Sanding and Sealing Hardwood Floors and Parquet Floors

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Tips and advice on Sanding and Sealing parquet floors

This is a guide to follow please take time to read and understand and preferably seek more advice if needed.

Once you have finished laying your parquet floor blocks or hardwood floor start by using a 50 grit sand paper and work diagonally across the floor always with the grain of the floor. If you are sanding an old floor then use a lower grit of 36 to take off the old lacquer you can go all ways over the floor when taking off old lacquer but always finish by going with the grain diagonally across the floor. Once you have finished going over the floor once with a 50 grit sanding belt go round the edges with the edger in 50 grit sanding disk. Then repeat go round the edges working up the grits 50 grit then 80 grit then last of all 100.

Go all over the floor with a 80 grit on the big belt sander then repeat once over with a 100 grit always diagonally across the floor switching witch diagonal to take each time.so once one way then up a grit and go diagonally the other. Once you have the whole floor up to 100 grit then fill. Mix up resin filler with the sanding dust out of the edger it is a finer dust. Then with a filling knife fill the whole floor making sure you push the filler down the cracks “the more the merrier”. Preferable leave to dry over night or three to four hours. Finish the floor with a final sand of 120 grit making sure all filler is removed and sanding with the grain diagonally. Clean the floor when finished with a hover, clean all skirtings and window ledges making sure all dust is up leave about half an hour for dust to settle then tack the whole floor with tack cloth or wet cloth.

Now ready for finishing, I recommend a water base lacquer like bona mega or similar or for high traffic areas bona traffic or similar. Start by applying lacquer to the edges with a brush then on to rolling out the lacquer with a roller on a pole, use a short mole haired roller and spread the laquer consistently. Don’t leave any big puddles of lacquer as this will show and take longer to dry. Cover the whole floor and leave to dry for about two hours then repeat and cover floor again using same process and leave over night. In the morning the laquer should be dry and ready for a light sand preferably with a screen machine or a fine sand by hand 150 grit or higher. Hover clean and wipe with tack cloth or wet cloth.

Then on to final coat repeat as before making sure this time you are perfect as this will not be sanded back. “Voila” you are finished preferably leave over night and that’s it, thanks for reading, if you’re interested in having a parquet floor please check out my website. if you need any more information please check out http://www.parquetflooringandcarpentry.co.uk

We have oak parquet floor blocks £30.00 per meter special online price

Source by Daniel Hooker

How to Install Cork Parquet Tile Flooring

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Parquet Flooring | This how to guide is designed for the intermediate do-it-yourselfer. If you’re a beginner in this technique it’s recommended that you find another how-to guide or visit our website for a more detailed guided; which is available at the end of this article. However, if this is something you’re a bit familiar with then this guide will suit you just fine. It’s suggested you read this entire guide before you do any of the steps listed. So, if you’re ready to get started and install cork parquet tile flooring yourself then continue below.

Step One: Prepare Subfloor for Tiles

The first step is to make sure you prepare your sub floor properly. You’ll need to make sure the sub floor is clean and level. Any low spots in your sub floor can be filled with the appropriate filler. Any high spots should be sanded down with care; you don’t want to then have to fill it in because you sanded it down too much. A level will aid you in this quite well.

Step Two: Apply Primer to the Subfloor

Regardless of what type of subfloor you have you’ll need to use a primer. You’ll need a paint tray (unused) and a paint roller. You will use the paint tray to hold the primer and the paint roller to apply it. Using the manufacturers guide regarding working in proper temperature and humidity the primer should dry in about 30 to 40 minutes. Remember, your primer must be completely dry before you apply the adhesive.

Suggestion: It’s a good idea to use a primer specially designed for cork floor tiles or any primer provided with the cork floor itself.

Step Three: Apply the Adhesive to the Subfloor

The next step is to apply the adhesive to the subfloor. You’ll need a fresh and clean paint tray and paint roller. The trick is to only do about 50 square feet at a time. You’ll want to apply a (thin) coat on your 50 foot square area. A uniform glossy film will tell you you’ve used the correct amount of adhesive, using too much will result in lumps. DO NOT step onto or place anything on the adhesive until it’s dry; use the manufactures guidelines to determine the length of time needed. Once dry that 50 foot area tiles must be installed within an hour. You NEVER want to lay tiles on wet adhesive.

Step Four: Lay the Cork Parquet Tiles

IMPORTANT: It’s suggested that you leave your cork parquet tiles in the area of installation out of the box for a minimum of 72 hours. This allows the cork parquet tiles to adjust to the temperature and humidity of the area and prevent warping and cracking.

When placing your tiles you’ll want to use a standard laying pattern, if you don’t have one you can Google “standard floor laying patterns” and choose one to your liking. Make sure when laying the cork parquet tiles that you mix the tiles from different cartons. This will help maintain a natural color and keep pattern variation alive. Make sure to keep about one forth an inch expansion space between your tiles and the walls.

Step Five: Roll the Cork Parquet Tiles

As each tile is laid it should be rolled over with a mini roller usually one should be supplied with your order. After installation is complete you must then use a 100-pound 3 part floor roller and roll the entire floor several times from several directions. After sitting for about 12 hours you should then repeat this process. After completing the rolling you should avoid walking on the floor for 24 hours.

Source by Brighton Early

Parquet Flooring – Is it For You?

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Parquet Flooring | When thinking about remodeling, today’s families are looking for smarter, less expensive ways to beautify their living spaces. When it comes to flooring, the options are endless and can be one of the most costly and daunting decisions of the remodel. While there are many options to choose from such as carpet, tile, even concrete, parquet flooring is another option sometimes overlooked. It is a durable product that is not difficult to install and can last for decades, making it a reasonable and beautiful upgrade for any room in the house, from the kitchen to the basement. Parquet flooring can be installed over concrete as well as existing hardwood, laminate, or ceramic tile, making it an easy DIY project.

Parquet flooring hails all the way back to 1684, when it replaced marble in Versailles, France. The marble flooring used prior to this had to be cleaned constantly, and the water would run down to the under- lying floor supports,  causing them to rot. Parquet, noted for its beauty and strength was also easier to clean, thus its use spread quickly. Today parquet flooring comes in solid parquet and parquet panels, using different types of wood such as oak, pine, mahogany, and walnut. Solid parquet is blocks of wood glued down into different patterns, the most recognizable being the herringbone pattern. It is usually between 3/4″ to 5/8″ thick and is glued down, as opposed to nailing, as was traditionally done with hardwood flooring. Parquet panels are veneers of hardwood glued onto less expensive wood, such as plywood. The veneer (also called the wear layer) can be between 1/4″ thick to 1/16″ thick and is installed with glue using the tongue and groove joints.

The cost of parquet flooring is just one of its alluring features. There is parquet for all budgets and needs. It runs from $0.99 per square foot to more than $60.00 per square foot, depending on the type of parquet,  either solid or veneer, the woods chosen, and the thickness of the wood. Solid parquet is more expensive, but can be sanded down and refinished throughout the life of the floor, whereas sanding or refinishing the parquet panels may take the finish down to the cheaper wood underneath. Great caution should be used to keep from ruining the flooring. Medallions are also available, and while they are usually quite expensive, they are beautiful pieces of art and there are no limits as to design. The cost is usually between $1,300 to $3,500, depending on the size and the types of woods used. Medallions use some of the most exotic woods, which add greatly to their cost. The care of parquet flooring is easy and usually only requires a damp mop to keep them looking their best.

The warranties for parquet flooring vary. Some of the solid wood parquets come with lifetime coverage while the less expensive panels can go up to 25 years, depending on the thickness of the veneers.

Just for fun, one of the most famous parquet floors started its journey in 1946 as the floor of the original Boston Arena, home of the Celtics. In 1952 it was moved, completely intact, to Boston Garden and was used there by the Celtics until 1995, when it took yet another trip to what was known as the Fleet Center, now known as TD Garden. The floor was in use until 1999 when it was cut up and partially sold as souvenirs, as the Boston Garden was torn down in 1998. Today the Celtics play on a truly special parquet floor inside TD Garden that combines some of the old sections of the original floor and the new.

When choosing new flooring, parquet can be just the thing to finish that remodel beautifully.

Source by Kate Starr

Parquet Flooring

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Parquet flooring is made up of square pieces of wood in a geometric design. Parquet flooring offers a variety of design options. There are several types including laminate, parquet bamboo, multilaye, solid parquet, lamparquet, mosaic, etc. The collection of parquet includes maple, beech, cherry tree and oak classics, and dark wood types.

Parquet flooring has several advantages. It can be cleaned easily and has durability against spills and stains. It has environmental advantages over carpeting and synthetic based floor systems. It is easy to maintain. If the flooring begins to show signs of damage, the outside can be renewed by applying light sanding and re-sealing using varnish. Parquet flooring is installed directly over a concrete basement.

There is a high demand for prefabricated parquet. Beech is the most popular type of wood used and is preferred over oak. Prefabricated parquet is now available with pre-oiled, waxed or finished surfaces. Product developers aim to make the surfaces as easy to care and scratch resistant as possible. Consumers normally demand light colors. Strip flooring is the method of installation recommended by manufacturers.

In earlier days, parquet was made of strips of wood affixed into square blocks. This type of flooring was extremely sensitive to moisture and would bulge and collapse when exposed to humidity. Today, parquet flooring is made of plywood or a hardwood and is given a laminated finish. This flooring is resistant to moisture and can be installed even at the basement level.

Parquet flooring is seeing a revival in the market. With the increase in health and environmental consciousness more and more customers are returning to parquet flooring.

Source by Peter Emerson

How To Get The Best Flooring For The Cheapest Price

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Discount laminate flooring is often marked down to a clearance price because of factory overruns or the need to make more space in the warehouse for new lines of flooring. If you are not in a rush to install laminate or hardwood flooring in your home, you can save a lot of money by checking for discount flooring on a regular basis. When you find the flooring at the discount price, you do need to have your measurements and order a bit more than what you need. This is because the discount laminate flooring may only be available for a short period of time.

In some cases, the discount hardwood or laminate flooring may be cheaper because the retailer is going out of business or is no longer selling a specific brand of discount hardwood flooring. If this is the case, you do need to order more than you need, just in case you spoil a few planks during the installation process. If the discount laminate flooring is only for a certain time period and you do run out, you will have to pay the higher price if you have to go back to the store for more.

In some cases the discount prices of laminate and hardwood flooring could be 80% of the regular price. Some people have the idea that the term discount laminate flooring or discount hardwood means a poorer quality flooring, but this is not the case. If you go shopping for laminate flooring because it is cheaper than hardwood, you might just come away with new hardwood flooring for your home because of the discount price.

When you see an ad for discount laminate flooring, you should go and get it right away. However, you do need to know that the retailer is trying to move this stock as quickly as possible, which accounts for the low price of discount hardwood flooring. Therefore, there are no reserves permitted and you have to pay the full amount up front. You will not be able to place a deposit on the laminate or hardwood flooring to keep it until you are ready for it.

Even if you don’t need the discount laminate flooring right away, you can still buy it and store it in a cool dry place. The same thing applies to hardwood flooring. With hardwood flooring, you do have to open the packages and spread out the boards to allow the wood to acclimatize to its surroundings. This is different than with laminate flooring. When you open the packages of discount laminate flooring, you have to be able to install the planks right away

Harga Lantai Kayu

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Harga Lantai Kayu Flooring Dan Parket

Bagi anda yang tertarik untuk menggunakan lantai kayu (Wood Flooring) pada rumah, kantor atau tempat usaha anda maka anda bisa menghubungi kami Rajawali Parket yang siap untuk memenuhi kebutuhan anda dengan produk dan layanan yang berkualitas.

Tempat anda akan terlihat lebih alami jika menggunakan lantai kayu dibandingkan dengan menggunakan marmer atau keramik dengan kesan modern. Persiapan apa saja yang perlu diperhatikan sebelum anda memutuskan untuk memasang lantai kayu.

Segala sesuatu yang memberikan suasana kembali ke alam, memang masih diminati banyak orang. Anda bisa mendapatkan referensi terlebih dahulu sebelum mendatangi toko dan melakukan transaksi pembelian. Tentu sebagai konsumen anda harus bijak dan teliti sebelum memilih. Jangan sampai salah, karena biaya yang dikeluarkan juga tidak sedikit. Selain itu penggunaannya pun berlangsung lama, bahkan puluhan atau ratusan tahun.

Agar tampilan lantai kayu selalu terjaga dan tetap kinclong ketahui bagaimana cara merawat lantai kayu dan memilih jenis lantai kayu seperti apa yang cocok untuk anda.

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Pilih parquet solid atau laminate

Solid Flooring : Bahan untuk lantai yang terbuat dari kayu asli, bukan triplek, bukan HDF, juga bukan lapisan. Bahannya bisa dari kayu jati, Mahoni, Merbau, Kruing dll.

Kelebihan dari bahan ini dari segi keawetannya,mengandung senyawa tektikuinon yang berasal dari alam,sehingga tingkat kekebalan terhadap rayap sangat baik, untuk kelas kayu jati dan merbau ketahanan terhadap rayap sangat baik,bisa tahan puluhan tahun,bahkan dalam beberapa kasus bisa ratusan tahun, seperti terlihat pada rumah2 belanda, atau bantalan kereta api.

Kelebihan lainnya adalah bisa di revinish ulang sampai beberapa kali,sehingga apabila dalam lantai kayu sudah kusam bisa di revinish ulang,dan akan terlihat seperti baru lagi.

Kekurangannya yaitu,proses pemasangan memakan waktu yang lama,warna cenderung tidak rata,walaupun untuk kualitas kayu export.

Laminate Flooring : Bahan untuk lantai yang terbuat dari serbuk kayu dibikin papan dengan cara di press disebut HDF sejenis MDF ( HDF= High Density Fiber). Kemudian salah satu permukaannya di tempel dengan plastik bermotif kayu dengan cara dilaminasi. Jadi jenis Laminating ini bukan kayu asli, tapi kayu tiruan.

Kelebihan dari parquet laminate adalah dalam proses pemasangan sangat cepat,warna secara keseluruhan rata,karna hasil dari rekayasa pabrik,Tapi jangan takut,biarpun hasil rekayasa,namun setelah terpasang benar2 menyerupai kayu asli,lapisan atas untuk kelas AC4 ke atas sudah tahan gores dengan IP rata2 9900.sehingga ketika kita menarik barang atau furniture di atasnya tidak akan berbekas.

Kekurangannya parquet laminate hanya sekali pakai, menurut pengalaman kami produk dengan teknologi jerman lebih awet, kami pernah merevisi yang umurnya sudah sampai 7th kondisi parquet masih layak dipakai, hanya ada beberapa bagian saja yang rusak dan perlu di ganti. Aapabila ada kerusakan di bagian tengah untuk menggantinya harus di bongkar semua.susut muainya tinggi. Dengan kelembaban yang tinggi parquet jenis ini lebih cepat mengembang.

Pilihan kembali di tangan anda, anda mau pilih yang mana. Sesuaikan dengan kebutuhan masing-masing.

Tentang Lantai Kayu Kios Parquet

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Kios Parquet | Spesialis Lantai Kayu

Harga Lantai Kayu | Kios Parquet adalah Toko Online yang menjual berbagai jenis Produk Lantai Kayu dari Produk Lokal maupun Import. Kios Parquet merupakan salah satu site marketing milik Perusahaan Rajawali Parquet  yang berkantor Pusat di Jalan Rajawali Barat,  No.39, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.Telp. (022) 6078505.

Gallery Kami tersebar di beberapa Kota antara Lain;

Rajawali Parquet Serpong. Jalan Raya Serpong, Km.10, N0.18d, BSD, Tangerang 10513, Phone: (021) 539-7273

Rajawali Parquet Bali., Jalan Teuku Umar Barat,, Pertokoan Mertanadi No.1, Seberang Depo Bangunan, Denpasar, Bali, Phone:(0361) 895-4950

Kami adalah pabrikan yang bergerak di bidang Produksi Lantai kayu Parquet. Produk utama kami diantaranya lantai kayu untuk indoor, semi indoor, atau outdoor. antara lain, untuk penuhi keperluan pasar bakal product berbahan kayu yang berkwalitas, (kayu Jati, Merbau, Bengkirai, Ulin, Sono keling, dan lain-lain) seperti pembuatan pargola, pagar kayu, lamberziring, dan sebagainya.

Melihat keperluan pasar untuk product berbahan kayu berkwalitas semakin hari semakin meningkat, kami selalu senantiasa lakukan pengembangan dalam hal produksi untuk membuat product lantai kayu dengan mutu tinggi serta pastinya dengan harga yang umrah. Tetapi dalam pencapaiannya tak segampang membalikan telapak tangan, Untuk memperoleh Product lantai kayu yang berkwalitas serta tingkat presisi yang baik diperlukan kecermatan, tenaga pakar, serta dengan support mesin produksi yang mutakhir.

Tetapi Karena support beragam pihak Saat ini kami sukses menghasilkan product lantai kayu dengan mutu yang baik, Serta sebagian product lantai kayu kami sudah banyak di pakai di sebagian negara seperti singapura, Australia, Jepang, serta sebagian negara yang lain di Eropa.