Tuesday, August 22, 2017

English Elm Flooring



English Elm Flooring



English Elm or as it was known long time ago - Ulmus procera can't be oiled, it is factory finished and is is supplied as square edged floor-board pieces. Once your engineered English Elm flooring is installed it will need sanding and after this a hard wax oil procedure. A hard wax oil protect the floors and enriches the deep nuances of it's structure.Elm wood has a very attractive shape. English Elm was once widely used in homes, specially in halls and staircases it is very hardwearing. It's the grain is quite wild and the wood is more sensitive to variations in moisture. This wood type is also resistant to decay when it is in moisture rooms, Elm wood was hollowed trunks were widely used as water pipes during the Medieval period in Europe. Therefore in modern, warmer houses we suggest the use of Wych Elm as it is more stable than English Elm. It's density varies between species, but averages around 560 kg per cubic metre. Burls of English Elm are frequently referred to as Carpathian Elm burl. This wonderful wood is very resistant to splitting with it's coarse and uneven texture which our floor renovation experts can fix!

Elm was also used as piers in the construction of the original London Bridge!


Monday, August 7, 2017

Which finishing sheen can bring you what you need?



Which finishing sheen can bring you what you need?

In a home with old looking hardwood floors, the greatest improvement possible is to start a finishing procedure. You are going to be able to walk on your own floors immediately after they are ready. All wood floors ought to be given some type of care and attention from time to time. Since there are many colours and width alternatives are available with prefinished it is going to be difficult for you to choose the right one for your wood floors. The finish sheen measures how shiny or glossy your floor’s finish will be and there three most popular and functional options to choose from.

Satin
seems to be the most popular sheen, it is more in line with a classic or formal setting, and the ease of care that a matte floor offers. Satin surface is easy to be kept clean. This finish tends to give the look of hardwood a NEW look longer then any other finish does. Satin is not reflect the light directly but rather disperses it evenly. This is way it does not show every scratch and imperfection in the way that Semi Gloss does.

Semi Gloss
have the higher gloss levels, which is even more reflective. But the higher sheen levels wear is not a good idea and specially in high traffic areas. The constant use of a floor in a high traffic area could mean that your finish will wear out faster in some areas than in others. This sheen is good for clean maniacs, because it is so much easier to notice dirt,debris, scratches and dents, especially on a darker coloured stain. Semi Gloss finish sheen on is a top tend for spaces or places where there may be water near by - kitchens or formal dining areas.

Matte
finish is perfect for children’s rooms or high traffic areas, a matte finished floor will be better able to hide scruffs, scratches dirt and debris.This is way matte finish has become very popular. This finish is also a very good way of achieving the casual sophistication. Matte reflects minimal amount of light and therefore will have no shine even after they are cleaned. It is also the very popular for a commercial spaces, because this is a floor that will stay good-looking longer, easy to clean, and also easy to maintain!


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Floor Sanding Experts Ltd



Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring


Solid wood flooring is a solid piece of wood from the top to the bottom. The thickness varies from ¾” to 5/16”. Those wood floors can be installed both above and on grade, and they can be sanded and refinished during its service life.

Engineered wood floors from other side are also real wood floors made by using multiple wood or wood composite veneers. The veneers can be from the same or from different wood species. It have a great stability because the grain of each veneer runs in different direction. This mean that the wood will resist expanding and contracting during fluctuations in humidity and temperature which is really making it wide usable. This type of flooring can also be sanded and refinished and it can be installed above, on or below grade.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Floor Sanding Experts

Improving your home interior with hardwood




Everyone makes choices about their home and interior. We see increase in tendencies of improving your home with hardwood. It’s a classic. The wooden floor in each room gives comfort, tranquillity and warmth.If you’re thinking of putting in wood floors, you can’t go wrong. All types of hardwood floors have natural beauty and go with any decor — modern, traditional, country, you name it. Hardwood flooring goes in any room, although kitchens and basements require special considerations.Hardwood gives those spaces an instant classic feel, traditional look and straddles the different styles and colours your kitchen may experience over the years.Hardwood flooring doesn’t have to be a sea of brown. Universally available finish colours suggest wonderful array of whites, browns, blacks and reds.

Traditionally, hardwood flooring came in thick planks of solid timber. Today, solid hardwood is still widely available, but many companies may also offer engineered flooring—planks made with a thinner top layer of hardwood, bonded to other layers and designed to prevent the floor from shifting during expansion or contraction cycles. For basements and flats with concrete subfloors, engineered flooring provides an installation advantage. Whereas solid wood 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 reduce ceiling height, acting as a disadvantage.
But choose carefully because some engineered floors have top layers so thin that they can’t be sanded and refinished in the future.

Everyone should make their choice.