Log cabins are a great place to relax and enjoy the fresh air. Log cabins, like your home, require attention.
It might be a question you have about why flooring is so important. It’s simply the area of the log cabin that has the greatest impact each day. The severity of the daily impact can vary depending on how large your cabin is. The amount of time that you spend in the kitchen or the hallway may determine which rooms receive the most activity during the day and night. It doesn’t matter if it’s a single-space space garden room. All of it will receive the same amount of impact, and it will need to change.
It is also important to consider the type of flooring you have, as this will determine when and if it should be changed. We will be covering the most popular types of flooring as well as when it is best to replace it.
If you’ve chosen large wooden log home as your summer resort or a permanent place of living, chances are you will want to cover the floor with carpet in one or more rooms. While it’s an attractive choice, and often a beautiful one, there are some key indicators to be aware of.
Carpeting could be responsible for unpleasant odors that persist in a room. Carpets are very good at absorbing liquids and dust, and can accumulate them over time. Although regular wet cleaning is a good idea for log houses, there will come a time when the carpets need to be changed. If there are too many stains or the smell is not easily removed by deep cleaning, then it’s time to replace the carpet.
Log cabin homes are often lined with tiles in other rooms than the kitchen. To prevent embers from exploding on the floor, it’s a smart choice to place it around the mantelpiece. It works well in hallways, where everyone removes their shoes and brings all the dirt and mud from outside. In summer tiles, you can cool down the heat in a small garden room or camping pod.
They are easy to clean and durable, but it is time to replace the tiles. If the cracks aren’t too large, you can reattach some tiles. It’s time to replace all tiles that crack due to repeated use or accident. Tile shards can pose a serious hazard, so it is important to be cautious.
The wear and tear of wooden flooring and how long it lasts largely depends on your choice of wood and care. Certain woods, such as oak and cypress can last a long time, and can withstand severe use if properly varnished. Your flooring needs to be repainted every now and again, just as your log cabins do.
Wooden floors can be maintained by smoothening them once in a while and applying new varnish. This will reduce the wear. It’s time to make a change if splinters begin to show and the areas where heavy-used furniture is located are no longer smooth.
Renovating your log cabin’s flooring, whether it is laminated wood or pure wooden planks can give it a new look.
To be aware of allergens
Dirty flooring can also trigger allergies, including insect, pet, and pollen allergies. The worst culprit is carpet flooring, which traps everything and anything that falls onto it. However, pet fur and dust can also get trapped under the flooring, especially if it is wooden. Dust can accumulate over time due to micro cracks between planks. It is a good idea, especially if your family has severe allergies, to periodically open the floor and clean it.
The flooring is the largest surface that we use in our log cabins. It makes sense to maintain it at regular times, just like the rest of your log home. Modern solutions make it easier to change any floor. Take good care of your log home outside and inside. Good luck!