B&Q solid wood flooring - is it any good?

(4 Posts)
gretagrape Thu 05-Jun-14 20:15:49

Hi. I'm looking at solid wood flooring for a large bedroom - I can get a hefty 18% discount at B&Q so have been looking at their stuff first. I can afford for the flooring to be approx £40sqm before the discount, but there are hardly any reviews for their flooring on their site, so it's hard to gauge if it's any good or not based on a couple of disgruntled customers.

Any experience of laying their flooring?

Thanks

burnishedsilver Thu 05-Jun-14 22:46:28

A friend of mine had a bad experience with it. The wood didn't scratch but the top layer of varnish is scratched to bits. It looks like someone went over the whole thing with a large scouring pad. Its just had normal living room traffic.

Worksallhours Thu 05-Jun-14 23:40:40

We had B&Q dark oak solid wood flooring in our entrance hall, and have just ripped it all out. We bought our house last year, and I think the former owners had put it in sometime within the last six years.

Now they did have three young boys and a big dog, but the flooring finish was scratched beyond belief and, in some places, the finish had worn down to the actual wood. While I could have coped with that, it was the sheer number of minor scratches that rendered the whole floor murky and dun.

Again, no matter what I did, I simply could not clean even the least damaged boards to a reasonable finish -- and I tried every trick in the book.

Also when we pulled it up, our joiner told us that to lay it without gluing it down, you need to staple-nail it through the tongue and groove.

gretagrape Fri 06-Jun-14 17:53:36

hmmm, that doesn't sound great - if it was something that we would immediately know was wrong with it at least you can take it back, but if it's something that's going to prove an issue over time then that's going to be a right pain in the arse. So maybe I'll look around then...

thanks.

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