What is a solid table?
Solid wood floorboard e. solid table. The boards are made entirely of solid wood.
The best-selling thicknesses are 20 and 21 mm.
What is parquet?
The parquet consists of either 2 or 3 layers glued on top of each other, which makes it one of the most stable wood flooring materials. The top layer is usually made of precious wood (oak, ash) with a thickness of 3-6 mm. Due to the even distribution of stresses, this stable material is most suitable for underfloor heating. 1, -2, -3 and 4-strip parquet is produced. 1-strip parquet looks like a normal floorboard after installation.
What is strip parquet?
Skirting is a flooring material made of solid wood, which usually consists of strips of equal length. The most common lengths are 272, 350, 408, 420, 475mm.
What is the current length of the boards?
Precious wood tables are usually produced so-called. current length. The length is not fixed, for example, all boards are 2000mm (2m) long. The current length means that the length varies, for example, between 800-2800mm (80cm and 2,8m). It is very important to study the average length of the tables. On Woodengold solid boards it is 1700-1800mm (1.7-1,8m). This is considered to be a very long average length for precious wood. For many manufacturers, it does not exceed 1400mm (1,4m). The difference is that if the average length is too short, the later installed floor will look too "chopped".
What should I know about the material before buying it?
Woodengold operates in the markets of different countries, where the prevailing differences have given us invaluable experience. We are well aware of the advantages and disadvantages of flooring materials on the market.
We dare say today that we know a great deal about wooden floors. We also know very well what distinguishes two similar-looking materials from each other. We would like to share this briefly with you.
Price should not be a priority when buying a floor. The quality-price ratio should be decisive. The floor is bought once and later remodeling or replacing the floor with a new one is very expensive, time consuming and tedious. Additional costs for moving and storage services and often also for accommodating residents in the hotel, as the house must be empty of furniture and residents.
I list the most important indicators you should know before you buy.
1) The moisture content of floorboards must not exceed 8 + ¬-2%. In the case of wetter boards, the floor will dry out after installation or there will be gaps between the installed boards.
2) Floorboards must be properly packaged and stored. Table stacks incorrectly stacked on top of each other often have a large part of the material curved. The material in a mechanically damaged package may be goods stored in a warehouse with the wrong moisture content, as well as the wrong humidity.
3) The width and thickness of the floorboards must not be less than or greater than the permitted limits. It is not possible to make such tables a beautiful floor. Installers often come across tables that are so-called. "Carrots". This means that one end of the table is wider than the other. Such boards are unusable. Also, boards with significantly varying thickness are not suitable.
4) Floorboards must be straight on both sides. A curved oak (island) table is very difficult to install to achieve a good result. It is often even impossible. Bending with special straps is used when the boards are curved longitudinally and when placed on weights when the boards are curved transversely. Such work is unnecessarily expensive and time consuming.
5) The material must correspond to the described assortment. As different varieties have different prices, it is not uncommon for the total quantity to contain a large number of lower assortments instead of the more expensive one.
6) In the case of finished material, preference should be given to oils-ceiling stains from approved manufacturers. Some oils, for example, have very low abrasion resistance and in the case of colored oils the colors are often cloudy.
7) Manufacturers often use low-assorted plywood in order to obtain a lower price or a higher profit number for parquet. Such a plywood layer cannot withstand the tension of the top layer of precious wood. Over the years, the result is curved floorboards. As we know, in 2 years the producer's liability will unfortunately end.
Is it glued or glue-free installation?
In the Nordic countries, where humidity and temperature fluctuations are high, gluing to the subfloor should be preferred. When glued, the floor is quiet, conducts heat better and the glue does not allow the floor to bend over the years. Such floors last for generations if properly maintained.
In the case of a floating installation, nothing is held down from below the table, and usually in about 5-10 years the tables have gaps inside or the material is curved in a U-shape. Occasionally, dirt and harmful bacteria begin to accumulate in the floor washes, and the floor loses its beautiful appearance. At the same time, glue-free installation is convenient again and can be handled by any builder. Therefore, developers prefer glue-free installation (click connection, plug-and-groove gluing). Glue-free installation is also cheaper.
Is it oil or varnish?
The oiled floor looks natural. The oil brings out the beautiful structure of wood well. Better varnishes also bring out the beauty of wood clearly. There is a very large selection of different oil shades. The oiled floor is warm to the foot and it is easy to make repairs to such a floor if necessary. local lubrication. In the case of varnish, it is not possible to do it with high quality. It is usually not possible to varnish a damaged place. In this case, the entire floor must be sanded and re-varnished. Ordinary varnish is also colder under the foot. The advantage of varnish over oiling is its good abrasion resistance. Maintenance varnishing cannot be performed. At the same time, it is easy to perform maintenance lubrication and deep floor cleaning beforehand.
How to store material correctly on the object?
• Unopened parquet packages must be stored on a straight and dry base.
• We recommend bringing unopened packages of wood floor material to the site 3-7 days before installation so that the material can acclimatize.
• The best preservation of boards and parquets under the conditions of use at a temperature of 18–24 oC, relative humidity 40–60% RH.
• Strong bending of parquet packs, and especially boards, with incorrect storage on top of each other must be avoided, as this can lead to cracking of an even layer of varnish or, in the worst case, damage or warping of the board structure.
What makes a good master different?
A good master does not waste the client's material when making the necessary length cuts, which later results in a shortage of material.
If possible, a good master also works on weekends, saving the client's time.
A good master is experienced and resourceful in his work.
A good master does not agree with a job that can lead to a problem later.
A good master does not decide for the client, but only gives good advice and recommends only the best.
Is it possible that there are no gaps between the tables?
Practically not, because wood is a natural material. In general, gaps are partially inevitable during the heating period if the cracks disappear at the end of the heating period.
What is the equilibrium moisture of wood?
This is the level of moisture content of the wood that the wood reaches over a period of time under certain specific climatic conditions (air temperature, relative humidity).
What is the correct moisture content of wooden floorboards?
In Estonian climatic conditions, it is recommended to use floorboards with a humidity of 6… 10%, as the relative humidity of the rooms fluctuates between 40-60%. Adaptation of the moisture content of the wood to the humidity is inevitable, and in the process cracks appear between the boards (the wood was too moist) or the floor pushes up (the wood was too dry).
Evenly fine cracks between the floorboards, which have been dried and installed in accordance with all the rules, are barely noticeable and do not bother the eye. Depending on the nature of the use of the premises and the heating system (electric blowers and heaters), the humidity can even fall below 20%. Such low humidity is already harmful to health - skin and mucous membranes (nose and mouth). The result is a dry mouth, itchy eyes, a bleeding nose and restless sleep. There is also a risk of developing asthma. In case of such relative humidity of the rooms, we definitely recommend using a humidifier.
How to repair a floor damaged by a pet slice?
Oiled floor surfaces damaged by pet urine can be repaired by sanding and refinishing. If the natural oiled floor is damaged, the floor can usually be repaired with a local repair. Only sand the damaged area and finish. In the case of toner oil, the entire floor must be cleaned of oil and refinished. For toner oil, local correction does not work. This place would definitely remain a different shade compared to the rest of the surface.