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Wood flooring has been used for thousands of years. However, glued down floors or stuck down wooden floors are a recent solution. As the wood flooring industry advanced more performant adhesives were needed to keep up the pace.
Most people are delighted when they discover original pine wooden floorboards hiding under their carpets. However, what starts out as an exciting discovery doesn’t always lead to the dream floor that homeowners expect. Are pine wood floors durable and are they worth renovating? To answer this question, it’s time to go back and find out how the boards were made and originally used.
The simple answer to this is yes, wood flooring will change colour over the years. Wood is a natural product and changes in colour will occur due to the wood’s reaction to the environment.
Because we believe that wooden floors should be "crafted for life" we will focus on how to approach a project of this kind. Indeed, when it comes to wooden floors, we have an overwhelming number of choices in terms of species, colours, dimensions, structural types, patterns, installation methods and materials.
It is always a pleasure for us to work for highly demanding clients which from the first meeting tell us precisely what are the requirements. This makes our planning and approach a lot more clear. Of course when the requirements are also high we have to double our efforts.
Among the many floor covering types available nowadays wooden floors stand out through their unmatched beauty, naturalness and warmth. Yet, when it comes to longevity, many consider hardwood floors way behind other floor coverings like porcelain tiles.
Most of the materials which surround us will change dimensions in accordance with the ambient temperature variation. Some more, some less.
From time to time your wooden floor will need to be refreshed. This will regenerate the top coat of oil and will preserve the character and beauty of your wooden floor. The interval for refreshing your floor depends on its usage. In bars, restaurants and commercial areas the interval for refreshing will be shorter than for normal domestic areas.
A rather technical project with many stages especially on the sub-floor preparation. The old thermoplastic tiles removed after which the screed needed to be grinded so a flat surface was obtained.