One of the key components for us, in delivering quality hardwood floors, are the additional products used for fitting, fixing and finishing. We have an extensive and valuable knowledge in choosing the ones which best suit for your floor conditions. Here you'll be able to know the main products used frequently by us, recognized for outstanding quality: adhesives, skirting boards, trims & mouldings, soundproofing, underlay & UPVC membrane, wooden floor finish, liquid DPM & concrete sub-floor repair, oak boards unsealed, wooden floor protection - coir matting & felt pads, plywood and so on...
Adhesives for glued hardwood floors: wood floor adhesives work by creating a bond between the substrate and the flooring through a chemical reaction. While all adhesives work on the same principle of changing from a liquid to a solid state, they differ by the carrying agent or catalyst that activates them. The most common types of wood flooring adhesives include: water based, solvent based, urethane based (moisture-cure) and powder adhesives. Although it may look like a simple choice which adhesive should be used, we always select the adhesive according to the type of boards to be installed and their dimensions. The adhesives that we use will successfully bond to almost any substrate.
Everyone wants a crisp neat look to their wood floor. To achieve this, by far the best way is to have the wood floor fitted beneath the skirting boards. The alternative being with the use of a moulding or beading to cover the required expansion gap that’s left to allow the wood floor to expand.
The purpose of hardwood flooring trim is to complete the look of a flooring project by covering edges and gaps, hiding joints left for expansion and contraction, and bridging areas where one floor covering ends and another one begins. Hardwood trims and mouldings are functional, yet important decorative components that enhance the beauty of a hardwood flooring installation.
Soundproofing a hardwood floor: every type of floor has its own unique soundproofing need, therefore there are several possible solutions and products to consider. Here are some products that we use to accomplish this.
It is recommended to keep a clear distinction between soundproofing and impact sound reduction. Soundproofing involves extensive work and specialized materials to block the airborne noise being transmitted through the floor like the sound from a TV or from just talking. This type of work is mainly associated with building stages.
Actually, most of the time, the impact sound reduction is required so to minimize the footfall sound or noise from dropping hard objects. This approach is often more accessible.
Hardwood flooring underlay: the underlay is used only for hardwood floors fitted floating. Its main purpose is to compensate the minor irregularities of the sub-floor and to provide stability for the hardwood boards. We do not recommend the underlay to be used for parquet. Some of these products are aslo used to short circuit impact noise as well as help block the transmission of airborne sound and represents an excellent moisture barrier.
Wooden floor finish: the right finishing products, protects wood flooring from wear, dirt and moisture while giving the wood an attractive color and sheen, enhancing its natural beauty. Today most wood floors are finished with a stain and a top coat. In our projects, we use many technologies that conform to specific or wide selection of wood flooring finishes, each with its own distinct benefits and appearances.
Liquid and UPVC DPM, concrete sub floor repair: the substrate has an overwhelming influence upon the life span and good looks of your wooden floor. So many times a proper assessment is actually neglected and precious hardwood floors are ruined.
For the safety and durability of your hardwood floor we insist in protecting it using Liquid DPM (Damp Proof Membrane) for screeds, UPVC membranes for pine boards and epoxy mortar for cracked or loose screed areas.
Oak boards - unsealed: with different lengths, widths and thickness, these boards are commonly used in various tasks like: stair cladding, customized thresholds, shelves, cabinetry and any other ad-hoc carpentry tasks. Oak wood is known for its over time durability and elegant appearance to. It can be finish in many ways to get the maximum control over the final appearance.
Wooden Floor Protection - Coir Matting and Felt Pads: Coir mats are the ideal solution for protecting your floor, if placed right at the entrance, as they will catch the wet dirt from outside. Also the felt pads fitted under the furniture legs will keep you beautiful floor safe from scratches. In different sizes and shapes, felt pads strong adhesive sticks to furniture feet to protect wood and hard floors from scratching and marking. Protect your hardwood floor!
Plywood: the new installed hardwood floor is as good as its sub-floor is. Guided on this basic rule, we give a special attention to sub-floor witch must be clean, dry and flat before wood flooring goes down. Plywood sheets are mainly used for repairing, strengthening and / or levelling the sub-floors resting on joists. At times all the original pine boards may have to be replaced to achieve a suitable base layer.
Bona Wood Floor Cleaning Kit: is a boxed starter kit comprising one Bona four piece mop with handle, one washable microfibre Bona Cleaning Pad and one 1-litre spray bottle of Bona Wood Floor Cleaner. To be used on varnished and hardwax-oiled wooden floors. Effectively removes stains, dirt and grime. Just spray and wipe your floors clean.
Wood Lye produced by Woca is used for lye priming of unfinished or newly sanded interior woodwork i.e. floor, stairs, furniture and panels. The priming prevents the wood from yellowing and enhances the wood grain creating a coloured wash effect, depending on the chosen colour. Wood Lye may be used on all types of wood.
WAKOL TS 103 Footfall Soundproofing Mat - 3 mm: is used for improving the footfall soundproofing and heat insulation of flooring structures in old and new buildings. WAKOL TS 103 is suitable as soundproofing material under PVC, CV, textile, linoleum and caoutchouc flooring, as well as strip, multi-layer parquet, wood block RE/WE, solid wood planks and...
WAKOL TS 102 Footfall Soundproofing Mat - 3 mm: is used for improving the footfall soundproofing and heat insulation of flooring structures in old and new buildings. WAKOL TS 102 is suitable as soundproofing material under PVC, CV, textile, linoleum and caoutchouc flooring, as well as strip, multi-layer parquet, wood block RE/WE, solid wood planks and...
Wakol PU280 Polyurethane Primer: is for priming absorbent and non-absorbent subfloors, and to reinforce abraded concrete edges. Also for capillary ascending humidity and higher residual humidity up to 6 CM% in cement paving without floor heating on heated cement paving up to max. 3 CM%.
Wakol MS 260 Parquet flooring adhesive firm-elastic: WAKOL MS 260 Wood Flooring Adhesive is a one component, hard flexible, and premium adhesive for the interior installation of wood floorings, such as solid strip, plank, finger parquet, engineered wood plank and laminate. MS 260 has excellent sound reduction properties, long working time, "low slump"...