5 tips to improve your home

The limping table, a crumbling floor, the door smashing the floor … are just a few of the little flaws you can fix yourself at home with a little time and some tools.

 Scratches on wooden floor

Wooden bar wax is a perfect ally for repairing scratches on a floor of this type. The choice of wax depends on the color of the floor, as there are several intensities and you can even mix them to give the tone more suitable for your floor.

It is best to test in an area that is out of sight to see if the color is suitable and then extend it in circular movements with a gauze cloth. If the slit is deep it will have to be filled with wax, which can be heated with a lighter to facilitate the work, and level using a spatula.

How to prevent the parquet creaks

The most common thing is that, over time, the wood has become too dry and when the boards that make up the floor sound when they step on. If so, the solution is simple: just pass a wet mop that will give you the moisture you need, then removing excess water so it does not deteriorate.

If the problem does not improve, it may be because the thick wooden rails or slats are misplaced. In this case you should carefully look at the tables, analyzing them one by one, to fill the slits with a little pre-heated paraffin to the water bath. You can inject it with the aid of a pistol if you have one, or with a syringe.

A more uniform platform

On pallets and older floors, due to the temperature changes that contract and dilate the wood, there may be spaces between the slats that make cleaning difficult. The problem is solved by making a paste with sawdust and glue, and filling all the grooves well with a spatula. Once dry only the leftover must be removed.

 Change tile joints

Repairing and whitening the joints of a ceramic floor is nothing complicated. To make it perfect the first thing to do is to completely remove the old grout with a hard brush. Then make a new one by mixing white cement and water until a homogeneous paste is obtained, but not very thick.

Before applying it, it is important that you thoroughly moisten the entire surface and then spread it with a spatula. After 20 minutes you can remove the surplus cleaning the tiles with a damp sponge.

A door that hits the floor

The problem when a door brushes against the floor is usually on the hinges, and is corrected by tightening or replacing the screws for longer ones. It may also be due to swelling due to moisture, or accumulation of dirt on the base. In these cases the most useful thing is to pass a sheet of sandpaper under the door and sand it a little.