Gunmetal Vs. Grey Wood Flooring – How To Choose?

light-greys-2Grey hardwood floors has witnessed a true increase in popularity during the past couple of decades. The first gray wood flooring that came into the market was somewhat’flat’ as it came to shade, which meant they were lacking in personality. However, the more recent gray hardwood floors which we have sniffed out possess all of the character you would expect of a timber flooring and oftentimes a great deal more.

Among those large grey flooring trends which has come from late is gunmetal. Therefore, in the event that you’ve learned about gunmetal hardwood floors and you are thinking about how to select between that and directly gray, you are in the ideal location.

Grey wood flooring ranges from light to dark, but gunmetal, as the name implies has a nearly metallic look to it. Even though the floor is constructed of wood, it’s a finish that indicates there is a bit of aluminum or steel in there someplace. Of course there isn’t but the floor has been made to seem as if there is.

Let us look at a few examples which will help illustrate the difference:

Light gray

This top of the range natural engineered UK grey bamboo flooring that has been hardwax oiled is simply stunning. Because it’s engineered, you can use it with confidence throughout the whole home, but this one actually comes into its own where you want to make an illusion of space or light. However gloomy or small a room is, put in this floor and you’ll suddenly feel as if someone has found a magic wand and introduced additional space and light. Although it’s at the upper end of the purchase price range of our grey floors, it is still a fantastic purchase and is certain to not disappoint.

Mid grey

If you’re trying to find a darker gray colour that still has all the feel of natural wood, this 2natural engineered oak London grey floor that is UV oiled is for you. A flooring that oozes charm and class, this option works in every room in the house and is especially favoured by those who are looking for just one single flooring solution, either in a large open-plan room or for use during the whole home. A floor you’ll be able to use as a neutral backdrop or a style statement in its own right, this London gray floor will only look better and better as time goes on.

Gunmetal

Having a real aged, metallic texture to this natural engineered walnut floor is known as vintage metal grey was brushed, UV oiled and is click system. Click system flooring, as its name suggests literally clicks into place. There is no need for nails or glue when you’re fitting this one, so it is fast and easy. Even a relatively inexperienced DIY individual could comfortably take this solution on and find a fantastic result. And using its metallic look, it is industrial appearing and bang on-trend.

If you’re on the lookout for a gray or gunmetal floor and want more specific advice than we’ve given here, don’t hesitate to ask. At Floor Sanding Wimbledon Our team has decades of timber flooring selection, fitting and styling experience and we are always pleased to share it. All you need to do is email uspick up the phone or speak to us on chat on the site.

 

Improving your home interior with hardwood

Everyone makes choices about their home and interior. We see this increase in tendencies of improving your home with hardwood. A classic hardwood is back on top. The wooden floor in each room gives comfort, tranquillity and warmth and these are the main reasons why our customers are choosing it!

If you’re thinking of putting a new hardwood floors, you can’t go wrong. All types of hardwood floors have natural beauty and fit well with any interior — modern, traditional, country, you name it! Hardwood are good also for kitchens and basements but there they require a special considerations.

Wood floors fill these spaces with an instant classic feel, traditional look and beauty that you can experience over the years and this is important because home is place that doesn’t just exist outside, but it is living inside us! To have a home that we love is important for our emotional health and also to feel good in our home and there are just a few things that every home should be full of – laugh , games, good vibes and a shiny smooth wooden flooring!

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Is it Time to Refinish Your Hardwood Floor?

shutterstock_507145186Hardwood floors have a timeless appearance and are a great asset to your property. Regrettably, it is not easy to tell if they need to be refinished. With age, hardwood floors actually get much better. A good wood floor can last up to 100 decades! However, they do need to be refinished from time to time to maintain their luster. Below are two easy ways to Check your floor to Discover whether it needs to be refinished:

  1. Find the section of your floor that gets the foot traffic and pour a teaspoon of water onto the floor. In the event the water forms into beads, the condition of the end is perfectly fine. If the water slowly penetrates the floor, it may be nice to place off refinishing for the time being, but it’s a sign that it should be refinished in the near future. If the water soaks into the ground and leaves a dark place, then it’s definitely time for pruning as soon as possible. Repeat this evaluation on different areas of the floor that show signs of wear.
  2. Since some floors can be quite thin, they can only resist being sanded once or two. This implies there is a low margin for error and that they have to be sanded and refinished delicately. To measure your floor’s depth, locate two floorboards that don’t match perfectly. Set a business card in the groove and quantify its thickness by signaling where the cover of the groove matches the company card. If the mark on the card is less than 3/4″ in the border, make sure that your floor is refinished with extra caution.

It’s important to consult a hardwood flooring specialist if you are not certain if your floor has to be refinished.  Floor Sanding Wimbledon offers dustless refinishing, meaning no carcinogens will infiltrate your house and you’ll be left without a mess afterward!

What is a lacquered finish?

A lacquer is usually a polyurethane coating applied to a wooden flooring. It covers the pores of the wood floor and forms a hard, robust coating which effect like a protective shield for the wood from dirt and moisture. The difference between it and oil is that it sits on the top of the wood, it doesn’t sink in like oil. Lacquers should provide several years of protection for your floor, depending on the foot traffic.

Lacquered floors are really easy to care. You can keep them clean with just a broom, vacuum cleaner or micro-fibre mop and wipe the dust away. As with oil, lacquer also comes with a selection of finishes, such as gloss, matt, silk matt and extra matt. A lacquer finish is great for rooms where you anticipate a high foot traffic and you want a glossy finish. It’s important to remember that it’s water resistant,not a fully waterproof! Nowadays lacquer is available in every sheen level, similarly to oil, making it hard to tell the difference between the two finishes.

Lacquer from other side have the trend to show scratches easier than an oiled surface, and this is making it less ideal for pets, but this is easily fixed with a simple sanding and refinishing. Lacquer is the toughest of the finishes available, used commonly in dance studios, gyms and village halls. It can take a lot more punishment than oil, but due to sitting on the surface rather than seeping in, the floor underneath can become vulnerable to damage again once this has worn away.One of the top benefits about lacquer finished wood flooring is spills, if they’re cleared up reasonably quickly they won’t cause damage to your floor by seeping in!

Lacquer floor is an investment that will bring a new life of your home or office! Contact us 24/7!

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How to keep a wooden floor looking as good as new?

Wooden flooring can add a timeless and cosy element to any room, as well as create a clean, easy to maintain surface for some of the most heavily-used rooms in the house. It really doesn’t take very much to keep a wooden floor looking as good as new, adn here are some tips to help you doing it!

Avoid scratches and scuffs early -You can start protecting the floor from the moment it is fitted by adding felt pads to the bottoms of any cabinets, tables and chairs which are likely to be moved across the floor. These are inexpensive and will make all of the difference to the condition of the floor over time. It may also be a good idea to make it a rule within the home that people take their shoes off when they come in.

Regular cleaning- Although wooden flooring is much easier to maintain than carpets, it still does require regular upkeep. The easiest way for you to do this is with a dust pad on a broom handle. This will pick up all of the dust, hair and micro fibres and make for a much cleaner result than simply using a vacuum cleaner. If you are going to use a vacuum cleaner, remember to flip down the brushes on the head to avoid scratches on the floor. You can use water to clean the flooring, but remember that a sponge is better than a mop!

Regular sanding and waxing- Obviously this doesn’t need to be performed all of the time, but regular floor sanding and waxing will bring the floor back to life in a way that cleaning cannot. Even once every year or so will have the floor looking like it was just laid.

We offer specialist floor sanding services, wood floor scratch repair and wood floor refinishing. Just call or email to get started bringing your floors back to life.

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Make your wooden floor shine even if you are living on rent!

Even if you are living in the smallest apartment or on an old fashion house, there are couple of things that you can do in order to achieve the effect of modern and good looking home area. Changing the whole furniture is expensive and pointless specially when you are living on rent. There are things that can be made in this specific case like painting the floors, staining or you can  use a simple chemical etching technique and apply a new top coat of finish, it works on plastic and laminated floors. If your floor is in need of a bigger renovation procedure you can speak with the apartment owner to deduct from your rent and do sanding.

If you choose to sand your floors you need to call upon the experts because even one mistake in process will ruin the flooring, this is why experts do it well, fast and with attention to each detail. Sanding is the procedure that can transform your environment in many ways like – better light reflecting, better breathing because there is less dust collecting after sanding, good looking, no more scratching and of course long lasting , so contact us if you need more information any time you wish ! Visit our website because we can give you a FREE sanding quote!

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Improving your home interior with hardwood

Everyone makes choices about their home and interior. We see this increase in tendencies of improving your home with hardwood. A classic hardwood is back on top. The wooden floor in each room gives comfort, tranquillity and warmth and these are the main reasons why our customers are choosing it!

If you’re thinking of putting a new hardwood floors, you can’t go wrong. All types of hardwood floors have natural beauty and fit well with any interior — modern, traditional, country, you name it! Hardwood are good also for kitchens and basements but there they require a special considerations.

Wood floors fill these spaces with an instant classic feel, traditional look and beauty that you can experience over the years and this is important because home is place that doesn’t just exist outside, but it is living inside us! To have a home that we love is important for our emotional health and also to feel good in our home and there are just a few things that every home should be full of – laugh , games, good vibes and a shiny smooth wooden flooring!

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Transform your home as you start with your wooden floors!

When you are thinking about restoration in your office,house or apartment maybe one of the first think you think about is flooring! Most of our clients know how transforming is to change, or paint or sand your wooden floors, and this is way they became our clients. A very natural material like wood is not easy to be kept in prime condition but here our company appear with our years of experience . We have renovated many wooden and other types of floors by the years and we are proud with our customers’s smiles! Flooring is something you see every day you enter your home and it’s condition is actually very important for good home environment not only appearance! Contact us when you think your floor is in need of any kind of attention – we gonna handle it !

Whenever your floors require refinishing, sanding or something else to preserve your wooden floors make economical sense because they can last for a hundreds of years !( according to the National Wood Flooring Association) There are couple of methods that can help you improving the appearance an old wooden floor and most popular of them is sanding. When it is done properly, this procedure remove all the old marks and make it compatible for any new finishes being applied. There are many other forms of improving your home wooden floors as a repair and replace damaged or missing timber, realign and secure wobbly boards or blocks, fill in the gaps if you desire an even look, remove old paint or sealant and many more if you are looking for solution for your old floors contact us for more information!

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