Dec , Here are the pros and cons of some of the most popular installation methods for wood flooring to help you make the best choice for your home, budget The installer follows the outside edges and works toward the center (with mitered or unmitered corners), so this pattern is easier to lay than some others
Nov , Some d backs to wood are that it can get scratched and dinged easily, and it also must be protected from contact with water In kitchens I recommend going with a site finished wood floor rather than a prefinished floor Yes, it s a messy business sealing the floor after installation, but by sealing it after
Watch this video to find out how to remove a rotten wood porch floor, and replace it with pressure treated pine floor joists and tongue and groove flooring Here the ledger board that supported one of the joists has rotted and detached from the band joist on the outer edge of the porch We re replacing the damaged section
Spring heralds the arrival of weather warm enough for us to finally get outside and start undoing the damage winter has wrought on woodwork Refreshing the finish on decks, fences, and siding tops the to do list because without renewed protection against Mother Nature, wood will start to decay In a one two punch,
Exterior wood steps can become slippery over time, especially when they re wet Watch this video for an easy tip to Applying self adhesive strips to exterior wood steps to prevent slipping Exterior wood steps can Attaching selfadhesive loop strips to rocking chair runners to prevent floor damage Protecting Wood Floors
Jul , Bare wood floors were so chic and such a staple of s style, that painting them over and covering them up seemed sacrilegious and lovely, reminding me, as well, of the bright colors in Monet s house at Giverny where he painted both the inside and outside with the bright colors of his surroundings.
Extreme changes in temperature, coupled with the effects of sun and rain, can take their on the finish of an exterior wood entry door To refinish an exterior wood door Remove the door from its hinges Lay the door on top of sawhorses Remove the hardware from the door Sand down the finish on the door Apply stain to
Damp mopping wood floors with a surface finish Consider water an enemy to a wood floor If it soaks in, warping and damage will ensue Damp mopping is a method whereby the mop is barely wet, you do not want puddles of water on your wood floor Depending on how much traffic your floor sees or in specific rooms (the
Mar , patina farm update tile chimney, exterior stucco and the wood barn! I hope you all had a They seem a little too white right now, but all of the stucco will be acid washed, making the finish a little more creamy IMG_ Thank you Mark at Contempo Floor Coverings for getting the color right the first time!
A garden bench adds the perfect finishing touch to a landscaped yard At the end of a meandering path or under a favorite tree, a comfortable bench provides a place to sit and contemplate nature, to unwind from the pressures of daily life While garden benches and other outdoor furniture can be made from a range of
Tung oil has been known about for hundreds of years in China, where it was used as a preservative for wood ships The oil penetrates the wood, then hardens to form an impermeable hydrophobic layer (repels water) up to mm into the wood As a preservative it is effective for exterior work above and below ground, but the
To secure the tiles, use a polymer modified, dry set mortar that is rated for outdoor use and wet conditions The tile itself should also be rated for outdoor use, and, as a general rule, porcelain tends to be more durable than ceramic Of course, it should Concrete porch floor after cleaning, scoring, and staining Dress Up a
I am partial to wood floors, especially tongue and groove decking, because I love woodworking Ipe, (pronounced ee pay), is another great wood porch flooring and is believed to be the best wood for exterior use It retains finishes well due to its open cell structure or can be left to weather naturally to a driftwood grey.
Mar , The right type of wood and ply can make plywood a very practical flooring choice While Dalley and Their creative application resulted in a more seamless wood veneer bedroom floor Without a durable finish, plywood veneer is more vulnerable to damage than a traditional hardwood or composite floor.
Jun , The beauty of solid wood adds warmth and character to rooms, so if you re lucky enough to have original planks in your home, make the most of them by choosing a finish you love, whether oil, varnish, stain or paint Think about practicalities and your aesthetic sensibilities Is your floor in a high traffic area
Mar , Guys I have something really really embarrassing for show and tell today You know those bad things in your life (and house!) that you just sort of stop seeing They just keep getting overlooked, or they are on that list of stuff that you know you need to do but haven t Yes I have a lot of those This one has
May , Tailor the materials to suit your design, from teak flooring with limestone tiles inside, external slate tiles with wood effect panels, or perhaps even a You don t necessarily need identical floor finishes stretching from indoors to out to create a breezy, free flowing space if you choose matching tones Here, the