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Hi Jeremy,

Just thought I would send you some photos of the finished curved floor/wall that you supplied the timber for.

 

Looks great and everyone commentson it.

Thanks for your help with the timber selection.

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How to Handle These 5 Common Wooden Floor Installation Problems

23 Sep. 2016

Whether you are building or renovating a property, flooring is one of your main concerns. If it is incorrectly installed, it can lead to long and expensive repair processes in the future. Conversely, when it is installed the right way, you will enjoy years of hassle-free use. Hardwood flooring is one of the best options for sprucing up the home or adding value to your property. In our experience, there are a few common problems that crop up and in this article we're going to give you a heads-up and tell you how to avoid these issues.

1 - Uneven Surface
In your enthusiasm for installing hardwood flooring, you could make the mistake of simply laying the planks without thoroughly checking the surface. If you install the timber only to discover the surface is slanted, you'll have to rip it up and start again which is frustrating to say the least.

The key is to create a proper bed for your wood and this can be achieved by laying a smooth plywood surface before installation. If you have an uneven concrete floor, add a layer of cement to make it nice and flat.

2 - Wide Planks
The changing seasons and the varied weather conditions that accompany them can cause wood to expand and contract. Although wide planks may look aesthetically pleasing, weather conditions impact them much more than their narrow counterparts. Changes in temperature and humidity will cause gaps to appear in wide planks so please take note of this before beginning the project.

3 - Mind that Gap
Speaking of gaps, there should be a little one left between the floor and the walls. It is common for homeowners to forget this tip and cover the entire surface with timber. Unfortunately, when the wood expands/contracts, there is nowhere for it for go so it begins to pop up in unexpected locations.

4 - Choosing the Wrong Timber
Before you decide to try and save a few dollars by purchasing cheap wood for your flooring, consider the implications. Cheaper wood is softer and more prone to dents; pine is a perfect example of a popular timber that suffers from this problem. If your floor is subject to a high level of foot traffic, it is better to spend more and invest in hardwood.

5 - Hardwood Oxidation
If you choose a hardwood floor, remember that it will go through an oxidation process. If it is exposed to a lot of sunlight, the timber will get darker. Many homeowners have installed this timber only to find lighter patches a few months later as they move furniture around. It isn't a big concern as the light surface will eventually become darker. Another tip is to prevent your flooring from being exposed to direct sunlight as much as you can.

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