floor finish

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    Need help with uneven concrete floor

    Hello, before installing LVT I need to even out the concrete floor but it's difficult how I should proceed.. Should I use self levelling compound or concrete + sand?? Thank you The first picture - 2 to 4mm gap between lounge and dining room The second picture - 8 to 12 mm gap between kitchen...
  2. S

    Repair Brushed and Oiled Wood floor

    Hi I've got an engineered wood oak floor, brushed and oiled finish. There are various marks where coffee / red wine / god knows what has been spilled on it and not cleaned up quickly enough. If I rub and rub at these marks they pretty much come off but it leaves a patch that is lighter than the...
  3. J

    Flooring and carpet buying advise

    Hi, I`m after around 80smq of engineering wood floor and some piece of carpet. I`m based in Essex. Do anyone have some advise on a good website or physical shop for good and reasonable price?
  4. M

    How To Fill Nail Holes on ‘Scandi’ White Oiled Floor

    We are renovating our guest room. I completed sanding the floors last night and I’m ready to treat the wood. I’m planning on using a Woca Lye to remove the colour and then a extra white oil to give a pale finish with some grain still showing through. I tapped the nails below the surface...
  5. M

    Steps to refurb floor?

    Hi guys, I’m planning on sanding and re-oiling/lacquering my living room floor. It's not in a bad condition but looks like it could do with a good touch up after moving in and plastering etc. I was just looking for some advice on coating and sanding. My plan is to sand the top layer of which...
  6. S

    Help! Ideas for finishing concreted gap in flooring.

    Hi, We recently had a wall removed between kitchen and lounge. The space left behind (previously occupied by the wall) was filled with a cement mixture to level it with the laminate in the kitchen (don't ask!). There is a 'step up' to the carpet (see photo). We're now struggling for ideas how...
  7. J

    Laying Polyflor - advice please

    Hi all, I inherited some Polyflor from a relative who had it leftover, so going to stick in my porch (concrete floor which I've just PVA'd). I spoke to a friend who's a builder and he said next step was to use self-leveller and then the adhesive floor layers use. However, I've put a spirit...
  8. DIYinBerks

    Finish for Chestnut Floor

    What recommendations for finishing a solid chestnut floor? I have read that because of the high tannin content, not all products are compatible, but I haven't found any specific advice about Chestnut on manufacturer websites. Hard Wax or another Matt finish preferred...
  9. J

    Couldn't float new floor screed - mix ok ? - help please

    Hi all, I ordered 4t of readymixed floor screed from a company yesterday in order to raise my garage floor by circa 75mm. The mix looked quite dry but the driver managed to make a ball and said it was ok. I laid the screed but I couldn't float it flat as it seemed too dry. I compacted and made...
  10. N

    Stud work in refurbishment - on joists or on floorboards?

    Hi All Some advice would be appreciated. We are doing a full refurbish on our house at the moment, fitting underfloor heating throughout amongst a lot of other work. All the stud walls and rotten chipboard floors have been removed on the first floor in preparation for the new layout. The new...
  11. J

    Varnishing Wooden Floors

    Hi, I sanded our wooden floors to a nice smooth finish and have now put on a first coat of varnish. Disappointingly the floor now feels quite rough. Is this just normal, or did I put too much on, or could there have been a bit of dust about still? Presumably I need to sand this down, should I...
  12. C

    Replacement Floor + Overlay UFH

    Hi, I'm renovating and old (~1870) house. Having pulled up the floor coverings and original (knackered) tiles downstairs, I've discovered that 2 rooms and a sort or corridor area have a solid concrete-like base, although all at different heights, while another room has a suspended timber floor...
  13. G

    Where can i buy pine floor boards

    Hi all i m in need to redo part of a pine floor base then covered with a carpet. As the current flooring is layed with lacquered pine board of 20mm x 145mm I was looking for similar boards. I looked online and at Selco, B&Q. The stores dont have them and the ones sold on Wickes are of the wrong...
  14. J

    Wood Floor Finish Which Can Be Painted Over?

    I have some sanded victorian pine flooring which I need to apply a finish to. I was going to paint it white, but now I am not so sure. Ideally, I would like to live with it for a while, before possibly painting it white. Are there any natural floor finishes that I could apply to it in the...