HOW TO USE THE WOOD IN THE INTERIOR (part 1)
The most popular and noble material for transforming the interior of the house, of course, is wood. This natural material has a number of purposes, namely: it is used as a decorative coating for the ceiling, walls and floors, for window sills and frames, as well as furniture and various accessories are made from it.
This review will discuss how to use wood in the interior of an apartment or private house.WOODEN FLOOR
Natural wood as a floor finish has been in great demand for centuries. This is quite natural, since such a coating has many advantages compared to other finishing materials.
The main advantage is the naturalness of the material. The indisputable fact is that the tree is the cleanest, most environmentally friendly and harmless to humans. For this reason, it is very good to use wooden material to finish the floors where the smallest tenants of the house live – in children’s rooms.
Another advantage of wooden floors is the porosity of wooden parquet, so that it is possible to achieve a natural microclimate in the room. Wooden parquet floors look presentable and solid. The room creates an atmosphere of luxury and elegance.
A variety of shades allow the use of natural wooden floors in almost any style, for any interior, even if it is minimalism and hi-tech.
Proper and regular maintenance of wooden floors will ensure operation for up to one hundred years.
It turns out expensively It turns out expensively
Along with the advantages, wooden floors have their drawbacks. The main one is cost. Natural wooden parquet is very expensive, so not everyone can afford such a luxury. In addition, regular maintenance of the parquet floor carries certain considerable costs. In order to preserve the beautiful appearance of the parquet for a long time, it is necessary to cycle it from time to time, followed by varnishing. It should be remembered that over time, the varnish coating breaks off, scratches and burns out.
Parquet flooring, like other wooden floors, is considered noisy, causing inconvenience to both the owners and neighbors of the lower floor. For this reason, it often has to be repaired.
Nevertheless, wooden floors are in high demand, since a cozy and warm atmosphere is achieved in the room with them.
CUTTING WOOD FOR DECORING FLOORS
Saw for decorating the floor
Such an approach to the use of wood may seem unrealistic, but floors made from wood cuts can be found. It is clear that small branches will not be used in this case, but tree trunks or the main branches extending from the trunks will serve as the basis.
Ready-made floor from saw cuts
A high density finish is achieved using narrow trunks. If large diameter wood is used, then the voids between the trunks will have to be filled with smaller saw cuts.
To create a floor from a saw you need to take care of the base – the screed should be smooth and in good condition.
When harvesting wood, you need to pay attention to the fact that it is not sharpened by bark beetle and not rotten. Since such a floor will experience a significant load, you need to choose hardwood.
All cuts should be the same size, which is almost impossible to achieve at home.
The laying of wooden dies is carried out strictly according to the level, and they will need to work with them like with a mosaic, fitting to each other.
To grout joints, a specific solution is used, which includes pork fat, clay, sawdust, lime and water (some people grind joints with concrete).
A bulk floor is made on top or the dies are sanded and varnished (with hard fixation).
Wood is also used with great success in decorating the walls of a room. Previously, this type of wall decoration was used mainly in country houses and cottages. But in the modern world, such decoration is found in urban houses and even apartments.
Wood wall decoration is not suitable for every style. For example, many wooden elements are inherent in the Scandinavian style, which is distinguished by warmth and comfort. Similar to Scandinavian style chalet. Its name is associated with small huts located high in the Swiss Alps. These structures (chalets) once sheltered the shepherds from the weather. They were built quickly from wood, and inside there was necessarily a fireplace. These houses were cozy, and on their example a tradition appeared to sheathe walls with natural wood, recreation