411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

How to Install A Water Heater Timer

If you are looking for ways to make your home more energy-efficient, then your water heater should be a part of the process. According to studies...

on Jul 18, 2017

DIY Home Improvement Project Ideas

Everyone wants a beautiful home that they can feel happy and relaxed in. Remodelling your home doesn’t need to burn a hole in your pocket either,...

on Jul 17, 2017

Why it is important to undertake a CCTV Drain Survey when buying a new home?

It is important that you carry out a CCTV drain survey when looking to buy a property for many reasons these include; Reporting: A report will be...

on Jul 13, 2017

Filter the Dirt with Effective Aircon Servicing and Repairs

Air-conditioners are a must in today’s world because of the soaring temperatures and great climate changes. We all love to use an aircon for...

on Jul 11, 2017

7 Simple and Affordable Ways to Update the Look of your Master Bathroom

It’s true, one of the most expensive rooms in your home is the master bathroom. If installing marble tiles, adding a rain shower, and a...

on Jul 7, 2017

Installation of a Wood Floor

by Guest on Apr 16, 2012

Since acquiring and installing quality hardwood floor represents a considerable investment, it's important that the quality of workmanship fulfills the highest standards and that specific care is taken to help prolong the life and beauty of your wood floor. The tips and instructions that follow will help simplify the installation process and maintenance of your wood, hardwood, or laminate floors.

Step one: The preparation of the floor.

First of all, you have to make sure there are no traces of stain, paint and/or varnish on your hardwood floors. However, if this is not the case, you'll have to strip and sand the surface. This part of the job can sure be made easier by using products specifically formulated for wood stripping. The wood has then to be sanded in order to remove most of imperfections. If you are sanding a considerable area of your floor, an electric sander can sure be useful. For good results, always sand the floor in the same direction as the wood grain.

Step two: It's time to stain.

Now that you are ready to stain, make sure the surface is pretty clean and dry. It's recommended to test the stain on an very small portion of the flooring to confirm you got the desired shade. You're now ready to stain the floor. Apply the wood stain evenly with a specific sponge designed for this job (available at hardware stores and paint dealers), wiping the excess off with a rag. Let dry

Step three: Applying varnish.

The final step is to put on varnish on the previously stained flooring. The final selection of varnish relies on the desired finish (gloss, semi-gloss, satin, or matte). Even if easy to implement, this finishing process is important as the varnish protects floors from wear, scratches, and damage caused by UV rays, and will also help preserve the original color of the woodwork.

Take a note: For better protection, varnish must be applied in two coats.

Author

Guest

Guest

Random Articles

The Modern Minimalist Home: Using Design to Create Clean Lines

If you’re like most people, you love your home, but sometimes you wish you could have those “dream spaces” out of a magazine....

Interior Design / Decor

Break the Pattern with Hexagonal Patterns!

When you think of hexagons, what’s the first thought that comes to your mind? Do you picture a honeycomb? A lot of people associate the shape...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

How to Choose the Right Vessel Sink for Your Bathroom

Vessel sinks are the hottest new trend in bathroom design. In many ways, vessel sinks are a throwback to a time before plumbing when people washed...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Speed Cookers: Save Your Time

For many decades now, the most significant design advancements to hit the oven industry have been in the introduction and development of the...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

North Carolina Local Builders Associations

Find a local builder or council, please contact the home builders' association (HBA) in your area.

Builders Associations

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017