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How to Prevent Dents and Scratches on Your Hardwood Floors

As soon as you've got a gorgeous hardwood floor installed in just the perfect color and finish you've been dreaming of, the last thing you want is for it to be covered in scratches and dents. A good hardwood flooring from Floor Sanding Shoreditch will continue the life span of your house, but it is going to seem a whole lot better over the way if you take a few precautions to keep it in tip-top form. 1. Vacuum and sweep your floors regularly. Removing debris is the first step toward preventing scrapes. Ensure that your vacuum is about the"hardwood floors" or"linoleum" setting so that the bar doesn't scratch from the floor. 2. Lay down mats and install furniture protectors. Put down mats in doorways to function as a first line of defense. They'll prevent dirt and other corrosive materials like salt from getting on your own flooring. Don't forget to vacuum and shake these out frequently. On furniture legs, use felt protectors (not plastic), protect
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What is a lacquered finish?

What is a lacquered finish? A lacquer is usually a polyurethane coating applied to a wooden flooring. It covers the pores of the wood floor and forms a hard, robust coating which effect like a protective shield for the wood from dirt and moisture. The difference between it and oil is that it sits on the top of the wood, it doesn’t sink in like oil. Lacquers should provide several years of protection for your floor, depending on the foot traffic. Lacquered floors are really easy to care. You can keep them clean with just a broom, vacuum cleaner or micro-fibre mop and wipe the dust away. As with oil, lacquer also comes with a selection of finishes, such as gloss, matt, silk matt and extra matt. A lacquer finish is great for rooms where you anticipate a high foot traffic and you want a glossy finish. It’s important to remember that it’s water resistant,not a fully waterproof! Nowadays lacquer is available in every sheen level, similarly to oil, making it hard to tell the difference betw

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Restoring your wooden floors in Shoreditch

TOP 10 HARDEST WOODS 1. Quebracho - From the Spanish “quebrar hacha,” which literally means “axe breaker.” Aptly named, wood in the Schinopsis genus is among the heaviest and hardest in the world. 2. Lignum Vitae -Widely accepted as the hardest wood in the world–this wood has been listed as an endangered species and is listed in CITES.  Consider Verawood as a very close substitute. 3. Gidgee - This Australian endemic is both very heavy and very strong.  Some pieces are dark enough to be used as an ebony substitute: one that’s even harder than the original article. 4. Snakewood - It’s easy to see what makes Snakewood so unique–its patterns and markings resemble the skin of a snake. Limited supply and high demand make this one of the most expensive woods on eart. 5. Verawood - Sometimes called Argentine Lignum Vitae, this wood is a gem: inexpensive, great olive-green color, beautiful feathery grain pattern, and it takes a great natural polish on the lathe. 6. Cameltho