Are your timber floors looking old and outdated? Are you ready for a newer, more refreshed look for your home? Then it’s time to think about updating your timber floor coverings and opting for one of the latest trends in flooring. However, you shouldn’t go gung-ho and start rifling through home renovation magazines to figure out what your new floors are going to be. Instead, you need to first think about removing your old wooden flooring.
Although it may look like a simple removal, stripping timber floors can be a big hassle. This is because you need to have a lot of background knowledge in the types of floorboards that are on the market, as well as the types of equipment for removal and the different methods of removal there are.
For example, if the timber flooring in your home is direct stick timber flooring, it can be very tricky to remove. This is because the flooring is glued directly to the subfloor. To remove direct timber flooring, the floor needs to be cut into small pieces and separated from the slab using a blade and a jackhammer.
If, however, you have plank on ply flooring, there is an underlay between the timber and the subfloor, making the flooring slightly easier to remove. The removal process for plank on ply flooring is to cut the floor covering and the underlay into small pieces and lifting them off the subfloor. Any nails in the subfloor then need to be removed and the subfloor will need to be grinded back to remove any small damages.
The easiest timber floor stripping is when you have floating floor boards, which means that the timber is unattached to the subfloor. Due to there being no glue or grinding necessary for removal, this floor strip is simple and efficient. Floating timber flooring can be removed by using a blade to cut the timber, which will only skim the surface on the subfloor for minimal damage.
To ensure that you accurately identify the type of floors in your home, as well as the proper way to remove these, you need the services of Totally Stripped Sydney. The team of expert tradies have decades of knowledge in the timber floor stripping industry and will apply 100% of their attention to the completion of your project. Call the team now on 0426 284 221.