Even though installing wood flooring on walls may be considered by some of you a crazy idea, in fact it can be used effectively and creatively for cladding walls. Those of you who want a natural and unique way should go for cladding the room with wood, as installing wood flooring on the walls may turn out to be a great option.
This is a question very often asked by our clients who wonder how to clean a hardwood floor the right way, without damaging the wood. The answer is as simple as that – always use as little water as possible to prevent it from soaking into the wood and causing damage.
Engineered wood flooring is manufactured from layers of plywood, with a top layer of solid wood (lamella). It is a completely natural product, looks exactly like hardwood, but can better withstand changing ambient conditions as compared to solid wood.
Fitting wooden flooring on stairs has been extremely popular for several years now, and has been considered a very stylish option. Ever more people are picking wooden flooring for living rooms and dining rooms, and they also tend to extend this trend to their stairs.
When embarking on a new flooring project you may wonder how to calculate wastage. In the case of wooden floors, there can be wastage due to a number of factors. Those include the installation process, the condition of the materials well as the experience of the fitter. In general, we assume that the amount of wastage you should allow when placing a wood flooring order is somewhere around 8%.
As the economic environment is difficult and unstable, many people are finding it hard to sell their homes for the price they assumed their home would be worth. In some cases homes are available for sale for extended periods of time, without anyone interested in paying the price set by the homeowner.
If you've been unlucky enough to have fallen victim to flood affecting your wood flooring, you're probably wondering what to do to minimise the losses and repair the resulting flood damage to the wood floor. In such an unfortunate event, there are a few things to consider, but let's start with what may the causes of flood be.
Engineered flooring consists of multiple layers of soft wood, which are glued together to form a plywood-like sandwich base. In order for the flooring to be stable, these layers run at 90° to one another – this makes them less prone to move, for instance because of high humidity levels, as compared to solid boards.
How To Remove Candle Wax Stains Out Of Wood Flooring?
By Ilan First02/04/2017
You've accidentally stained your floor with candle wax. You've probably already done everything you can to remove it, but the result is far from what you wanted to achieve. Probably that's why you're searching for an effective method to remove candle wax which will leave no trace on your wood floor. In this article we will present two solutions to effectively remove candle wax from your wooden floor. Read on if you want to learn how to do it.
The first solution we would like to suggest is re-heating of the wax, so as to make it softer and more liquid, and then remove it without difficulty. There are two possible methods to do so.
Hairdryer – this is the most effective and very gentle way of heating the wax. If you're using a hairdryer, simply direct some heat onto the stain until the candle wax gets into a liquid form again. If you use this method of heating the candle wax, after getting the wax back to a liquid state, try to blot it up until completely removed. You can use for instance ladies tights or stockings or alternatively a gentle nylon scourer. Those are considered the most effective tools for this purpose.
Iron – You can also warm iron to gradually make it softer. When using an iron, you will need to get a brown paper bag and get a dry iron, set on low temperature. Place the paper bag over the candle wax stain and then simply iron lightly over it, which will allow the bag to draw up all the wax. In the case of a large candle wax stain, more than one piece of paper may be required, so as to soak all the wax up.
The second solution recommended for removing candle wax from wooden floors is to chill the wax and only then remove it. You need to be very careful when using this solution, so as to avoid the risk of scratching your floor. For chilling down the wax use ice in a freezer bag and put it on the floor in the area which has been stained by candle wax. Ice will harden the candle wax, which will become brittle as a result. Then, you will be able to remove it easily from the floor. However, don't forget about being gentle, as you may scratch the floor, doing more harm than good.
If the floor surface gets damaged and slight scratches are visible after all the measures you've taken to remove the candle wax from your floor, it may turn out that it's necessary to re-sand, re-stain and finish this particular area small of your wooden flooring.
You've accidentally stained your floor with candle wax. You've probably already done everything you can to remove it, but the result is far from what you wanted to achieve. Probably that's why you're searching for an effective method to remove candle wax which will leave no trace on your wood floor....
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