Sheffield, UK (PRWEB UK) 11 January 2013
In 2012 the UK saw records tumble for rainfall levels. In June 145.3mm of rain fell, the highest amount in one month alone since records began. The same month had just 119.2 hours of sunshine which was another record, beating the previous set back in 1987.
Sheffield based Heritage Collection, a leading supplier of wood flooring supplies, have seen higher than expected sales of engineered flooring during the second half of 2012. Many sales of flooring products were delivered direct to villages and towns where flooding was most prominent, in counties like Devon, Staffordshire and Glamorgan.
Brett Mordey, managing director at The Heritage Collection, said they were surprised to see such a direct correlation between flooded areas and orders for their wood flooring: "Just a few weeks after some of the heavy rainfall in the south of England, we started to see large orders come through for the regions which were worst affected".
He went to add: "Many people were ordering enough engineered oak flooring to completely refurbish an entire ground floor. It appears as though some home-owners were not waiting for their insurance pay-out and just getting on with rebuilding their lives".
The total rainfall in the UK was more than twice as much as normally expected, the Met Office said.
The Heritage Collection is a national supplier of engineered oak flooring supplies.