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Useful Guides & Best Practices in Wood Flooring


Restoring Your Parquet Floor - DIY Guide


A parquet floor that is maintained and looked after flawlessly surely will last for generations and many decades. This is some really good news as parquet flooring, no matter the pattern, wood species, finish, colour, texture, never goes out of style and will always be a perfect complement to any interior design and style. So no matter if it comes to the contemporary living room, a farmhouse-style kitchen, or a more elegant bedroom inspired by vintage interiors and influences, a parquet floor is the perfect background to any space and can be the focal point of every room.

Do New Wooden Floors Have to Be Sanded?


You save up money for purchasing a new wooden floor, you do your homework and research all the options you have available when choosing to buy from the most renowned supplier, the floorboards are finally transported and delivered to your home after weeks of waiting and… SHOCK! The installation team is informing you that after fitting the floorboards they need to be sanded too! But how is that even possible? Isn’t it worrying that a complete, brand new wooden floor is in need of sanding? Isn’t sanding for aged and overly used wooden floors only? What happened to these brand new floorboards in the packages, are they already scratched and damaged? We believe that this is the major anxiety attack of a bunch of people who purchase a new wooden floor for the first time without the guidance and assistance of a professional. They’ve done their research, they’ve spent so much time browsing websites, suppliers, manufacturers, companies, and somewhere within this whole process of decision-making, losing sleep over the final choice, and coveting a beautiful and stylish wood floor, they’ve missed one pretty important detail… The keyword is “unfinished wood floor”. Yes, it is easy to miss that important detail or simply misunderstood it.

9 Secrets for More Efficient DIY Wood Floor Sanding


Sanding is a crucial part of the maintenance and improvement in the condition and appearance of every wooden floor. It gets rid of the tired, aged, distressed, and dull appearance, it removes all sorts of imperfections, flaws, and issues, minor and sometimes major ones. Sanding is recommended for improving the stability, solidness, and durability of real wood flooring.

Common DIY Wood Floor Staining Mistakes


During the many years our professional wood floor sanding and refinishing company is operating in the industry niche, we’ve managed to be involved in the same old conversation over and over again. Maybe at least a hundred times as much as we can remember before we lost the count. The problem is not that we are bored by the repeating question.

Wood Flooring And Underfloor Heating


Wood Flooring And Underfloor Heating  In case you want to have an underfloor heating system installed under your solid, engineered, or laminate flooring, first you should be aware of the requirements and recommendations the manufacturers and contractors have in regards to how it will work with your floor. Without a doubt, an underfloor heating system is a smart investment for many households, but some indoor environments and floor coverings are simply not a good fit with it. Make sure you are aware of whether or not your floor will make a good pair with a heating system being permanently housed underneath it.

Important Facts About The Wood Floor Restoration Process


Before you begin reading, it's necessary to say that this is not a guide on how to sand your floor. This article is meant to give you a general idea of the risks and dangers involved, when someone who has never before attempted floor sanding, might encounter. We will also provide you with some insight on how the different stages of floor restoration, in order to allow you to understand how the process works.

Cleaning Wooden Floors While Pregnant


With the hectic and stressful life, we all have to handle a lot of everyday tasks and chores. For most of us cleaning the floor probably is not a number one priority of the day. To be honest – quite often we end up in the situation of quickly vacuuming and mopping the floor.

6 Golden Rules For Sanding


Wood flooring is definitely one of the best flooring choices available on the market. It is often the perfect solution because of many of its beneficial aspects. This natural product is very hygienic and easy to maintain.

How to Maintain Wood Flooring During The Winter


The winter season is here with all its charms and amazing surprises. The change of the weather means a change of the environment of the real wood flooring. This requires some precautions and extra preparation, which also applies to your floor care and maintenance routine.

Blanchon Presented Floor Finishes On A Workshop


The wood reacts differently to the treatment procedures and products, which is why it’s important for our fitters to understand good these processes. In order to improve the knowledge of our staff, FlooringFirst! was part of a workshop organized by Blanchon and Flooring Centre Ltd, dedicated to different staining and finishing products. The focus of the meeting was set on the different ways and techniques of wood colour changing.



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