Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Wood Flooring for Hall Areas

 Hall places are just one part of the house that really get put through their paces. If you don't live alone on the fourth floor of an apartment block that has carpeted common locations, your hallway is more than going to bring a normal beating. With wet and gritty feet coming in from the outside on a regular basis, not only is it essential to have the right door mats in place, it is also of utmost importance that you make good choices regarding the flooring you select for your hallway areas.

Front and back hallway areas each get a challenging time, albeit in various ways, so what matters should you focus on to ensure that the hardwood flooring you select for your hallway regions is the very best?


When you are putting a wood floor in your hallway, it is a good idea to give consideration to the footfall and visitors your hallway gets prior to picking your own finish. If you either live alone or are part of a house-proud couple, you can probably afford to be a bit less stressed, but if you're a family of 5 with two dogs, then a bit more care is probably called for.

When it comes to picking the ideal end, the two most lasting are lacquered and oiled. A lacquered finish is a specially hard finish that effectively sits on the top of the plank and helps prevent water penetration into a greater extent compared to an oiled finish would. Having said that, 1 drawback of a lacquered finish is that it tends to show scratches and scrapes that a tad more than an oiled finish will.

If you opt for an oiled end, what you get is a treatment that goes to the core of the plank and camouflages scratches and dents more effectively. Nevertheless, if there's considerable risk of water being attracted into your hallway on toes, on pets or from dripping umbrellas, then lacquer will be more resilient.

The finish you finally choose will be based very much on personal taste. If you'd like a matt finish and are prepared to be vigilant when it comes to water puddles in feet, then you could definitely get away with an oiled finish. That said, if you don't want to be fretting about cleaning up, and you can live with the odd touch of wear and tear, then a lacquered finish would provide you a simpler life.

Board size

Hallways have a propensity to be among the sunniest aspect of several houses. While this mightn't be a major problem, as a precaution, it is worth picking hardwood flooring to your hall areas that has a UV filter in its finish. Here is a gorgeous oiled finish solution that would work nicely in a hallway and also this lacquered finish option would be ideal also.


The colour of wood floor you choose for your hall will, in several ways be dependent on the general look you're hoping to achieve. If you've got a light and airy hall, then you can pretty much pick any color you like. However, if your hallway occurs to be dark, then the likes of these light bamboo flooring would work a treat to help wash your area with light. The one thing about picking an extremely light option is that you might want to be a little stricter with your foot wiping rules!

Top layer Depth

You may never actually get it done, but knowing you can, is reassurance in itself. Here we are discussing re-sanding and re-finishing your floor. Because hallways sometimes take such a hammering when it comes to footfall and traffic, realizing that, from time to time, you can re-sand and re-finish the floor is a real relaxation. In order to attain this peace of mind, ideally you need to pick an engineered board with a slightly thicker top layer or a solid wood plank . If you are picking engineered, the likes 4mm to 6mm top layer will work nicely.

And a Last word of advice...

To be able to keep your hall areas looking great for even longer, get strict on foot wiping patterns. Make sure you have an outside mat in case your house gives straight on to the outdoors, and a indoor mat AND insist that most people use them. Pick high quality mats, and in case you've got the confidence, ask individuals to take off their shoes in the door. It may seem crazy, but it'll save you a whole lot of stress associated with your hallway flooring!

If you'd like help to pick the perfect hardwood flooring for your hallway areas, do not be afraid to get in contact. At Clapton Floor Sanding We are obsessive about everything timber floors related and we would really like to share our expertise and expertise with you.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Your dog or your wooden floors - we say why not both?

Hardwood flooring owners often find that their favourite puppy paws have left terrible scratches that ruin their floor surface. Even running to the door to greet you in the evening may leave a huge gouge in the surface of the hardwood floor if you don't have a proper protective layer.

Wooden floors are perhaps the most practical and beautiful material of all the time. But over time, the natural protection they have may wear off! To protect your hardwood floor you may choose to apply wax. A layer of protective wax will help provide a buffer between your dog’s claws and the actual wood of the floor. Wood floors with a protective layer of wax will likely need to be stripped with a new layer of wax applied once a year and this is why we think that the best ways for protection is to plan on lightly sanding and recoating floors with an additional layer of finish on each five to seven years.

When you care properly for your wood floors, they can last for generations and they can also be the desirable element when you decide to sell. Keep your floors smooth and if you have any need of help contact us for a free sanding quote!

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Top 3 most used softwoods and why they are so popular

PINE: Pine is a softwood which grows in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are more than 100 species worldwide. 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. 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.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.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.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.Wood from the hickory is used for structural parts, especially where strength and thinness are required. Decorative hickory veneers are also commonly used.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Transform your home as you start with your wooden floors!

When you are thinking about restoration in your office,house or apartment maybe one of the first think you think about is flooring! Most of our clients know how transforming is to change, or paint or sand your wooden floors, and this is way they became our clients. A very natural material like wood is not easy to be kept in prime condition but here our company appear with our years of experience . We have renovated many wooden and other types of floors by the years and we are proud with our customers’s smiles! Flooring is something you see every day you enter your home and it’s condition is actually very important for good home environment not only appearance! Contact us when you think your floor is in need of any kind of attention – we gonna handle it !

Whenever your floors require refinishing, sanding or something else to preserve your wooden floors make economical sense because they can last for a hundreds of years !( according to the National Wood Flooring Association) There are couple of methods that can help you improving the appearance an old wooden floor and most popular of them is sanding. When it is done properly, this procedure remove all the old marks and make it compatible for any new finishes being applied. There are many other forms of improving your home wooden floors as a repair and replace damaged or missing timber, realign and secure wobbly boards or blocks, fill in the gaps if you desire an even look, remove old paint or sealant and many more if you are looking for solution for your old floors contact us for more information!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Flooring good for your budget?

For those who are trying to avoid big expenses, vinyl is a good option. It offers smooth and strong flooring which comes in various colours, designs and styles. It can be made to look like stone, marble and wood flooring, although it is considered a little out of date. 

Whatever your specific needs when it comes to decorating and renovating your kitchen, wooden flooring is generally an affordable and attractive option, which is why it is so popular for kitchens and other living areas. Vinyl flooring is durable, low maintenance and good for the budget. You don't need to worry about sharp pet nails or dropped toys on these floors! All of our company vinyl sheet products come with the toughest wear layers available! That means under normal home traffic use our vinyl sheet floors will not rip, tear or gouge. 

This is guaranteed! Sheet vinyl is soft under your feet, it's comfortable to stand on for long periods. It is traditionally reserved for working rooms or room with a lot of foot traffic like kitchens, baths, entryways, laundry rooms and playrooms, but their high class style is making them good also for other spaces.