Victorian floorboards get new lease of life

Have you ever wondered what your floor would look like if you took up the old carpet and gave your floorboards a new lease of life? Well that is exactly what one of our customers, Mr CW from Cheshire, did.

“My project concerned a large attic room in a Victorian house. The floor had a horrible old carpet on it when I started.” said Mr CW ”  I knew before I started that the gaps in the boards would have to be sealed because the gaps between the floor joists are open to the very well ventilated roof space at the side and the wind comes howling through.”

That is when Mr CW decided to choose DraughtEx, our flexible and no-mess floorboard gap filler. After the sanding of the boards, the gaps were raked out, the floor was painted and then DraughtEx was fitted. Fitting this filler takes very little time and a special applicator makes the task very easy.

Here are the before and after photos of the floor, which is now finished with Farrow and Ball Manor House Grey. Please note that the DraughtEx floor filler is not visible even in the close-up of the newly painted floorboards.

Following the fitting of the DraughtEx the draughts just stopped and the room is now cosy and warm.

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DraughtEx now on Facebook

urlWe are always being asked how to overcome problems encountered by people renovating their floors. So we decided to launch a Facebook page where you can tell us what your problems are and receive advice and suggestions from us and other keen DIY enthusiasts.

Using Facebook in this way can often lead to innovative ways to complete a restoration project or could just give you the support you need at that time to continue with the renovation.

If you have not already joined us on Facebook, make sure you do it today.

It’s getting colder!

As we all know and feel autumn is coming around swiftly. The local Garden Center starts to display Christmas decorations and we ask ourselves where this year has disappeared to.

Soon enough warm clothes will have to be dug out and the heating needs to be turned on again. With temperatures dropping outside and the warm air inside floorboard gaps are starting to grow again, letting in cold draughts.

Especially, when it is cold outside the thought of a warm and cosy home is very appealing. Nobody likes to come home to a cold and draughty house.
We have made it our mission to stop gaps between floorboards that let cold draughts invade your rooms.

Many different methods of gap filling have been presented to us since we started dealing in gap insulation. There is the professional way of lifting the floorboards and fitting them together so no gaps are left open. This involves a lot of work and costs. Other methods include mixing your own gap filler from sawdust and glue or even applying papier-mache to floorboard gaps. Both methods are messy and the filler falls out of the floorboard gap after a while.

Why not choose the easy option and use a flexible floorboard gap filler that is cost-effective, easy to use and and will not fall out?

DraughtEx has helped many households to to become warm again. Comments like
“your product is great! I wish I would have found it years ago, its really transformed the look of the boards as well. “
and
“Such a unique, simple, clean, easy, quick solution to the age old problem of draughty floorboards.”
come in time and again and show us that we are on the right way.