Upon installing a new floor such as wooden flooring or refurbishing an old one, you should account for time needed that will render the room in question out of action, as this may affect the method that you choose to use. You will also need to remove all furniture and fittings and make sure that the room is completely cleared before beginning the flooring project. It is also quite a good idea to draw a floor plan on a piece of graph paper to enable you to work out the quantities needed with accuracy.
Wooden floorboards – Wooden flooring is a practical option for every room. Many older houses have floorboards throughout, which, if you are blessed, will be in good enough condition to restore. There are a number of different ways in which you can finish floorboards that have a build-up of years of old finishes. Sanding them back to bare wood is hard work and investing in labour saving devices such as industrial sanders is a great idea.
Protection – A lot of the flooring that we value for its textural quality originates from the slow-growing trees of tropical forests. If it is feasible, you should try to select timber from plantations that come from forests that are well managed. Purchasing hardwood from approved sources – in some areas these are labelled with a Good Wood seal of approval – means you will be encouraging the protection of our forests.
Variety – Whether you want natural tones or more decorative motifs, wooden flooring surfaces are ideal to get creative with. If you like the existing colour of the natural wood: you can seal the surface with layers of clear wax, or a […]