Saturday, 25 March 2017

Royal Wood Floors Goes Over Problems

MILWAUKEE, WI, UNITED STATES, November 22, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Royal Wood Floors specializes in hard wood floor refinishing and installing hard wood floors in the greater Milwaukee area and has been highly successful for over 15 years. “After servicing or installing a new floor, we make a point of providing the following as a special series of tips for every customer in order to ensure that their floors are protected and provide that stunning hard wood beauty for as long as possible”, says Keith Allman who owns Royal Wood Floors. He continues to say, “there are a variety of problems that can affect the beauty and life of hard wood floors and once these are isolated they can be handled properly so that the hard wood lasts for years the way it should”. Different types of hard wood floor damage can often times be dealt with through hard wood floor restorations. It is important that residents be educated on it. In this article we want to discuss issues caused by Insects to better educate the homeowners that want to keep their hard wood floors beautiful and long lasting.

Insects
A sagging surface or small fresh holes surrounded by a halo of fine dust or small holes appearing in the surface of the flooring. If the surface of the flooring is sagging, it is likely termites have created eating corridors beneath the surface. Termites are white or cream colored. If fresh holes, often surrounded by a light powder, about 1/16 – inch wide are found, Powderpost (lyctid) Beetles are probably the cause. Small holes that are present at the time of installation or appear at a later date may be evidence of pin worms, which are often misidentified as Powderpost Beetles. Almost all wood flooring is kiln dried, and proper kiln drying will kill any insects and larvae in the wood. However, new material quickly may become infested by insects entering through windows, in fire wood etc., and the life cycle from eggs to live insects is very short. Also, check all surroundings for infested wood molding and furniture. Especially products made out of Bamboo, Mesquite or Ash. For termites, a professional exterminator should eliminate the insects. Then any structural damage should be repaired. Damaged floor boards should be pulled and replaced. Termite infestation is not related to wood flooring manufacturing or installation as it is a site-specific condition.For Powderpost Beetles, determine the extent of the contamination, and then remove and replace floor boards as necessary.

Or if only a few holes are found, just fill them. If further evidence of insect contamination occurs on a later date then you can follow some of the instructions outlined in this article. “Royal Wood Floors makes every effort to educate the home owner on how to better care for their wood flooring”, says Allman.
Note that holes appearing on the surface of the wood, surrounded by a thin halo of powder (frass) indicate the end of a life cycle. The insect has bored out of the wood to fly and mate. Filling the hole may prevent recurrence, as the insect once mated, will not be able to return to the bore hole to lay eggs. Powderpost Beetles do not mate and re-populate in the wood and their life cycle is fairly short. Generally 3 to 6 months. All Oak flooring grades allow the presence of pinworm holes in the presence of flooring boards. When flooring containing pinworms is sanded and finished, sanding dust sanding dust and/or filler sift into the holes. As the finish is applied, a film is formed over the holes. With wear, the film breaks and the pinworm holes are revealed. They often are about the size of Powderpost Beetle emergence holes and sometimes are mistaken for real infestations. Pinworms only occur in the living tree and they can typically be identified by examining the hole with a magnifying glass for the presence of finish and filler within the hole.

For more information about this experienced and professional hardwood floor restoration and new installation company, or to schedule repairs by these wood floor refinishing contractors, or learn about custom wood styles or the company’s inlay and medallion installation services, phone Keith Allman at 414-378-2066. Easy estimates and appointments are currently available through the company’s website, http://royalwoodfloor.com/. The company provides top craftsmanship and cares for many types of custom and domestic wood. Visit the company’s website for examples of previous work.

Find original: http://amtrak.einnews.com/pr_news/354959273/royal-wood-floors-goes-over-problems-causes-and-cures-for-home-owners-that-want-beautiful-hard-wood-floors

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How do I get rid of damp spots on a wooden floor?

Royal Wood Floors Goes Over Problems

MILWAUKEE, WI, UNITED STATES, November 22, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Royal Wood Floors specializes in hard wood floor refinishing and installing hard wood floors in the greater Milwaukee area and has been highly successful for over 15 years. “After servicing or installing a new floor, we make a point of providing the following as a special series of tips for every customer in order to ensure that their floors are protected and provide that stunning hard wood beauty for as long as possible”, says Keith Allman who owns Royal Wood Floors. He continues to say, “there are a variety of problems that can affect the beauty and life of hard wood floors and once these are isolated they can be handled properly so that the hard wood lasts for years the way it should”. Different types of hard wood floor damage can often times be dealt with through hard wood floor restorations. It is important that residents be educated on it. In this article we want to discuss issues caused by Insects to better educate the homeowners that want to keep their hard wood floors beautiful and long lasting.

Insects
A sagging surface or small fresh holes surrounded by a halo of fine dust or small holes appearing in the surface of the flooring. If the surface of the flooring is sagging, it is likely termites have created eating corridors beneath the surface. Termites are white or cream colored. If fresh holes, often surrounded by a light powder, about 1/16 – inch wide are found, Powderpost (lyctid) Beetles are probably the cause. Small holes that are present at the time of installation or appear at a later date may be evidence of pin worms, which are often misidentified as Powderpost Beetles. Almost all wood flooring is kiln dried, and proper kiln drying will kill any insects and larvae in the wood. However, new material quickly may become infested by insects entering through windows, in fire wood etc., and the life cycle from eggs to live insects is very short. Also, check all surroundings for infested wood molding and furniture. Especially products made out of Bamboo, Mesquite or Ash. For termites, a professional exterminator should eliminate the insects. Then any structural damage should be repaired. Damaged floor boards should be pulled and replaced. Termite infestation is not related to wood flooring manufacturing or installation as it is a site-specific condition.For Powderpost Beetles, determine the extent of the contamination, and then remove and replace floor boards as necessary.

Or if only a few holes are found, just fill them. If further evidence of insect contamination occurs on a later date then you can follow some of the instructions outlined in this article. “Royal Wood Floors makes every effort to educate the home owner on how to better care for their wood flooring”, says Allman.
Note that holes appearing on the surface of the wood, surrounded by a thin halo of powder (frass) indicate the end of a life cycle. The insect has bored out of the wood to fly and mate. Filling the hole may prevent recurrence, as the insect once mated, will not be able to return to the bore hole to lay eggs. Powderpost Beetles do not mate and re-populate in the wood and their life cycle is fairly short. Generally 3 to 6 months. All Oak flooring grades allow the presence of pinworm holes in the presence of flooring boards. When flooring containing pinworms is sanded and finished, sanding dust sanding dust and/or filler sift into the holes. As the finish is applied, a film is formed over the holes. With wear, the film breaks and the pinworm holes are revealed. They often are about the size of Powderpost Beetle emergence holes and sometimes are mistaken for real infestations. Pinworms only occur in the living tree and they can typically be identified by examining the hole with a magnifying glass for the presence of finish and filler within the hole.

For more information about this experienced and professional hardwood floor restoration and new installation company, or to schedule repairs by these wood floor refinishing contractors, or learn about custom wood styles or the company’s inlay and medallion installation services, phone Keith Allman at 414-378-2066. Easy estimates and appointments are currently available through the company’s website, http://royalwoodfloor.com/. The company provides top craftsmanship and cares for many types of custom and domestic wood. Visit the company’s website for examples of previous work.

Find original: http://amtrak.einnews.com/pr_news/354959273/royal-wood-floors-goes-over-problems-causes-and-cures-for-home-owners-that-want-beautiful-hard-wood-floors

Find our floor sanding profile here

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Friday, 24 March 2017

How do I get rid of damp spots on a wooden floor?

Septembre adds a variety of floor finishes to renovated Parisian apartment

Flooring made from concrete, wood and two types of tile helps to define the various rooms inside this Paris apartment, which has been renovated by local architecture studio Septembre (+ slideshow).

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

Septembre refurbished the 60-square-metre apartment in the city's 11th arrondissement for a couple with no children.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

Named Hubert, the apartment previously had an interior that was partitioned in such a way that its spatial qualities were compromised. So the architects set about removing unnecessary walls and beams to create a sequence of connected rooms.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

The rooms are linked by a corridor extending the full length of the apartment. Sliding doors can be retracted to accentuate the flow of space and light between the different areas.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

"The main idea was to have a visual continuity along the circulation and thus to have all rooms aligned," Lina Lagerström from Septembre told Dezeen. "When the sliding doors are open, the depth of field gives the feeling of space and lightness."

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

A glass door separating the bedroom and bathroom at the end of the property ensures light from the bathroom window reaches the nearby rooms, while a mirror covering the bathroom's end wall creates the illusion of infinite depth from the original interior, while others have been introduced to complement the new functions of the corresponding spaces.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

"Materials of quality and in coherence with the global concept were kept, like the wooden floor in the bedroom and the tiles in the study," explained Lagerström. "The rest were taken out."

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

The entrance area features wooden floor boards that are aligned perpendicular to those in the adjoining living and dining space. This room's generous proportions optimise the natural light entering through the glazed doors at the rear.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

Poured concrete flooring in the kitchen is complemented by grey cabinets, as well as a marble counter and backsplash that matches the surface of the dining table.

During the demolition of a wall in this space, a group of pipes was discovered that could not be removed and had to be integrated into the design of the kitchen.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

A small study situated next to the living room has a tiled floor in the "sol en casson" style – made from pieces of variously coloured broken tiles and typically found in Parisian brasseries.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

Floorboards in the bedroom are painted white to maintain the bright and neutral feel of this space. The hexagonal tiles used throughout the bathroom are also predominantly white, with black accents echoing the door frame and furniture.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

The bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe that was stipulated by the clients, who both work in fashion. A wall behind the bed forms a partial division while retaining the space's overall proportions.

The previously heterogenous and incoherent interior is now united by the consistent use of white-painted walls and monochrome materials.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

"The white, black and grey colour palette was chosen to enhance the light and to create strong graphic contrasts," added architect Sami Aloulou.

Septembre has been established since 2010. The studio has previouslyconverted a rustic farmhouse in the Loire valley into a modern summer retreat and designed the interior of a Paris culinary workshop featuring a plywood storage and display wall.

Photography is by David Foessel.

Find more here: http://www.dezeen.com/2016/03/20/septembre-paris-apartment-renovation-11th-arrondissement-interior-design/

The previous post Septembre adds a variety of floor finishes to renovated Parisian apartment Find more on: http://dublin.expertsanding.ie

Septembre adds a variety of floor finishes to renovated Parisian apartment

Flooring made from concrete, wood and two types of tile helps to define the various rooms inside this Paris apartment, which has been renovated by local architecture studio Septembre (+ slideshow).

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

Septembre refurbished the 60-square-metre apartment in the city’s 11th arrondissement for a couple with no children.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

Named Hubert, the apartment previously had an interior that was partitioned in such a way that its spatial qualities were compromised. So the architects set about removing unnecessary walls and beams to create a sequence of connected rooms.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

The rooms are linked by a corridor extending the full length of the apartment. Sliding doors can be retracted to accentuate the flow of space and light between the different areas.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

“The main idea was to have a visual continuity along the circulation and thus to have all rooms aligned,” Lina Lagerström from Septembre told Dezeen. “When the sliding doors are open, the depth of field gives the feeling of space and lightness.”

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

A glass door separating the bedroom and bathroom at the end of the property ensures light from the bathroom window reaches the nearby rooms, while a mirror covering the bathroom’s end wall creates the illusion of infinite depth from the original interior, while others have been introduced to complement the new functions of the corresponding spaces.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

“Materials of quality and in coherence with the global concept were kept, like the wooden floor in the bedroom and the tiles in the study,” explained Lagerström. “The rest were taken out.”

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

The entrance area features wooden floor boards that are aligned perpendicular to those in the adjoining living and dining space. This room’s generous proportions optimise the natural light entering through the glazed doors at the rear.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

Poured concrete flooring in the kitchen is complemented by grey cabinets, as well as a marble counter and backsplash that matches the surface of the dining table.

During the demolition of a wall in this space, a group of pipes was discovered that could not be removed and had to be integrated into the design of the kitchen.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

A small study situated next to the living room has a tiled floor in the “sol en casson” style – made from pieces of variously coloured broken tiles and typically found in Parisian brasseries.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

Floorboards in the bedroom are painted white to maintain the bright and neutral feel of this space. The hexagonal tiles used throughout the bathroom are also predominantly white, with black accents echoing the door frame and furniture.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

The bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe that was stipulated by the clients, who both work in fashion. A wall behind the bed forms a partial division while retaining the space’s overall proportions.

The previously heterogenous and incoherent interior is now united by the consistent use of white-painted walls and monochrome materials.

Hubert by Septembre Architecture

“The white, black and grey colour palette was chosen to enhance the light and to create strong graphic contrasts,” added architect Sami Aloulou.

Septembre has been established since 2010. The studio has previouslyconverted a rustic farmhouse in the Loire valley into a modern summer retreat and designed the interior of a Paris culinary workshop featuring a plywood storage and display wall.

Photography is by David Foessel.

Find more here: http://www.dezeen.com/2016/03/20/septembre-paris-apartment-renovation-11th-arrondissement-interior-design/

The previous post Septembre adds a variety of floor finishes to renovated Parisian apartment Find more on: http://dublin.expertsanding.ie


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Our Dublin location

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We do travel to where ever you are at a time that is suited to you so if you would like us to contact you regarding your home or business renovation be sure to get in touch here or via our contact form on a contact page and we will be in touch to arrange a meeting

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