As popularity increases with the installation of under floor heating, we felt it would be useful to talk about solid wood floors alongside under floor heating. We would not recommend solid wood flooring in a room where there are fluctuations in moisture and temperature ,such as bathrooms and kitchens, this is because when temperatures and moisture levels increase , solid wood expands, and when the temperature and moisture levels drop the wood contacts, when expansion and contraction of the wood is frequent, it can start to cup and bow and gaps can appear in your floor, spoiling the look of the floor
With underfloor heating the temperature is regularly changing so your solid wood flooring is regularly expanding and contracting and the fact that wood is a natural insulator you could start to get problems, a better option would be to choose an engineered wood floor, which is constructed in a way as to restrict significant expansion and contraction in extreme conditions, so is a better choice for installation over under floor heating.
Wooden Floors and their benifits for allergy sufferes …
Allergies to dust, pollen and pet hair are a relatively modern phenomenon, some experts have even described allergies as a 21st Century epidemic because the prevalence of allergic disease has risen so dramatically in recent years, most people know at least one family member who suffer from allergy symptoms of some kind. There is no doubt that making a few simple alterations to your home or office can significantly reduce the symptoms of asthma and other allergic reactions.
Carpets attract dust, pet hair and other kinds of nasty microbes, which embed themselves into the carpet attaching to the fibres and no matter how fastidious we are with the vacuum cleaner,and removing shoes before we walk on carpets etc it is impossible to prevent these allergens from accumulating within the pile of the carpets over time,causing problems and agrivating allergy symptoms, however wooden flooring is much easier to keep clean,particularly when you share your home with pets
Wooden floors are considerably more hygienic. You can simply sweep or vacuum them ,damp mop them as often as you like to ensure they are clean, and unlike carpets where the allergens can hide, wood floors do not harbor allergen causing dust mites, pollen or pet hair therefore reducing the symptoms of asthma and other allergic reactions and your family will enjoy living in a healthier, cleaner environment.
If you have wooden floors that have been hiding under carpets and need a little tender loving care to bring back their natural beauty and would like more information on our floor sanding,restoration and repair service , please contact us today .
Lime washing floors is becoming more and more popular, giving your room a bright, clean and fresh “new England“ look, transforming a dark room to give the illusion of space and light. It looks great in smaller rooms as well as large areas. This effect can be achieved by sanding the timber floor and applying lime wash to the boards, whilst still retaining the beauty of the grain in your wooden floors. Interested? Call us for more information.
Are you looking to extend your home and would like to extend your original parquet flooring into your new extension? We have now identified a company who will manufacture parquet blocks to the correct sizes of your original parquet flooring so it can be continued through to your new extension. Get in touch with us for more information.