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How to Finish Your Wood Floor

How to Finish Your Wood Floor

With a wooden floor, you will be able to hear whether or not the boards are nailed down properly to the joists just by walking around; and you will easily spot any gaps between planks or rotten floorboards which should be replaced. Use wooden strips to cover gaps between the floor and the skirting board […]

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 a Wood Floor in your House

How to Choose a Wood Floor in your House

Wood has many advantages as a flooring material. It is relatively warm underfoot; it is less noisy than ceramic or quarry tiles (though, of course, not as quiet as a ‘soft’ flooring); it provides good insulation if there are no gaps; and, above all, it has its own beauty as a natural material. Wood floors […]

How to Install Wood Floor in your Bathroom

How to Install Wood Floor in your Bathroom

If you’ve ever seen a wood floor with cupped boards, big gaps, or buckling, you’ve seen a wood floor that has responded to very wide variations in humidity. Seasonal variation is normal, but uncontrolled humidity from any number of sources—a damp basement, water spilled from a bathtub, overspray and humidity from a shower—can stress a […]