to recycling your pre-loved floor.  

The most obvious one is preventing unnecessary waste. A recent report from Packaging News has shown that the amount of waste sent to UK landfills is gradually falling. But to combat climate change and prevent further environmental damage, it’s important to reuse or recycle as much as possible.  

Another benefit of recycling your old flooring is that it can help you save money or even make money!  

How to recycle old wood flooring

Recycling your wood flooring isn’t as simple as placing it in your recycling at home. But good news, there are plenty of recycling points that do accept wood products. To find one near you, you can use the Recycle Now website. Keep in mind that most wood flooring is finished with either an oil or a lacquer, so ask your recycling centre if they accept finished wood.  

Can’t find a local recycling point that will take your floor? Don’t panic, there are a few other options for recycling old floorboards.  

Create something new

Upcycling has surged in popularity recently, with Instagram and TikTok teeming with videos of crafty creators transforming tired furniture or worn-out objects into something entirely different.  

If you’re new to DIY, start with something small like a coat rack made from a single old floorboard. Simply screw a few sturdy hooks into the board and secure it to the wall.  

Another beginner-friendly option is to make some coasters with your leftover floorboards. Use a saw to cut the planks into even squares or rectangles, then use waterproof furniture spray paint to give them a fresh new look! These coasters are perfect for use around the house, but they also make great gifts for friends and family.  

Once you’ve built up your skills and confidence, you could try something more challenging, like building a bookshelf or a headboard.   

If you’ve fallen down an upcycling rabbit hole on social media, you’ll have noticed that lots of DIYers are selling their upcycled pieces and making a profit. So, if you don’t fancy making something for yourself with your old floor, why not create something you could sell to someone else? You’ll make some extra cash, and your old flooring won’t go to waste – it’s a win-win! 

Handy hint

Upcycling is also a great way to make the most of any spare packs of flooring you might have after fitting your new floor. Check out some of the creative ways our customers have upcycled their leftovers below!

Credits (left to right): @inter.rhi.design, @oxfordshirecottagereno, @number1housereno

Donate it

If you want to recycle your old flooring but don’t have the time or patience for DIY, donating it is a fantastic alternative. Many charities and community centres will be grateful for a donation of excess flooring and it’s likely they’ll find a use for it, either by using it themselves or by giving it to someone in need.  

A school may also be open to reusing your old wood floor but it’s worth asking before you turn up with a boot full of floorboards! 

Safety precautions for recycling wood flooring

Before you start ripping up your old floor or begin any DIY projects, please make sure you’ve got the right protective equipment handy. We recommend wearing gloves to help you avoid splinters and if you’re sawing or sanding the wood, you’ll need a mask to stop yourself inhaling any sawdust.  


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Follow us on Instagram and TikTok for all the latest news, blog posts and handy tips and tricks. And don’t forget to share your recycling or upcycling flooring story to inspire customers like you! Tag us on Instagram @luxuryflooringfurnishings and TikTok @luxuryflooringfurnishing.  

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International Day of Forests – Tree Planting Update 

Our Tree Planting Journey 

Climate change has never been a hotter topic, and as a business, we’re always looking for new ways to do our bit for the planet.  

Tree planting seemed like an obvious place to begin, and in December 2022, we launched our Plant a Tree Christmas initiative with the help of our partner, Ecologi. We planted a tree for every order placed throughout the month, and by the end of December 2022, the number of trees planted during the project had reached over 1,000.  

In June 2023, we ran a week-long initiative for World Environment Day, planting 549 trees.  

As both projects were a success, we decided to make tree planting a regular thing at Luxury HQ. In April this year, we began planting 1 tree with every flooring order from March 2024 onwards, with the help of our partner, Carma.  

Total Number of Trees Planted

21st March was International Day of Forests, and to celebrate, we planted an additional tree for every flooring order we received on the day, which brought the total number of trees we’ve planted to 2,571. You can see the trees we planted with our partner, Ecologi, here, and what we’ve planted with our partner, Carma, is shown below.  

How Tree Planting Helps the Environment

Reforestation (planting new trees to replace those which have been lost) is one of the best ways to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and prevent climate change. Climate specialists have recently revealed that there are more areas with room for trees than they originally thought. This means that if enough trees are planted, CO2 in the atmosphere could be reduced by 25% and the risk of climate change may decrease too.  

Other Sustainability Initiatives 

We’re looking forward to planting more trees as the years go on – keep an eye on our tree counter above to stay in the loop!   

We’re also looking into new initiatives to improve our sustainability as a business. Check out our sustainability page for all the latest news.  


Get Social  

Got any ideas for our next initiative? We’d love to hear from you! Drop us an email at [email protected].  

And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and TikTok for all the latest flooring content!  

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Customer Homes – @behind_door_84

Debbie and Liam were renovating their Victorian terraced home and wanted a floor that would make their kitchen feel cosy and inviting, while still being durable enough for their growing family! After a little help from our free sample service, they chose our Painswick Sienna Engineered Oak.


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Floor used in this project:
Painswick Sienna Oak

Why did you choose Luxury Flooring?

We chose Luxury Flooring as there was a great variety of affordable flooring to choose from. We found it really easy to order samples to make sure we were 100% happy with our final choice. We were also looking for engineered oak with a thicker wear layer and Luxury Flooring was the best option for us in terms of style and price.

What was most important to you when designing your room?

The most important thing for us was to have a durable floor that feels warm and inviting. Our kitchen is a very high-traffic area and used at all times of the day, so the floor needed to be durable but also easy to clean with a baby and a dog around. 

What’s your story?

We were trying to achieve a cosy, inviting kitchen that feels homely and lived in. We have a busy home life so it’s important to us that the floor can withstand daily use, shoes on or off and dogs running around the place!

What does your home situation look like?

I (Debbie) live with my husband, Liam, our 3-month-old daughter, Heidi and our toy poodle, Monty in our Victorian terraced home in Derby. We bought the house over 3 years ago and have been slowly renovating room by room. The biggest project in our home has been the kitchen extension. 

How do you prepare your home before hosting?

We love to cook when hosting and before friends or family arrive we like to light candles, spray room sprays, light the log burner and turn on lamps instead of ceiling lights to make the house feel as cosy and inviting as possible.

Which rooms do you use for hosting?  

We use the kitchen and dining room for hosting. We use the kitchen when people arrive as we have a small sofa area as well as island seating which is perfect for hosting while having drinks and cooking. We then move to the dining room to eat.

What qualities were you looking for in your new flooring?  

We were looking for a warm, natural-looking floor that complements the style of our kitchen and works well with the original tiles that link the kitchen to the hallway. 

  

Have you ever had a ‘panic moment’ with your floor while entertaining? If so, how did you handle it? 

Before our new flooring, we had a very light-coloured vinyl and had a few red wine spillages that stained. Our new flooring has had plenty of spills and still looks brand new.

What advice would you give to someone looking to transform their floor?

I would advise people to consider what time of day they intend to use their room and order samples to try in different areas throughout the day to see how different lighting makes them appear.

How has your floor improved your home?  

Our new flooring has helped us to tie the old part of the house to the new part seamlessly and feels like it has been here for years. It also works perfectly for busy family life.

Kitchen with pale tones cabinets, silver cooker and warm toned herringbone flooring
Cosy corner featuring wooden drawers, chair and herringbone flooring

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Can You Paint Laminate Flooring?

Thinking of giving your laminate flooring a makeover? Painting it might just be the solution you’re looking for. While this type of flooring is hard-wearing and durable, over time it can inevitably get marked with scuffs and stains (Check out our handy guide on how to clean laminate flooring). Instead of shelling out for a… Read More

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Customer Homes – @thehouseatnumberseven

Edd and Emma wanted a beautiful herringbone engineered wood floor to bring warmth to the living area of their Victorian home. After comparing all of their favourite samples, they chose our Painswick Paradise Engineered Oak to transform their space.   


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Floor used in this project:
Painswick Paradise Oak

Why did you choose Luxury Flooring?

We originally came across Luxury Flooring on Instagram and were initially drawn in by the massive variety of options they could offer. We knew we wanted to do Herringbone flooring with engineered wood, so the great range of options gave us plenty to choose from, and the reviews of how easy it was to lay the flooring were key! The free samples were super helpful in narrowing down the colour and finish we wanted, and it was so easy to get all of the products we needed from one place with quick delivery.

What was most important to you when designing your room?

The living space in the house felt cold and a bit bleak, so we wanted to create something cosy and welcoming, as it’s the space we spend the most time in. We stripped the room back, removed the brick fire surround, the fitted shelving and the old carpets to take it to a blank canvas, and took it from there!

Man fitting herringbone flooring in living room

What’s your story?

When we renovated our flat in London, we went for bold colours and kept it fresh and bright, so when we moved to the house, we wanted to keep things a bit more neutral and warm and make the colours throughout the house flow. We know this will be a long-term home for us, so we really wanted to spend the time getting it exactly right and being able to get free samples of different woods was so helpful before we went for it and bought a whole room’s worth of flooring. We also wanted to be sure that whatever we chose was going to stand the test of time.

What does your home situation look like?

It’s just the two of us, but we’re desperate for a dog, which is another reason wood flooring was our preference over carpets!

Which rooms do you use for hosting?  

Now we have the space, we love to host! The downstairs of the house is semi-open-plan, so we can be prepping in the kitchen while our guests are in the dining room, but the main reception room is at the front of the house. This is the space we spend the most time preparing when we host, making sure the lighting is right, candles are lit, the cushions are plumped, and everyone can relax comfortably. We hate a quiet house, so there’s always some background music!

What qualities were you looking for in your new flooring?  

Being a Victorian house, the original floorboards were not 100% level, so we wanted engineered wood that was easy to install to help us with any minor bumps! The reception room also sits directly above the lower ground reception room, so we wanted to ensure the new flooring insulated the floors and felt a little more solid than before!

  

Have you ever had a ‘panic moment’ with your floor while entertaining? If so, how did you handle it? 

Thankfully, our guests have been pretty well-behaved! But there have been a few occasions where we might have slid a coaster under a glass popped down on the floor!

What advice would you give to someone looking to transform their floor?

We knew what we wanted to achieve for the living room, but it all felt a bit overwhelming knowing where to start as we wanted to change everything. It also always looks worse before it gets better! But you have to trust the process.

How has your floor improved your home?  

The room is unrecognisable compared to when we started! The floor makes the room warm and welcoming and now complements the house’s overall period style. We know that when we change the flooring in other parts of the house, we’ll come back to Luxury Flooring!

Living room with herringbone flooring and statement sofas
Living room with herringbone flooring and orange statement chair

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Customer Homes – @stylewithmuse

Katherine and Ollie recently bought their first home together and have begun a big renovation to turn the 1930s property into the home of their dreams. After comparing lots of herringbone floor samples, the couple decided our Deluxe Brushed Suede Herringbone Click Vinyl was the one for them!


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Floor used in this project:
Deluxe Brushed Suede

Why did you choose Luxury Flooring?

We had decided we wanted to fit the flooring ourselves, with the help of our local handyman, so we searched for the best priced flooring online (and the prettiest colour), and after receiving a lot of samples, Luxury Flooring turned out to be the perfect fit! We were looking for a light oak colour with a slightly ash tone, without being grey, and Brushed Suede ticked all the boxes.

What was most important to you when designing your room?

We wanted to create a bright open space, where there was a clean line of sight from the front door, all the way through to the kitchen and garden. Having that view when you walk through the front door was key to the vision we had for our home and it was therefore important that the flooring contributed to the seamless flow we wanted  to create. I knew that Herringbone flooring would be the ideal choice to achieve this look.

What’s your story?

This is the first house we have bought together, and our first renovation. Although we were looking for a project, we didn’t really plan to do as much as we ended up doing. It kind of just happened, one day we had a kitchen, the next day, we had no wall on the back of the house… We both had the same vision for the house (luckily), and ideas just seemed to slot into place as we went along. It’s been a long journey and we still have lots to do, but it is definitely on its way to becoming our dream home.

What does your home situation look like?

It’s just the two of us at the moment, but who knows what the future holds!

How do you prepare your home before hosting?

Cleaning, of course –  I have to make sure all the carpet has hoover lines, and obviously a new candle or two!

Which rooms do you use for hosting?  

The kitchen/diner is always used for hosting; we wanted to create a space for that exact reason and it’s proven to be a great success. I initially thought I would be nervous having people in our newly renovated home, but it actually feels very natural for people to use the space, and the flooring has been so easy to keep clean!

What qualities were you looking for in your new flooring?  

I wanted a floor that felt and looked like hardwood flooring, without the cost – something that looked like it belonged in the amazing homes I see on Instagram!

  

Have you ever had a ‘panic moment’ with your floor while entertaining? If so, how did you handle it? 

The rule during the housewarming was no red drinks – a few drinks were spilt but luckily they all cleaned up perfectly.

What advice would you give to someone looking to transform their floor?

Prep, prep and more prep – making sure we had prepared our concrete floor/floorboards well made the process of fitting the floor simple and created a great finish.

How has your floor improved your home?  

We absolutely love the flooring, it’s exactly the colour and style we had dreamed of when imagining our home. I think the flooring adds colour and texture to the rooms, whilst being in-keeping with the neutral theme.


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Options for Finishing your Floor Yourself

When it comes to finding the perfect floor for your home, you may not find the exact look you want in a finished product. If you’re someone who loves to add those final touches to your own home, you may want to choose an unfinished floor so you can create a look you love. 

Even a finished hardwood or engineered wood floor can be refinished. After many years of use, you may want to update the look of your floor to complement your home’s decor, repair cosmetic damages or extend the lifetime of the floor.

Unfinished floors must be finished as the oil or lacquer provides vital protection for your new floor, while making it look beautiful.

What Options are there for floor finishes?

There are three main options for floor finishes: oiled, lacquered and invisible oil. We’ve broken them down to give you a little extra help!

Oiled

Oiled floors have a great natural look, as the oil soaks into the wood rather than sitting on top of the flooring. The oil gives the floor a matte finish, making the wood look even more authentic. If you want to enhance the natural beauty of the wood floor you’ve chosen,  oil is a great option. 

Oil also benefits from being easier to refinish, as you can sand and re-oil parts of the wood without having to refinish the entire floor.

Lacquered

A lacquer will give a more glossy finish as it sits on top of the floor. This means it has a higher level of protection compared with oil, as it forms a protective surface. Lacquers also have the ability to change the appearance of the floor more than oil, with endless shades and tones to choose from.

Invisible Oil

Invisible oil is the best option if you want the wood to maintain its appearance. This is a clear oil which has minimal impact on colour and sheen, while still protecting the floor.

Can you Refinish Hardwood Floors Yourself?

Finishing or refinishing floors is a big task, but with a bit of DIY experience, the right tools and a can-do attitude you’ll be surprised by what you’re capable of! 

Refinishing a floor will take slightly longer than if you finish a new floor, as refinishing will require you to sand your floor. However, when finishing a new floor, you’ll also need to account for the time taken to lay the flooring. 

You’ll want to make sure you have some time spare – ideally a long weekend – to get the work done. With furniture moving, sanding and drying times, finishing or refinishing a floor can be time-consuming.

What Product to Use to Refinish Hardwood Floors?

There are a number of great products on the market to use on your floors. Since we know there are plenty of existing products out there, we’ve chosen not to sell our own. Our recommendation is the Osmo brand of oils and lacquers – they’re made with natural ingredients and we’ve seen amazing results from them time and again. 

When it comes to choosing the shade you want, you should consider the colour scheme of your space and whether you want a lighter or darker look. If you’re finishing an unfinished floor, you can use leftover samples or offcuts to test colours and shades before committing to a final look. Alternatively, when refinishing, you can test colours on small patches of floor that will be hidden underneath furniture.

How to Refinish a Floor

When it comes to refinishing a floor, there’s a little more work to do. Firstly, you’ll have to sand the floor. A random orbital sander will give the best results as you’ll have more control over the work you’re doing and it’ll provide a more natural finish. 

Then, you can apply your oil or lacquer. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and take any necessary safety precautions.

FAQs

How often should you sand floors?

To preserve the life of your floors, you should sand and refinish them. We recommend doing this every 10 years, but you can do it more frequently if you’d like to update the style.

How many times can a floor be sanded?

This depends on the type and thickness of the floor. Engineered wood with a thin wood veneer should not be sanded, but a thicker one may be sanded two or three times. Check the manufacturer’s guidelines before planning your project. 

Solid wood flooring can be sanded more times, although the number also depends on the thickness of the wood. You may be able to refinish your floor up to 12 times!

Is it cheaper to refinish floors or replace?

New solid wood flooring is an investment and in most cases it will be much cheaper to refinish your floors. Not only that, but mending and upkeeping your floors is much more environmentally friendly. 


Hopefully this blog has helped answer your floor finishing questions, but if you need any further help, just get in touch with our friendly flooring experts.  

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and tag us in your flooring transformation posts #MyLuxuryFloor. We can’t wait to see your new floor in action! 

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Support for Simon on the Streets on World Kindness Day

If you haven’t heard of World Kindness Day, it’s pretty much what it sounds like; an international day that encourages us all to be a little bit kinder to each other. Established in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, World Kindness Day is celebrated every year on 13th November.  

We considered several options for spreading kindness amongst our customers; a surprise discount code, an exciting giveaway or even some hidden treats in our sample packs – after all, who doesn’t like a good freebie!   

But after thinking on it some more, we agreed it was the perfect opportunity to give back to those in need.  

Having recently partnered with homeless charity, Simon on the Streets, we were very aware of their incredible work supporting people in West Yorkshire who are homeless and struggling. Knowing that their fantastic fundraising team are always in need of help, we felt there was no one better to support. 

We pledged to donate 5% of the cost of every order we received on 13th November 2023, in honour of World Kindness Day.  

The amount raised was revealed in early December and we were delighted to be able to give a total of £3,650!  

We received a lovely response from the fundraising team at Simon on the Streets, who said, “Wow, what an absolutely incredible donation towards the Christmas Appeal. That will make a huge difference to our charity and the whole team at Simon on the Streets sends their gratitude to everyone at Luxury Flooring and Furnishings 😊” 

As we begin another year, we’re still committed to supporting Simon on the Streets as much as we can. Whether we’re lacing up our trainers for a sponsored run or tucking into some tasty treats at a bake sale, we can’t wait to see how much more we can raise in 2024! 

To find out more about Simon on the Streets and the fantastic work they’re doing, go to https://www.simononthestreets.co.uk/   

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