News — Wood Floors

Pallmann P4 Adhesive.

Posted by Terry Guilford on

Pallmann P4 Adhesive.

Let’s face it, the world has got a lot more complicated the last few years, when I was fitting wooden floors there was no reason not to use a solvent based adhesive so that’s what you used and you didn’t need to worry about the moisture aspect. Nowadays, quite rightly, the environmental and health and safety impact of every product must be taken into consideration and solvent based products are no longer welcome at the party. The normal method of making a product more environmentally friendly is to switch from using solvents as the carrier to using water, easily done...

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What can I use to cover my wooden floor after it has been finished?

Posted by Cameron Flannagan on

What can I use to cover my wooden floor after it has been finished?

Once you have sanded and finished a wooden floor with either lacquer or oil, there are some cases where other trades may need to come in to complete other works or repairs. Usually, we like to put in place the idea that the floor sander/finisher should be the last trade-in to finish if a property is being renovated. Giving you a whole floor to work with after any other work that is needed is completed. This stops any other trades that may not understand that once you get to a certain point in the sanding and sealing process that no...

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The raw look on your wooden floor

Posted by Cameron Flannagan on

The raw look on your wooden floor

Do you want to offer your customer the sanded look to their wooden floor with a seal? The unfinished raw wood floor look? Luckily there is something on the market that can help you make that possible with the Pallmann Pall-X pure floor lacquer. It’s a water-based 2-component coating system that creates that special matt finish and the so-call raw wood effect. Pallmann Pall X Pure Wooden Floor Lacquer Being a topical coat (Lacquer) rather than an impregnating coat (Oil) you will need to use a primer with it, in the past contractors have found that using a primer like...

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Bitumen on Pine Floors

Posted by Terry Guilford on

Bitumen on Pine Floors
Want to know how to effectively remove tar, bitumen, thinset, adhesive or acrylic seal build up from  a pine floor? Read more here.

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Abrasives. What to use and when to use it.

Posted by Cameron Flannagan on

Abrasives. What to use and when to use it.

One of the most essential things to bear in mind when you are sanding the floor is the choice of abrasives. Whether it’s for your belt sander or your rotary machine, it is important to not only choose the right grit. But to select the correct grit material. Essentially what you are doing is scratching the floor. The aim of the game is to prepare the floor to a point where the grain is open enough for a finish to be applied, but the wood appears smooth. So, where do you start? Your first sanding cut is the course cut...

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