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Oak flooring and clad interior walls in contemporary property – Porthcothan, Cornwall

The 'Supreme' 220mm x 21mm engineered oak was used in an impressive new build in Porthcothan, North Cornwall. An amazing location and an innovative design has resulted in a breath-taking contemporary property.

Can you sand Engineered Wood Flooring?

When it comes to maintaining the beauty and longevity of engineered wood floors, property owners often wonder if sanding is a viable option with engineered wood flooring. The good news is that engineered wood floors can indeed be sanded. However, not all engineered woods are created equal - the key factor that permits how many times the floor can be sanded, if at all, is the thickness of the wear layer but wear layer alone is not the only factor to consider. Read on to find out more....

Discover the Best Flooring Options for Your Rental Property

This article provides useful information for landlords or landladies who want to choose the best flooring for their rental property. Here we aim to explain the various flooring options available and their suitability for rental homes. It discusses the pros and cons of different flooring types, including hardwood, laminate, luxury vinyl, and carpet, and provides guidance on which type of flooring is best for different types of rental properties.

Oiled, Lacquered or Untreated – What’s The Best Finish For Hardwood Flooring?

Choosing the right finish for your wood flooring is important, here we examine the pros and cons of treating with natural oils, lacquers or just not treating the floors at all, with some pointers to help you to make the right choice.

5 Top Tips to Consider When Purchasing The Best Engineered Wood Flooring

With such a variety of finishes, dimensions, colours and specifications, choosing a wooden engineered floorboard for your property is quite often not as easy as originally expected. Read our simple '5 Key Factors to Consider' article to gain a better understanding of what exactly it is to look for in the best engineered wood flooring and what type of flooring is going to be best suited to your property and tastes.

Pre-treated or Untreated Engineered Wood Floorboards – Which is best?

Pre-treated and Untreated engineered wooden boards, make the right choice for your property after reading our great article on the pros and cons of buying pre-treated or untreated engineered wooden floorboards.

Wood Floor Colour – Not the only factor to consider

There is no question that colour and finish is the one aspect that everyone considers when purchasing their engineered wood flooring. However you must be sure that in concentrating on the colour you don't overlook other important aspects of a wooden floor such as grade, dimensions, quality and maintenance.

Wear layer – All you need to know

The Wear Layer on engineered wood is an important aspect to consider when purchasing your wooden floor. In this article we cover what exactly is meant by 'Wear Layer', how long does a wear later last and what thickness of wear layer is suitable for your property.

220mm Oak Flooring used in Stainless Steel Clad 1960’s house, Godalming, Surrey

Our 'Supreme' 220mm x 21mm engineered oak boards were used in this unique stainless steel clad 1960's house near Godalming, Surrey. The traditional light oak colour and natural beauty within the timber work beautifully with this modern contemporary property. This property is featured in the September issue of the Self Build & Design Magazine.

JFJ Customer reviews – 97% of our Google Reviews are 5*

We asked customers for some Google reviews and were overwhelmed with the response.

Customer review of our Exmoor Smoked LVT flooring

Mark Jones the landlord of the Bell Inn at Chittlehampton chose our LVT flooring for a stylish and durable solution for his new pub restaurant.

Renovate in Style with Engineered Oak

If you are renovating your home, or even if you are working on an investment property, there are all sorts of improvements and changes you can make, and for every one of them there are plenty of decisions to be made. You will be choosing colours, materials, layout and more

Understanding grading of Engineered Oak Flooring

Selecting the appropriate grade of flooring for your property is important in helping you achieve the look that suits your style and interior design. Within this guide, we will explore the intricacies of the grading system for engineered oak flooring in the hope it assists you towards making a well-informed decision that suits your tastes and requirements.

Which Direction to Run Wooden Flooring

We very often get asked which is the best direction to run wooden floorboards. This article may give you some food for thought and helpful tips to help you decide which is going to be best for your tastes and property.

Why Choose Wooden Flooring for a Kitchen?

Read our article on the suitability, benefits, and considerations for using wooden flooring in kitchens. Learn about the best types of wood flooring, the importance of finish, colour options, and maintenance tips to ensure a long-lasting, beautiful kitchen floor.

The Best Wood Flooring: Laminate, LVT, Engineered Wood or Solid Wood?

The modern world of interior design and DIY is complicated and often confusing. With so many flooring options available, it can be tricky to know what type of floor is best for your home or project. Laminate, Engineered or Solid wood flooring - in this article we discuss which is best....

Go Hygge: How to Get the Scandinavian Look in your Home

Over the past few years, Scandinavian style has taken centre stage as one of the most desirable aesthetics for the home. From lagom to hygge, the whole world is looking to our northerly neighbours for lifestyle inspiration. Read this article to find out more.

Why buying from a small family business such as JFJ is best

JFJ is a long established family business with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the timber & flooring industry. A business that's built from repeat clients, word of mouth and recommendations. JFJ offer a personal service and provide individual attention to each job to ensure the products purchased are suited to both the property and the tastes of the individual.

Narrow or wide floorboards – What’s best for my home?

What width of floorboard to choose is a question home owners have been asking themselves for years when choosing their hardwood floor. What width of board to go for can very much down to ones personal tastes and preferences, however, there are a few factors that are worth keeping in mind which we have outlined in this article.

A Limed Effect or White Wood Flooring for your Home

Lighter coloured wooden floors are becoming increasingly popular due to the feel of spaciousness and sophistication that they can bring to a room. In this article we touch upon the different types of finishes that you can choose to get a white washed or limed effect wooden floor.

Laminate or Engineered Wood Flooring – What’s the difference?

A common misconception within the flooring world is that laminate and engineered wood flooring are the same. In fact these two different types of floors are different in a number of ways. These article describes the differences between the two and outlines some of the advantages of a quality engineered wood floor over the cheaper laminate alternative.

Laying Engineered Wood Flooring Over Underfloor Heating – Factors to Consider

One of the many benefits of laying a quality engineered hardwood floor in your property is its compatibility with underfloor heating. Due to its construction a quality engineered wooden floorboard is a much more stable product than the likes of solid oak or some of the lower quality engineered boards. However there are still a number of points to consider before laying your new floor over UFH.

What can I do to avoid an ‘orange’ oak floor?

There are a number of things to consider when purchasing your flooring, but the one factor on everyone's mind is finish and colour. Its not uncommon that we are asked what can be done to avoid and 'orange' tone to the floor. However, this isn't always easy to answer as people perception of an 'orange' tone does vary. We don't consider any of our pre-treated oak boards to be orange in colour but if this is something you are concerned about there are a few things that we would suggest considering.

Flooring in Beautiful Coastal Property – Polzeath, Cornwall

A preview of a stunning property in North Cornwall with a contemporary design and having our wide and long engineered oak floorboards fitted in an open plan styled living space.

Refinishing & Sanding Engineered Wood Floors

A high specification engineered wooden board can be re-sanded back a number of times and re-treated with an finish of your choice. The thicker the wear layer of timber on the surface of the board the more times a floor can be re-sanded and re-treated.

Hardwood Flooring – Floor for all Seasons

Buy a quality engineered hardwood floor in conjunction with underfloor heating to produce a beautiful warm wooden floor - cosy and homely in the winter and cool in the summer. A floor for all seasons. This article refers to the 'warmth' of a hardwood floor versus a carpet and how insulating your floor can save you money.

Allowing For Wastage When Ordering Wood Flooring

Accounting for wastage when placing your wood floor order, why 5% is a good figure and rounding to the nearest box may help you! JFJ Wood Flooring advise all of our clients to take account of wastage when placing all UK wooden flooring orders.

Increasing the Value of your Home with Hardwood Flooring

When choosing which flooring to purchase for your home there may be some factors that seem obvious to consider such beauty and practicality. However one factor that may not be quite as obvious is return on investment.

Real Wood vs Laminate Flooring – Why real wood wins every time

There is of course a place in the market for laminate flooring but is it really the best option in terms of budget? And even with modern technology can it really have the same character and feel that a real wooden floor? Read this article to hear our opinion on why quality hardwood flooring wins every time.

The Benefits of Engineered Wood Flooring in your Property

An informative article outlining the benefits of installing a quality engineered wood flooring in your property. Explaining in brief what exactly engineered wood flooring is, how installing a hardwood floor into your home increases the value of the property and why to choose a quality engineered wooden board over cheaper laminates are just a few points that are covered in this article.

What’s the best grade of wood flooring?

With so many different ways to refer to the grade of timber it can get very confusing for the consumer. Here we try to provide our best advice on this subject and the answer might be somewhat surprising.

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European Oak Flooring in Shepherds Huts

Our Supreme 220mm x 21mm Engineered Oak Flooring has been used in these unique and custom-made Shepherd Huts. Wedmore Shepherd Huts have been running for over 30 years now and have vast experience in the construction industry, allowing them to produce these superb huts.

What is SPC and WPC Flooring?

In this article we explore the key aspects of SPC (Stone Plastic Composite) and WPC (Wood Plastic Composite) flooring. Aiming to provide you with valuable information about the composition, features, benefits, and ideal applications of these two modern flooring solutions.

Long boards or Random Length – Which to choose?

There are a number of aspects to consider when it comes to choosing your wooden floor for your home. One of which is the dimensions of the board and whether you feel a longer boarded floor or a random length floor will work best in your property and to your tastes. In this article we outline a few factors that are worth considering before making your decision.

Which Flooring Type is Best for Pets?

Some will say a house is never quite a home without pets. Whether you’re a cat person, a dog person, or have embraced the slightly more eccentric side of pet ownership, choosing the right flooring for your pets can be tricky. On the one hand you want your home to be comfortable and stylish for both you and your furry friends. On the other [...]

The Expert’s Guide: Stylish Grey Wood Flooring Options

Real Homes, Open Plan Lifestyle – Made Possible By Engineered Oak Flooring

The modern kitchen; far from being a place where the woman of the family spends hours alone preparing meals for ravenous children and a taciturn breadwinner (thank goodness).

Which flooring is best for a rustic look?

The word ‘rustic’ is defined by the Oxford dictionary as something that has “a simplicity and charm that is considered typical of the countryside”. In our opinion, there is no better way to achieve this feel within your property than with a natural timber floor.

Lundy Engineered Oak Flooring for Tarr Farm

We have recently supplied our quality rustic Lundy Engineered Oak to The Tarr Farm Inn on picturesque Exmoor National Park. The team are delighted with their final product, with a finish that perfectly complements their traditional country feel, with a hint of high class.

The Benefits of Wood Flooring for Allergy Sufferers

Allergy sufferers often have it rough. With the majority of people spending as much as 90% of their time indoors, it’s important to make your work and living space as allergy-friendly as possible...

What is Distressed Wood Flooring?

Distressed wooden flooring is a particular style that is designed to give an old and worn feel to a new hardwood floor. Why not find out more?

How To Remove Wood Floor Stains

One of the benefits of a beautiful wooden floor is the ease of cleaning and maintaining, however over the years spills and accidents will happen that may cause stains to your floor that you will want to remove. Well why not find out how to?

How do I safely clean a real wood floor?

A real wood floor adds a truly beautiful style and feel to any space, but keeping that floor clean is essential to protecting it and extending its longevity. In this article, we look at the quick and easy things you can do to extend the life of your timber floor...

Matching a new wooden floor with an existing wooden floor

If you have an existing timber floor in your property and are looking for a floor that will match in then we have written this article to give you some helpful tips and factors to consider. Including Colour, grade, Dimensions, T&G profile and appearance of finish.

Country 190mm Used in Stunning Restoration of Historic Building

The Country 190mm x 14mm engineered oak has been used in a beautiful restoration project in North Devon. The once lively glove factory that has sat empty since the 1970's until recently where its been renovated into 9 contemporary apartments by local firm Mazzard Investments.

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Textured Finish Such as Brushed and Oiled

Textured finishes on oak floors such as brushed and oiled have become popular in recent years but, like with many things, they have their pros and cons. In this article we outline the advantages and disadvantages of choosing an oak board with a textured finish to try and help you make the right decision when it comes to choosing your floor.

Is Solid Oak More Durable Than Engineered?

It’s a common misconception that solid oak is more durable or longer lasting than engineered. It can be, but it all depends on what quality of engineered board you purchase and what the oak is treated with. Read this article for more information regarding the durability of engineered and solid oak flooring.

LVT Wood / Stone Plastic Composite: A Premium and Affordable Flooring Option

In this article we discuss what is a Luxury Vinyl Tile - Wood Plastic Composite (LVT WPC). LVT floors are becoming more and more popular in todays market and we discuss why. Cost saving, durability, practicality, ease of fitting etc are to name but a few of the advantages of a high quality LVT Wood Plastic Composite floorboard. Read this article to find out more...

LVT Wood Plastic Composite vs Engineered Oak

Suppose you’re planning to lay new flooring and you have decided you want the look and practicality of wood. Beautiful grain patterns, easy to keep clean and maintain, works well in any room; what’s not to love?

The Benefits & Advantages Of Walnut Wood Flooring

When you are planning your new floor you have many decisions to make, but let’s assume you have already made the choice of laying engineered hardwood flooring for a timeless, long-lasting, beautiful effect, then the next decision is what type of hardwood to use.

Wooden flooring with Pets – All you need to know

What is the best type of wooden flooring for dogs? How do you clean and maintain your floor when you have pets? What factors should you consider in order to buy a floor that is suitable for you and your furry friends? To find out the answers read our tips and advice on owning a hardwood floor with pets article.

What Is Engineered Wood Flooring?

An engineered hardwood floor is a great option for you home. Reliable, versatile, and created from real wood, it’s the perfect way to update your interior décor with a warm and cosy feel. Why not find out more?

Modern Oak Flooring; Timeless Charm

Whether you are the sort of person who takes pleasure from the culinary arts, baking fresh bread, piping butter icing into flowers, and slicing fresh vegetables, or you just want to open a ready meal chuck it in the oven and open a bottle of wine, the one thing that nearly everyone can agree on is that the kitchen should be a stylish and efficient workplace

Real Homes use Engineered Oak

There’s nothing so provocative as titling an article with a bold statement but sometimes it is necessary to be bold in order to achieve the desired effect. And let’s face it, luxury engineered wood oak flooring is the bold, premium choice.

The ‘Country’ Range – Exceptional Value for Money

Our 14mm thick Country range is a superb board for people who are looking for a high spec multi-laminate plywood structured board whilst keeping costs down. The combination of random lengths and Rustic grade means wastage is kept to a minimum during manufacture which has a favourable impact on the cost. Read this article to fine out more.

New Year New Floor for 2021

If 2020 has taught us anything, it's to appreciate what and who we have around us. We spent much more time in our homes than ever before and perhaps it's time to make where you property that bit more comfortable in 2021 with a new floor.

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New Oak Wooden Flooring – The ‘Country’ Range

Introducing the new 'Country' range of engineered oak flooring from JFJ. The Country range is 14mm thick and is designed to offer a low cost option for those wanting a beautiful and high quality engineered wooden floor on a tight budget.

JFJ – proud sponsors of North Molton Football Club

Having been based in North Molton for a long time, JFJ Wood Flooring are pleased to be able to provide the successful North Molton Stags with some great new kit.

The Times For Wood Flooring Are Changing – Where to start?

Changes in how wood flooring is manufactured can create great benefits for consumers, but you ned to be aware of the pitfalls and how to compare like with like, price usually reflects quality but you need to know how the quality of oak engineered floorboards is generated.

Rejuvenate your home this winter

With the summer long gone and the festive season just beginning, it may be time to give your home a well-deserved revamp. Whether you're looking to give your wooden floor a fresh, new coat of varnish or replace it completely, see what we recommend to give your home the perfect winter makeover.

Wood Flooring – The Practical & Convenient Flooring Option

Is wood flooring easy to maintain? Why is wood flooring more practical than carpets? Read this article to hear our views on why wood flooring is not only the most beautiful, but also on of the most practical flooring choice for your property.