We featured in an article on businesses who started during the lockdown and the new challenges posed by the pandemic.
What is hardboard?
Hardboard is a sheet product, usually 3mm thick, composed of pressed and glued wood fibres. For flooring this was used to cover a wooden subfloor prior to installing a new floor covering, although it is often not recommended these days.
What are Grippers?
Grippers, or tackless fittings, are the fixings used to install the majority of domestic carpets. Normally constructed of layers of plywood, to create a wooden baton approx 6-7mm deep, they are then covered in small spikes which the carpet grips on to.
When it comes to carpet, we all pay attention to the ‘fluffy’ side, but what about the material on the back? It may be a surprise to learn that there are in fact different types of backing, including felt back, foam back, jute and polypropylene, but all are there to hold the tufts of yarn in place.
For something a bit different this week, we are moving away from carpets and taking a look at a relatively new product to the market, Engineered wood.
Following on with last week's theme of myth busting, this week we look at another potential for carpet damage, draught soiling.
For C we enter the murky world of carpet care and bust some of those common carpet cleaning myths.
We spoke to a retired carpet cleaning professional with 22 years experience, who was also a member of the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA), for his comments.
To celebrate the launch of our A-Z of Flooring series we are giving away FREE CARPET FITTING to one lucky person. The prize can even be transferred to a family member or friend!
Whilst most staircases have straight edges from top to bottom, some have a rounded edge on the last step or two. This rounded edge is called the Bullnose and can be on the left, the right, or sometimes both.
Ok, OK! We cheated and are starting with 2 topics in our first week! Talk about setting the bar high I know…