3 Basic Facts to Consider Before a Hardwood Floor Installation

You can’t beat the elegance that hardwood floors bring to a home, but there are some tips you should know to help ensure a successful floor installation. According to the floor installation and repair professionals at Floor Sanding Camberwell, there are a few things you should consider prior to having a new wood floor installed.

Here are some tips for getting the most from your hardwood floor installation:

  • Have a Subfloor Installed: Hardwood floors can’t be laid without the proper subflooring. Subflooring provides a stable base for hardwood flooring and also prevents moisture damage. Talk with a specialist to help decide whether a concrete floor, plywood subfloor, or a floor joist is best for your needs.Norske Oak Sperling Main Image-800x800
  • Decide What Flooring Is Right for Your Climate: Different hardwood flooring works better in different regions. For example, in more humid environments, engineered wood floors are the best due to their ability to withstand changes in air moisture. This flooring is more resistant to humidity thanks to its layers of wood that are bonded together. In drier climates, solid wood is a preferred option.
  • Install Your Flooring Properly: How you install your flooring depends on the type of subfloor as well as the type of hardwood you’re using. The floating installation method works best with engineered wood. The glue-down method is best for solid wood applications regardless of the subfloor; however, this method can be used for engineered wood floors if the subfloor is plywood or concrete. Finally, the nail-down method works well on solid wood floors placed on top of concrete or plywood subfloors.

Game on the floor

Every family home is full of laugh , games and good vibes and they are making the atmosphere more welcoming and more warming. But you know that when you see your kids playing on the floor you get worried about the dust,the marks and the harm that this game could bring and the dirt that might fall into your kids hands or toys. Here at Brent floor sanding we have a special protective layer for a cases like these, because we understand the value of your family , home and environment ! We have started this business as a family firm and we have created a rule to follow every expert that is working with us and this is – only top quality services for home!

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SOFTWOODS top 3

SOFTWOODS top 3 

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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.

Test your wooden floors!

Test your floors
Wooden floors are the most solid and classic material in each home this days. The elegance that wooden floors are showing us and keeping the fact that it last for many decades is making wood flooring an attractive for informed house owners!
If you have a hardwood flooring, you can refinish it and bring back the in it sparkle again!
Wood as a material base is a porous and vulnerable. Many people today usually choose to help their floors last longer as protecting them against moisture with sanding. A simple test to find out your floor condition is to place a drop of water on it- if the drop isn’t absorbed, or takes a few minutes to soak in,this mean that your wooden floor may be in good shape, but in case the drop soaks in immediately- this mean that it is time for renovation !

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Clean Hardwood Floors?

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.

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Floor Sanding and how it works?

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.

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