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How to Clean the Floors in Your House

How to Clean the Floors in Your House

If you dread cleaning floors, choose your surfaces carefully. If children eat in the dining room, do not choose a carpeted floor, but a parquet or cork one. Very light-coloured carpets, unless heavily textured, show the dirt quickly. A patterned carpet does not show the dirt as much as a plain one. A marble floor […]

How to Sand a Wood Floor

How to Sand a Wood Floor

You can sand down any old wooden floor – woodblock, mosaic woodstrip or floorboards – but it is almost certain that if you hire a sanding machine you will be working on floorboards, which may have curled at the edges and suffered considerable surface damage after years of use. PREPARING THE FLOOR The first thing […]

How to Choose Floor Coverings for your Rooms

How to Choose Floor Coverings for your Rooms

Although in theory you can use virtually every type of floor covering in every room, some types are better suited than others, either from a practical point of view or for appearance’s sake. Bear the following points in mind before making your choice. LIVING ROOMS You will obviously want living-room floor coverings to look good, […]

How to Lay a Chipboard Floor

How to Lay a Chipboard Floor

A wide range of flooring grade of chipĀ­boards is available: ask a local timber merchant for information about the variations in surface finish, edge finish -and the size of sheets available. The sheet used most widely measures 1220 x 2440mm and is 18mm thick. It has either a square or tongued-and-grooved edge – the latter […]