Floor coverings

The Consumer guide to choosing and maintaining a floor covering.

Whatever your floor covering, a little maintenance will enhance its beauty and longevity.

Parquet flooring

Bowing or lifting of parquet flooring: This can happen if the floor was too dry when it was laid, if not enough space was left around the edge of the room to allow for movement or if one side is getting wetter than the other, for example due to wet mopping.

While modern parquet floors laid with polyurethane adhesive are generally moisture-resistant, older parquet floors shouldn’t be wet mopped.

Vinyl

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