How Sanding Can Make your Hardwood Floors Look Brand New!

Instead of changing your hardwood floors, consider sanding and applying a fresh stain to make them look as good as new!



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The floors of any house or office start showing signs of use after sometime. Even the sturdiest ones give in to the wear and tear they go through and thus might require improvisation. When it comes to hardwood type flooring, you can re-do these floors yourself or you can always hire a professional.This is a great flooring option to update your home without having to break the bank and a good decorating tip that goes a long way. There are tons of companies like Floor Sanding Brisbane can handle your floor makeover from start to finish, or you can look up some tutorials on how you can do it yourself.

Should you Hire a Pro?

Hiring experienced professionals to makeover your hardwood floors is a lot cheaper in the long run, then installing brand new flooring. These companies have extensive knowledge in all types of hardwood. Whether the customers want a rustic theme or a contemporary look, they will know exactly how to achieve that look with specific sanding methods, lacquers, and stains.

If you want to get the job done right the first time around, consider hiring a pro. Experienced workers can get the job done fast and with impeccable results.

What Can and Cannot Be Fixed?

Sometimes a flooring makeover is the best and cheapest way to turn old and worn out flooring, into gleaming, brand new floors. It’s also a great way to keep your hardwood floors looking like new and extend their lifetime. What you have to know in the beginning is if it can be repaired or not. A floor repairing service can bring in their professionals and they can inspect the floor and determine the problem and needs. If you wish to renew the look by removing the marks, the team will ensure removal of the stains without damaging the floors as much as possible. However, if there is a requirement for replacing any board you will be notified.

Keep in mind that some minor blemishes on your floors can bit spot-on fixed. A hardwood marker, a little bit of sanding, or some paint can go a long way without having to
change your whole room’s flooring.

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Consider Safety First

Before you begin your makeover project, you always need to keep safety as the first priority. Sanding, staining, painting, and fixing hardwood floors can create a lot of dust, debris, and release toxic chemicals in the air. Your home must be well ventilated and the machinery should be equipped with proper safety features to ensure the wellbeing of others and themselves.

If you are not prepared to do the work yourself or are not very good with tools, leave this job to the professionals. A flooring company will follow safety rules religiously and will have all of the proper tools and equipment to get the job done right, the first time around.

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Decorating with Oriental Rugs make a Flavorful Start to 2017

Instead of stepping into the new year with a new trend, we’ve decided to focus on something traditional that never goes out of style: oriental rugs.

 

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There’s no better place to call yours than your home. Whether it’s an apartment, house or anything in-between, your home is your home. Your household is something you can decorate, customize and fashion in any way you see fit—it’s the perfect avenue to accent what it truly means to be you. Maybe you’re someone with exotic tastes; maybe you’re someone who likes a more relaxed, tame presentation. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s an adaptable and highly fashionable item that can fit into any home: an Oriental rug.

Thanks to my friends at Fine Rug Collection I was able to learn a little more about oriental rugs and what makes them so special in the design world today.

They are a Great Way to Express Yourself

Oriental rugs are extravagant pieces that sport a distinct presentation and luxury. That’s why designers are literally drooling over Persian rugs when it comes to decorating. Keep in mind when you purchase an Oriental rug, you’re not buying just a carpet—you’re adding a creation bathed in deep history and tradition. The variety at your disposal embodies what should be expected in any sort of décor. Luscious colors; creative designs; a sense of grandeur, or tactful simplicity. No matter your taste in presentation, the options are your disposal are completely flexible.

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If you’re wondering how exactly an Oriental rug expresses each of these distinct traits, the answer is genuine in its presentation. There are two factors when considering an Oriental rug’s quality: its appearance, and its actual composition. The first aspect, appearance, is something intrinsic with any product whose display has a heavy effect on its perceived value.

Oriental Rugs Suite Every Style

Everyone has their own perception of what’s rich or poor in quality. Attributes such as beauty, originality, color, perfection—an appearance that is pristine to a relation of perfection—are normally universally accepted as an indication of quality. This doesn’t apply to everyone. Some people find luxury in a simpler presentation—one that’s muted, “low key”, and relaxed rather than something lavish. Considering myself, oriental rugs have always presented a rich and lavish decorating sense. Roll one of these rugs out, and you’re guests will be dying to know your decorating secrets!

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The fantastic thing about Oriental rugs is that it can embody either of these forms of presentation. An Oriental rug can be incredibly extravagant, with massive medallions, geometric shapes, animals or floral sprawling across its entirety. Alternatively, an Oriental rug can be lax, sporting muted colors, blended designs, or a complete lack of designs. Oriental rugs work in any room, regardless of your decorating sense and current style.

Hand Made and Built to Last

The second factor that is intrinsically important for an Oriental rug is its composition. An Oriental rug’s composition is rather straightforward, consisting of Wool, Cotton, and on rare occasions Silk. However, in terms of an Oriental rug, “composition” doesn’t only encompass materials utilized.

An Oriental rug’s composition is a blend of material and the manner of its creation. Every single Oriental rug is an original product that is handwoven day after day, month after month until its finished. The finest Oriental rugs will have an incredibly tight knotted weave, while more standard creations will have a looser weft. To clean your rug, includes special care and attention. Take a look at this article on how to care for special rugs.

BDB Tip: Though more knots are normally an indication of quality, this is not the case with every single Oriental rug. Some provide a loose weave purely due to aesthetical choices and their own choice in display.

Oriental Rugs add Life and Energy

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Do you want an object of noticeable magnificence? Do you want something that blends in with your existing layout? Do you want something that adds that extra bit of energy you’ve been seeking to spice up your living room? Do you want a piece that adds a complete and utter contrast to whatever area it’s decorating? Whatever you’re looking for to fit snug into your household, an Oriental rug has it covered!

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