Installation process of timber flooring
Trees are precious and they are a continuously exhausting resource on the earth. Wood is being used for construction work at a very large scale. Considering this as a critical issue of saving our forest many companies have emerged, who use the process of re-installing your old timber floors by restoring them, like Manomin Resawn Timbers. This process takes proficient set of hands as explained in steps below:
Step 1 – At first, the floor is prepared for installation by taking the entire nailing out, old planks and every metal peace. A metal detector is used to trace small metals pieces, if any left. Later, all the debris and dust is vacuumed for thorough cleaning.
Step 2 – Stabilizing the EMC (Equilibrium Moisture Content) of the wood is very important procedure as it kills bug and larvae present in the old planks, before getting re-installed in your house. This process includes heating and drying of the planks in large kiln or fire ovens till it reaches the desired moisture level.
Step 3 – Next step is milling of the wooden planks for installation. Milling is a process in which a machine is used to give desired cuts and shape to the wood. It requires skilled and professional workers because it is risky to give the right frame, cuts and flat look to an antique timber.
Step 4 – Installation is done by some fine equipments and skilled hands. Not only the scale and proportion of planks but also the sequence of their arrangement matters equally. It may create uneven colored patches, if they are laid without any plan. Final step is to give the finishing touch to the floor which includes painting, varnishing and trimming the edges of the bottom of the wall where it meets the surface of the floor. Finally, you get a shining floor installed at your place.