Monday, 2 September 2019


Among many installation options, fitting a hardwood flooring to existing or original floorboards is generally one of the easiest and most effective ones. But you have to pay attention to certain details to do it correctly and be completely happy with the final result. Remember that present or original floorboards, which are frequently made from softwood, are extremely likely to have shrunk, bowed or cupped, and thus the surface is uneven. If that is the case with your flooring, consider a screed or a plywood or chipboard sub floor, which will substantially enhance the stability of this new floor.

Typically, the fact that the present or unique floor is irregular shouldn't be a serious issue if you've chosen a hardwood floor whose thickness is at least 18 mm. In such a circumstance, it will generally be easy to fix the new floor directly to the old planks.

As you probably know from our articles, there are in general three primary fitting procedures for hardwood flooring. Those are gluing, floating as well as repainting. After fitting a hardwood floor to existing or original floorboards, the best method is key nailing, in which nails are placed through the tongue of the boards.

When you're about to put in your new flooring, always make sure you ensure that the new planks have been fitted at 90 degrees to the existing boards, as this can make the floor more secure.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Floor Sanding Camden

The Best Ways to 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.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Floor Sanding Camden

Top 5 Softwood types:

PINE-Pine is a softwood which grows in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are more than 100 species worldwide.
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.
HICKORY-There are 15 species of hickory in the eastern United States, eight of which are commercially important.
BEECH-The American beech is a single species which grows in the eastern half of the United States.
BIRCH-There are many species of birch. The yellow birch is the most commercially important. European birch is fine grained, rare and expensive.