Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Be aware of a bad contractor- warning signs

Everybody wants their home sweet home to look elegant, be it a floor or be it a roof. Renovation of a home includes a lot of stress and a wood flooring contractor performs as a guiding hand. But, hiring the wrong contractor may waste your money and give you plenty of headaches. In this blog, you will read the warning signs of an immoral contractor.
Sends the entire estimate with a single number
An estimate is a complex part of every project. This estimation includes the individual cost of every item and the detailed list with the breakdown of each. A dishonest contractor could come back to you in the half way to request you for more money and then there would be no proof left with you. This also helps as a way to protect the contractor from unexpected circumstances which could sum to material costs or additional labor.
Incapable of answering technical questions
Before scheduling the first appointment with the wood flooring contractor, you have to do your homework first. Ask the contractor about the methods of installing and other technical questions. If they give the wrong answers to even a simple question, say goodbye to them!
Comes extremely late or no show without a phone call
Most contractors have busy schedules and some might be trying to manage multiple projects while taking on new clients. This is understandable! But at least they could do is reschedule the meeting with a phone call. All home contractors initiate by coming to your home for an estimate to see the job site. This might seem like something minor but it should make you wonder if your home will be a priority after you hire them.

At Mckay Flooring all of our installers are professional, respectful, and skilled at every job. 

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Sport Flooring Which Is Safe and Enhance the Game Quality

Are you opening new dance or inside sports facility then do not forget to install the sprung flooring in the place? Just hire any good wood flooring contractors and they will guide you about the benefits of installing the sprung floors in the facility. Still, let me tell you few basic points of the sprung floor. The Sprung floor has the ability to bear or absorbing the shocks, hence creates a safe environment for the dancers or players of indoor games. It is the most suggested form of flooring for the dance facilities, PE activities, and indoor sport flooring. Due to the landing of feet on this soft flooring, the chances of injuries decreases to negligible. Fewer injuries mean a better performance by the artists and players.
The concept of sprung flooring is a quite an old one, although the material used keeps on updating as per the inventions in the field of technology. If we talk about the modern type of sprung floors, these ones are supported by the foam backing or rubber feet which are generally designed to restrain the bounce of the feet and are also known as semi-sprung flooring but those old ones used to give the spring by bending woven wooden battens and are designed to add the bounce in the feet of the player or artists such as it is good for gymnastics or for cheerleading. The UK's largest Conservative Club, Accrington Conservative Club was built in 1890 also has a sprung floor in its Grand Ballroom, which is although in the traditional form.

Sprung flooring without the top surface layer is sometimes referred as Sub-floors. The top surface layer is the real performance layer which involves the materials like solid wood or engineered wood, or it can be a synthetic surface such as Vinyl, Linoleum, Polyurethane or Rubber. Most of the sprung flooring requires a level of Sub-floors installed in it. There are many flooring companies in the UK who can easily help with your flooring needs, be it consultancy, choosing the product or getting the installation.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

McKay Flooring offers the best wooden flooring in UK

Solid hardwood floors and engineered floors are the two major categories of flooring found worldwide. Solid hardwood floors are made of planks milled from a single piece of timber. Solid hardwood floors were originally used for structural purposes, being installed perpendicular to the wooden support beams of a building known as joists or bearers. With the increased use of concrete as a subfloor in contemporary building construction, engineered wood flooring has gained more popularity and clientele. But it is not uncommon to find solid wood floors in houses that are more than 100-200 years old.

Engineered wood is the most common type of wood flooring used globally. Engineered wood flooring is composed of two or more layers of wood in the form of a plank. Engineered wood flooring is more stable because another layer is laid at a 90° angle to the layer above. The top layer (lamella) is wooden, that is visible when the flooring is installed and is adhered to the core. This stability makes it a universal product that can be installed over all types of subfloors above, below or on grade. Dimensional stability and universal use are other benefits of Engineered wood flooring. Patented installation systems allow for faster installation and easy replacement of boards. Engineered wood also allows for a floating installation where the planks are not adhered to the subfloor or to each other, further increasing ease of repair and reducing installation time. Engineered flooring is also suitable for underfloor and radiant heating systems. Engineered wood is more frequently pre-finished, has beveled edges, is very rarely site-finished, and is installed with glue or as a floating installation.

Kahrs is the godfather of floating engineered floors. Kahrs has been a leader of sustainable flooring since they initiated their bespoke flooring concept in Sweden in 1857. In England, McKay Flooring has been an authorized dealer offering Kahrs flooring and other types of parquet installation.  Over the last 40 years, we have mastered our craft as the best wood flooring contractors in London. Our enviable list of clients includes such reputed names as Selfridges, Goldsmith College, and more. The new stunning Glasgow showroom in Edinburgh displays a range of wonderful flooring options. Get in touch with us today for best floor sanding Glasgow.