Choosing your flooring is a difficult and time-consuming process but once you’ve found the floor of your dreams, it all feels worthwhile. But your flooring journey doesn’t stop there – now you have to consider all the accessories that you need to accompany your flooring, both during the installation process and once the floor is laid. Here’s our guide of essential accessories that you need in order to complete your floor.
Part 1 – Installation
Although at Luxury Flooring we pride ourselves on having floors that are simple to fit, the installation process involves more than simply placing a few planks on the floor! First, you need to decide how you want to lay your floor – floating, nailing or gluing. For the majority of our solid wood products, we recommend that you glue the flooring to the sub-floor using an adhesive.
If you have underfloor heating, make sure to check that the adhesive you choose, as well as the floor itself, is compatible with this. Nearly all of our engineered wood floors are able to be floated – this method involves floating the planks on an underlay and applying PVA glue between the tongue and grooves of each plank for maximum stability.
Part 2 – The Finishing Touches
Whilst all our floors are incredibly beautiful by themselves, a room simply does not feel finished without the right flooring accessories. Skirting boards are available in a vast range of colours, widths and heights – you are sure to find ones which match perfectly to your floor and to your interior design. They are the perfect way to complete your floor by smoothing the transition from the flooring to the wall.
If you’re looking for a subtler option, beading is an excellent choice. It is typically smaller than skirting boards and works to fill the gap between your planks and the wall (or even between the planks and the skirting boards).
If you have laid flooring that runs through more than one room, it is highly likely that you will need ramp or T profiles. These accessories bridge the gap created by doorways, creating the link between the two rooms. If your rooms are level, you should choose a T profile whereas a ramp profile is the best option for when one level is higher than the other. These profiles are also available in multiple colours and materials in order to seamlessly match your floor.
Having the right accessories is the only way to successfully install your flooring and, ultimately, complete your room. Although it may not seem as important a decision as choosing the flooring itself, accessories can without a doubt make or break a room!
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The flooring featured in the image is our beautiful brushed and oiled Weeton Apple Oak.
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