Merino is a breed of sheep, prized for its wool as it is particularly fine and soft. Wool diameter is measured in microns and the lower the micron, the finer the wool and therefore the more expensive it is. The diameter of merino starts at around 24 micron, right down to 15 and even below, compared to the 40 or more micron of coarser regular wool. Merino wool can be costly, but it has many properties which make it so popular. Read More
Contaminated Land and Human Health
When we talk about contaminated land, we are referring to any land that has been altered through human activity, such as the introduction of pollutants, chemicals, industrial and wider waste. One of the biggest challenges of our time is to reduce the impact of negative human activity on our planet. Read More
Beer-infused beef provides a way of combining two robust classic flavours into one contemporary eating experience. Whether in the form of beer-fed cattle – a method adopted by the Japanese – or simply a good-quality beef marinated in beer, or served with an excellent craft beer alongside, this flavour combination is rising in popularity. Read More
Planning a trip couldn’t be easier if you’re travelling to the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. There are many towns and villages within easy reach so you’ll have somewhere different to visit every day. The land is rich in history as well as landscapes. There is a lot of industrial heritage in the area and Land Remediation Services such as those offered by ash remediation have recovered much of the land for alternative uses over the years. Read More
The Traffic Safety Measures & Signs for Road Works and Temporary Situation is the subject and title of Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual produced by the Department of Transport specifically for those working on the highways. The guidelines are aimed at advising organisations responsible for operating vehicles on motorways and public roads and include requirements relating to the safety and visibility of vehicles. Guidance is also given on the colour of vehicles and the requirements for reflective markings and chevrons. Read More
Networking battlefield vehicles is one of the key ways in which army commanders can turn a strategic information advantage into a tactical one. Read More
Homeowners interested in wood floor sanding richmond have a lot to think about if they are planning on doing the work themselves. Many DIY-ers refinish wood floors all on their own, without the assistance of a professional wood flooring contractor.
This is all well and good, until the DIY-er realizes that he or she doesn’t quite have the skills necessary to do the job right and ends up doing more harm than good. A wood floor is a delicate surface that can be ruined rather easily if you don’t know what you’re doing. In the end, you’re going to end up spending all that money you planned to save, and then some, in hiring a skilled wood flooring expert to come in and fix the damage that has been done.
While it’s true that sanding a floor isn’t exactly rocket science, it does require a deft hand and a little know-how as to what you should avoid so as not to cause that damage. So, whether you’re a seasoned pro at do-it-yourself jobs or you’re a novice with a lot of confidence, here are some of the most common floor sanding mistakes and how to avoid them:
Not so surprising that the most common mistake that homeowners make when sanding their own floors is their speed at the task. Too many of them underestimate the time required in doing the job right and they attempt to complete the work in a short period of time. Perhaps they expected the job to be a simple weekend project or they just grow impatient at the task. Don’t be one of these folks, take your time, slow down, and do the job right. Never rush floor sanding and always use caution.
There is no “one size fits all” grit because every floor is different with respect to wear and tear, species of wood, and the age of the flooring. So, when you are choosing your grit, take all of three of these things into consideration. Sanding a floor requires selecting a starting grit and then working your way towards finer grades until you achieve the appearance you want for your flooring.
Start with a coarser sandpaper that will address your current flooring issues and then pick finer options. How many of those are necessary is up to you. It may be three, it may be seven. This all depends on your particular floor.
The Right Equipment
If you want to do this right, you need the best tools for the job. Again, this is going to rely on how much work you need to perform on your flooring surface. For most jobs, a good drum sander should suffice. It gives you the power and control necessary to gain you the best possible results. If your flooring isn’t too bad off, you may opt to go without the drum sander.
But don’t underestimate the job, when in doubt, grab the drum sander and do the work with it. Just be very careful when using a drum sander. Be deliberate in your movements and pressure exertion. You don’t want cut too deep into the surface of the wood and damage it as a result.
The knee is one of the joints you rely on most often throughout the day. Developing pain or sustaining an injury can be a lot easier than you think, but if you take some simple precautions in your daily routine you can both get rid of knee pain and prevent it from occurring in the first place. So here are some tips to help you do just that, courtesy of your friends at Ortho Virginia: Read More
When it’s time to hire a caterer for your event, you want to be sure you’re hiring the right people. It’s true for any size or type of event, but when you’re planning on having a catered party at your home, you must hire someone that you can trust to do the job right in this type of venue. Read More