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What is an Engineered Wood Floor?

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A brief look at how the engineered wood floor works

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Notice how the top layer of an engineered wood floor forms part of a sandwich with a thicker bottom layer. Image by Bild LLC (via Shutterstock).

As well as parquet floors, there is one other flooring type which is noted for durability. That of the engineered wood floor. It is one of the most popular kinds of wooden flooring around the world. Like a wood veneer floor, and laminate flooring, it has at least one layer on top of another one.

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What are Mixed Media Floors?

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A look at how mixed media floors compare with all wooden floors

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Having your cake, and eating it: mixed media floors enable you to combine a wooden floor with, for example, a marble floor. Images by Einsteinnes and Stock Design (via Shutterstock).

You can either have a wooden floor or a stone floor. Or a marble floor, or a laminate floor. Having a bit of both flooring types seem extravagant, but recent trends are pointing in the opposite direction. If you combine a parquet floor with a marble floor, you have what is known as a Mixed Media Floor.

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Advantages of sanding wooden flooring

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Many people decide to have wooden floors put in over carpets as this means less time maintaining the carpet to make it look new and also wooden floors last for a very long time, much longer than carpets. In this article, I will discuss 5 advantages of sanding your wooden floor to make it look new again.

  1. Sanding wooden floors can make them look new and smoother than before. This is achieved as the sand scraps off the old layer and brings a new layer from below. The new layer can then soak up any stains.
  2. Once you have finished the sanding, you will notice the room looks brighter. This is gained as the light spreads correctly, while the ambience of the entire room improves. Also, having good ambience in your room will also make you feel good.
  3. Another advantage of sanding your wood floor is it can enable you to varnish and stain the new layer. This can make the staining process easier and reduce any regular wear and tear. This technique can also make the floor even.
  4. After you have completed the sanding, this can decrease the floor’s resistance to movement. As the floor remains level, this makes it hard for dust to collect in any portions of the floor which means the floor remains cleaner for longer periods and would require less cleaning.
  5. Finally, sanding can make cleaning the floor much easier and can also make the floor durable meaning it can last for a very long time.

 

Ready to sand your floor? Call us on 01977 730 244 or 07825 834 821. You can also email us on info@castlefloors.co.uk.

We offer a wide range of floor sanding services including:

  • Sand & varnish
  • Sand & Oil
  • Sand & Stain
  • Staircase refurbishment
  • Floorboard replacement and much more!

Visit our site for more details on Castle Floors and past projects which we have worked on in the past.

A Guide to Maintain Your Flooring

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