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Wood Floor Cleaning & Maintenance

Wood Floor Cleaning & Maintenance

Once your new floor (or recently sanded and sealed)  is installed the next step to ensure long life is to adopt the correct cleaning programme. Here is the McKay Flooring guide to maintaining and cleaning your wood flooring. McKay’s 10 point check list  1. Never use sheet vinyl or tile floor care products on wood floors. Self polishing acrylic waxes cause wood to become slippery and appear dull quickly. The only remedy in this situation is to sand and refinish the floor. 2. Place mats and throw rugs at doorway exteriors and interiors to help prevent the tracking of […]

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NEW! Double White and Double Grey Oak Flooring

NEW! Double White and Double Grey Oak Flooring

We’ve just added two exciting new styles to our popular Clyde range of oak flooring. Our new engineered oak boards reflecting the current interior trends for white and grey oak flooring. Listening to customer feedback we’ve developed these two new products as a cost effective engineered oak floor in the popular white and grey colours. McKay Flooring have developed the Clyde Range of flooring over the last ten years – sourcing and hand picking a selection of superior wood floors. We regularly update the collection to meet market demands and keep pace with changing styles and trends. Both boards are […]

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Creative woodworking – Woodstar illuminations

Creative woodworking - Woodstar illuminations

Woodstar is designer David Gourlay’s  brighton based artisan furniture company. Focusing on curved, circular and spherical wood-based products as well as bespoke lighting and furniture. The Woodstar illuminations are unique curved wood light fittings. The company’s founder, David Gourlay, says “Woodstar was born out of my desire to work with a different shape. My background is as a joiner and furniture maker, which invariably involves making rectangular boxes and frames. Whereas in fact I’ve always been drawn to circles and spheres – forms which are so dominant in nature: a pupil, an iris, planets and stars, orbits, flowers, etc. Yet […]

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Stunning tree art rugs made from leather

Stunning tree art rugs made from leather

Renowned luxury leather goods manufacturer  Moore & Giles have branched out and extended their range to producing stunning tree art rugs made from leather. These  hand-crafted, tanned leather rugs can take up to 10 days to produce each finished rug with the wood like appearance  achieved by piecing together the hundreds of precision cut leather straps which are then hand-tapered.

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Photo of the week: The Parquet Floor Dress!

Photo of the week: The Parquet Floor Dress!

Dutch fashion designer Antoine Peters is known for being always on the lookout for quirky and unusual ideas with a playful twist about them. This is why when he was asked to create a design for the cover of You Are Cordially Invited, a two-dimensional exhibition space for contemporary art, manifesting itself in the form of a glossy magazine, he came up with the ” The Parquet Floor Dress “, a piece suspended between surrealism and interior design in which he injected his optimism. in which he injected his optimism.

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The Parquetry of the Palaces of St Petersburg

The Parquetry of the Palaces of St Petersburg

without doubt some of the finest parquetry and marquetry flooring you will find anywhere in the world can be found in Russia at the Palaces of St Petersburg. Built during the 18th century the Palaces of St Petersburg employed craftsmen from all over the world to construct their manor houses and palaces, competition creating the demand for a greater range of interior design options as the merchants showed off their   wealth, influence, taste and fashion. These homes became galleries for the master craftsmen who carried out the marquetry and parquetry.   In the fine tradition of this outstanding workmanship […]

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Vinyl Sports Flooring

Vinyl Sports Flooring

Our Sports Flooring division is known for the quality wooden sprung sports flooring they supply and install UK wide, however we are also an approved supplier and installer of Gerflor, the leading vinyl sports surfaces provider.  Recently a team of our senior flooring operatives and our Contracts Director were invited over to the Gerflor French HQ of  for a showcase of new products and vinyl sports floor developments as well as some top up training.  One of the distinguishing features of Vinyl sports flooring is the range of products available and Gerflor manufacture surfaces that are purpose built for a […]

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A basketball court installed in one minute

This is how you do it – great video footage of a basketball court installed in one minute. Laid, sanded, painted and lined.

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Recycled Pallets – 11 Great Uses

Recycled Pallets - 11 Great Uses

We’ve previously featured reclaimed shipping pallets used to make flooring and have stumbled across this excellent article at Home Design Find that high lights eleven different great uses various artisans and designers have put recycled pallets to throughout the home, reinventing them as contemporary furniture and fixings. [maxbutton id=”1″]

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Revolving Wood Shutters for this Wine Shop

Revolving Wood Shutters for this Wine Shop

In ‘de zeen’ magazine we came across this exceptionally simple and creative solution that the Red Pif wine shop and restaurant in Prague dreamed up to create both window Revolving Wood Shutters and cupboard doors in the shape of interlocking bottles.  The wooden bottle styled shutters are pivoted on a central axis that spins to reveal the racks of wine and daylight behind. This Revolving Wood Shutters is very unique and stylish for a wine shop. The bottle styled make it more perfect for a wine and drinks shop. checkout there beautiful arrangement and Revolving Wood Shutter window images below. Full […]

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