WOOD FLOOR RENEW STEP BY STEP

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Wood Floor Resurface seems – and is – an essentially simple process, but is one that requires skilled operators for the perfect result.

Sanding is effective on all kinds of solid wood floors: hardwood (oak, beech or walnut) or softwood (pine, yew or Douglas fir). It also works well on engineered floors (those with a layer of hardwood over ply); strip floors; herringbone; parquet blocks; mosaic and even cork.

The first stage is to remove the old layers of sealant – oil, wax, lacquer or varnish – from the floor until it is back to bare wood. Sanding machines use paper of various grades to strip, level and smooth the floor’s surface.Beautiful picture for floor sanding in Floor Sanding London

Stains and lacquers need a smooth and level surface for adhesion. Any uneven areas hold dust, are difficult to clean – and are more susceptible to wear.

We ensure an even surface over the whole floor by using edging sanders and fine handtools.

Damaged boards will be repaired – or replaced with those of similar quality and age. Gaps in the floor may also be filled.
After sanding, a floor is ready for staining, if a colour or darker shade is desired. The final stage is to apply a sealant to protect the floor surface and give a hard wearing finish.

Not complicated… But floors have a history: wood is a natural and variable material subject to all kinds of treatment. How should you proceed with a restoration project? You need a specialist company to assess your floor, give you the best advice – and work to finish the perfect job.

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Why can’t I do it myself?

You caon try – but will you get the results obtained by trained professionals?

Drum sanders from hire shops are heavy – even to carry into the house – and difficult to maneouvre. You will probably lack the skills to get a smooth finish on the floor, which will prevent the even application of stains and sealants.

Edges and corners will have to be worked by hand – a job requiring pounds of patience and robust knees.

There is also the danger of removing too much of the timber, depending on how much previous sanding the floor has had.

We get far too many distressing calls from customers who thought they would try a bit of DIY sanding. Please don’t join them. You will probably only get frustration, aching muscles, a displeased partner – and extra expense.

So ask us for your free assessment from us. Whatever the condition of the floor, we’ve seen it before, so know the best way to restore it.

Go for the best – contact us today!