Rugs on the plywood
When we are thinking about decorating the floor in our house with carpets or rugs we can do this only on smooth and tough areas. The floor must be 'healthy' to cover it up. If it is an old plywood we must prepare it rightly.
There is no point in covering an old plywood that is almost total mess and tears apart. If it's too dry and moves all will be seen on the carpet and make it wears out easily. Trying to do something with an old plywood pays out only if the damages aren't big and it will cost us less than making a new one.
When the staves of the plywood don't move it's all we need cause it means we don't have to make a new plywood but only take care of the old one. Single staves might be stick up with special glue. They can't be usually moved out from the plywood so the best solution will be making holes in it and pouring the glue with a syringe. And after that cover the holes with lute to plywood.
If the plywood is not only dry but also have irregular surface all can be covered with the composition of epoxide resin and fine-grained sand. Such composition will precisely cover all the small holes between the staves. The composition should be made in small amounts and because it congeals fast it should be smoothed just after it was putted on the plywood.
We can of course decide that it will take too much time to repair the plywood. In this case it is better to replace it with a new one or just totally change the look of the floor. To do that we have to get rid of the old plywood, clean the surface from glue and prepare it to changes – floor with plywood or not.
All right, our floor is repaired or changed and seems to look quite well, just to put rugs or other floor coverings. We just have to choose the right one and have a good time at our home with totally new floor. Sometimes only such small changes like carpet, rug might bring a huge effect. In next article we will get to know how to place anti slip bath mats in the bathroom to make it look bigger.
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