Bathroom Flooring Tiles – What are your Choices?

Bathrooms are almost always tiled, or use a type of laminate flooring that will look like tiles. Some types of laminate are particularly fashionable at the moment, as they provide some key benefits that tiles cannot. You may also decide to install a wooden flooring, though the damp environment could potentially be problematic and you may need to install a pretend wooden floor in order to stop it from warping.

Real tiles are beautiful and can give your bathroom and really high-end look. They are perfect if you are putting in a new bathroom and don’t want to compromise on aesthetics. However, they can be dangerous and can become very slippery in a damp environment. Think carefully about tiles if you have young children.

Laminates are the most cost-effective option, though quality laminates can also be very expensive. Choose laminates if you would like to have a beautiful floor covering that is not as dangerous as tiles.

Is Underfloor Heating a Good Idea?

Underfloor heating can have lots of benefits for homeowners and even for businesses. It helps to make a home more evenly heated, as there will be no cold spots in the places where radiators just don’t reach. You will also be able to install a thermostat in each room so that you have lots of control over the temperature of different zones of your home. Underfloor heating also tends to be more efficient than radiators, as the pipes use less water. This means you can save money on your energy bills when using this method to heat your property.

You do need to remember, however, that there will be significant costs to install underfloor heating in an existing building. You will probably have to take up lots of the flooring and have it all replaced. You may also need some structural amendments in order to support underfloor heating in your building.

Why Should you Choose Rooflights?

There are lots of benefits associated with rooflights and skylights, in both homes and businesses. Bringing in more natural light is advantageous for everybody and the lighter a property is, the better. These are the top reasons why you should think about installing rooflights and skylights:

  • They let in so much more light than vertical windows. The natural light will be able to flood directly into the room below, making it so much brighter.
  • You can get lots of different varieties. Choose from modern, slimline designs or ornate and decorative sky lanterns to complement an extension or swimming pool area.
  • They can help you to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. You won’t need to use as much artificial lighting and rooflights can help to keep a room warmer because of the extra sunlight that will be coming in, meaning you won’t need to have to heating on as much either.

The Whole Range of Industrial Doors is Available and Includes Roller Shutter Doors

Loading bays or any other logistical site in your manufacturing or storage unit need special doors that facilitate movement and at the same time provide enough security and protection from the vagaries of nature. Industrial doors that perform at peak levels at all times and which can be manufactured as per your specific requirement. Door repair is undertaken for all kinds of doors.

The whole range of Industrial Doors is available and includes roller shutter doors, sectional doors, fast action doors, personnel doors and strip curtains. All Dock Solution Industrial doors can be customised to be food safe, Insulated or standard range and can operate in temperatures of -25 – +70ºC needed for cold storage. 

Installing your Wood Burning Stove Correctly

Woman putting firewood into wood stove

Wood burning stoves are an excellent way to help save energy whilst also making your home look beautiful. They need to be fitted correctly though, as there is a lot that could go wrong if the proper safety measures aren’t taken. This is essential for the safety of you and your family so make sure you read our guide and take everything into full consideration.

It is possible to install a wood burning stove yourself and the internet is full of guides to show you how it is done. We would recommend only doing this is you have plenty of experience. A little bit of DIY around the house isn’t really enough to make you able to fit a stove without the help of an expert. There are flue pipes to connect, fireplaces to line… it is really quite complicated.

If you do decide to fit your stove yourself, make sure you follow the instructions incredibly carefully. If you have any doubts at all, a professional installation will be safer, easier and will give you far more peace of mind.