CAN YOU Make These Simple Mistakes In Wood Floor

Beautiful solid wood flooring can look wonderful, developing a real sense of style and individuality and today’s, contemporary feel within any home. There are numerous types of real wood flooring, each with a look that is entirely its own. Aged or distressed flooring, the distinctive lines of parquet flooring, there’s engineered wood flooring and strip floors along with mosaic panels and end grain wood block floors.

Aged & distressed flooring

Aged wood flooring or distressed flooring presents a stylish, lived in look. It looks, for all your world, as though your flooring has been laid for years and adds a particular authenticity to your home. Aged and distressed flooring can be an extremely practical choice for both homes and commercial properties because it keeps looking good for longer. The rugged, worn, lived in appearance will not show the scratches and marks due to everyday usage. Also, they are a popular choice because they never require sanding unlike other types of wood floors.

Parquet flooring

Parquet wooden floors certainly are a very popular choice and something of the reasons for this is a parquet floor could be laid in so many different ways, with a wide variety of patterns. The patterns available are Herringbone, Double Herringbone, Single Basket Weave, Treble Basket Weave and Chevron. Also you can opt for parquet panels, parquet borders, parquet motifs and parquet floor medallions.

Engineered wood flooring

Engineered floors could be installed which either floating on underlay, are secretly nailed to existing wood sub floors or fully glued to the concrete or timber sub floor. Engineered floors have become good if you want to reduce the noise level in a room and they work very well with under floor heating systems. Engineered wood floors are available in an array of sizes from 14mm 3 strip floors to 20mm structural engineered wide planks. Strip Floors

There is wide selection of solid tongue and grooved strip flooring available which his available in European Oak, French Oak, American Black Walnut, Wenge, Distressed Oak, Reclaimed Pine and Merbau. Strip wood floors, like engineered wood flooring, could be secret nailed to timber sub floors or glued to concrete sub floors but unlike engineered wood floors, they are not recommended for use with under floor heating systems. Strip floors have become easy to maintain and may be sanded many times to refresh their look making them great affordability.

Mosaic Panels Mosaic Panels, generally known as finger parquet, is an old style of flooring used a whole lot in the 1960’s and comes in European Oak, Mahogany, Teak and Merbau. If fitting mosaic panels to a wood or concrete base, an epoxy glue ought to be used but if the panels have a felt backing a spirit based adhesive ought to be used. End grain wood block floors

End grain wood block flooring comes in a variety of wood species including European Larch, European Oak, European Smoked Oak, Pine and Spruce. The wood is cut across the growth rings to produce a very different look to that achieved using the more usual strip flooring. It is very hard wearing and so is fantastic for areas that experience plenty of foot traffic.

Wood floor repairs

Every once in awhile your wooden floor will need repairing, either to eliminate scratches or stains or even to correct a floor that was badly laid in the first place. Scratches can be sanded away using fine to medium sand paper but it is preferred that any stained floorboards be replaced because, depending how deeply the stain has entered the wood, you could have to sand quite hard to get the stain out which could mean that portion of flooring will not look exactly like the rest.

If you are fortunate enough to inherit a genuine wood floor or are looking to restore a floor you covered years back with carpet, you may need to carry out some repairs. This might involve replacing parts of the old wood floor with new wood. In the event you need to do this, it is advisable to source wood that, as closely as possible, matches the initial wood, in colour and type.

Once the repairs have been carried out, the floor should be machine sanded to a fine finish and any gaps filled. With this done you can set about staining the floor to your selected colour. Sometimes, stains in your flooring will only become apparent after the floor is machine sanded and even after applying the new chosen finish. If this happens, you may choose to replace that section or leave it since it adds character to your floor.