Housesitting at the ultra-modern apartment of a composer friend in a glum Eastern European city, a British copywriter accidentally spills wine on the apartment's priceless wooden floor and endures a psychologically disastrous week of ...
Author: Will Wiles
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Housesitting at the ultra-modern apartment of a composer friend in a glum Eastern European city, a British copywriter accidentally spills wine on the apartment's priceless wooden floor and endures a psychologically disastrous week of perfectionist repair and maintenance. A first novel. 20,000 first printing.
Though many wood floors were meant to be unfinished, care was also a practical
concern and these boards were often painted to ease cleanup and protect the
wood. Simple as they are, painted floors are historically significant parts of many
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cottages the floors are often placed on the ground without any excavation . If the floor is of brick , which is often porous , the cottage is always damp by
evaporation from the moist bricks ; even wood is thus constantly moist if laid on
the ground .
Author: National Committee on Wood Utilization (U.S.)Publish On: 1928
In a sweet - potato storage building of cinderblock walls and double wood floor
on wooden joists carried on steel girders , when the floor became wet by rain
during construction , and before the roof was on , it swelled enough to crack the
Author: National Committee on Wood Utilization (U.S.)
‘Wiles is basically Kafka, if Kafka had spent more time in British hotels and pubs’ David Baddiel Will Wiles both re-invents and murders the London novel, in a spectacular act of evil, surgical intensity’ Warren Ellis ‘It’s ...
Author: Will Wiles
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
‘Wiles is basically Kafka, if Kafka had spent more time in British hotels and pubs’ David Baddiel Will Wiles both re-invents and murders the London novel, in a spectacular act of evil, surgical intensity’ Warren Ellis ‘It’s outstanding’ Mail on Sunday, Event Magazine
These essentials of ease and comfort are satisfactorily supplied by the wood floor
. The many ... Later , when sawed material became available , more care was
exercised in the selection of woods for flooring Many of our native woods
Author: United States. Office of EducationPublish On: 1964
Requirements of a Wood Floor Finish . ” The American School Board Journal ,
118 ... The Care of Asphalt Tile Floors . " The American School Board Journal ,
125 ... The Treatment of Wooden Floors . " The American School Board Journal ,
The right wax will make a floor shine like new again and will last months before it
has to be reapplied. Wood Care of wood is a little more involved— you want to
preserve and protect the original ure- thane finish on wood floors as directed ...
Author: Don Aslett
Publisher: Don Aslett's Cleaning
Category: House & Home
If it seems you have no time to clean, or if cleaning is getting in the way of some of the better things in life, this book offers a solution: you can prevent most of it! And do the rest of it so fast that it will be fun.
FLOOR FINISHING MATERIALS Hardwood floors are floors made primarily of
maple , birch , beech , oak , hickory , and ash . These floors are laid by nailing 2 "
x 34 " tongue and groove slats , of random length , to a wooden subfloor . If it is to
In the Summer Those wooden floors are yet exceedingly ing , the grain soon
worked up under the Palace of the Czar of ... were always floors is not to be
treated in this paper to coming guests , is still common in all selected with
peculiar care .
Carlson Wade. Four Steps To Easy Care For Wood Floors 1 . Use a dry mop or a
vacuum cleaner for regular dusting ; oily mops leave a film that attracts dirt . 2 .
Cleaning waxes with a solvent base both clean and wax in one application .
Fillers CARE OF WOOD FLOORS ALTHOUGH resilient floor cov - floor calls for
experienced work - this mop to remove the dust , A erings have made great in -
manship . The job must be done cleaning the mop when necessary roads in the ...
Author: United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Division of Preventive MedicinePublish On: 1917
THE CARE OF WOODEN FLOORS IN BARRACKS . The following questionnaire
was recently addressed by the Bureau to the Commanding Officers of various
naval stations and barracks : From time to time the Bureau has been asked to ...
Author: United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Division of Preventive Medicine
OTSE IRRITATION , HARMFUL IF ANY Manufacturer message : Sell floor care
and repair wares Harris - Tarkett Hardwood Flooring Dura - Luste Cleaner
CRYSTAL - TEAT ! WAKNING Newer Floors PLUS OTHER DELICATE
SURFACES an ...
While there is a modern , specific method of floor care for every type of floor , we
will consider only the proven practices used on stripwood and concrete floors .
These two types of floors are most common in large and small bakeries and other
Desirable for Flooring and of Oak Flooring , Handling , Laying Oak Floors , with
DirecCeiling , ” 4 - page folder ... working of this wood for these and similar
purposes and wax and varnish ) , Care of Oak Floors , and Economical Uses .
Author: Oregon. Office of Superintendent of Public InstructionPublish On: 1937
Water should never be allowed to remain on a floor . It is better if two men can
clean the same ... If wooden floors are old and worn , or if floor oils and greases
have been applied they should be thoroughly cleaned . This cleaning can be
Author: Oregon. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
The way you look after a wooden floor depends to an extent on the surface finish.
... take a little care. l have had wooden flooring laid in a bathroom with great
success. lt was light beech 'real wood flooring', laid in tongue-and-groove planks.
Author: Rachel Simhon
Publisher: Betterway Home
Category: House & Home
Discover time-tested tips, tricks and techniques for housecleaning ? all written for the modern home. From tackling limescale in bathrooms to oiling a wooden table to ironing a shirt, The Housewife?s Handbook breaks-down common household chores into easy-to-read instructions for perfecting and protecting the home. Learn the essentials of maintaining order in this all-encompassing reference that you can turn to over and over again.
Wooden floors in kitchens - and even bathrooms - are trendy in newer houses ,
but they ' re not such a great idea in these rooms . If you have them , cover up the
heavy traffic areas with washable rugs to protect the floors . Vacuuming should ...
Author: Terry Meany
Publisher: Macmillan Distribution
Category: House & Home
Explains how a house is constructed, how to select the right tool for the job, and how to maintain gutters, siding, windows, plumbing, floors, and electrical systems