Test your floors

Test your floors

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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 !

Renovation will heal your home

Renovation will heal your home
An attractive rich wooden floors are fashionable from a 100 years from now.They are big part of every single type of interior. Renovation make them shiny again!
The care of your wooden floors should be handled by professionalists . Our company is qualified and focused on top quality sanding support. We offer an additional services to finish timber flooring and a lot of experience in the business.Choosing materials for your floors can be very confusing since there are many selections to choose from. Any scratched wooden floors could be modified to transform your home design and interior style to a fresh and tidy sparkling place again!

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HARDWOODS-OAK

HARDWOODS-OAK

Oak is the most widely used hardwood. There are more than 60 species of oak grown in the U.S., which can be separated into two basic varieties; white and red. The red variety is also known as black oak (a reference to its bark). Oak is a heavy, strong, light colored hardwood. It is ring porous, due to the fact that more and larger conductive vessels are laid down early in the summer, rather than later. Prominent rings and large pores give oak a course texture and prominent grain. Oak also has conspicuous medullary rays which can be seen as “flakes” in quarter sawed oak lumber. Oak is the most popular wood used to craft American and English country designs. It is also used for Gothic and William & Mary reproductions, as well as many transitional and contemporary pieces.

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Emancipation Oak
Ivenack Oak
Bowthorpe Oak
Minchenden (or Chandos) Oak
Seven Sisters Oak
Major Oak
Friendship Oak
The Crouch Oak
Angel Oak
The Kaiser’s Oak

TOP 5 HARDWOOD TYPES

1. Quebracho – From the Spanish “quebrar hacha,” which literally means
“axe breaker.” Aptly named, wood in the Schinopsis genus is among the
heaviest and hardest in the world.
2. Lignum Vitae -Widely accepted as the hardest wood in the world–this
wood has been listed as an endangered species and is listed in CITES.
Consider Verawood as a very close substitute.
3. Gidgee – This Australian endemic is both very heavy and very strong.
Some pieces are dark enough to be used as an ebony substitute: one that’s
even harder than the original article.
4. Snakewood – It’s easy to see what makes Snakewood so unique–its patterns
and markings resemble the skin of a snake. Limited supply and high demand
make this one of the most expensive woods on eart.
5. Verawood – Sometimes called Argentine Lignum Vitae, this wood is a gem:
inexpensive, great olive-green color, beautiful feathery grain pattern, and
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Top 5 softwood types

Top 5 softwoods:

PINE-Pine is a softwood which grows in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are more than 100 species worldwide.
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.
HICKORY-There are 15 species of hickory in the eastern United States, eight of which are commercially important.
BEECH-The American beech is a single species which grows in the eastern half of the United States.
BIRCH-There are many species of birch. The yellow birch is the most commercially important. European birch is fine grained, rare and expensive.

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10 Things To Never Do To A Wood Floor

10 Things To Never Do To A Wood Floor

Do not use abrasives or harsh chemicals to clean your floor
Do not use hard casters on any furniture directly on your hardwood floor
Do not use steam mops on your hardwood floor
Do not pour cleaning product directly on floor
Do not wait too long between refinish projects
Do not wear high heel shoes on wood floors
Do not leave the legs of your furniture unprotected
Do not drag furniture or heavy appliances over your hardwood floors
Do not let your dog’s nails remain untrimmed
Do not allow any stains remain untreated !

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www.floorsandingisleworth.co.uk

FOR HIGH QUALITY WOODEN FLOOR SANDING AND FINISHING

– GAP FILL
– REPAIR
– RENOVATE
– STAIN
– CONCRETE HEART REMOVE
– POLISH
– BUFF
– VARNISH
Here’s some of the floors we typically sand and varnish: FLOORBOARDS – PARQUET – HARDWOOD – ENGINEERED – CORK – DECKINGS – STAIRS

— ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED– RAPID COMPLETION — FREE AFTERCARE PRODUCTS– COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTAL– ALL WORKS GUARANTEED AND INSURED — FREE QUOTATION SERVICE

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How we do sanding

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 – contact us for a no-obligation quote.

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Inspiration from John Ruskin

But, at all events, one thing we have in our power — the doing without machine ornament and cast-iron work. All the stamped metals, and artificial stones, and imitation woods and bronzes, over the invention of which we hear daily exultation — all the short, and cheap, and easy ways of doing that whose difficulty is its honour — are just so many new obstacles in our already encumbered road. They will not make one of us happier or wiser — they will extend neither the pride of judgement nor the privilege of enjoyment. They will only make us shallower in our understandings, colder in our hearts, and feebler in our wits. And most justly. For we are not sent into this world to do any thing into which we cannot put our hearts. We have certain work to do for our bread, and that is to be done strenuously; other work to do for our delight, and that is to be done heartily: neither is to be done by halves and shifts, but with a will; and what is not worth this effort is not to be done at all.

~John Ruskin, “The Lamp of Life,” The Seven Lamps of Architecture, 1849

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