Superb Walnut boards in BR3 Beckenham

The main trait of this project was care and attention to details. Our client after a thorough analysis between materials and colours decided for a dark wooden floor and our recommendation was walnut.
Posted on25-03-2017 by 537

The main trait of this project was care and attention to details. Our client after a thorough analysis between materials and colours decided for a dark wooden floor and our recommendation was walnut. This wooden floor was part of an ample redecoration project for the downstairs hallway where was also the main entrance and I can say that we don't meet to often such a comprehensive planning of the the aspects that in the end make up a harmonious ambiance with a clear design aim.

As for so many times if the surface of the floor is not that big it doesn't mean that it's less demanding than a large one. Actually the difficulty level can increase due to the lack of space. Thus being said, we had to lift up the old carpet, strengthen the subfloor, undercut the already fitted skirting, apply liquid DPM on the concrete part of the floor. These preparatory stages were thoroughly planned and all should've worked smoothly, but we had an unexpected surprise as in the past someone glued vinyl tiles straight over the pine boards. This put a sudden brake to our work, the only viable solution being to painstakingly remove and scrape bit by bit with multi tools the old friable and well stuck vinyl. Another option might have been to install a layer of plywood but we had to leave this aside due to the final floor height increase compared with the kitchen tiles where the plan was to create a seamless joint, thus no threshold.

Having finished all the preparations we could concentrate on installing the walnut engineered boards. Measurements were taken to understand what would be the best alignment. Once we were satisfied with the calculated result the first board was glued down. After the installation was over the floor was lightly sanded and finished with 2 coats of polyx oil.

It was a demanding project but it was worth it when we saw how pleased were our clients with the final result.

Wooden Boards: Engineered Natural Walnut Unsealed WLNU/180 from The Natural Wood Floor CO

Dimensions: Width 180mm, Thickness 18mm, Length: various lengths.

Location: BR3 Beckenham

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Engineered Walnut Flooring: Walnut flooring has a unique style which combines opulence and durability. Engineered Walnut flooring are amongst the most beautiful and are currently becoming more fashionable for contemporary homes due to its timeless elegance. Walnut has a primarily straight grain but can also have natural veining...

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Hardwood floor sanding and Oil finish: the floor is the very first part of the room to be noticed when entering. It is the only surface of a room to be used so much. For this reason, a regular maintenance has to be done and this postpones any considerable restoration work. Our recommendation for the hardwood floors in your home is the oil finishing

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Felt pads: Strong adhesive sticks to furniture feet to protect wood and hard floors from scratching and marking. Felt pads are available in different shapes and colours.

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Sikabond T52 FC Elastic wood flooring adhesive: is a gun or trowel applied elastic wood flooring adhesive for use with any width board. It is also used in conjunction with silent layer mats as part of the AcouBond system.

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Osmo Polyx Oil Raw Effect: untreated wood in its original form has a light, pale character from its natural 'raw' appearance. Sanded wood also has the same effect. Osmo Polyx-Oil 3044 Raw is designed to retain this appearance by using a small amount of white pigments to neutralise the permanent 'wet-look' that develops after application of a clear finish.

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Stauf VPU-155 S DPM solvent free polyurethane primer: is a ready-to-use, one component polyurethane primer is particularly fast drying. Free from water and free from solvents, this primer allows for a trouble-free installation as no swelling of the wood is to be feared. The VPU-155 S is a versatile primer easy to apply by either trowel or brush because of its thin liquid nature.

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Pipe Collars - solid Oak: are designed to be used around the edge of pipes which go into the floor to hide the expansion gap which is required when installing wooden flooring. Oak Pipe Cover is designed in two halves that can be fixed around 15mm pipes to hide expansion gap It is suitable for any wooden flooring, regardless of your floor being oiled or lacquered.

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