Solid Wood Floor installing

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Biffo, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. Boozeon

    Boozeon New Member

    Audi (floor guru) Having read your posts I would also trust your advise above others on finish for the floor, the rooms are dining room and sitting room, which finish would be best, there seems to be a clear divide between the wax's/ oils and the V word.
    We want it to look natural and age in its own time. We do have dogs, kids and parties
    Cheers (did I do enough creeping?~)
     
  2. Boozeon

    Boozeon New Member

    General query, can you use a normal power nailer to fix 18mm pine flooring to plywood or do you need a special floor nailer that you hit with big mallet?
    Cheers
     
  3. audi-evo

    audi-evo Active Member

    I always use http://www.powernail.com/Nailer%20info/old/45r%20-%20new2.html
    but powernail have lots of other very good nailers.
    As for finish, oil is lovely but being porous will absorb dirt more easily also black soled outdoor footwear marks it quite badly (this can be removed but you will need intensive cleaners)
    Varnish/laquered look a bit plastic but are easy to look after.
    Scratches are easier to "oil out" than spot repairing varnish.
    Weigh it up, you can get good quality in all finishes.
     
  4. Boozeon

    Boozeon New Member

    Cheers Audi,
    With two two dogs and heavy traffic, a matt/silk type finish in varnish looks the long term solution, I did use one in the summer house that you can wash the brushes in water that has lasted well, its milky in the tin and drys clear
     
  5. Boozeon

    Boozeon New Member

  6. audi-evo

    audi-evo Active Member

  7. Boozeon

    Boozeon New Member

    Thanks Mate will do
     
  8. Boozeon

    Boozeon New Member

    Audi,
    Finish floor and thanks to your advise it looks bloody marvelous, so much appreciated
    Cheers Mate
     
  9. audi-evo

    audi-evo Active Member

    Glad to hear it, that'll be £250-00 please (consultation fee) ;)
    Now you just have the nightmare of seeing who will be first to scratch it!
     
  10. Boozeon

    Boozeon New Member

    Cheques in the post
    Its already scratched but thats OK grrrrrrrrrr
    I prefere the lived in look
     
  11. audi-evo

    audi-evo Active Member

    "Its already scratched but thats OK grrrrrrrrrr"
    yep i bet thats what you said when it happened!
     

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