Category: How To’s

How to finish a mat recess in a wood floor

One of the first things seen as visitors walk into your home is the mat. A pretty simple contraption with a basic role, to clean the bottom of their shoes. This isn’t the most glamorous of topics, but as flooring

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How to remove a high spot from concrete

When installing any floor covering, in particular a wood floor covering, high spots in concrete can be a real issue. Low spots are a pain as well but dealing with them is far easier. Most of the time simply filling

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Bonded screed to increase sub-floor height

The need to raise the height of a sub-floor prior to the installation of a bonded/adhered floor covering is a relatively common occurrence. There are many options available from using plywood, thicker or layered beds of adhesive, or even specialist underlays. However,

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Eco Pearls dry quick levelling over uneven chipboard flooring

Chipboard is notorious for being uneven. Over time it can sag. Of course this problem could also be associated with poor joists placement or movement in a property. Whatever the reason, the unevenness needs solving prior to installing any wood

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What to do..fire hearth not installed and you’re having a wood floor fitted

You’ve not installed your fire hearth yet and you’re having a wood floor fitted, what do you do? What are your options? How do you manage this for the best possible cosmetic appearance. Well, luckily you’ve found this article and

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Finishing a wood floor at a stone fire hearth

With any wood type floor from Solid wood laminate, the way it looks around a fire hearth is massively important. A fire hearth is the focal point of any room. A place where your eyes and your visitors naturally gravitate.

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Ted Todd Calico Engineered Wood Floor Installation – Start to Finish

As with some of my other articles, please be warned, this is a LONG write up showing the processes of installing this particular floor covering, in a particular circumstance, using a full bond method of installation. I’ll be noting all

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Dry Floor Levelling System – Eco Pearls

The levelling of a sub-floor (the floor beneath your final floor covering), can be a nightmare for many. Not just in a diy context, but even for seasoned professionals. Often leaving people with the expensive option of using a levelling

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Herringbone Oak Installation Start to Finish

Be Warned! This article is relatively detailed and lengthy. It encapsulates the installation of a fully bonded (adhered/glued down) herringbone oak solid block 22 mm wood floor. This article is NOT a how to guide, although you will gain some

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How to get a perfect silicone/sealant lines for the pro or diy’er

For the diy’er and even the professional, the task of getting a perfect silicone/sealant line can be near impossible. As a tradesman of over seventeen years, I know this fact all to well! A silicone/sealant line is almost always a

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