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The owner of this house in Silkstone, which is a village situated in the foothills of the Pennines a few miles West of Barnsley, had inherited this Kitchen Slate floor from the previous owner of the house and in the years, they’d lived at the house they hadn’t done anything with the floor. Slate

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Installing cork flooring underlayment is essential to the process of proper cork floor installation. The underlayment provides a sound barrier as well as protection against joint breakage for the new floor. Therefore, installing it properly is essential. Here are the basics of how to install cork flooring underlayment.

What You’ll Need:

  • Cork underlayment
  • Utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • Tape

Step 1 – Measure the Room
The first thing that you need to do is measure the length and the width of the room. Multiply the two numbers together to get the square footage.

Step 2 – Purchase the Underlayment
Once you have determined the square footage of the room that you are covering, you will need to purchase the appropriate underlayment. Consult with a flooring store representative to find out what is best for the type of cork flooring that you have. When deciding which type to buy, do not skimp on the quality. If anything, you want to purchase the best pad that they have available for cork. The pad or underlayment that you buy will make a big difference in how the floor performs overall.

When you purchase, buy a little more than the exact square footage so that you will make sure that you have enough with waste.

Step 3 – Unroll the Underlayment
Once you get the underlayment home, unwrap and unroll it so that it can be installed. Most of the time, this type of underlayment will come in some sort of a protective wrapper. You can cut the wrapper with a utility knife and get the pad out. Unroll the pad across the length of the room. It is best to start on one side of the room and go down the length of the wall. Tape the pad to the floor so that you can make sure that it stays in place.

Step 4 – Cut the Underlayment
When you get to the end of a row where you run into a wall, you will need to cut the underlayment to fit. This is a very simple process that involves the utility knife. Run the pad up the wall a few inches so that you can make sure that you cut enough. Then take the utility knife and press it down into the corner of the wall and floor. Run the utility knife across the width of the roll with a fair amount of pressure. This should cut off the excess pad.

Step 5 – Install the Next Row
Start a new row of pad right next to the previous one. Unroll a roll of pad and press it right up against the first row. Tape the two rows together with your tape and continue to do this until the entire floor is covered.
 
 
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We were asked to look at a renovating a bathroom shower at a house at the The Green, near Millom which was rather useful as it is a short distance from my own home. Millom is a small town in South West Cumbria that actually dates to 1251 when it was given a market charter by King Henry III. Given the location it wasn’t long before I was able to pop round and review the shower installation. It was clear that the shower needed some Tile Doctor TLC, with mould being a major issue in the

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We were asked to look at a renovating a bathroom shower at a house at the The Green, near Millom which was rather useful as it is a short distance from my own home. Millom is a small town in South West Cumbria that actually dates to 1251 when it was given a market charter by King Henry III. Given the location it wasn’t long before I was able to pop round and review the shower installation. It was clear that the shower needed some Tile Doctor TLC, with mould being a major issue in the

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The photographs below are from one of three shower cubicles we were asked to clean and restore at a modernised Victorian property in SALE Cheshire. Ceramic tiles are glazed so very easy to keep clean, grout and silicone however are not and if you let mould build-up untreated it can very difficult to remove. Mould likes a warm damp environment which can be reduced by improving the ventilation in the shower room, other steps you can take to reduce mould include always leaving the door open

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