Over the years we’ve built up a considerable knowledge base of products and processes. We’ve established all the do’s and don’ts and are familiar with the finer points, benefits and limitations of all the materials we use. We’ll work closely with you to find the best way forward for your project and achieve the finest possible results.
You’ll find some insight and handy tips on choosing, installing and caring for your Reeve products. For more specific advice or information, please get in touch on +44 (0)1553 776 835 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be able to answer any questions you might have or provide product samples.
Types of flooring
There are many different flooring woods available, but your choice will tend to fall into one of two camps — solid wood or engineered wood. Download more information on choosing a floor, finishes, oils, lacquers and manufacturing tolerances. View our grading rules here.
Before installing wood flooring or other wood fittings, you need to consider the atmospheric conditions, day-to-day usage and other site-specific factors. Island Flooring are a Reeve recommended wood floor installation specialist.
Download more information on site conditions, delivery and acclimatisation, expansion gaps, sub-floors and keeping the noise down.
Depending on the amount of traffic you anticipate, you’ll need harder or softer flooring. The Brinell hardness test lets you know what wood to choose. Download more information on Brinell hardness testing and slip tests.
It is important to maintain your hardwood floor investment. Like a carpet it needs regular cleaning and every now and again some professional attention. If you maintain your hardwood floor it will last as long as you do. The important point is to maintain the oil or lacquer coating and never allow bare wood to appear. Download more information on Aftercare and general care.
Under floor heating
With concealed under floor heating, you should always plump for a engineered wood like Fenland (20mm) or Woodland (15mm). Engineered woods have 90% less movement than solid wood floors, and are generally far more stable. Download more information on Underfloor heating.
Fixing over heated subfloors
If you do not use a thermostat with a subfloor probe set to 26˚C your warranty is void.