Wednesday, 1 September 2021


Are you considering changing from carpet to hardwood floors. It's not uncommon to consider switching from carpet to hardwood floors. Carpet is a popular choice for decades, and it's less expensive to install than other flooring options. However, there are many things homeowners need to be aware of before committing to carpet.

Do not stick with carpet! Here are four reasons to replace carpeting with hardwood floors by Hanwell Floor Sanding :


Did something get spilled on your carpet? Now you need to clean up any spillages and then dry the carpet. For stains such as wine, grease/tar, and Koolaid, you may need to hire a professional. Don't forget to have your carpets cleaned at least once a year, or more frequently if you are using lighter colors. Your carpets will soon look dreadful if they aren't cleaned regularly.

Hardwood floors, however, are very easy to maintain. You only need to vacuum and mop your hardwood floors every week. Beautiful floors will always be yours. You will have beautiful (and clean!) floors every time. Carpets are free from unpleasant stains and odours!

Tip: To avoid damage to the wood, we recommend using a vacuum with either a floor brush attachment or an electric mop. To get rid of allergens and dirt quickly, you can use a dampened mop or sponge mixed with diluted wood cleaner.


It's something we all have seen. The carpet that people use to walk on is matted down a little more than the rest. These are called traffic patterns and there's not much you can do to correct them. These are caused by years of foot traffic, which has also worn down the pad beneath the carpet. There is no other option than to replace the carpet when this happens. These large wrinkles are common in carpets and
require professional help to repair them.

Wood floors are more resilient to foot traffic than wood floors. Wood floors last a minimum of ten years before they need to be refinished or professional cleaned. It can be refinished for another ten years. You can refinish solid hardwood floors many times. The color and finish can also be changed to keep your home current.


Your carpet can quickly become a magnet to allergens, such as dust mites, pet fur, and mold spores. These can all cause inflammation in your immune system. These pesky allergens can build up in carpet fibers, and even deep within the pad. It is difficult to eradicate completely. Hardwood floors are a great option to reduce allergens in your home if you are sick of your allergies.


Are you a fan of HGTV? Do you love the hardwood floors? Are you thinking of selling your home? Hardwood floors are very popular because of their beauty, durability and longevity. Although hardwood flooring can be more expensive than carpet initially, it is worth the investment over time as it lasts longer than carpet. You can get rid of your old carpet and make your home stand out with hardwood floors.

Are you ready for a new look? Read what to expect during a wood floor installation. Contact us online to swap your carpet for hardwood floors or call us at 020 3151 83335 To schedule your complimentary consultation.

Monday, 28 June 2021

Underfloor Heating and Engineered Wood Flooring

Underfloor heating systems are growing in popularity. To make sure you know what type of flooring to use, you will need to be familiar with the options. One of the most common questions we get is "Can I install underfloor heating underneath engineered wood flooring?" This blog is intended to answer this question.

The Simple Solution...

It is possible to put underfloor heating beneath your engineered wood flooring. Engineered hardwood flooring is made in a way that gives each plank dimension stability. Your floor will naturally expand or contract depending on the temperature in the room. This is possible because underfloor heating can affect the temperature. Solid wood flooring, on the other hand, is not capable of coping with an underfloor heating system's demands because the planks are less stable in terms of expansion and contraction due to temperature fluctuations.

Choices To Be Made...

There are many elements to consider before you decide on the flooring you want from our extensive range of engineered hardwood products.

First, what type of underfloor heating system are you going to use? There are two main types of underfloor heating systems that you can choose from: water-based and electric. Electric systems often include a foil heater. The foil heater is an electric heating pad that can be installed underneath wood flooring or other floating floors. The foil-wrapped heating cables provide a high level of thermal conductivity to the wooden flooring. This allows for quick heat-up and efficient heat distribution.

Water-based systems come in a variety of options, including rail and panel versions. However, they can vary depending on which company you choose to purchase your system.

The temperature of the underfloor heating system is another aspect to be considered. Kahrs and other retailers, as well as the vast majority of manufacturers, recommend that a floor's surface temperature not exceed 27 degrees Celsius. This is also true for areas close to heating elements and radiators. As long as you don't have any furniture, it is reasonable to expect 23 degrees Celsius across the entire underfloor area. It is important to ensure that insulation (such as our Sonic Gold Underlay) is high-quality, that windows are double-glazed and that your flooring and room meet industry standards. It is important to follow the instructions of the heating system supplier and take every precaution to ensure that the water temperature never exceeds the maximum.

It is important to check the underfloor heating system before you lay your flooring. You don't want to be forced to rip up your flooring due to a leak or fault. This could prove to be a costly error. It is best to test the system slowly, heating it at 1degC higher than the room temperature. Then, gradually heat the system until you reach the magical 27degC mark. After you've done this, turn the system off for between 48 and 72 hours before installing your flooring.

We recommend that you hire a professional to install an underfloor heating system or engineered wood flooring. This will reduce the chance of making costly mistakes.

Let us know what you think

Are you a homeowner with underfloor heating? Please share your experiences in the comments below!

Thursday, 31 October 2019

What is Herringbone Hardwood Flooring?

Herringbone hardwood floors is actually the name given to some pattern made by parquet block flooring. A lot of men and women call parquet block flooring, herringbone flooring since that it the hottest design pattern that is made.

Parquet blocks of floors are much smaller than the normal planks. This allows you to create geometric patterns with your flooring. Herringbone is the most distinctive and recognisable pattern made with parquet blocks.

What does herringbone flooring look like?

The herringbone pattern generates a'V' shape. Each block of floors is laid out in a 45-degree angle to the next.

What you may find particularly relevant is the color and grain pattern of your herringbone flooring will be based on the varieties of wood you choose. The most ordinary and common species of wood floors is Oak. Natural Oak will give you a gold tone. However, you can acquire pre-stained Oak in various different shades, or you might opt for unfinished cubes and add a color stain and oil yourself. There are so many options available. Here are some of our most popular:

  • Organic Oiled Oak Parquet Block
  • White Oak Parquet Block
  • Grey Oak Parquet Block
  • Unfinished Oak Parquet Block
  • Cappuccino Oak Parquet Block

How do I care for Herringbone hardwood flooring?

Looking after any kind of wooden flooring is simple, and herringbone is no different. Once it has been installed you will want to keep it looking its best. Be careful not to damage your herringbone floor. Always remove outdoor footwear before walking around the floor and wipe away spills immediately. We always recommend using felt protector pads on the bottom of furniture to prevent unwanted scratches.

Cleaning is straight forward. First of all, sweep your floor with a soft brush on a regular basis. As a result, this will eliminate dirt and dust from the surface. Lastly, clean your floor with a wooden flooring cleaning solution and microfibre mop. We recommend using Bona Spray Mop.

Monday, 2 October 2017

What is a lacquered finish?

A lacquer is usually a polyurethane coating applied to a wooden flooring. It covers the pores of the wood floor and forms a hard, robust coating which effect like a protective shield for the wood from dirt and moisture. The difference between it and oil is that it sits on the top of the wood, it doesn’t sink in like oil. Lacquers should provide several years of protection for your floor, depending on the foot traffic.

Lacquered floors are really easy to care. You can keep them clean with just a broom, vacuum cleaner or micro-fibre mop and wipe the dust away. As with oil, lacquer also comes with a selection of finishes, such as gloss, matt, silk matt and extra matt. A lacquer finish is great for rooms where you anticipate a high foot traffic and you want a glossy finish. It’s important to remember that it’s water resistant,not a fully waterproof! Nowadays lacquer is available in every sheen level, similarly to oil, making it hard to tell the difference between the two finishes.

Lacquer from other side have the trend to show scratches easier than an oiled surface, and this is making it less ideal for pets, but this is easily fixed with a simple sanding and refinishing. Lacquer is the toughest of the finishes available, used commonly in dance studios, gyms and village halls. It can take a lot more punishment than oil, but due to sitting on the surface rather than seeping in, the floor underneath can become vulnerable to damage again once this has worn away.One of the top benefits about lacquer finished wood flooring is spills, if they’re cleared up reasonably quickly they won’t cause damage to your floor by seeping in!

Lacquer floor is an investment that will bring a new life of your home or office! Contact us 24/7!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

How to keep a smooth surface ?

Let's talk about your wood flooring a little bit. We love our occupation and to take care of your floors condition , but we also want to share with you how to keep your floors long lasting and protected before any hard procedure. There different types of harm which depend on if you have a pet,how big is your family , how long you live in your home and many more like these so here are couple of options which are not good to do with wooden floor at home-

 Do not use abrasives or harsh chemicals to clean your floor, do not use steam mops on your hardwood floor, do not pour cleaning product directly on floor, if you have being hidden it under carpet for an years you are going to need sanding in any case and we also want you try not yo wear high heel shoes on wood floors and if you could do not allow pet stains remain untreated it will be great !

These options are going to help your floors in the time and they will need sanding let's say not on five but on seven years for example, because it won't be that harmed! As a company which care for your home comfort we wish you sparkling floor and important big steps on them!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Improving your home interior with hardwood

Everyone makes choices about their home and interior. We see this increase in tendencies of improving your home with hardwood. A classic hardwood is back on top. The wooden floor in each room gives comfort, tranquillity and warmth and these are the main reasons why our customers are choosing it!

If you’re thinking of putting a new hardwood floors, you can’t go wrong. All types of hardwood floors have natural beauty and fit well with any interior — modern, traditional, country, you name it! Hardwood are good also for kitchens and basements but there they require a special considerations.

Wood floors fill these spaces with an instant classic feel, traditional look and beauty that you can experience over the years and this is important because home is place that doesn’t just exist outside, but it is living inside us! To have a home that we love is important for our emotional health and also to feel good in our home and there are just a few things that every home should be full of - laugh , games, good vibes and a shiny smooth wooden flooring!