Month: May 2019

How to Refinish Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is very popular in homes around the world as when it is treated properly it can really give your home that extra bit of character and pizazz. It is important that you, therefore, understand how to refinish it in order to get it to shine in your home or room.

Be aware that this is a job which is going to create a bit of a mess but it is worth it in the end. It is important that you take everything out of the room that you can to save it from getting covered in dirt.

One of the key things to do before starting is to carefully check the floor for things such as nails sticking up, or tacks or even carpet pins as they are the kind of thing that is able to rip through the sandpaper. Sanding the floor is a very important part to this procedure and you certainly do not want to have anything on the floor that can cause problems.

It is a lot easier if you actually hire a proper machine floor sander for this job, so contact your local hire shop and see what they charge. Tell them what you are going to be doing and they can guide you to the right machine for the job.

Make sure you have a range of sandpaper from rough to smooth and start off with the roughest and work towards the smoothest. When it comes to sanding always go with the grain of the wood and never go across it, as you are going to get better results working with the wood.

You then just need to look at finishing the floor with a stain of your choice once it has all been sanded and the dust has been … Read the rest ...

Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets – Low Cost, High Customizability

There are many types of cabinets up for grabs today, made out of all kinds of materials, designs, all of them having their advantages as well as their flaws. For those who want to personalize and stylize their cabinets, there is the option of ordering custom cabinetry, which is made to the exact demands of the customer, from design to materials.

However, these cabinets usually cost a bunch, making them unaffordable for people who are in a tighter financial situation. Luckily, a type of semi-customizable cabinetry is available on the market, and it’s called unfinished cabinetry. Unfinished cabinets are already assembled; however they’re still lacking a finish, leaving that up to you.

If what troubles you is getting some extra storage space at a low cost, I recommend going for some type of plastic or laminate cabinetry, seeing as how these types of materials are not only easy to paint, but also provide the furniture with a solid shield against deterrents such as temperature changes, heat, and moisture, while coming at a price lower than that of it’s competitors.

When choosing the finish for your cabinets, there doesn’t seem to be an end to the possible choices of paint types and colors. For example, if you wish to provide your cabinetry with a wooden look, simply use a wood veneer job to replicate to perfection the grains and the texture of wood. Alternatively, you can resort to using wood stains, which are no worse. If you want to give your cabinets a sharper, more futuristic look, you can always paint them in a metallic color such as chrome, and nobody will tell the difference without actually inspecting the paint.

In the end, if what you’re looking for is the ability to choose which finish your cabinetry will have … Read the rest ...