For many, oiled wood flooring is probably among the most natural looking finishes available on the market, no matter whether a given floor is solid or engineered. That's recently been a quite popular choice despite the fact that oiled wood flooring is obviously not as resistant to wear and tear as lacquered wood flooring.
Wood flooring underlay is a crucial part of the wood flooring project. If it's of good quality, it's a perfect way to create the ideal laying surface for the new flooring. Firstly, it makes the flooring easier to fit and, secondly, it makes it look great for a much longer time. Moreover, it guarantees thermal and noise insulation, especially if you go for a top-quality flooring underlay.
As a very natural and beautiful flooring solution, wood flooring can be a perfect choice for all interiors throughout the house. Very versatile, it comes in a variety of species, colours, finishes and board sizes. Actually, the only thing that limits you in a wood flooring project is your imagination.
Picking an appropriate finish for a wood floor can turn out to be a daunting task and is fundamental in the decision-making process related to your flooring project. Wood flooring finishes are available in a broad array of options, including oiled, distressed, white washed and lacquered. Lacquered floors are known for their especially tough qualities.
Sometimes it can happen that your wooden floor develops gaps or cracks, which can be quite annoying. They not only spoil the entire look of the floor as well as the interior as a whole, but also let drafts pass through the floor, which in turn leads to the development of gaps. In such a situation you need to deal with them as fast as you can, so as to avoid further damage.
Along with the growing number of rental properties on the market, which are rented by either traditional or accidental landlords (the people who can’t sell their houses or flats, so they rent them out), it has become increasingly important to make the given property stand out.
Wood flooring has become a very popular option, not only among homeowners but also among owners of commercial properties, such as offices, pubs, restaurants or retail stores. It is a very practical choice, which looks superb and is very durable. The right wood flooring is a great backdrop to present the products in the best way.
Underfloor Heating (UFH) has become increasingly popular as a way of heating homes. Some people claim that underfloor heating raises the value of real estate, boosting the interest of potential buyers in your house or flat. Obviously, getting all the necessary heat without the need to have radiators hanging on walls along with all the pipes seems to be an appealing solution.
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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