Wooden floorboards are a timeless and practical flooring solution. Many of the UK’s Victorian homes include hardwood floorboards. As a robust, good-looking and easily maintained flooring option, floorboards remain on-trend in period and modern properties. While grey floorboards and painted floorboards offer modern twists alongside classically stained and sealed floors, floorboards can be prone to draughts. Learn how to stop floorboard draughts with reclaimed pine slivers.
Stop Floorboard Draughts with Reclaimed Pine Slivers
There are a number of ways to draught proof wooden floors. For example, mass fill or DIY floorboard insulation such as DraughtEx. Likewise, underfloor insulation such as Thermafleece can reduce draughts. Finally, wooden slivers.
Our preferred method is to stop floorboard draughts with reclaimed pine slivers. In this approach, wooden slivers are cut from reclaimed floorboards. Then, the slivers are hammered into place with a rubber mallet. Lastly, the slivers are sanded and stained to match your floors. While this is a more costly draught proofing method, it is also the most effective, long-lasting and attractive way to fill floorboard gaps.
Fixing draughts and floor sanding go hand in hand. Sanding the floor prior to adding the slivers ensures a proper finish. Once the slivers are added, the entire surface is sanded, stained and sealed as desired. Thus, pine slivers offer the best means of a seamless and draught-free floor.
Stay Warm and Save Money with Draught Proofing and Insulation
You increase the energy efficiency of your home by stopping floorboard draughts with wooden slivers. The Green Deal scheme offers assistance for improving the energy efficiency of British homes. Qualifying energy saving home improvements include underfloor insulation. In addition to draught proofing, underfloor insulation ensures your home retains heat. This increases your comfort levels while decreasing your energy bills. Win-win!
Experts in How to Stop Floorboard Draughts with Reclaimed Pine Slivers and More!
As a premier floor sanding Essex company, Simply Sanding floor sanding offers installation of reclaimed pine slivers during floor refurbishment. Contact us today for a free no-obligation quote, and we’ll get your floors gorgeous AND warm this season.