Monthly Archive: December 2011

Laying Laminate Flooring

Scheme of instruction installation of the laminate flooring. When laying laminate flooring on concrete base must first be carefully lay plastic sheeting to provide a vapor barrier on the residual moisture seals. After that stretches Acoustic underlay (if there is no sound proofing on the panels), which made laying laminate flooring. When installing linoleum on the wooden base or dry vapor barrier is required. In as sound-absorbing substrate under the laminate can be used extruded polystyrene thickness of 2-3 mm or natural cork. Laying laminate begins with the formation of the first row of the two boards, with establish special wedges to ensure that the gap between the laminate and the wall from 7 to 15 mm. These clearances are necessary so that after laying laminate had the opportunity to freely expand and contract depending of type of temperature and humidity (operating floor). If your laminate 'stood up', then the chances are that you have violated this rule.

Laminate flooring is laid over the lock snaps into place to facilitate panels. After forming the first row of panels to begin laying the second row. Among the specialists decided to lay the laminate boards in half, ie top view should look like masonry walls in a brick floor, while the installation instructions may be offset plates relative to each other in at least 20 cm The fact that the laying of a 'floor boards' enables you to evenly distribute the pressure between the panels with expansion and contraction of the laminate, and provides more headroom to eliminate possible errors. The panel is substituted for the second row the first row of panels at an angle of 20-30 degrees. Is inserted into the lock and latches. Pay attention – until the laminate snaps on the front (short) side, and just 'try on'. Further ongoing formation of the second series without mechanical (short side) lock by using the following panel.

Practical Hallway

It is clear that even the smallest hall can be transformed into "candy", and in terms of finishing it did not concede another spacious hall suburban mansion. But now we are on the hallways, which resemble the former "front" in the city's palaces, mansions and palaces, country-houses. Of course, the first condition for creating such a masterpiece – A large area. Essential attribute of the hall is the fireplace. And because the interior hallway appear willy-nilly stone, marble and forging. Or, depending on the style of the room, brushed chrome, tempered glass, shiny nickel-plated parts. Needless to say, a fireplace in the hallway, even in this, which goes into the living room – this is a serious approach. No less impressive detail in the foyer hall will be such as a sofa or chair.

And it does not that the owners are planning to swim in a soft headset, reclining next to the door. That is to say, decorative items, however, agree that a scope! And there is the practical meaning: let's be careless as a fur coat to throw a chair. However, huge plush sofa in the hallway – it's overkill. Here, for example, a small wrought-iron sets – far from it. Today, these rough and slightly asymmetrical pieces of furniture are actively an interior fashion, we appreciate them for their handmade imperfection and uniqueness. Agree, looks impressive forging, and if also combined with a fireplace – just so lovely sight! In addition, often in the hallway, lobby, a country present mansion staircase leading to the next floor of the house. In this case, forging and irreplaceable, only in combination with mahogany, marble steps, framed landscapes on the walls and, say, a huge chandelier in as a source of illumination. And then who's to say that this is an entrance hall, lounge and not the palace?