19 March 2010
All Sensa laminate flooring is produced in the heart of the German forests nearby the raw material.
This means quality first with respect for the environment.
The ranges we have available from Sensa Laminate collection are:
Sensa Natural Prestige:
Pure and authentic top notch with a real wood finish.
Sensa Urban Loft:
Trendy and unique match fitting your personality.
Sensa Traditional Vintage:
The most beautiful oak collection in the world.
Sensa Supreme Tiles:
Real and pure emotion of an authentic tile look.
15 March 2010
12 March 2010
The excellent thermal and sound insulating properties of this product makes this one of the best value-for-money underlays in the market.
Oiled Floors offer a unique appearance. This is produced as oil penetrates the wood and gradually cures. Instead of a surface coating, as with a lacquered floor, the wooden surface is still exposed producing a natural and warm appearance. Oil can be leached from the wood producing a ‘dry’ appearance. When this has occurred the surface can be more sensitive to spills of liquids. Fortunately, oiled floors are simple to maintain and repair which can be very useful in situations where time is limited for refurbishment and where it is not possible to remove floors from use extended periods.
There are three distinct areas which form the key to having an attractive and long lasting wooden floor.
1. Correct initial treatment. i.e. uniform saturation of the timber surface with oil.
2. Effective, regular cleaning.
3. Correct periodic maintenance using a maintenance oil.
Initial Treatment Using Bona Carl’s Oils
It is important that the wooden surface is saturated with oil during application. This is achieved by applying the correct number of coats which can vary according to timber species. After each coat has been applied the floor should be assessed. If areas develop which appear to be drier than others it indicates that a uniform level of saturation has not been attained, and further oil is needed. As a guide two or three applications would usually suffice.
It is important that following application of the oil that all the excess is removed from the wooden surface. If excess oil dries on the surface as a coating it will produce an uneven, shiny appearance. If this occurs the surface coating can be removed by treatment using Carl’s 25.
By choosing the correct cleaning method and cleaning regularly, the time between applications of maintenance oil can be lengthened considerably. This will result in the floor looking better and will be more economical in the long term.
Vacuum cleaning/dry mopping
Damp mopping with Carl’s Oil
Spray buffing with Carl’s Cleaner Dry buffing
Dry mopping: Abrasive particles of grit and dirt should be removed daily. This will prevent excessive scratching to the wooden surface and minimise the production of dust. In domestic settings a vacuum cleaner/flat headed mop/broom should be used.
Damp Mopping: Once the floor is dust and dirt free any remaining stains can be removed by damp mopping using Bona Carl’s Cleaner. This can be done as and when necessary. This would be a suitable approach for floors in domestic settings. N.B A minimum quantity of liquid should be applied to wooden floors during cleaning to prevent damage.
Spray Buffing: To effectively clean large, heavily trafficked areas a spray buff system should be employed. A buffing machine should be fitted with a red or green pad (depending on the level of soiling), with Carl’s Cleaner applied with a spray bottle in the path of the machine. Cleaning pads should be changed once dirty. Dirty pads can have an abrasive effect and scratch the surface. The frequency of this procedure will be determined by the trafficking regime and usage of the floor, and should be altered accordingly. In some situations it may be required daily.
Dry buffing: Following spray buffing or reapplication of oil, the floor may be buffed with a dry, lint free cloth beneath the cleaning pad. This will raise the sheen of the floor surface slightly.
Periodic Maintenance Using Carl’s 25
When an oiled floor begins to look ‘dry’, and becomes lighter in appearance it would indicate that oil from the initial treatment has become leeched from the wood by foot trafficking and wet method of maintenance.
The floor should be thoroughly cleaned as described, using Carl’s Cleaner.
Carl’s 25 should be applied to the floor by brush. Attention should be focused on the more heavily trafficked areas of the floor.
The oil should be left for approximately 30 minutes.
Buff the floor using a buffing machine fitted with a Bona Oil Pad.
Allow the surface to dry. Free to foot traffic for a minimum of 4 hours.
If any oil has bled back to the surface of the floor may be buffed again using just a red pad, followed by buffing with a cloth under the pad. If buffing is continued the sheen on the floor may be increased slightly.
In small residential areas Carl’s 25 can be applied with a lint free cloth by hand. Apply a small amount onto the cloth and apply a thin coat to revive the floors surface.
11 March 2010
10 March 2010
It is suitable for all species of wood and for all solid substrates.
The new and improved formula is packaged in two 6kg foil pouches, in a cardboard box for easy disposal, also ensuring a longer product lifespan.
The 12kg product will cover approximately 1m² per kg of adhesive.
8 March 2010
With the assistance of Jordan Andrews professional advise, the design team decided on the Balterio Laminate, Sapphire weathered Oak.
The hardwood table tops, were also supplied by Jordan Andrews to specific size required. The table tops are 40mm thick solid oak, stained to clients specifications.
4 March 2010
All are derived from Solid Hardwood species including Solid Wood Transition Profiles, Hardwood Flooring Ramps, Stair Nosing, Quadrants, End Profiles, Flat Strips, Pipe Roses, Reducers, Ramps, Skirtings, Thresholds, Tile Reducers and Solid Wood Scotia.
Stair nosing 20mm is available Unfinished, Pre-Finished and Pre-Finished Lacquered.
Solid Hardwood Skirtings are used to finish the edges of your hardwood floor installation. We recommend fitting your skirtings after installing the floor for a superior finish.
Available to choose in pre finished hardwood, unfinished solid wood, and veneered wood, in Solid Oak, and Veneered Oak, Walnut, Cherry, Iroko, and Maple.
1m and 2.9m lengths.
Wood to Tile Reducers are used to bridge the line and height difference between your hardwood flooring and tiling or similar flooring materials. Available in Unfinished and Pre-Finished Lacquered solid Oak.
Scotia or Beading is used between the Wood flooring and the skirting to hide the expansion gap if the skirting boards are not removed for the flooring installation.
We have in stock Solid wood scotia and beading and Veneered scotia in Oak, Beech, Ash, walnut, Iroko.
Solid Wood Scotia is used to cover the expansion gap after the installation of a hardwood floor. It is used between the skirting and the floor.
Always attach the scotia to the skirting and not to the wood flooring as this can prevent the woodfloor from moving if necessary.
3 March 2010
The varnish hardened in the special process of dual thermal treatment, guarantees resilience and dependability.
The rich product offer encompasses everything from the noble timber of oak and ash, to exotic timber: Iroko, Jatoba, Sucupira, or Wenge.
L’Esprit Decoration is an elite brand.