If you are a proud owner of a gorgeous wooden floor, you must be aware it may require certain special care and maintenance on a regular basis, to keep its character, color and stability. It’s always advisable to hire professionals to sand, seal, stain and finish, it’s an additional expense, but the results are guaranteed to please you, especially if you decide to trust Floor Sanding Kensington for the job.
We want to spare you the stress and nerves from handling the maintenance on your own, as it can be really demanding. Sanding and refinishing is hard work, mistakes stand out clearly, and all kinds of issues can emerge at any given moment. But do not worry! Here comes the good news, the Floor Sanding Kensington team can handle any renovation of solid wood floor and bring it back to life. Once we are finished with the sanding procedure, your base would be as lovely as always.
We take preferences in sanding hardwood here’s the reason why: the procedure is considerably easier and takes less time, compared to engineered or parquet floors. Also solid floors can be really charming and homey, especially if you’ve opted for an exotic timber. In general, sanding newly laid floors is mandatory, in order to level the surface, while old ones need sanding, so the old worn wood finish can be renovated. The process usually changes the overall appearance and character of the room.
How to be sure the floor won’t be ruined after the procedure? Methods and techniques depend on various things the team should take into consideration from the very beginning. Condition of the timber, flatness and even the current kind of finish on the floor may influence our approach and preliminary plan for any individual project. To be able to guarantee satisfying results, a previous test is recommendable, to find out how easily the surface sands off. Hard wood floors are thick enough, but our team prefers to make sure for themselves!
The sanding itself involves several stages, synchronised with the floor’s condition.
- First step is removing any screw or nail heads, we usually use a metal detector to find even the hidden ones.
- We start with around 24 or 40 grit sandpaper, up to 120 grit for the last sand.
- The dust left off is ideal to fill holes or gaps between the planks.
- We carry out a couple of final sands to even the surface and prepare it for the closing finish.
- We use wood finish products for the staining, sealing and recoating procedures that usually follow the sanding.
What if my floor needs repairing? Won’t be the first, we’ve actually seen and treated countless wood damages. The crucial point here is to correctly identify the type of timber and the method used back when the floor was being laid (glued, nailed, a floating base, etc.), in order to repair anything. We have experts for the job, but it would be helpful if you give us the name of the supplier of the timber so we get you a match, as close as possible to the current wood. Still in doubt? Contact us at 020 70360610 and get a free consult!