Roadblocks to Preserving Old Homes
By ashburnscus6326777, Oct 14 2016 10:59PM
The preservation of older, historic homes is a noble pursuit, protecting the rich history, artistry and legacy of the varying eras of residential and commercial architectural history. But sometimes preserving older estates and homes is a complex task given that preservation efforts can be easily complicated by faulty foundations and dilapidated floors.
Dilapidated or deteriorated floors can compromise the safety of a home or estate that is in the midst of preservation and can ultimately undo your efforts. Preservation experts advise rickety or old floors be restored before the preservation process begins.
Preserving Historic Wooden Floors
Older floors were generally constructed using long-lasting woods such as longleaf heart pine, oak, maple, walnut, cherry, and fir because they were both beautiful and sturdy. Wooden floors allowed architects to create new designs with inlays, leading to new techniques like parquet.
Preserving original wooden floors requires that traditional, historic materials be used in the preservation process that must be applied gently. Common wooden preservation methods include:
- Removing paint from hardwood floors by gently hand-scraping wood.
- Applying putty to visible nail holes.
- Administering semi-rigid epoxy to decayed wood and sanding the surface after it has fully hardened.
- Replacing damaged wooden boards with wood boards from another part of the home or estate such as a closet or storage room.
Ashburn's Custom Floors Restoration Services
Attempting to restore or preserve historic floors on your own can easily go wrong quickly. Ashburn's Custom Floors’ team of experts can provide superb natural restoration and refinishing services to preserve the antiquity of your floors, preparing your home or estate for the overall preservation process. Our team is well-versed in preservation methods with a variety of older, antiquated materials.
Ashburn's Custom Floors has serviced hundreds of historic businesses, estates and dance floors. Contact Ashburn's Custom Floors today to restore or preserve your floors so you can commence preservation efforts without worrying about compromising the foundation, integrity and legacy of your historic home, business or estate.
Customize Your Floors with Color
By ashburnscus6326777, Sep 12 2016 05:11PM
Your personal aesthetic tastes are unique, and you’ve likely created a home that reflects your personal style. So why should you have to settle for the same old color options when it comes to choosing your home’s flooring? Custom colored flooring is the latest trend in home personalization, and the diverse array of today’s options open up whole new avenues of design customization you may not have realized were even possible.
Are you having a brand new home built, doing some remodeling or just want to renew the appearance of old flooring? That’s the perfect time to consider the possibilities for customizing the color of your floor, the options for which are nearly endless when you work with a company like Ashburn's Custom Floors in Asheville, North Carolina.
- Certified Bona Craftsman
- National Wood Flooring
- Association Trained Inspector