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Whitewashing & Pickling Solid Wood Flooring

Posted on June 25th, 2013 In: Articles, Floor Sanding Articles

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Generally speaking, whitewashing a solid wood floor creates a beautiful brightness without detracting from the natural grain of the wood. Whitewashing works best on light colored wood types such as pine, rosewood and beech. Darker wood such as oak, teak and mahogany respond better to pickling. So what’s the difference? Whitewashing Unlike paint or wood […]

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Refinishing an Engineered Wood Floor

Posted on June 17th, 2013 In: Articles, Hardwood Floors Sanding Articles

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The difference between engineered wood and solid wood is in the way the planks are constructed. As we all know, solid wood flooring comes from trees and is sized into manageable floor board lengths before being chemically treated for water resistance. Engineered wood, however, is made by machine pressing several thin layers of wood together, […]

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Floor Refinishing in London Homes

Posted on June 10th, 2013 In: Articles, Wood Floor Restorations Articles

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London homeowners with original wood floors can keep them in pristine condition with a complete refurbishment. This means taking the wood back to basics by removing any existing covering and varnish, sanding, repairing and/or replacing damaged boards before sealing and refinishing. The refinishing process is integral to the look of the floor, as it is […]

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Refinishing Softwood Flooring in London Homes

Posted on June 6th, 2013 In: Articles, Wood Floor Repairs Articles

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London homeowners who have homes built between 1850 and 1900 may well have original softwood flooring in their homes as softwoods, and pine in particular, were widely used for floor sanding around this time. If you are thinking about refinishing your floor then you are right to consider carefully before jumping in to the softwood […]

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Original Wood Flooring in London Homes

Posted on May 27th, 2013 In: Articles, Wood Floor Restorations Articles

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With a large percentage of homes in both central London and the suburbs enjoying original wood flooring, it is only natural that homeowners wish to restore these floors, most of which would be extremely difficult  to purchase in today’s market. Cost notwithstanding, wood flooring laid prior to the 1950s was cut more thickly than is […]

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