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How to prepare for DIY floor sanding project

Solid Wood Flooring Repair by DIY Parquetry & CorkAre your floor looking tired? Old floors don’t need to be replaced – not just yet. To bring back your floors to their former glory, you can always resand it. It’s amazing how tired, ageing and discoloured hardwood floor can be transformed into a gorgeous, new looking floor in just a day or two!

DIY floor sanding project

Don’t have to do over the weekend? Whether you have plenty of breaks or just want to try resanding your floor on your own, it’s a great project for you to do. You’ll make use of your time and you’ll end up having a beautiful floor that your home should have. When you are about to embark through your resanding project, there are some things you should prepare.

Here are some preparations for you:

  • Empty the room. You should make sure all the furniture and other things are move outside so you will have plenty of space to move around easily.
  • Remove floor coverings. Ensure that your floor is smooth on the surface and doesn’t have any coverings at all – even nails.
  • Vacuum the room. When you vacuum the entire room, you can get rid of dirt and other debris, giving a clean surface to resand.
  • Block up doorways. This will prevent the dust from getting into another room but keep your windows open for proper ventilation.
  • Watch for protruding nails. If there are any that you can’t remove, drive its head below the surface using a hammer.

living roomAnd, there you go – you are now ready to start resanding your floor.

How to prepare for DIY floor sanding project

Make sure you follow all the necessary preparations above so you can have an easy time resanding your floor – and it can make your project faster too. Are you ready to give your old floor a new, gorgeous look? Try resanding it!

Need to install new hardwood floor? For all your hardwood floor needs, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We offer flooring installation services on different flooring such as cork, bamboo and parquetry. Ring us today for a free measure and quote.

 

Do you need to replace your hardwood floor after water damage to your home?

water-on-woodWe all know how easily a washing machine hose can become loose, or there’s a dishwasher leak. The last thing you need to do is come home from a hard day at work to find that your beautiful wooden floor has flooded.

Something was left in the sink and it overflowed, a mechanical fault or leak, when water floods inside your home, it will usually mean it is time to have your hardwood flooring replaced?

When should you have your wooden floor replaced? Read on:

If your floor gets badly water damaged then generally you will have to bite the bullet and have it replaced. If you want to keep your home’s beauty, replacing your hardwood floor is a must, especially after flooding.

To find out whether your flooring needs replacing, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How much time has passed?

Air drying can help your floor return to its regular state. However, if 10 days have passed and your floor hasn’t dried, it’s time to have it replaced.

 

  • Check if any mould is present?

Be 100 % sure, as the presence of mould means floor replacement.  Once there is mould damage, it can be very difficult to remove, will cause a health hazard and the only answer is to replace your flooring.

 

  • What type of flooring do you have?

Different types of flooring have different levels of protection against flooding.  Be sure to check yours out!  Some may withstand better than others too.  For example, timber flooring can be dried but if it is attached to concrete, drying out is not usually possible.

 

  • Depending on the extent of the water damage you may only have to replace part of your hardwood flooring.

hardwoodDo you need to replace your floor after a flood?

If you have carefully assessed your hardwood floor and it needs replacing after that laundry leak – contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We offer flooring installation services and want to help you get your home back to normal as soon as possible. We can replace part or floor, do repairs or if the damage is extensive replace your whole floor.

Don’t delay time is of the essence in flooding situations, even if you are unsure whether the water ha cause damage give us a call.

Contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring today for all your flooring needs, new, repairs and replacement. Free measure and quote.

How to design a home with a hardwood floor?

living room floorAre you thinking of installing a hardwood floor in your home? Awesome! Now, for the overall design of your home. Hardwood floor is subtly inviting, comforting and looks casually luxurious and will be your home’s best feature. You want to accentuate it by making sure your décor and home style will match it, but how? The number one key here is to create contrast.

Creating colour contrast

Where to start with your decorating? How will the colour contrast work? Fortunately, you don’t need to be a designer to be able to create something wonderful inside your home. Let’s explore a few simple design tips to help you maximise the beauty of your home.

Contrasting the hues and shades in your home could create a harmonious splendour. Here’s what you should do:

  • If you have a light floor, opt for a darker wall – doesn’t have to be too dark but dark enough to ensure that the contrast is accentuated. The furniture should be light and minimalistic.
  • Experiment with accessories. Choose vibrant colour accessories. Imagine having a grey wall with a white sofa with an orange rug and a lime green ornament. Let your imagination run wild while decorating and have a bit of fun with it.
  • For dark coloured floors, choose light coloured walls and a leather sofa. Make sure your sofa is a bit lighter or darker than your floor so it will not create an overcrowded look.
  • Bleached floors are fun! You can paint your wall red and add oak furniture for a stylish effect. Or you can colour your walls sky blue and add a white sofa for that seaside

How to design a home with a hardwood floor?

With hardwood floors, there are just so many ways to decorate your home – the possibilities are endless! Remember, there is never a right or wrong way to decorate but what only feels right for you. Need to install a new hardwood floor? Contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for all your needs. Ring us today for a free quote.

Can I install my own hardwood floor?

DIY workWhether you have a new home that needs flooring, renovating or changing your old floor, it’s a wise idea to consider hardwood floors. Hardwood floors have a natural charm that attracts a lot of homeowners. They are pleasant to the eye, warm and make you feel like you’re home. Hardwood floors just make your home cosier and homely!

DIY hardwood floor installation

When you consider hardwood floor for your home, have you thought about doing the installation yourself? Can you do the installation? Yes, you can, but you should have the right knowledge, proper training, skills and the right tools. Hardwood flooring installation takes time, precision and know-how to get it right and achieve a result that you want. Even for experienced DIYers, hardwood flooring installation can be a real challenge.

However, if you’ve never installed a hardwood floor before, it’s probably best to leave the job to the professionals.

hardwoodHiring a professional hardwood floor installer

DIY people know the responsibility of getting the job done. A lot depends on your ability and skills to properly install a hardwood floor so that it will look beautiful. You should dedicate a lot of your time and be extra careful to get the best out of your DIY hardwood floor installation. However, if you are unsure, better entrust the job of people that know – hire a professional floor installer. They have the necessary skills and tools. They can also finish the job on time.

Can I install my own hardwood floor?

You can but for excellent results, trust only the experts. For an expert floor installer in Bunbury, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We can do the installation for you – just let us know what you want. We offer cork, parquetry and bamboo floor installation. Ring us today for a free quote.

Is a hardwood floor good for a contemporary look of your home?

hardwoood floorYou want a chic and sleek style for your home. A home with a sophisticated interior excites you. Everything is planned accordingly but did you think about what your flooring should look like? If want a contemporary look for your home, you will want your flooring to complement your style too. For that, you will need a hardwood floor.

What makes hardwood flooring a good choice?

Hardwood flooring can go well with any kind of style you have in your mind. If you think that a rich coloured hardwood floor can only be seen in traditional homes, you should rethink this idea. While warm colours are the signature of a traditional styled home, it doesn’t mean you can’t install a hardwood floor for your modern looking home!

Is a hardwood floor good for a contemporary look of your home?

Yes! Having a hardwood floor will not affect your contemporary design at all. Hardwood floors can look great in an ultra modern setting. The trick here is to stay away from warm toned hardwood species. Choose pale hardwood floors. If you want to stick with a modern looking style, stick with a hardwood with a pale colour. Pale colours go well with a minimal and sophisticated nature of an ultra modern home.

bambooBamboo floor is great too!

Bamboo is naturally pale in colour. It is also a renewable source so you will feel good with your flooring choice as well as creating the perfect look for your home. Or go with a lighter coloured wood like spotted gum to achieve the look you want.

To discuss what flooring options will suit your modern design home, call D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We are your flooring specialists in Bunbury – we give free flooring advice and offer installation services as well. Give us a call today and let’s discuss your flooring options.

 

 

 

Frequently asked questions about hardwood flooring you should know!

wood floorAre you looking for the right flooring for your home? Whether it’s a floor for a new home or you need a replacement for your old floor, it’s a great idea to choose hardwood flooring. Tough, durable and built to last, hardwood floors have an unmatched beauty. It gives off a warm look making everyone inside your home feel cosy and comfortable.

Beautiful hardwood floors

Hardwood flooring can be a beautiful investment for your home. They will make your look gorgeous plus its classic look never fades with time – they are always in style! They may seem pricey compared to other types of flooring, but it’s a worthy lifelong investment for your money.With regular care and maintenance, it can even outlast you!! Despite its popularity, some homeowners are still unsure about hardwood flooring, constantly enquiring. Here are a few frequently asked questions about hardwood flooring with the correct answers:

Can we install hardwood flooring if we have a pet dog or cat?

Many homeowners with pets are installing hardwood flooring. Your pet claws may scratch your flooring but it is your duty to trim your pet’s claws and nails on a regular basis to prevent floor scratches.

kitchen hardwood floorIs it safe to use hardwood flooring in the kitchen?

Yes – it will make your kitchen look very welcoming. One just needs to use caution where there may be a few spills and possible moisture.  As these are common issues, just be sure to wipe away any wetness as it happens or even place some mats around.

Can you install hardwood floor over a concrete slab?

Yes, given the concrete slab is properly dried, free of grease, oil, stains and dust. Be sure to ask your flooring contractor about your options to maximise the use of your flooring by suing the correct underlay.

Can we put hardwood flooring over an existing floor?

In some situations, yes. The existing flooring has to be fully adhered to the sub floor and be compressed enough not to create any bounce at all.

Frequently asked questions about hardwood flooring you should know!

If you have further questions about hardwood flooring, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We can give you the answers you need and help you find the right flooring for your home. Ring us today for a free measure and quote.

 

How often should you clean your hardwood floor?

timber floorsHaving a hardwood floor is an investment. With proper care and maintenance, your hardwood floor can last for many years. For many homeowners, one thing they want to do is to keep their floor clean. This, among other things makes them wonder how often they should clean their floor.

Is it daily? Once a week or twice a month? Well, the answer depends on a few things. Actually, you can choose to clean your floor as often as you want. You may be a little time poor, or might just want to know when is the right time to clean your hardwood floor?

There is no definite answer to any of your questions but you might want to make cleaning a regular habit if:

  • You have small children at home. Children should not be exposed to a dirty floor where they may pick up germs.
  • You have pets. Your dog will enter in and out of your home regularly, tracking in dirt. It’s good to clean your floor to keep the dirt minimal.

If you said “yes”to any of the above mentioned, you might as well consider cleaning your floor on a daily basis.

Traffic flow matters too!

Is the area receiving high traffic every day or not? If yes, sweeping the area more often can get rid of the daily dirt and makes less work in the long run. For areas that receive less traffic, a weekly sweep and once a month mop is a good idea.

Don’t forget to have your floor cleaned promptly after parties and gatherings! Guests tend to leave spills behind and it’s always easier to clean before it sets into a sticky mess.

How often should you clean your hardwood floor?

Having a clean floor doesn’t just give your home a fresh look but it can also add more years to your floor. For your flooring needs, contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We can install any flooring of your choice – including parquetry, bamboo and cork floors. Ring your floor specialists today for a free quote.

Best flooring for dogs – a buyer’s guide

dog on wood floorWhen you own a dog, your first concern might be your floor. As much as you love your dog, you also want to care for your flooring. How to find a flooring that is perfect for your pet dog? While scratches and falling pet hair are inevitable, the best flooring for dogs can withstand daily wear and tear.

The best flooring for you and your dog!

There are many flooring options today but one of the most dogs friendly is hardwood floors. Hardwood floor and your pet dog, yes it’s a perfect match. Hardwood floors are not just beautiful and classic but are great flooring for dogs. However, you have to be careful when choosing hardwood floor. For the best value, choose solid or engineered hardwood.

When installing a hardwood floor make sure it has a tough finish and the highest Janka hardness score. That way, you’re ensured that your flooring can last for really a long time with your pet dog around.

Hardwood floors

Hardwood floors are solid wood flooring and when modern processes are now more stable than ever. When it has seen better days, you can resand it to bring back its beauty. However, this will generally be after years of uses. Even with a dog your hard work floors will outlive you, with a small amount of yearly maintenance and regular cleaning.

Bamboo and good option for flooring with pets.

Bamboo is another perfect option to have in your home when you have a dog. Although not strictly a hardwood (bamboo is classified as a grass) it behaves in a similar manner and is very strong. Best of all it is environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Are you looking for pet friendly flooring for your home, ring D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring to discuss your options. We offer hardwood floor installation as well as cork, parquetry and bamboo flooring. We service in Bunbury and the surrounds. Not in Bunbury, call anyway – we travel to you.

Ring us now at 0409 081 679.