Even if you are living in the smallest apartment or on an old fashion house, there are couple of things that you can do in order to achieve the effect of modern and good looking home area. Changing the whole furniture is expensive and pointless specially when you are living on rent. There are things that can be made in this specific case like painting the floors, staining or you can use a simple chemical etching technique and apply a new top coat of finish, it works on plastic and laminated floors.
If your floor is in need of a bigger renovation procedure you can speak with the apartment owner to deduct from your rent and do sanding. If you choose to sand your floors you need to call upon the experts because even one mistake in process will ruin the flooring, this is why experts do it well, fast and with attention to each detail. Sanding is the procedure that can transform your environment in many ways like – better light reflecting, better breathing because there is less dust collecting after sanding, good looking, no more scratching and of course long lasting , so contact us if you need more information any time you wish !
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Everyone makes choices about their home and interior. We see this increase in tendencies of improving your home with hardwood. A classic hardwood is back on top. The wooden floor in each room gives comfort, tranquillity and warmth and these are the main reasons why our customers are choosing it!
If you’re thinking of putting a new hardwood floors, you can’t go wrong. All types of hardwood floors have natural beauty and fit well with any interior — modern, traditional, country, you name it! Hardwood are good also for kitchens and basements but there they require a special considerations.
Wood floors fill these spaces with an instant classic feel, traditional look and beauty that you can experience over the years and this is important because home is place that doesn’t just exist outside, but it is living inside us! To have a home that we love is important for our emotional health and also to feel good in our home and there are just a few things that every home should be full of – laugh , games, good vibes and a shiny smooth wooden flooring!
Floor sanding is a process with three stages: preparation, sanding and coating with a protective layer. Each stage is important by its own, because if one of them is not done properly it can ruin your floor. Usually floors which are suitable for this are between 7 and 10 year old, but of course it depends on how you treat the floor too. You can do floor sanding every ten years, but that depends on how many layers is your wood floor made of too.
Some of them also may need a major or minor repairs. The repairs may include: removing or replacement of damaged boards, fixing any loose floorboards, removing old tracks and rusted nails, protruding nails are hammered and many more.The floor need to be whole and flat. The room need to be prepared too. It needs to be “naked”, removing carpets, electronics, furniture etc. Then you will need to inspect that every detail of the first mentioned have been done properly. Now the actual floor sanding can begin. The second step of the floor sanding include removing the old layer of sealants and its paint. This is done by have machines. If you decide to do this by your own, you will need belt sander, edge sander, finishing sanders, dust extractor, random orbitals and detail sanders so it is better to search for a proper company.
The good brand machines like this are expensive, that’s why I mentioned floor sanding companies are sometime more inexpensive. Also must know fact is that you will need to wear a suitable respirator mask and suit. When the upper lair of your wooden floor is being removed, sometimes you may see unpleasant surprise underneath – worms eaten cores. This problem can affect floor appearance and its value. Also, if the situation is really bad you may need to replace the whole floor. This stage is optional. Staining is another name for painting. If you want to change the colour of your wood, the moment after sanding and before polishing is the time. Of course, a special paint needs to be used. Sometimes you will need to put some more layers of the paint to get the wanted colour. The last stage from sanding your wooden floor is sealing and you can decide what to use – a natural oil or hard wax oil or lacquer. This last touch is protecting your floors from stains, weather conditions, furniture, and human harming.
If you are going to search for a professional sanding company, you need to contact with our fine experts!
Hardwood floors doesn’t have to be a sea of brown. The traditional and classic choice of home owners is brown colour and it’s varies, but these days we see an interest in new visions and more colourful designs of home and office interiors and also wood floors. Universally available finish colours suggest wonderful array of whites, browns, blacks and reds and even blue ones!
Traditionally, hardwood flooring came in thick planks of solid timber. Today, solid hardwood is still widely available, but many of our clients also prefer an engineered flooring. It is made of planks with a thinner top layer of hardwood, bonded to other layers and designed to prevent the floor from shifting during expansion or contraction cycles.
Solid wood from other side is generally installed over one or two layers of plywood, which can raise the height of a floor and interfere with existing doors or marginally reduced ceiling height but their long lasting is a big advantage! Choose carefully and contact with experts if you have new ideas for the colour of your floors, because some engineered floors have top layers so thin that they can’t be sanded and refinished in the future, and solid particles of pigment suspended in a solvent, applied to wood to darken or change its natural colour, but if you want to get out of the brown one you need to take advantage of flooring samples and choose the best for you with the help of our experts!
Tips for Clean Hardwood Floors
-Prep your floor for cleaning by sweeping or dust-mopping to get rid of large particles of dirt and debris.
-Use a pH neutral cleaner that will be gentle on your hardwood floors.
-Use a fine spray mist to clean your floor in sections. Avoid putting too much liquid on your floors.
-Use a microfiber mop to clean. Traditional mops can work, but they can leave excess water on your floors.
-Skip using white vinegar and water to clean your floors. Using a specially formulated hardwood floor care cleaner is a smart way to maintain the beauty and look of your floors.
SOFTWOODS top 3
PINE: Pine is a softwood which grows in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are more than 100 species worldwide.
Properties: Pine is a soft, white or pale yellow wood which is light weight, straight grained and lacks figure.It resists shrinking and swelling. Knotty pine is often used for decorative effect.
Uses: Pine is often used for country or provincial furniture. Pickled, whitened, painted and oil finishes are often used on this wood.
ASH: There are 16 species of ash which grow in the eastern United States. Of these, the white ash is the largest and most commercially important.
Properties: Ash is a hard, heavy, ring porous hardwood. It has a prominent grain that resembles oak, and a white to light brown colour. Ash can be differentiated from hickory (pecan) which it also resembles, by white dots in the darker summer wood which can be seen with the naked eye. Ash burls have a twisted, interwoven figure.
Uses: Ash is widely used for structural frames and steam bent furniture pieces. It is often less expensive than comparable hardwoods.
HICKORY: There are 15 species of hickory in the eastern United States, eight of which are commercially important.
Properties: Hickory is one of the heaviest and hardest woods available. Pecan is a species of hickory sometimes used in furniture. It has a close grain without much figure.
Uses: Wood from the hickory is used for structural parts, especially where strength and thinness are required. Decorative hickory veneers are also commonly used.
TOP 10 HARDEST WOODS
1. Quebracho – From the Spanish “quebrar hacha,” which literally means
“axe breaker.” Aptly named, wood in the Schinopsis genus is among the
heaviest and hardest in the world.
2. Lignum Vitae -Widely accepted as the hardest wood in the world–this
wood has been listed as an endangered species and is listed in CITES.
Consider Verawood as a very close substitute.
3. Gidgee – This Australian endemic is both very heavy and very strong.
Some pieces are dark enough to be used as an ebony substitute: one that’s
even harder than the original article.
4. Snakewood – It’s easy to see what makes Snakewood so unique–its patterns
and markings resemble the skin of a snake. Limited supply and high demand
make this one of the most expensive woods on eart.
5. Verawood – Sometimes called Argentine Lignum Vitae, this wood is a gem:
inexpensive, great olive-green color, beautiful feathery grain pattern, and
it takes a great natural polish on the lathe.
6. Camelthorn – Formerly classified as a member of the Acacia genus, this
south African hardwood is a tough customer. The wood is stubbornly hard,
and the tree is protected by giant sharp thorns.
7. African Blackwood – In some parts of the world, this wood has achieved
an almost legendary status. Historical evidence points to this wood
(rather than Diospyros spp.) being the original “ebony.”
8. Black Ironwood – Pieces are very seldom seen for sale, as this tree is
too small to produce commercially viable lumber. Like the unrelated
Desert Ironwood, Black Ironwood is an excellent choice for small
9. Katalox / Wamara – Some pieces can be just about a dark as true ebony,
while others are a more reddish brown with black streaks. So much depth
in the Swartzia genus, there’s something for everyone!
10. Cebil- Also known as Curupay or by the exaggerated name Patagonian
Rosewood, Cebil is not a true rosewood. It has a highly variable streaked
appearance not too unlike Goncalo Alves.
The Top 10 of Floor Sanding Benefits !
1.Light reflection improvement
2.Less dust collecting
3.Better foot traffic handling
4.Great smooth feeling
5.Shiny and sparkling appearance
7.More welcoming atmosphere
9.Affecting good on functions
10.Protection from future harm
If your existing wood floor has seen its better days Chesham Floor Sanding can bring back the original appearance by sanding and re-finishing.
How it works?
We can give you a estimate over the phone or via email if you have the dimensions, as We work on a rate per sq meter or sq yard the estimate will allow for minor repairs,sanding and finishing with three coats of varnish.
If the price quoted seems reasonable, We will then visit your home to look at the floor and discuss your thoughts, concerns and ideas for the project.
We will then send you a written estimate or email you an estimate for the work.
If you would like to go ahead We will give you a date on which We will hope to start your room. We do not charge for my estimates or advice.
If you have a floor in need of some care and attention, please contact us for a no-obligation quote.