17/03/2020 March 17 2020. Considering adding new floors to your home? Congrats! You’re well on your way to adding beauty and value to your living space and we want to help you to find the perfect flooring type to suit your needs. And if you’ve narrowed down your options to tile vs. wood floors (but need some help deciding between the two) you’ll love this handy guide.
22/09/2021 Where concrete floors have been laid next to wooden ones they can hinder ventilation of the underfloor space increasing the risk of rot in the wood floor. Nowadays Building Regulations ensure that concrete ground floors are underlaid with a DPM of heavy-grade polythene and since 1990 they have also had to be insulated.
Wood floors in good condition that have been properly installed and maintained can help to sell a home fast. Because carpet can be quickly and easily changed if it doesn't suit the homebuyer or is showing signs of wear many homebuyers would not put any added value on a carpet.
Give the stain and finish time to dry and then move on to using and maintaining your wood floor. Signs Of Wood Floor Buckling. Crowning in the center of a board. Cupped edges on the side of the board. Separations or cracks in between the board. Horizontal curvature on the wood floor. Lifting is seen where the board pulls up from the subfloor. Why Is My Hardwood Floor Buckling? Below are the most common reasons for wood floor …
This may differ in the US and Canada. Usually it was soft wood planks of floor boards covered in paper and then Marley tiles or lino with central rugs aroaund a gas/electric or real fire and this was used for many years. Sometimes the best room in the house would have a hardwood floor and the hallway. The change was simply fashion. Carpet gave a smooth and modern look along with flush doors covering up the original panels balustrudes on stairs were confined within wood
06/08/2021 Hardwood floors can add up to 2.5% to your home's value. Many buyers love seeing hardwood flooring but to make a dent in the value the rest of the house needs to have updates too. You can expect to see between a 70-80% ROI on your hardwood floors but the best ROI comes as you enjoy the low-cost upkeep of the floors.
Step 1: Square the Sill Plate Layout on the Foundation. This image shows the chalk lines measured in 3 1/2 for the plate and 2 for brick. The first step to building a floor for a house is to attach the sill plates to the foundation of the house. The foundation will have bolts set into the concrete along the perimeter.
29/09/2021 It takes more than a couple of hours to build a large wooden structure on wood and you have to be a skilled woodworker to even get started. But even though this may be a bit daunting building wood frames has the potential to be incredibly rewarding particularly when you consider that a good quality wood floor is a great investment for your home.
13.10.2014 Remember that houses built in the 1950s or earlier are more likely to have wood floors under carpet but that doesn’t mean a house built in the 1960s won’t have it. Even though carpet started becoming more popular in the 1950s the trend took a while to fully catch on.
23.02.2013 Most of the houses built in the 1970’s have insulation. They typically have R-19 or about 4 inches of insulation. Today’s standard is R-30 or about 9 inches of insulation. Adding insulation to improve the thermal efficiency of your house is relatively easy and not too expensive. Some of the materials used in the 1970’s could have asbestos. Materials such as Rock Wool (a dark grey fluffy material) would have …
Nowadays Building Regulations ensure that concrete ground floors are underlaid with a DPM of heavy-grade polythene and since 1990 they have also had to be insulated. Prone to rot and draughts. In older homes the ends of the joists supporting timber ground floors are embedded in external walls making them prone to rot if the walls are damp. The square-edge floorboards …
06.08.2021 Hardwood floors can add up to 2.5% to your home's value. Many buyers love seeing hardwood flooring but to make a dent in the value the rest of the house needs to have updates too. You can expect to see between a 70-80% ROI on your hardwood floors but the best ROI comes as you enjoy the low-cost upkeep of the floors.
02/11/2019 I have a 2 story house and some people say the kitchen color wood has to blend with wood floors on the stairs and upstairs or it has to flow. My kitchen will not be in sight near my stairs. Also i am going with a lighter wood floor and my furniture is on the lighter side.
27.04.2011 How to Find Out If My Home Has Hardwood Floors. Hardwood floors are known for their beauty and durability increasing the overall value of a home by as much as 6 to 11 percent according to some ...
Older homes have more flaws and character and you can not expect floors (or other items in the home) to be perfect. Homes settle wood wears down building codes were different wood dries out of 100+ years (it’s a natural product) and in the “olden days” softer woods were used. This is part of the charm of these homes and these homes have seen a lot of history.
25/08/2019 Wood floors are immediately recognizable for their worth durability and attractiveness. If you have an expanse of gleaming wood flooring or have recently discovered a viable wood floor during a home remodel then you may be on the hunt for what type of wood lies beneath your living space.
18.01.2013 Although there is no hard and fast rule for knowing what kind of wood is in your home judging only by its age there are some strong tendencies that coincide with the age of homes. Pre 1950’s-There were few other options other than hardwood flooring in these homes. So if you live in a pre-1950s home unless someone has torn the floors out at some point you have hardwood in your home! Although it is not uncommon for the kitchens and baths to have had the hardwood …
26/08/2015 Have an old farm house built in 1760 with what I affectionately refer to as roller coaster floors. Because of the undulating rises and dips as you walk around the 500 sq ft kitchen. The painted plywood subfloor I walk on now is tragic at best and is beginning to separate a few of its layers now after who knows how many years of use before hubby and I arrived 5 years ago.
Hardwood improves the value of your home much more than laminate (in fact it’s not clear if laminate will improve the value of your home…and this may depend on the neighborhood…it may have a modest impact in lower end areas and may have no impact (or potentially negative impact) in high end areas. And of course hardwood floors will last way longer than laminate floors.