Flooring News, Tips & Advice

The latest flooring insights, articles and news from Pietra Wood & Stone. Including tips and tricks to help you make well thought out flooring decisions.

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Wood Flooring

With so many flooring options available, it can be tricky to know what the best type of flooring is for your home or project. However, wood flooring continues to be a customer favourite flooring option in our homes. This is because it looks beautiful even as it ages and is wonderfully...

Exterior Porcelain

Summer has arrived at last, so it’s time to think outside spaces! For years Indian sandstone has been by far the most popular choice for people looking for an outdoor paving material. Whilst this type of natural stone has served its purpose very well, the new kid on the block...

Long and wide Engineered Flooring

Whether you are building your dream home or refurbishing an existing one, when it comes to the choice of flooring, it is vital that you consider the actual dimensions you need for each room i.e the length and width of the plank. Rooms come in many shapes, layouts and orientations...

Looking after your Oak Flooring

With many of us working or staying at home, we have put together some advice on the cleaning and maintenance of your oak flooring to keep you busy and perhaps get that worn floor looking as good as new. It is important to look after your floor and to do...

Engineered Wood Flooring. What to consider

When choosing an engineered wood floor, there are a few things to consider regarding the finished look of the space you are covering. The market is flooded with Chinese produced engineered flooring and they will come in many different colours, a few different widths, but generally not in any real...

Choosing Your Engineered Flooring

For many people, choosing their engineered flooring can be a difficult decision. What species of timber to use? What grade of timber to use? What width of plank to use? Should i choose planks, herringbone, chevron, or a patterned floor? How much will my floor cost? But probably, the most...

Large format porcelain tiles

It wasn’t that long ago that a 60cm x 60cm tile was considered “large format.” It was the goto tile size for clients that were looking for a big tile to cover their floor and or walls. 80cm x 80cm is now the “norm” but many ranges will also have...

Antiqued Engineered Flooring

Many people expect an engineered floor to look brand new once it has been installed. Our range of “antiqued” engineered flooring gives you the option to install a new floor that looks like it is original. Being engineered, the floors are designed to work with underfloor heating. They are extremely...

Engineered v Solid Wood Flooring

We are often asked by customers, “which floor should we use, engineered or solid flooring?” And every time the answer is the same, engineered flooring. There a few reasons why we would promote an engineered floor over a solid floor, the main points are listed below. Acclimatisation. Typically, a solid...

Using porcelain tiles for terracing and patios

Open plan living is not just limited to the inside of your home. Matching porcelain tiles for both internal and external use, gives you the opportunity to bring the outside, inside. Many of our porcelain ranges have an internal version that can be matched to be used externally. These will...
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