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Useful Guides & Best Practices in Wood Flooring


How to Prevent Wood Floor Gapping?


We often discuss professional wood floor services like gap filling and strive to help you better understand how these can be very beneficial for the overall condition of every wooden floor. However, today's hot topic is all about what you can do in order to prevent wood floor gaps from appearing in the first place. Gap filling is neither a complex nor time-consuming or expensive professional service.

Main Purposes of Skirting Boards


Skirting boards, also popular as baseboards, have been around for a long time and are among the most popular flooring accessories that come with a lot of benefits to the whole wood flooring structure. Skirting boards are not only important for the overall appearance of the floor, ensuring a put-together and sleek look. Skirting boards are also important for the overall functionality and sturdiness of the flooring structure.

Top Benefits of Natural Oil Floor Finishes


There are a lot of aspects and factors that go into considering what is the best finish choice for your wooden floor. You should think of the type of floor you have, the wood species it is made of, its texture, etc. You also should consider your lifestyle, whether it comes to a commercial or a domestic floor, the traffic expected, the specific environment of the floor and where it is installed.

Flooring Installation: Questions to Ask


When you are planning to get a new wooden floor, there are not many things to be concerned about. Maybe it will take some time until you finally decide to invest in this type of flooring, or maybe it will take longer until you choose your wooden floor in this ocean of options, variety, and opportunities. However, what follows next is definitely not that complex and overwhelming at all - you need to get the floor and you need to have it installed.

Hardwood Floor Bevel and It’s Purpose Explained


Real wood floors are not only very beautiful and attractive. Their main advantage is the durability, long-lasting, and hard-wearing power they possess. When you are planning to purchase a wooden floor, you are highly recommended to take your time and consider the options you have, all important aspects of the choice, make sure you are choosing the right floor in this great ocean of so many options.

Sanding Hardwood Floors by Hand


When you try to envision a wood floor sanding project, you are probably thinking of all those heavy-duty drum sanders and other sanding machines you have seen many times in your local handyman store or in online sanding guides. However, the classic sanding project that involves the usage of a heavy-duty drum sander, orbital sander, and an edger is definitely not the only option for sanding wooden floors. Some people prefer to do the sanding by hand.

Hardwood Flooring vs Luxury Vinyl – Choose the Right One for You


When it comes to choosing the right type floor for your newly built home or for a home refurbishment and renovation project, the task may be overwhelming and too stressful. With such an impressive variety of different natural and man-made floors and so many aspects to think of, including your lifestyle, habits, requirements and needs, interior design, budget, and all that jazz, narrowing down all the options and opportunities you have to the right floor is really a challenging task. Then you may decide to do it tactically and go for what is trendy at the moment, or you bet on the beaten path and go for a classic that has to withstand the test of time in terms of style and quality.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Wax Floor Finishes


Real wood flooring is one of the most popular choices among homeowners for many decades already. Wood flooring itself comes with a long list of benefits and advantages. One of the main reasons why so many people opt for real wood is because of the great variety such floors are available in.

5 Common Floor Sanding Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


As a wood floor sanding company with many years of experience in the field, we have worked on so many wonderful solid wood, engineered wood, and parquet floors that it is impossible to remember them all. Wood floor sanding and refinishing projects are our favourite because of the dramatic change they can make for worn, distressed, and generally tired and sad real wood floors. Wood floor sanding can not only significantly improve the appearance of every wooden floor, but it is also very beneficial in terms of improving the floor's durability, hard-wearing power, longevity, protection.

Top Five Things to Know Before Wood Floor Refinishing


Why is wood floor sanding so crucial in the lifecycle of every hardwood or engineered wood floor? This is a common question we get as wood floor experts and the answer is pretty simple but it includes a lot of aspects specific to the nature of real wood flooring. Wood floor sanding is beneficial to all characteristics of real wood flooring – it improves the appearance of the floor’s surface and it also improves the floor’s condition by ensuring extra protection and minimising the risk of small issues and imperfections grow bigger and cause serious damages. However, it is not necessarily to choose wood floor sanding just because your floor looks worn and damaged, although sanding helps so much in such cases.



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