Dealing With Timber Floor Removal
Timber or wooden flooring is commonly used at homes to have a warmer and more comfortable feet sensation. You might think that all timbers are the same, no, they come in various types. Most people consider buying timber floors due to its durability and reliability. A lot of things have to be considered before purchasing wood flooring. The type of wood, color and price are just three of the hundred reasons to take into account. Well, majority does not really care if it’s too expensive because the higher the quality, the higher is the price as well. But the moment you decide to change your timber flooring, call in the experts to do it for you.
Before you do so, you must have knowledge about the types of timber floor removal. They come in varieties because floors also vary in thickness, laying patterns, wood and underlays used. Once you know what type of timber floor you have, you can contact the best tile removal expert in your town and negotiate.
Here are the common types of timber floor removal:
● Plank on ply and direct stick floor removal
This is, by far, the most difficult timber floor removal because it is made of hard wood and glued directly to the concrete. Also, the adhesives used are highly advanced rubber type glues. The removal process involves cutting it into smaller pieces and eventually separating the wood from the concrete. After that, heavy grinding will take place in order to take off the remaining glue and leave the floor clean and smooth.
● Parquetry floor removal
This type is generally adhered to the sub-floor also. The coverings are glued and nailed to the underlay cover which is also nailed and glued to the cement or sub-floor. It’s removal process is same thing: cut into smaller pieces and lifted off. Next, all remaining nails are cleaned off and the floor is vacuumed for a smoother finish.
● Floating timber floor removal
This floor covering is not attached to the sub-floor. Of the three, this one is the easiest to remove because no adhesive is used. Contractors use a special designed blade to skim off the covering which minimizes the damage. Grinding still takes place to smoothen the surface.
Timber floor removal can be costly at some point so I included some DIY tips so you will be able to do it without spending too much money and expect better result fast.
● Removing hardwood floors can be messy so make sure that furniture, ornaments, decorative lights and some appliances are well covered.
● Get a Circular saw and the floor board into smaller pieces. Make sure the saw blade is set to the thickness of your hard wood. This will avoid cutting through your sub-floor.
● Pry up the wood using a Pry Bar and Mallet.
● To remove the staples, use a Nail Claw for faster process.
● Surely, there’ll be a lot of metal clips scattered on the floor so a large magnet can do the trick. This is an alternative for vacuum cleaner because metal can clog up on it.