Can you dream about the heat of timber in the restroom, but cringe at the thought of mixing water and wood? Although some designers shy away from wood flooring for your bathroom, innovations and expert installation can make this dream a reality in your property.
Best Form of Hardwood Floors for the Bathroom
A full bathroom may not be the perfect spot to use hardwood floors, however your powder room or half bath is best. Think about choosing among the more durable hardwood species, such as maple or walnut. Softer woods have a tendency to absorb moisture and humidity faster, resulting in more movement and warping throughout the ground. Exotic wood floors may also be a better choice for your bathroom, largely due to the natural characteristics of the wood species. Brazilian Engineered hardwood floors have a remarkable Janka score and come out of a humid corner of the globe. With the right finish and proper setup, exotic hardwood can transform your bathroom into a spa oasis.
Floating or Nail Down?
Solid hardwood floors are nailed down to plywood subfloors, decreasing motion and expansion. Engineered hardwood flooring are glued or clicked collectively and freely float over a subfloor or underlayment. Advantages are available for both in a toilet application. Engineered floating wood floors are created for stability in areas of high humidity. They expand and contract because the moisture level changes, reducing incidents of warping, splitting and breaking. This works well over large expanses, like the main floor living area, hallways, foyer and powder room. Start looking for hardwood flooring products using a polyurethane finish, made to protect the wood from spills and moist conditions. Reduce the danger of warping by buying a solid hardwood or engineered floating hardwood flooring that comes with a watertight coating to maintain the planks protected, even during expansion and contraction. Be skeptical of cheaper, imitation coatings which will crack and peel over time, leaving the wood exposed.
Think about using high quality tiling round the bigger bathroom fixtures–such as the bathtub or showerand complementing that flooring with hardwood floors in the remainder of the space. You still ought to invest in the highest quality, polyurethane-coated manufacturers and tidy up puddles immediately. However, a mix of tile and wood or rock could be dramatic in appearance and shrewd in upkeep. Speak with your flooring retailer concerning the perfect underlayment for hardwood floors in your toilet. Many powder rooms discuss a subfloor with all the hallway or primary living room, but other baths may stand alone. Always opt for best brands with strong guarantees and follow the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions. Your new wood toilet flooring is likely to look great and feel much better for a long time to come.
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TOP 10 HARDEST WOODS
1. Quebracho – From the Spanish “quebrar hacha,” which literally means
“axe breaker.” Aptly named, wood in the Schinopsis genus is among the
heaviest and hardest in the world.
2. Lignum Vitae -Widely accepted as the hardest wood in the world–this
wood has been listed as an endangered species and is listed in CITES.
Consider Verawood as a very close substitute.
3. Gidgee – This Australian endemic is both very heavy and very strong.
Some pieces are dark enough to be used as an ebony substitute: one that’s
even harder than the original article.
4. Snakewood – It’s easy to see what makes Snakewood so unique–its patterns
and markings resemble the skin of a snake. Limited supply and high demand
make this one of the most expensive woods on eart.
5. Verawood – Sometimes called Argentine Lignum Vitae, this wood is a gem:
inexpensive, great olive-green color, beautiful feathery grain pattern, and
it takes a great natural polish on the lathe.
6. Camelthorn – Formerly classified as a member of the Acacia genus, this
south African hardwood is a tough customer. The wood is stubbornly hard,
and the tree is protected by giant sharp thorns.
7. African Blackwood – In some parts of the world, this wood has achieved
an almost legendary status. Historical evidence points to this wood
(rather than Diospyros spp.) being the original “ebony.”
8. Black Ironwood – Pieces are very seldom seen for sale, as this tree is
too small to produce commercially viable lumber. Like the unrelated
Desert Ironwood, Black Ironwood is an excellent choice for small
9. Katalox / Wamara – Some pieces can be just about a dark as true ebony,
while others are a more reddish brown with black streaks. So much depth
in the Swartzia genus, there’s something for everyone!
10. Cebil- Also known as Curupay or by the exaggerated name Patagonian
Rosewood, Cebil is not a true rosewood. It has a highly variable streaked
appearance not too unlike Goncalo Alves.
The Best Ways to Clean Hardwood Floors
-Prep your floor for cleaning by sweeping or dust-mopping to get rid of large particles of dirt and debris.
-Use a pH neutral cleaner that will be gentle on your hardwood floors.
-Use a fine spray mist to clean your floor in sections. Avoid putting too much liquid on your floors.
-Use a microfiber mop to clean. Traditional mops can work, but they can leave excess water on your floors.
-Skip using white vinegar and water to clean your floors. Using a specially formulated hardwood floor care cleaner is a smart way to maintain the beauty and look of your floors.
How it works with Manor Park Floor Sanding
We can give you a estimate over the phone or via email if you have the dimensions, as We work on a rate per sq meter or sq yard the estimate will allow for minor repairs,sanding and finishing with three coats of varnish.
If the price quoted seems reasonable, We will then visit your home to look at the floor and discuss your thoughts, concerns and ideas for the project.
We will then send you a written estimate or email you an estimate for the work.
If you would like to go ahead We will give you a date on which We will hope to start your room. We do not charge for my estimates or advice.
If you have a floor in need of some care and attention, contact us for a no-obligation quote!