The Next 100 WHAT TO Immediately Do About Wood Floor

By | April 8, 2021

Beautiful wood flooring can look wonderful, creating 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’s entirely its own. Aged or distressed flooring, the distinctive lines of parquet flooring, there’s engineered wood flooring and strip floors and mosaic panels and end grain wood block floors.

Aged & distressed flooring

Aged wood flooring or distressed flooring presents an elegant, lived in look. It looks, for all the world, as if your flooring has been laid for a long time and adds a particular authenticity to your house. Aged and distressed flooring can be an extremely practical choice for both homes and commercial properties because it keeps looking best for longer. The rugged, worn, lived to look at won’t show the scratches and marks caused by 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 a wide variety of 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 choose parquet panels, parquet borders, parquet motifs and parquet floor medallions.

Engineered wood flooring

Engineered floors can 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 are very good if you need to reduce the noise level in an area and they work well with under floor heating systems. Engineered wood floors can be found 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, can be secret nailed to timber sub floors or glued to concrete sub floors but unlike engineered wood floors, they’re not recommended for use with under floor heating systems. Strip floors have become easy to maintain and may be sanded often to refresh their look making them great value for money.

Mosaic Panels Mosaic Panels, also known as finger parquet, is an old style of flooring used a 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 should be used but if the panels have a felt backing then a spirit based adhesive ought to be used. End grain wood block floors

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

Wood floor repairs

Every once in awhile your wooden floor will require repairing, either to eliminate scratches or stains or even to correct a floor that has been badly laid in the first place. Scratches could 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 might have to sand quite hard to obtain the stain out which could mean that section of flooring will not look the same as the rest.

If you are fortunate enough to inherit an original wood floor or want to revive a floor you covered years ago with carpet, you may want to carry out some repairs. This may involve replacing sections 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 you possibly can, matches the initial wood, in colour and type.

Once the repairs have already been carried out, the floor should be machine sanded to an excellent finish and any gaps filled. With this done you can set about staining the floor to your chosen colour. Sometimes, stains in your flooring will only become apparent after the floor is machine sanded as well as after applying the brand new chosen finish. Should this happen, you may choose to replace that section or leave it because it adds character to your floor.