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8. Calculate your materialsYou don’t want to over-order because you don’t want to waste money on surplus materials, right? Well, yes and no. What if you order all the paint for your project, but your decorator needs five per cent more than the quantity probably be a slightly different colour, which will affect the quality of the finish.If you are ordering surface finishes, such as tiles, flooring or slates, you also need to factor in wastage. This is generally 10 per cent, but it can be as high as 20 per cent if you are using reclaimed materials.
What do wood grades mean?The grade of a wood is useful for assessing its overall look, and generally refers to the amount and size of visible knots or other natural marks. As a rule, the smaller the knots and more uniform the colour, the higher the grade of wood and, therefore, the price. There are four wood grades: Prime, Select, Natural and Rustic. Prime has the lowest knot content, Rustic the highest. “Unfortunately, there are no universal standards for grading wood. Consequently, it isn’t always possible for consumers to assume that when grades are cited, they will be comparing like with like,” says Ray Scott of Ted Todd.
Lengthen your roomAs a rule of thumb, wooden floorboards look best when running in the same direction as the longest dimension in the room. This works well in a hallway, as laying your planks lengthways means the eye is drawn to the furthest point, leading you through this transitional space into the main house.Browse more wooden floor ideas and photos