Tips for Fixing Minor Scratches on your Wooden Floor

When you have hardwood floors in your home, accumulating scratches really is inevitable, even if you’re very, very careful. The majority of scratches are caused by moving furniture, pets and tracking in dirt and grit from outside. Restoring the look of a scratched hardwood floor can be relatively easy, depending on the severity of the scratch. With a few simple steps, you can repair and conceal nicks and scratches in your hardwood, to get the longest life out of your flooring. If you take proper care to maintain your hardwood floor, it will retain its original beauty for years to...

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Tips for Cleaning a Wood Floor

As with any cleaning job, success usually comes to those who prepare properly. Before you start to use cleaning products and mops, as described below, you should always clean your floor first with a vacuum cleaner. This will remove any loose dust and dirt and, more importantly, any loose pieces of grit that could scratch the floor’s surface if it gets caught in the mop. For most people, the standard way to clean a wood floor will be to mop it. What people are often not sure about however is what to mop it with, i.e. which of those magic potions on offer will give you the best results...

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STOP Damaging your Wooden Floors

If you take care of your wooden floors they will have a long life. There is lots of advice online telling you maintain your nice new wooden floors, sanding, oiling etc,, but what about what you mustn’t do? Now that's the most important information. So we have put together a list of things to avoid that will help you keep those floors looking good longer: Are you using abrasives or harsh chemicals to clean your floor? We do not recommend the use of vinegar, detergent (dish washing or clothing), powdered all-purpose cleaners, furniture polish or any type of silicone based...

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Learn the Wood Flooring Lingo…

Do you know your screed from your underlay? If you’re planning on laying your own wood flooring you need to learn the lingo, then you’ll be able to source the correct tools and materials to lay your floor like a Pro.   So, first things first, what’s involved in the preparation of the surface before the floor can be laid: Screed This is often a liquid, such as latex, that is applied and spreads out to create a level surface. When it hardens you are able to lay your floor over it. It's used to level uneven floors. Damp-proof membrane (DPM) This...

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How to Measure Floor Area

If you've decided to replace your old worn flooring with a new, easy to maintain and pleasing on the eye wooden floor, the first thing you will need to do is find out how much area needs to be covered, then you will be able to work out the costs and define your budget.   Calculation The best way to measure a large room is to break it down in to rectangular areas and multiply the length by the width for each rectangle. Calculate the area of each individual section then add them all together.   Imperial vs Metric If you are a traditionalist and prefer to measure...

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