411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

7 Best ways to Get Rid of Old Furniture and Old Large Items

Is unwanted furniture taking up space in your attic? Or maybe you are moving, and the idea of transporting old furniture and appliances sickens...

on Mar 17, 2019

How Inclement Weather Can Affect Your Pool

Only a few months into 2019 and it has been the craziest winter on record for a number of years all across the country.  Heavy weather systems...

on Mar 11, 2019

Furnishing Your New Apartment on a Budget

`Moving into a new apartment is an exciting time. Perhaps it’s the first time you’ll be on your own, or you’re moving into your first place with a...

on Mar 6, 2019

All You Need to Know About Hot Glue Guns

Ask anyone with an interest in arts & crafts projects and they’ll tell you hot glue guns are a must have. Self proclaimed DIYers for home...

on Mar 4, 2019

Are Smart Blinds Worth the Cost?

Two essential elements of a home are natural lighting and comfort. A home that is well lit and comfortable is the dream of every homeowner no...

on Mar 1, 2019

The Do’ and Don’ts of Fitting Harwood Floors

by Guest on Sep 23, 2011

Harwood flooring is an expensive material and if you are installing it for the first time then here are a few pointers worth reading. If in doubt then call on a professional to do the job for you – remember, mistakes can often be more expensive to put right than the installation would have cost you in the first place.

Do:

1. Make sure the area you are looking at covering is in an appropriate condition for the job. It needs to be level and dry and the temperature in the room should be consistent.

2. Ensure that all the other trades have completed their work if the hardwood flooring installation is part of a larger project. Plastering, plumbing, electrics etc need to be finished before you lay the floor.

3. Leave your flooring materials to acclimatise within the room for 3 to 7 days before fitting to make problems at a later date less likely. Leave in the cartons but remove any plastic outer layers to allow the material to breathe.

4. Start from a measured centre line in the room or from the longest straight wall available. Work logically across the floor and avoid joints meeting by varying the lengths of boards as you go.

Don’t:

1. Attempt to lay engineered wood flooring unless you are confident that your joinery skills are up to the job. It could lead to a lot of wasted time and frustration as well as a disappointing result.

2. Forget to leave an expansion gap for the floor to naturally expand and contract into over time. Failure to do so could result in warped boards and an uneven floor.

3. Discard the manufacturer’s instructions. You may think you know best but a quick read won’t do any harm before you get started.

4. Be tempted to move furniture back into the room until your varnish is fully set. Again, read the instructions and if anything allow a little longer than recommended in order to ensure the best possible result.

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

When and How to Inspect Your Roof

The majority of homeowners tend to make a habit of taking a good look at their roof in the autumn before the winter months set in. Unless you are...

Roofing / Gutters

6 Common Risks Associated with Drinking Water Out Of The Tap

The human body relies on water to fuel and replenish overall health and wellness in individuals of all ages. Keeping a healthy and happy body...

Pest Management / Ecology

Unique Garden Planters - Outdoor Decorating w/Containers

Container Gardening and Garden planters are a warm and inviting way to add interest to your outdoor decorating spaces. You can spruce up your...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

8 Point Mitre Saw Buying Guide

A mitre saw is a functional tool that lets you cut through numerous angles. It is a must-have item for woodworkers, carpenters, and anyone in the...

Tools / Woodworking

Beginners Guide to Welding Like a Pro

No matter where you turn in life, something around you has probably been welded. It can be a lucrative career and one that you can study for or...

Tools / Woodworking

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2019