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We were contacted by a family in Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire to come and look at their Edwardian hallway floor that needed a lot of work to restore it. The traditional black and white design had a lot of loose, chipped and broken tiles that needed replacing and repairing. Another company

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It is not uncommon for the owners of houses built in this era to discover original Victorian tiled floors and hallways. Sometimes they have been covered up with carpet or linoleum to match the trend of the day and sometimes they get covered up because they have been neglected and though beyond economical repair. Trends have now been reversed and its becoming increasingly popular to restore them and bringing them back to their former glory and who can blame them, period features are in demand

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It is essential to take steps to level out uneven floors as soon as possible. If you plan on hiring a contractor to do the work for you, there are a number of things to consider. Here are the basics of repairing uneven floors with the help of a contractor.

Discuss a Plan
When talking to potential contractors about the job of repairing your uneven floors, you will want to make sure that they recommend the best solution for your problem. Ask them what they propose and see if it makes sense to you. There are a few different ways to repair uneven floors, and each situation is different. Whether they plan to use self-leveling compound, plywood or any other method, you should understand what they plan on doing and agree with it.

Qualified
When considering hiring a contractor to help you with your uneven floors, you need to make sure that they are qualified for the job. Ask if they are licensed, bonded and insured to work in your area. You do not want to let someone loose in your house without any kind of insurance as it could end up costing you quite a bit of money. Make sure that they are qualified to do the job before hiring them.

 

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When I was asked to visit this job, I understood that the property was Grade One Listed and I was in for a treat when I arrived. The property is an undercroft which is traditionally a cellar or storage room, often brick-lined and vaulted and used for storage in buildings since medieval times. In modern usage, an undercroft is generally a ground (street-level) area which is relatively open to the sides but covered by the building above. This example was part of a large 12th Century building

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Details below of a floor I recently worked on where my client had removed the linoleum that covered the hallway floor and discovered an original Victorian Tiled floor buried underneath bitumen which had been used an adhesive, there was also some leveling screed that would need removing. The house was situated in Caversham Reading, Berkshire which lies on the north bank of the River Thames, opposite the rest of Reading. She had been renovating the whole house when she came across it and

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When I was asked to visit this job, I understood that the property was Grade One Listed and I was in for a treat when I arrived. The property is an undercroft which is traditionally a cellar or storage room, often brick-lined and vaulted and used for storage in buildings since medieval times. In modern usage, an undercroft is generally a ground (street-level) area which is relatively open to the sides but covered by the building above. This example was part of a large 12th Century building

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