Rewmar 6mm (B11) V Notch Trowel is used to apply Rewmar MS Polymer Adhesive when a fully bonded system is required. The grooved design ensures that the correct amount of glue is applied to the substrate, reducing waste and ensuring the correct level of adhesion. The trowel has a washable stainless-steel blade with a wooden handle for ease of use.
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Cleaning hardwood floors is a simple process when the right products are used. Always try to use recommended wooden flooring cleaning products and do not just rely on a mop that will be forever splashing moisture onto a natural product that loves to soak up water.
These cleaning kits consists of a microfibre mop and wood flooring cleaner. The microfibre mop can be used damp or dry. This mop will actively lift dirt and grime more efficiently than a traditional mop. The mop pad can be removed and put in a washing machine to clean it. This can be done hundreds of times.
Normally you can expect your engineered flooring to be treated with either a Hardwax Oil or a UV lacquer, this will help protect the surface of the wood flooring from dirt ingress and staining. Quite often you will also see unfinished engineered flooring, which will need to be treated after installation. This product is normally used by contractors who like to sand and treat the flooring after all building works have been completed, which helps remove the potential problem of surface damage during the buildings final construction.
Engineered wood flooring refer to the process of bonding different layer of wood together to form a more stable and durable product than using solid wood. These layers normally consist of the top layer (veneer) of solid wood up to 6mm and then a ply base normally up to 16mm in thickness.
Engineered wood flooring is a high-quality product that if maintained correctly will last for decades with very little maintenance. It does depend to some degree on the thickness of the veneer used on the flooring and how many times it has been sanded. Generally, each sanding will remove 1mm of the veneer, so if you re-sand every 5 years and you have 6mm veneer it will last at least 30 years.
There are a large amount of Engineered wood floor cleaners that can be applied with a wet mop, you must ensure that the mop is well drained to avoid moisture being left to dwell on the surface of the flooring and any damp patches must be dried immediately.
How often you re-finish your engineered flooring, really depends on a number of factors, Firstly how much use does your floor receive, if your flooring is in a high traffic area such as a hallway and kitchens, you can expect to want to re-finish your flooring after approx. a period of five to ten years, if the flooring is installed in low traffic areas this time frame will be greatly increased.
Secondly it really depends on the level of finish you are expecting to maintain, if you happy with the patina caused by everyday wear and tear you may never have to re-finish the surface, but if you want to maintain it in its original perfect state, you may want to re-finish every few years, if this is what you are looking to achieve, we would recommend going for the thickest wear layer possible, normally 6mm, this will allow you to re-finish up to 6 times, therefore extending the life of the flooring.
As a rule of thumb you would normally get 1sqm per 1kg of Polymer based wood flooring adhesive, such as Rewmar, as long as you are using the correct depth trowel.
Most Engineered Wood flooring will come pre-finished and will require no additional finish treatment. If you have purchase Unfinished Wood Flooring, then you have a number of possible options, but generally you are able to select a natural colour finish that will preserve the natural appearance of the timber or you are able to choose a coloured stain of your choice.
We would always recommend using a Hardwax Oil such as Treatex Hard Wax, this will provide a hardwearing protective coat over the top of the coloured stain or directly over the finished wood surface.
All our Engineered wood floors are made up of a top layer of solid oak veneer between 4 and 6mm in thickness. This is bonded to a hardwood ply base of between 11-14mm using modern adhesives. The quality and thickness of these components ensure the durability and stability of the manufactured product and have a great bearing on the longevity of the installation.
Engineered wood flooring in not waterproof and should not be used in damp environments. It will be able to withstand some small amounts of water from everyday spillages, if dried in reasonable time, and not left to dwell on the surface.
There are various way to install Engineered Wood Flooring it really does depend on the product you have purchased and the type of finish you are looking for. We would always recommend full glue down installations for any of our products, as we only offer the highest standard of wood flooring sourced from European manufacturers, and we feel this type of installation does justice to the product. Please follow link below to our wood flooring installation guide for further information on installation techniques.
The price of Engineered Wood Flooring can vary greatly depending on many factors from width and length, surface finish, wear layer thickness and what part of the world the wood flooring is manufactured. We would always recommend purchasing Engineered wood flooring that is manufactured within North America or Europe, the manufacturing process in these countries are superior and the quality of the finished products are far superior to products made in the Far East. You can expect to see a price range for engineered flooring between £30 and £50 per sqm + VAT depending on the factors mentioned above, but we would always recommend going for the best quality product you can afford, as the better-quality products offer much better value in the long run.
As a rule of thumb, you can expect the cost of fitting engineered wood flooring to be between £15 and £30 + VAT per sqm, depending on the scale of the job, its complexity and where in the country you live. There are also likely to be some additional costs to the installation such as wood flooring adhesive and PVA glue and possibly foam underlay. All these additions will need to be added to the total costs of the installation.
These prices do not cover the removal of the existing floor and the correct disposal of all waste.
Yes, engineered wood flooring is suitable to be used in kitchen areas, it is much more durable and able to take the humidity and temperature fluctuations than traditional solid wood flooring which is not suitable for kitchens.
We would not recommend that any type of wood flooring is used in utility rooms, as wood flooring is susceptible to water damage and dishwashers and washing machines can have a tendency to leak.
We have branches across the south coast of England, including Poole in Dorset, Winchester, Tadley, Romsey and Portsmouth in Hampshire. Internal showrooms are available to view in Poole and Portsmouth and External Display are available at Portsmouth, Poole, Winchester and Tadley.
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We always send a representative sample from the current batch of tiles or paving we have in stock, so as long as you requested a sample close to the time of purchasing, this will help to ensure the tiles and paving you receive matches the sample you have been sent as closely as possible.
All of our products are either natural or porcelain and therefore there is always scope for variation in shade, colour and to some extent the texture and finish with the natural products and with porcelain there will always be some slight colour variation between different batches, although the surface texture and finish will remain largely the same.
We would strongly recommend that you visit one of our showrooms or paving displays to look at the current selection, so you can be entirely sure of what you will receive.
Yes. Our opening hours and address are found on the Contact Us page. We have fork-lift trucks for loading onto suitable vehicles at all sites, and staff are always available to help with loading of smaller items. We highly recommend that you call your local branch, before visiting, to confirm the items you wish to collect are available.
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