Handy Man Cape Town/ The Home Doctors are skilled and equipped to install a large and varied range of flooring and skirting board products, from solid timber, vinyl, parquet, concrete and tiles, to laminated wooden floors.
The popular trend is to have treated or finished concrete floors which are floated with an array of pigments and oxides introduced into the floor screed.
The effects are always unique and vary depending on the applicator doing the work. The results however are mostly amazing.
For any floor installation, preparation is vital to ensure a good finish and eliminate any blemishes that may occur. A clean and smooth surface will result in a great looking floor in the end.
Old or existing floors:
Once the old floor covering is removed, the entire area must be checked and any areas where deterioration of the surface has occurred or where high spots are evident, must be made secure again and allowed to dry before new flooring is applied.
In some instances the original materials used may be in a good enough state to be repaired such as solid wood floors that can be sanded and re-sealed again.
A stain may also be used to alter the colour if required before a penetrating sealer coat is applied. This process can be applied to any hardwood floors.
The preparation of the surfaces will be determined by the products that will be used for the new floors. Most laminated floors do have an under felt or membrane on which they are laid which takes up most unevenness and allows the flooring to have some movement and expand in differing weather conditions.
Skirting boards are available with many profiles and generally in four sizes. Most are freely available off the shelf but you can get a joinery with the correct setup facilities to make up custom shapes on request.
The standard 22 x 69 is very commonly used but people looking for something a bit more ornate will choose 22 x 94 or 22 x 140 or even 22 x 220 from a variety of styles available
Materials differ from pine, meranti and sapile to polystyrene and polyurethane .
Machined or moulded, they do finish off a floor neatly and bring definition to the joint where wall and floor meet.