It matters a lot as to what goes in when we install the wooden floors.
Whether it is the right primer for the adhesive or the right adhesive itself; the right self levelling compound ( do you know that the normal self levelling compounds will fail for shade after 6 months ), the right abrasive for your sanding machine ( which will not make fine scratches while sanding ), the right primer for the wooden floor finish and finally the right finish itself for the wooden floor.
The Subfloor - the most important part of the story....
Is your subfloor looking like this? This means you have a very poor subfloor which has very little strength. You install a Rs. 1000/sq.ft teak wood floor on this and you have trouble in a year. It is like building a beautiful building on a weak foundation.
So what do we do about it? We have the right solution for this problem. Enter Bona Self Levelling Compounds for wooden floors.
Adhesives - You will never think of this until you have a problem.
As a customer of wooden floor, you might not even check with your wooden floor supplier or contractor as to what adhesive he is using. That is something you might regret.
Do you know:
These are technical stuffs and it is due to this reason you should trust an expert to recommend and use the right component for the wood you select.
And you thought this is none of your business! What the contractor uses is his problem and what you want is a good floor in the end.
But please keep in mind the following:
Wooden floors are a collection of individual strips. Perhaps thousands of them in a single room. And all these strips are laid out in a pattern to make the floor. It is inevitable that there are some small gaps on the floor. Now how do you fill these gaps? Enter Bona Mix & Fill. The revolutionary concept in filling the gaps using the sanding dust taken from your own floor. Mix the sanding dust with Bona Mix & Fill and you get a perfectly filled floor.
Bona Mix & Fill in action
A good primer selected according to the wood species that is being used, will gives a well bodied finish and also better adhesion of the finish to the wooden floor. It is important that your contractor understands what timber is being used and recommend the suitable primer for the wood. Another reason why you should consult a specialist to do your floor.
Perhaps this is a question some of you might ask. A wooden floor will look different with different types of finish you apply on it. Further, there is Solvent based finish, water based finish, Oil, Liquid Wax Oil, Melamine. Again as sub category, you have Acrylic PU, 100% PU, Single Component PU, Two Component PU. Do you know the difference between all of these? Do you know which one is the right one for your type of wood?
We have skilled technicians trained by Bona, the world's largest and most innovative company based out of Sweden and with manufacturing and R&D facilities all over the world, to assist you in selecting what is best for you.
Do you know that a flooring when glued down should use 850 grams to 1250 grams per square meter depending on the width, thickness and length of the individual strip. Further you should consider the density of the wooden floor species.
These are the finer nuances of wooden floor installation which is very difficult to master as a layman and most of the contractors never explain or adhere to.
The same is the case with sanding of the wooden floor. Ideally you should follow a sequence of sanding with grit 36/40 followed by 60 grit, 80 grit and finally by 120 grit.
Finally, the top coat. You need to apply the top coat with a coverage of 80 - 100 sq.ft per liter. But you will never be able to make out if the contractor stretches the finish to 120 - 150 sq.ft per liter. At least initially. The result of such application will become visible perhaps after a year when it starts wearing out fast.