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The Importance of Proper sanding - True Grit

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The Importance of Proper Sanding Sequence – True GritIn some respects at least, the old days were easier. Sure driving back from a job with a few half used cans of Acid Cat lacquer knocking around in the back of the van were guaranteed to have you driving like an alcoholic after a spectacularly successful night out with George Best, but to balance that out, (of course balancing anything after using Acid Catalyst was practically impossible) the sanding part at least was easy. So assuming that my years of using high voc (very orrible commodities)* haven’t damaged my brain permanently...

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Brushed and Oiled Wooden Floors

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Creating a Brushed and Oiled FinishThere is always a strong demand for alternatives to plain plank flooring, but many of the choices made by designers look lovely in a showroom but are totally impractical in the real world. One of alternatives showing increasing popularity is the brushed and oiled look which is actually a very practical floor but a quick internet search shows a serious lack of proper information on what it actually is. As more and more wood floor suppliers fall over themselves to dominate the market they often either deliberately write confusing or misleading articles or do so...

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The Dangers of Floor Sanding - The Unforgettable Fire

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The Dangers of Floor Sanding - The Unforgettable FireI’m sure most of you think it’s easy, once a month you think of something to waffle on about, spoof for about for about 750 words and Robert’s a relative! Well I can tell you it isn’t and my headgear is tipped to those who have been doing it a lot longer than me. The fact is inspiration on occasion is sadly lacking and this month was one of those occasions, until that is until I looked at my favourite wood flooring forum and I saw IT. IT was a thread entitled...

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Care for your wooden floors

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Hints and tips on how to keep your wooden floor looking its best.

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Choosing a Wooden Floor - Designer Disasters

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Choosing a Wooden Floor – Designer Disasters.I am willing to bet there isn’t anyone connected to the construction industry who hasn’t, at some time or other, viewed the plans of a home owner or interior designer with some misgivings or downright disbelief. Usually the concerns centre around the wisdom of shocking pink paint on the kitchen ceiling or pure white eggshell on the walls in the toddlers bedroom, possible miscalculations which are easily corrected. Flooring however, is rather more permanent and therefore expensive and intrusive to replace, so why are aesthetics allowed to completely overrule practicality in so many instances?...

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