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Daily Grind – May: Parquet Perfection & The World’s Most Beautiful Floors

Posted on May 5th, 2016 In: Floor Sanding Blogs

Hello DIYers and decorating professionals! Welcome back to the Daily Grind. With two Bank Holidays this month, May is the perfect time to plan a revamp. Whether you’re making use of our expert floor sanding service to spruce up your real wood floors, or starting a complete redesign of your home, we’ve packed our monthly roundup with tonnes of flooring ideas, advice and inspiration from across the world wide web.

This month: Learn everything you need to know about this year’s must-have real wood flooring trend: parquet, check out some of the world’s most beautiful floors and find out more about using warm, luxurious walnut flooring in your home.

Perfect Parquet: The Complete Guide

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Do you know your D’Aremberg from your Monticello? Do you know the history of parquet? How about how to keep a parquet floor looking parquet perfect over the long term? No? Well, it’s high time you checked out Home Flooring Pros‘ expert blog all about the historic flooring style which is enjoying a serious comeback in 2016. From a spotter’s guide to the different types of parquet, to advice on installation on any type of surface, this is an excellent resource for anyone thinking about using this gorgeous style in their home.

10 of the World’s Most Beautiful Floors

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We don’t always take the time to look around us and admire the beauty right under our feet, but this amazing blog from the Discount Flooring Depot gives us a few (well, actually ten) very good reasons why we should slow down and take a look around us. The DFD team have collected 10 of the world’s most gorgeous floors, from the colourful bricks and mosaics of the Nasrid Palace in Granada, to the tiles of the Rue du Tresor in Paris. You may not be able to install these stunning floors in your own home, but they’re sure to give you more than a little inspiration.

All About Walnut

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Rich, decadent, warm and full of character, walnut is a gorgeous wood for everything from furniture to flooring. This excellent post from Fix Flooring offers an introduction to working with (and walking on!) walnut, ideal for anyone considering installing real walnut flooring in their home. From the wood’s benefits, to best practice installation information – this is a very helpful read.

Do you have real walnut flooring? What has been your experience of using this particular wood? Have your holidays and travels taken you to see any spectacular floors not included on DFD’s list? Share them with us and have your say on all things “flooring” below.

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