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    Styling your Home with Parquet
    13th September 2017
    Parquet flooring is seeing a real renaissance right now and it’s easy to see why. Born in magnificent Versailles homes in the late 1600’s, parquet has been a staple of...
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    Choosing Between Wide and Narrow Wood Floors
    4th July 2017
    First, it's important not to see floor board width as "yet another decision" to make. Instead, see this as the selection of a major design feature. Your decor, the size...
  • Benefits of Using reclaimed Wood
    22nd June 2017
    Reclaimed wood will bring character to any interior. It comes with an embedded history and does not conform to a perfect design. It has indentations, naturally aged colouring and...
  • 3 Peaks Challenge
    12th June 2017
    In what seems to have become an annual tradition, Chaunceys' MD Ian Tomlinson teamed up with some friends to tackle the famous 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of local charity, Temwa...
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    Bristol Penthouse Project
    26th May 2017
    A gorgeous blend of soothing neutrals and pops of brighter midtones make up the palette in this naturally lit Bristol Penthouse. Our convincingly aged Vintage Natural boards & Tumbled...
  • 7 Tips For Maintaining Wooden Flooring
    8th May 2017
    Wooden floors, properly finished, are the easiest of all floor surfaces to keep clean and new looking. Unlike carpeted floors that show age regardless of care, wood floors can be...
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    Difference between Chevron & Herringbone Flooring.
    27th April 2017
    What is Chevron? To achieve a chevron patterned wood floor, planks are cut at 45' angles and set against each other to form a "V" shape. Due to the  "V"...
  • 5 Good Reasons To Use Timber For Sustainable Construction
    20th April 2017
    Timber is without a doubt one of the most environmentally friendly building materials available. It is extraordinarily versatile, naturally renewable, strong to build with and creates a warm and...
  • Tips and Advice on Timber Flooring Care and Storage (Prior to Fitting)
    5th March 2017
    Prior to Installation: At Chaunceys we make every effort to ensure that all our flooring is delivered in first class condition. All our new boards are kiln dried, and have...
  • Chaunceys Now Featured on "The List" by House and Garden
    8th February 2017
    Chaunceys are proud to be featured on "The List" directory by House and Garden, the prestigious interior and exterior design magazine's newly launched directory for designers and home makers...
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    Laying Guide for Parquet & Block Flooring
    7th January 2017
    Laying a parquet or block floor is a complex undertaking – we always recommend using an experienced fitter to lay our floors.  Chaunceys Fitting Team can provide an expert service...
  • Oak Floor Laying Guide
    5th January 2017
    Oak Floor Laying Guide: Solid Wood Flooring Planning Wooden floors should be installed at the final stage, after any plastering or concrete has fully dried out (allow a minimum of 1...
  • A Brief History of Parquet Flooring
    20th July 2016
    The Beginnings of Parquet During the late 1600’s when earth and concrete flooring was common in the homes of commoners and marble slabs were the preferred flooring for the wealthy, a new type...