Guides and advice on installing and maintaining new hardwood flooring
If youre wanting to install new engineered oak flooring but are unsure where to start with this kind of project, a North East-based company can help you out. Flooring and Doors, a part of North Yorkshire Timber, offers an Advice Centre for customers to visit to find guides on the installation and maintenance of their new Kahrs floors. It is sectioned into a handy, easy-to-navigate collection of tips and its free to view, so if youd like some insights into the world of engineered wooden flooring, head over to their website. Below are some of the specific techniques they can help you with
Acclimatisation is basically allowing your engineered oak flooring to get used to its new home. Wood naturally absorbs or releases moisture depending on the moisture content of its surroundings, and so it will respond to the amount if humidity in the air of your property. The humidity of properties will fluctuate depending on many factors, one being the current season it tends to be higher in summer and lower in winter. Whether your Kahrs floors need to release or absorb moisture inside your home, it will take a little time to adjust and settle.
In order to allow your engineered wooden flooring to acclimatise, it must be placed in a room which is at its natural humidity, with the heating on a normal level and windows and doors closed fully, and you must leave it for a minimum of three weeks. Furthermore, the engineered oak flooring must be unpacked and stacked properly to give it space to breathe.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The cleaning and maintenance routines of your Kahrs floors is important because it helps to prolong the life and look. There will be specific guidelines for each brand, but there are general rules that are specific to either lacquered floors or wax oiled floors. For example, a tip for lacquered engineered wooden flooring is to place doormats both in and outside of your front door to minimalize the amount of dirt and grit being walked in as this can cause considerable wear to lacquered flooring.
A tip for wax oiled floors is to be sure to treat your engineered oak flooring with an extra coat of Osmo Polyx Oil after you lay it especially if its in a room where water is frequently spilled. This is because it helps to seal the joints between the boards and gives better protection against water.
As well as offering the free advice centre, the team at Flooring and Doors are experts in all kinds of Kahrs floors along with many other brands. They are friendly and helpful, so if youd like to know more about their products or if you need some advice about your current engineered wooden flooring, dont hesitate to get in touch with them. They are the leading providers of flooring and doors in the region so you can rest assured any advice will be professional and well-informed.