Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Why Spring is the Perfect Time To Refinish Your Hardwood Floors

It can be difficult to ascertain what time of year is best to have your hardwood floors refinished - and you do not wish to wait till its past-due. Just take the time this spring to have refinishing services scheduled to raise the value of your home. Even though dustless refinishing keeps the clutter and dust in your house, spring gives a perfect chance to air outside your house and get some fresh air circulating. The snow has melted, the ground is no longer moist, so the chances of tracking in mud and water are of no concern any longer.

Although fall offers the same seasonal benefit of small to no outside debris brought in on your sneakers, the expenses associated with events and holidays toward the close of the calendar year greatly outweigh spring time costs. Aesthetically, your timber will get a cleaner look and will be rid of scratches and scuffs that occur from boots and winter tools. Speak to your hardwood flooring experts at Bromley Floor Sanding at 020 8099 9410 For more information and details about our hardwood refinishing solutions in Bromley Area.





Wednesday, 11 January 2017

SOFTWOODS top 3


PINE: Pine is a softwood which grows in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are more than 100 species worldwide.

Properties: Pine is a soft, white or pale yellow wood which is light weight, straight grained and lacks figure.It resists shrinking and swelling. Knotty pine is often used for decorative effect.
Uses: Pine is often used for country or provincial furniture. Pickled, whitened, painted and oil finishes are often used on this wood.

ASH: There are 16 species of ash which grow in the eastern United States. Of these, the white ash is the largest and most commercially important.

Properties: Ash is a hard, heavy, ring porous hardwood. It has a prominent grain that resembles oak, and a white to light brown colour. Ash can be differentiated from hickory (pecan) which it also resembles, by white dots in the darker summer wood which can be seen with the naked eye. Ash burls have a twisted, interwoven figure.
Uses: Ash is widely used for structural frames and steam bent furniture pieces. It is often less expensive than comparable hardwoods.

HICKORY: There are 15 species of hickory in the eastern United States, eight of which are commercially important.

Properties: Hickory is one of the heaviest and hardest woods available. Pecan is a species of hickory sometimes used in furniture. It has a close grain without much figure.
Uses: Wood from the hickory is used for structural parts, especially where strength and thinness are required. Decorative hickory veneers are also commonly used.