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HOW TO LOOK AFTER SOLID OAK FLOORING

Your brand hardwood flooring has now been carefully installed and completed, so what's there left to do?Happily, not much. The beauty of oak flooring, like any hardwood flooring, is you will only need some basic care and maintenance to look after it and keep it in excellent condition for decades to come.Pick the Right FinishAmong the most significant things that you need to do, even before your flooring is set up, is selecting the most appropriate finish to suit your house. After all, not everyone will want the exact same look from their floors or have the exact same level of action in their home, all of which affect which complete you should choose.For instance, a lacquer finish will give your floors anything from a flat matt into a high gloss finish, depending on what is chosen, and is quite easy to care for. An oil finish, on the other hand, will give your floor a much more natural"soaked in" appearance that will leans towards more of a matt look and can be quite easi…

What Is Engineered Wood Flooring Made Of?

Among the most Frequent questions we're asked at Hammersmith Floor Sanding is"what is engineered wood flooring manufactured from?" . In fact, engineered wood flooring is arguably among the most misunderstood flooring products on the market today and we think this is a real shame. In this article we would like to assist you get up close and personal with engineered timber flooring so you can begin to enjoy it in the exact same way as we can!

The basic arrangement of engineered wood floors

Engineered wood flooring is made up of anything between 3 and 12 layers of ply. These layers of ply are cross legged, then glued and pressed together to make a very strong bond. It is this bonded core board that makes engineered wood flooring so quite different from solid hardwood floors.


Once the center board has been cut into flooring planks, the groove and tongue are created. In effect, the layers of ply a board has, generally speaking the tougher it's going to be. For instance, a…