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Wood Floor Workmanship That’s Guaranteed To Last

Wood Floor Workmanship That's Guaranteed To Last

Did you know that McKay Flooring Ltd offer a 2 year guarantee on the workmanship of the wood floors we install and sand for our domestic customers

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Cementing Your Place in History

Cementing Your Place in History

How do you refit an old cement factory for residential use yet retain the feel and atmosphere of its former like? Architect Ricardo Bofill has transformed over 3,000m2 of abandoned cement factory into an extraordinary  cathedral like space, retaining as much of the old industrial fittings and atmosphere as possible while creating a contemporary living space. Full details and photos here.                                                              

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The Wooden Bike with the Wooden Wheels that Wooden…

The Wooden Bike with the Wooden Wheels that Wooden...

While the technology of bicycle construction may be all about using the latest weight saving carbon fibre materials you can’t help but admire the style and elegance of a hand made solid wooden bike. This wonderful wooden bike creation is from the hand of Amsterdam industrial designer  Jan Gunneweg who also builds glasses, poker tables and wheelchairs in exotic timbers. http://www.jangunneweg.com/  

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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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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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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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Inspirational Painted Wood Flooring

Inspirational Painted Wood Flooring

After a few years of footfall all wood floors begin to show wear and tear. Most people then call in an experienced painted wood flooring renovation company  (like McKay Flooring) to have the floor sanded and re-surfaced. However if you are looking for an alternative route and fancy a change then maybe you might entertain the idea of painting or staining a new pattern onto the exiting wood floor to create some shabby chic brilliance! Of course the floor can still be sanded in the future to return it to a pristine state should you still wish to do that! […]

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Reclaimed sports flooring with sports lines

Reclaimed sports flooring with sports lines

Thanks to the Coulters of Edinburgh who shared this photo of the recently installed Junckers reclaimed sports flooring in their property. Reclaimed sports flooring with the sports lines is becoming an increasingly popular look and McKay Flooring secured the contract to supply and fit the hospitality suite for New Balance footwear at last years 2012 Olympics in London with the same reclaimed sports flooring.  

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Using Reclaimed Floorboards to Create Furniture

Using Reclaimed Floorboards to Create Furniture

Nina Tolstrup’s London design company, Studiomama have created this beautiful cabinet all from reclaimed wood flooring. It’s no surprise to us that reclaimed floorboards have been used in this way as we have previously supplied reclaimed flooring for a Gold Winning Chelsea Flower Show design and also supplied reclaimed flooring for an art installation at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. The upcycling of wood flooring as furniture is becoming more and more fashionable as many woodcraft artisans are turning to recycled wood flooring to create stunning piece from this endless sustainable resource. Checkout some fashionable reclaimed floorboards below and share your comments […]

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