Friday, 20 October 2017

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!


Thursday, 21 September 2017

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!


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

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! 

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Improving your home interior with hardwood

Everyone makes choices about their home and interior. We see increase in tendencies of improving your home with hardwood. It’s a classic. The wooden floor in each room gives comfort, tranquillity and warmth.
If you’re thinking of putting in wood floors, you can’t go wrong. All types of hardwood floors have natural beauty and go with any decor — modern, traditional, country, you name it. Hardwood flooring goes in any room, although kitchens and basements require special considerations.
Hardwood gives those spaces an instant classic feel, traditional look and straddles the different styles and colors your kitchen may experience over the years.
Hardwood flooring doesn’t have to be a sea of brown. Universally available finish colors suggest wonderful array of whites, browns, blacks and reds.
Traditionally, hardwood flooring came in thick planks of solid timber. Today, solid hardwood is still widely available, but many companies may also offer engineered flooring—planks made with a thinner top layer of hardwood, bonded to other layers and designed to prevent the floor from shifting during expansion or contraction cycles.
For basements and flats with concrete subfloors, engineered flooring provides an installation advantage. Whereas solid wood is generally installed over one or two layers of plywood, which can raise the height of a floor and interfere with existing doors or marginally reduce ceiling height, acting as a disadvantage.
But choose carefully because some engineered floors have top layers so thin that they can’t be sanded and refinished in the future.