Choose Flooring For Your Home

The best place to start is to speak with a professional so you get the information that you really need. To find out the wood burning stove output that you need, either use our basic Heat Output Calculator or try the more detailed Radiator Sizing Guide And BTU Calculator on our Great Homes sister site (both open in separate tabs on your browser) Bear in mind that you may want to use the heat from the wood burning stove to take the chill off other rooms by leaving the door open.

All surfaces are chemically stripped of the existing finish and stain to degree wood allows, using the flow-over system that does not damage wood, veneer, or glue. Working with tile means that you can very easily mix and match different tile sizes or types to create interest or to delineate a space, for example this bathroom above where wood look tile works beautifully alongside pebble mosaic tiles. But while the up-front cost may be higher, hardwood flooring can have a great resale value.


You’ll appreciate the ability to successfully resand and refinish real hardwood flooring a few years down the road; you’ll have more design flexibility at the start with a wider range of species and stain colors to choose from; and real wood flooring will just plain look better many years from now. Their wooden floors originate in Sweden and are perfect for New Zealand’s climate because this multi-layered construction and product locking system allow for expansion and contraction.

Heating with wood pellets currently costs around 4p to 5p per kWh (unit”), roughly the same price as gas, so scrapping your gas boiler and investing thousands of pounds in this trendy technology is unlikely to save you any money. Where you are located matters, as sometimes a market is saturated with one type of contractor, while specialists of installation other types of flooring are fewer, and can thereby charge more.

And remember, you may need a chimney flue, which will cost about £1,000 for a two-storey house. When you get quotes from fencing contractors, their quotes should include labour and materials. Some signs that replacement is necessary might be old and damaged flooring, a desire to change the species of wood used or wanting to get rid of loud squeaks and noises that naturally occur over time in planked hardwood floors. Designing a unique pattern on a wood floor can be expensive and time-consuming. Without improper installation, the posts for wood fences tend to sink below ground level which can warp the fence.

For those who use a stain or preservative on mahogany or ipe, Edger says, It should be reapplied at least once a year, but the natural color and texture of the wood is beautiful on its own as it develops a striking silver-grey color over time, which is always uniform in appearance.” Choose products that repel water. This results in $50.30 as overhead for the order in the rough cutting cost center. Some people opt to reduce the installation price by fitting their own wood-burning stove.