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August 6, 2021
Z is for Zig-Zag Bar
A Zig-Zag Bar, or Z-Bar for short, is a carpet to hard flooring bar used where there is a height difference between the surface layer of the product and...
August 5, 2021
Y is for Yarn
Yarn is the material used to produce the surface layer, or pile, of the carpet. In this week’s guide we look into yarn in more detail.
August 4, 2021
X is for (e)Xtras
For this week we will be looking at the (e)xtras offered by Grimley Flooring that make us stand out from other flooring companies.
August 3, 2021
W is for Woven Carpets
A woven carpet is any carpet, either made by hand or machine, that is constructed on a loom weaving the yarn in with the backing to create a strong...
August 2, 2021
V is for Vinyl
Vinyl (Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC) is a versatile plastic. In flooring terms Vinyl is a hard-wearing floor covering that can come in sheet or tile form.
August 1, 2021
U is for Underlay
Choosing the right underlay can be an important decision and one that will help your new carpet perform it’s best for many years to come.
July 31, 2021
T is for Tufted Carpet
This is a manufacturing method where short pieces of yarn (tufts) are punched through the primary backing using a needle.
July 30, 2021
S is for Smoothing Compound
A smoothing compound is a thin layer applied on top of the subfloor to remove any imperfections in the finish.
July 29, 2021
R is for Runners
A carpet runner is a piece of carpet that runs the length of an area leaving a surround of exposed flooring (usually floorboards).
July 28, 2021
Q is for Questions
This week we are looking at a few common questions that are asked on a regular basis and their answers.
July 27, 2021
P is for Polymer Degradation
When those polymers start to degrade (break down) it can result in a number of changes to the flooring.
July 26, 2021
O is for Ounces
As we moved to metric some carpet manufacturers started to use the modern equivalent of grams per square meter.
July 25, 2021
M & N are for Man-Made and Natural Carpets
It is very convenient (or more likely a coincidence) that carpets are made from either Man-made materials or Natural materials.
July 24, 2021
L is for LVT
LVT, or Luxury Vinyl Tile, is a premium quality product available as either a plank or a tile and a variety of design/colour options.
July 23, 2021
K is for Knee Kicker
Sometimes known as a stretcher, this tool applies tension to a carpet allowing it to be hooked tightly onto grippers for a neat installation.
July 22, 2021
J is for Joins
The choice of product will determine if and how many joins there might be in your new flooring.
July 21, 2021
I is for Inset Mat
An Inset Mat is a door mat which is recessed into your flooring so it is level.
July 20, 2021
H is for Hardboarding
For flooring this was used to cover a wooden subfloor prior to installing a new floor covering, although it is often not recommended these days.
July 19, 2021
G is for Gripper
Grippers, or tackless fittings, are the fixings used to install the majority of domestic carpets. Normally constructed of layers of plywood...
July 18, 2021
F is for Felt Back
When it comes to carpet, we all pay attention to the ‘fluffy’ side, but what about the material on the back?
July 17, 2021
E is for Engineered Wood
For something a bit different this week, we are moving away from carpets and taking a look at a relatively new product to the market, Engineered wood.
July 16, 2021
D is for Draught Soiling
Following on with last week’s theme of myth busting, this week we look at another potential for carpet damage, draught soiling.
July 15, 2021
C is for Carpet Care
For C we enter the murky world of carpet care and bust some of those common carpet cleaning myths.
July 14, 2021
B is for Bullnose
Whilst most staircases have straight edges from top to bottom, some have a rounded edge on the last step or two.
July 13, 2021
A is for Adaptations and Accessories
Ok, OK! We cheated and are starting with 2 topics in our first week! Talk about setting the bar high I know…
May 24, 2021
We are really pleased that Grimley Flooring has become a Dementia Friend.
August 10, 2020
Did you see us in the Eastbourne Herald this week?
We featured in an article on businesses who started during the lockdown and the new challenges posed by the pandemic.
March 16, 2020
Following from the announcement tonight from the Prime Minister we have decided to implement the following precautions.
March 15, 2020
A New Beginning
With over 17 years’ experience in the flooring industry, both as a fitter and flooring surveyor, my wife and I decided that I should start my own business.
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