Archive for the ‘Flooring’ Category

Do-it-yourself hardwood floors

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Redoing huge hardwood floors can be bothersome. For sanding, you can rent or buy a small orbital sander. Everything required for DIY hardwood floors are available at your nearest local store.

First, use a commercial wax stripper to remove the wax and wipe it with lacquer thinner or acetone. Next step is to remove any nail from the wood. Don’t forget to fill those nail holes with wood filer till it dries up. Now, you can start sanding and after completion, wipe the floor with a damp cloth. Then add polyurethane in three coats, but let it dry between each coat and don’t forget to sand it with grit paper. You can even use a mix of mineral spirits and linseed oil for an old fashioned finish. Next, wax the floors with paste wax or beeswax and your task is complete. This might sound easy, but it is a laborious task, so be patient and get ready for some real hard work.

Using Marbles in Home Construction

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Marbles are some natural products that are commonly used in home constructions. During the construction of different sections of a home, you will find how marbles are used to construct these sections. Some of the benefits that you get when you construct your home using marbles is that your home will have a sensational look and feel, they are easy to clean and marble are relevant in interior decorations. These are just some of the general benefits of building using marbles, there are other hidden benefits. Marbles have the benefits of being durable.

Marbles, just like any other natural stone like limestone and granite are durable when used in construction. In addition, marbles are the most heat resistant materials on earth and that is why they are commonly used in construction. Another benefit o fusing marbles for construction is that they are fire resistance and thus give you maximum safety in your home.

Choosing the best sub-floor for kitchens

Friday, March 26th, 2010

There are several factors that you take into account when choosing a kitchen floor. You have to know beforehand the type of look that you are looking for. The look will determine the installation and the cost. Among the most common materials is linoleum and vinyl. They are quite easy to maintain and water and moisture resistant. They are quite popular because they are able to withstand kitchens where there are huge amounts of traffic. Vinyl and linoleum is comfortable to the feet.

Another durable option is tile. They are ideal for kitchens that have high traffic. Even though sometimes dirt is trapped in the lines in between, they are water proof and quite easy to clean. In addition, it is also able to resist damage from sharp impacts. You can customize the tile according to size and texture. You can also use wood for your kitchen floor.