Articles on floor maintenance. Cleaning tips and floor care for any type of flooring so that its beauty lasts for a long time.
These days hardwood is one of the finest materials for home flooring due to its stylishness, good looks and long lasting. Homes and offices with hardwood floors are generally considered to have a class and approach that certainly creates a feeling of modification and even prosperity. Due to this opinion, a lot of people think that maintaining and cleaning hardwood floors is a difficult job.
The most common types of parquet are strip parquet, parquet boards, mosaic parquet and ready-to-lay parquet. They can be laid on flooring joists, soft fibre insulating boards or floating mastic asphalt screed as well as other screeds.
Parquet floors are warm underfoot, elastic, durable and sensitive to moisture. They can be oiled, waxed or sealed.
Modern and a fast way of living caused the creation of new types of flooring which remind of the wood warmth although they are not as expensive. They are easy to install and they do not demand much maintaining care. Companies have launched products which give the necessary elements to all types of laminates, PVC, linoleums and cork flooring.
What happens with hardwood flooring placed on an insufficiently dry cladding, especially in the situation when the wood is treated with parquet lacquer? Common is the use of oils and waxes based on natural elements which give the most natural appearance to the wood and they have a positive influence on the climate of the space and on the behaviour of the wood itself (open structure, wood pores).
To dry out or to close the damp in the cement cladding? This is one of the most common questions when there is no time left or all deadlines are exceeded because of unplanned extra work or disrespecting conditions and technological directions in the preparation and making of the cladding.
Ceramic tiles are popular designer elements in many modern homes. They differ in size, style, colour and price, and very often they are set as flooring in many homes and working spaces because of their easy cleaning and maintaining. They can be used for floors and walls and inner or outer ceramic tiles are easily maintained if some basic procedures are followed.
With heat treatment, wood becomes stabile and a possibility for dimensional deformations is smaller. Also, insulation characteristics are better, resistance to rotting and invasion of different insects is bigger which all affects the life of wood.
Ecology today is not only a trend but an imperative. Rain forests are dying and artificial materials cannot cover the planets demand for wood. How to find soulution for those who do not want to give up the luxury of wooden floors and make their space more comfortable and healthier for living and working? The answer lies in renewable sources.
In stead of stone and ceramic tiles, wooden floorings are more and more used for outdoor spaces. Natural transition from the parquet flooring in the living room to a wooden floor in the garden or on the balcony is very eye appealing. Wooden floors in outdoor spaces (decking) is a reflection of a modern tendency to be more united with the nature.