How to Prevent Dents and Scratches on Your Hardwood Floors

shutterstock_136798298Once you have a gorgeous hardwood flooring installed in just the perfect colour and finish you’ve been dreaming about, the very last thing you need is for this to be covered in scratches and dents. A good hardwood floor from Dust Free Floor Sanders will continue the life of your home, but it will look a good deal better along the way should you take a few steps to keep it in tip-top shape.

1. Vacuum and sweep your floors regularly.

Removing debris is the first step toward preventing scrapes. Ensure that your vacuum is about the”hardwood floors” or”linoleum” setting so the bar doesn’t scratch against the floor.

2. Lay down mats and install furniture protectors.

Put down mats at doorways to act as a first line of defense. They’ll prevent dirt and other corrosive substances like salt from getting on your own flooring. Don’t forget to vacuum and shake out these frequently. On furniture legs, use felt protectors (not plastic), protective pads, or barrel-type coasters. Replace these frequently, as dirt and debris can become embedded on the pad and act like sandpaper on the ground surface.

3. Beware of pets and shoes.

Beware of sports cleats and heels that will dent your hardwood floor, since they concentrate most of a individual’s burden on small areas. It is OK to ask your loved ones and visitors to remove their shoes when they come in your home.

4. Consider routine maintenance from Dust Free Floor Sanders .

Engineered wood floor refinishing is a great way to maintain your residence’s hardwoods looking brand-new while protecting them from the wear and tear of everyday traffic. Engineered hardwood floors is a fantastic way to increase the value of your Indianapolis home, showcase your artistry, and improve the elegance of every space. Give us a call today at 020 3151 5025 to request a complimentary consultation.

OAK FLOORING- WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?

Laminate-Flooring-Plank-1-Strip-Oak-KansasIn case you’ve got your heart set on investing in oak flooring for your house, one thing which you can be certain of is it will look absolutely amazing and timeless – especially if it will be replacing the shabby rugs which look like they’re decades old.

If they think of oak flooring, a lot of individuals immediately only think about flooring in the traditional wood shades, although there is actually a lot more option than this with oak flooring.

As oak flooring comes in such a wide variety of different colors and widths, from rustic 260mm wide planks to stunning prime tier planks without any knots. You have an wonderful opportunity to select flooring which perfectly caters to your needs- in many different ways.

If you’re worried about the appearance of dirt or dust on floors, or aren’t confident that you won’t be able to stop little liquid spills every now and again, quite dark oak flooring could be right up your street.

On the flip side, if you would like to invest in oak flooring that helps to lighten up the look of your house a little, take a peek at the many light colors available with white oil finishes being very popular right now.

There really is a broad spectrum of shades of oak flooring available, so why not go through all your choices with a hardwood flooring pro? Call Floor Sanders Company on 020 3369 0825 or email: floorsanders.co@gmail.com for a detailed quotation.

Why Choose Oak Flooring?

Oak-Excellence-rThere is no doubt that bamboo is one of the most classic hardwood flooring choices in the usa. Oak is a beautiful wood which can add warmth to any space, and walnut flooring is available in both solid hardwood and engineered hardwood forms. There are also several different species of oak available, meaning that homeowners may opt for a colour and look that meets their demands.

However, there is a whole lot more to oak floors than only the obvious aesthetic worth. Oak is among the toughest of all accessible hardwoods, meaning it offers the best in durability. Besides durability, both red and white pine offer serious designer style.

Your Home is Our Priority

Your Home is Our Priority

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Priority for us is to provide high quality floor renovation services. If you have a renovation ideas for your home is good to start a floor sanding procedure, this can change the complete vision of your home or office ! We think it is better to restore or renovate an existing wooden floor rather than just replace it. There are many reasons for this, like that hardwood have more character and patina, authentic wood is usually higher quality than modern machined boards. When your home floors are well treated they are able to change the complete view of the area and we guarantee that they will look amazing after our visitation because a company rule is to provide the best sanding services!
Sanding will transform every interior and do not forget that things look better when they are sitting on sparkling floor. Every step we take it matters, to feel good and relaxed at your own is the important, this is way we say that we are happy for you to walk on our reputation! We have learned by the years is that flooring is very important part of each home. Our experts are the best in wooden floors business, and they will be working for your home’s remodelling the way you dream this to happen and most of all for you to feel fresh and happy looking how shiny your rooms are again!

The Best Ways to Clean Hardwood Floors

The Best Ways to Clean Hardwood Floors

-Prep your floor for cleaning by sweeping or dust-mopping to get rid of large particles of dirt and debris.
-Use a pH neutral cleaner that will be gentle on your hardwood floors.
-Use a fine spray mist to clean your floor in sections. Avoid putting too much liquid on your floors.
-Use a microfiber mop to clean. Traditional mops can work, but they can leave excess water on your floors.
-Skip using white vinegar and water to clean your floors. Using a specially formulated hardwood floor care cleaner is a smart way to maintain the beauty and look of your floors.

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SOFTWOODS – Top 3

SOFTWOODS top 3 :

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PINE: Pine is a softwood which grows in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are more than 100 species worldwide.

Properties: Pine is a soft, white or pale yellow wood which is light weight, straight grained and lacks figure.It resists shrinking and swelling. Knotty pine is often used for decorative effect.
Uses: Pine is often used for country or provincial furniture. Pickled, whitened, painted and oil finishes are often used on this wood.

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.

Properties: Ash is a hard, heavy, ring porous hardwood. It has a prominent grain that resembles oak, and a white to light brown colour. Ash can be differentiated from hickory (pecan) which it also resembles, by white dots in the darker summer wood which can be seen with the naked eye. Ash burls have a twisted, interwoven figure.
Uses: Ash is widely used for structural frames and steam bent furniture pieces. It is often less expensive than comparable hardwoods.

HICKORY: There are 15 species of hickory in the eastern United States, eight of which are commercially important.

Properties: Hickory is one of the heaviest and hardest woods available. Pecan is a species of hickory sometimes used in furniture. It has a close grain without much figure.
Uses: Wood from the hickory is used for structural parts, especially where strength and thinness are required. Decorative hickory veneers are also commonly used.

TOP 10 HARD WOOD TYPES

TOP 10 HARDEST WOODS:
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
it takes a great natural polish on the lathe.
6. Camelthorn – Formerly classified as a member of the Acacia genus, this
south African hardwood is a tough customer. The wood is stubbornly hard,
and the tree is protected by giant sharp thorns.
7. African Blackwood – In some parts of the world, this wood has achieved
an almost legendary status. Historical evidence points to this wood
(rather than Diospyros spp.) being the original “ebony.”
8. Black Ironwood – Pieces are very seldom seen for sale, as this tree is
too small to produce commercially viable lumber. Like the unrelated
Desert Ironwood, Black Ironwood is an excellent choice for small
turning projects.
9. Katalox / Wamara – Some pieces can be just about a dark as true ebony,
while others are a more reddish brown with black streaks. So much depth
in the Swartzia genus, there’s something for everyone!
10. Cebil- Also known as Curupay or by the exaggerated name Patagonian
Rosewood, Cebil is not a true rosewood. It has a highly variable streaked
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