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Understanding Colour & Grain Variation
1st March 2018

Understanding Colour & Grain Variation

Concerned about colour variation? Interested in wood grades? Read On...
 
How Indoor Climate Affects Timber Flooring
28th February 2018

How Indoor Climate Affects Timber Flooring

Did you know timber flooring reacts to changes in climate just like we do? Read this article to find out all you need to know Read On...
 
Top Tips to Achieving a Quality Install
23rd January 2018

Top Tips to Achieving a Quality Install

Want to achieve the best quality flooring install? We have all the answers for you! Read On...
 
European Oak vs American Oak
18th November 2017

European Oak vs American Oak

Oak flooring is highly sought-after as one of the most dependable wooden flooring options available Read On...
 
Our Stance on Bamboo Flooring
19th October 2017

Our Stance on Bamboo Flooring

Why don\'t we sell bamboo flooring? Read this article to find out... Read On...
 
Understanding the Distinctive Markings of Oak
14th September 2017

Understanding the Distinctive Markings of Oak

Click on the images below to see some of the main characteristics discussed in the article. Read On...
 
How to Make a Statement of Your Timber Floor
10th August 2017

How to Make a Statement of Your Timber Floor

From parquet patterns, to diagonal lays, to borders and colour combinations - we cover it all! Read On...
 
What Direction Should I Lay My Timber Flooring?
10th July 2017

What Direction Should I Lay My Timber Flooring?

Before You BeginWhile personal preference is a factor, the direction in which you run floorboards is usually governed by aesthetic and / or structural factors. Aesthetics usually ... Read On...
 
Creative Ways to Lay Chevron Timber Flooring
1st June 2017

Creative Ways to Lay Chevron Timber Flooring

Did you know Chevron timber flooring can be used to make a number of different patterns? Why not try some of these for your next project! Click the images below for more... Read On...
 
Flooring Edges: Bevelled or Square?
10th May 2017

Flooring Edges: Bevelled or Square?

There are a number of edge profile options for timber flooring planks available on the market today - from square edges, to micro-bevelled edges and bevelled edges. Each different ... Read On...
 
Why Are Most of our Timber Floors Made From Oak?
28th March 2017

Why Are Most of our Timber Floors Made From Oak?

As some of you may have noticed, the majority of our timber flooring is made from Oak. There are many different species of Oak in the world - Here at Forté Flooring we mostly use ... Read On...
 
Environmental Benefits of Engineered Flooring
15th March 2017

Environmental Benefits of Engineered Flooring

Did you know that when you choose engineered flooring over solid timber flooring (of the same dimensions) you are helping to decrease the amount of slow-growing natural hardwood ... Read On...
 
Floating Floor or Glue Down - What is Best?
17th February 2017

Floating Floor or Glue Down - What is Best?

In this article we cover the differences between floating flooring and glued down (direct stuck) timber flooring, and the different situations they are suitable for. Note we are ... Read On...
 
Solid Timber vs Engineered: What Should I Choose?
25th January 2017

Solid Timber vs Engineered: What Should I Choose?

How is the Structure of Engineered Timber Flooring different to Solid Timber Flooring?Solid timber flooring is 100% solid hardwood right the way through the plank. In comparison, ... Read On...
 
Narrow or Wide Planks - What Is Best For My Space?
14th December 2016

Narrow or Wide Planks - What Is Best For My Space?

Did you know the plank size you choose can have a huge impact on the perception of your room? Choose the wrong size and you can make a big room appear smaller, or extremely ... Read On...
 
Tips & Tricks to Repairing Scratches on Timber Flooring
18th November 2016

Tips & Tricks to Repairing Scratches on Timber Flooring

Tips & Tricks to Repairing Scratches on Timber Flooring by forteflooringnz on Polyvore Foreword: The below mentioned scratch repair methods are intended for use on timber ... Read On...
 
What is the best Coating for my Timber Floor?
22nd September 2016

What is the best Coating for my Timber Floor?

We often have people come to us asking for an oiled wood floor - but is this really what you want? In this article we are going to explain the common types of finishes available ... Read On...
 
Tips to Choosing a Practical Flooring Colour
23rd August 2016

Tips to Choosing a Practical Flooring Colour

Too light and your flooring will show dirt and grime - too dark and you will see every crumb and dust. Nobody wants to spend their whole life vacuuming and mopping a floor that ... Read On...
 
Matching Furnishings with Flooring
16th June 2016

Matching Furnishings with Flooring

We are seeing a lot of call for furnishings that are required to match flooring; for example cafe tables, retail counters and display racks, cabinet fronts and more. With our ... Read On...