Thursday, 26 January 2017

Various advantages of hardwood flooring you should know!

Hardwood floors look nice, and we are not the only ones who say so. A survey found more than 80 percent agree that homes with hardwood floors sell faster. Hardwood flooring is high on the list when it comes to making smart investments in your home. When renovating or building a home, flooring options can leave you to feel overwhelmed. Tile, carpet, laminate, vinyl, linoleum, stone, and hardwood flooring. We have an obvious preference at Hardwood Flooring. However, beyond the fact that they look great, plus a number of advantages.
·         They’re natural and more environmentally friendly than rumor might have you believe.
·         Hardwood floors will literally last a lifetime.
·         Dirt and allergens have nowhere to hide.
·         The wide variety of colors, textures, and styles make wood very versatile.
Here are four advantages of hardwood flooring that will compel you to renovate your home with wood flooring UK.
It's Maintainable and Eco-Friendly
Few people think that hardwood floors are not environmentally friendly, but we disagree. For example, bamboo has a name for being environmental friendly. It's a grass that grows speedily that makes it a renewable resource.
It's Versatile and Tough
As long as you give it an occasional dusting and wipe any wet spills, it doesn't take much maintenance to keep hardwood floors looking great. Wood is a natural product and it is vulnerable to scratches and dents from regular use. Choosing the best hardness, color, and finish for your needs, however, reduces the risk of damage and helps minimize marks.
You Can Breathe Easy

Of your flooring options, carpets are the worst for hiding dust, dirt, and germs. You can vacuum and scrub the most visible top layer, but once that dirt has entered in, especially messy wet spill, you are stuck. Thus, carpet has the shortest lifespan of all flooring types. For people with allergies, wood flooring UK is one of the best options. Other flooring types, like tile and vinyl, are also good options but require adhesives which may themselves contain allergens.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Easy Steps to Repair/Restore Parquet Flooring

To hide an old parquet floor under the carpet is such a big put off. Truly, parquet floors are decorative and look elegant. To keep your wood flooring healthy and beautiful, it is important that it is restored to its full glory. Installing a new parquetry is not a very cheap option, therefore to repair and restore old original parquet flooring is quite common.
To bring it back to its former glory, experienced wood flooring contractors will look for missing, damaged or loose blocks. Generally, reclaimed blocks can be sourced to fit in the missing gaps, but one has to be careful that wood species and colours remain the same. Exactly following the laying pattern for best result is the key and an experienced contractor would adhere to match the restored block with the existing pattern on your parquet floor. Cleaning the blocks and grooves the underfloor for traces of bitumen or coal tar is essential as it is no longer allowed inside the houses. Always level the underfloor before reinstalling the blocks. All the gaps must be closed adequately, though, both modern and old parquet floors do have tiny gaps due to seasonal changes in air humidity. One of the most important step in restoration and repair work is sanding of the wood floors. For best results and uniform finish, it is important that the whole area is sanded again for smooth finish. McKay Flooring is acclaimed company in floor sanding Glasgow.
McKay Flooring is a renowned name as wood flooring specialist par excellence across the United Kingdom. We are called Junckers Champions for our eminent work in wood flooring at New Bliston Primary School in Midlothian, or the brand-new floors of the New City of Glasgow College. Get in touch with us today by clicking on the info link at the website or visit our London or Glasgow office, if you happen to be in the vicinity.