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Frequently Asked Flooring Questions 

Which hardwood Moulding do I require?

Fintrim can supply a number of Hardwood mouldings to accommodate many flooring combination, for example ( carpet-carpet, wood-wood and many more). The individual pictures shown in each item description should give some idea of how the mouldings works. All our Mouldings come with a fixing strip which allows the mouldings to be fitted to the floor efficiently . Some fitters will chose to fit the Mouldings with gripfix and this if done right can work just as well. If you require any further help  with selecting the item or items you require please call the office on 01205 722700 and a member of our sales team will be happy to help. 

Delivery

How long will it take for my order to reach me?

Thisdepends on the items ordered, and we will inform your of any stock delays. Most items are sent within 2 days of ordering and will be delivered to you the following day . Pallets of flooring maybe a few days longer as some floors are made to order.

Where are your products made?

We make all our products on site and your order will come direct from our factory in Lincolnshire.

Hardwood Flooring

What is solid wood Flooring?

Solid wood flooring is exactly as it sounds, the individual boards of the floor are made from one continuous plank of wood as opposed to engineered woods which are solid wood veneer on top of a composit base.

Do Solid wood floors increase the value of your home?

Solid wood floors are recognized as a high quality building material. They are long lasting and completely renewable with very little effort. Aside from these benefits solid wood floors are fashionable, minimalist and above all, desirable which means that they increase the value of your home.

What is the difference between solid wood and laminate?

Solid wood flooring is made from one solid plank and so is solid the whole way through; it has not been engineered or glued. Laminate flooring is a photograph of wood printed onto a high-density base and then finished with an acrylic lacquer. There is no solid wood in a laminate.

What is Engineered flooring?

Engineered flooring is a manufactured wooden plank, which consist of a sturdy composit base with a solid hardwood veneer on top. The composit base is cross-stacked to provide extra support for the veneered layer so that it resists cupping and warping.

Is Solid wood Flooring suitable for use with Radiant heat underfloor heating systems?

So long as the tubes do not touch the wood this should be okay. A laminated underlay vapour barrier should be used between the concrete and the floor.

Can Solid wood be installed on stairs?

Yes, care should be taken not to reduce the tred width below building regulations/standards. Specialist mouldings will be required to form the stair nosing and riser housing.

Is there a type of hardwood that is more durable than others?

There is very little difference in durability and the choice really comes down to aesthetics and your own personal choice.

Which solid wood should I choose?

Other than the walls, the floor represents the largest expanse of colour or pattern in a room. It should complement the surroundings already present in the room.

Which installation method is best?

The method used for your hardwood installation will depend upon the type of product you have chosen, where the flooring will be installed and the type of subfloor. Nail down, glue down &  floating : are the three type of installation. For instance, if you are remodeling your kitchen, some products can be "floated" over most subfloors, including vinyl or ceramic tile, eliminating the mess and cost of tearing up the existing floor and installing a subfloor.

What is Floating Flooring?

Floating flooring is where the flooring is laid down over a layer of underlay. The individual planks are glued together, and they are not glued or nailed in to the permanent floor. By doing this the floor is "floating" above the underlay - this is the standard installation method for laminate flooring and is not recommended as the best method for solid wood floors.

Are Solid wood floors difficult to maintain and clean?

No - Pre-finished Flooring is coated on the surface with either UV-cured polyurethane or a natural flooring oil.  However you must avoid over wetting use a damp mop rather than wet mop when cleaning. There are a number of products now available which are specifically for wood floors.

Whats the difference between Prime and Character?

Prime - Tolerance on each face of two intergrown sound knots of 12mm maximum diamete, or this equivlent per linear metre. Slop of grain: almost straight .Not acceptable: sapwood, heart spiral and curly grain deterioration, cross grain, bark pocket, bore holes, warping. Surface checks tolerated.

Character- Presence on each face of small knots without limitation, and of a maximum of three sound knots per metre, maximum diameter not to exceed one half of the width of the timber or 40mm or equivalent.

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