Floor Sanding Dorchester

Dorchester Floor Sanding (DT1): If your property in Dorchester has wooden flooring there is always the chance that you might use this gorgeous natural material as your main floor surface, as opposed to covering it over with man-made products such as carpet and vinyl. This will probably add value to your home and will also lower the incidence of allergens, dust and mites, which will be especially beneficial if you happen to have issues with allergies or asthma. Having your floorboards professionally sanded down will be the first step in this process.

There are a variety of companies in the Dorchester area and around Dorset, who you can contact for floor sanding services. Obviously with a fairly substantial project like this you'll want to find somebody decent. If you've got a family member or friend who has had this kind of work done they might be happy to give a recommendation for a floor sanding service in Dorchester that does a fine job. This is not really something that you want to try on your own unless of course you are a confident DIYer, and you are able to get your hands on the proper equipment.

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The type of hand-held sander that you have in your tool kit isn't the thing that is needed for a job of this size, and you could get yourself in a right pickle if you try to take on the job with something like this. Any good floor sanding company in Dorchester would not even contemplate employing tools like this for such work and will have specialist floor sanding machinery that makes short work of the process without a lot of dust or mess.

The best floor sanders are made by companies such as: Bona, Pallmann, Hummer and Lagler, and many of these will be available to rent in places around Dorset, if you can't find any in Dorchester itself. Needless to say, you will only need to do this if you do elect to forge ahead with your own floor sanding project, seeing as specialist companies will have their own sanders. Double check with the tool hire company to ascertain precisely what you require and take it from there if you take this route.

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Working in a room that is completely clear of furniture and anything else, is better when you're doing the floor sanding operation. The sanding machines are fairly large and has to be manoeuvred around the room, therefore having stuff in the way isn't very helpful. Clear away everything from the room and let the dog see the rabbit (as they say), it will make the job so much simpler.

In order to get your newly sanded foor up to the required standard there'll be some more work to do before any sealing or finishing can be accomplished. There could be some splits and cracks in the floor boards and also screw and nail holes, that all have to be filled with a suitably shaded wood filler. The restored sections should be given a final rub down with a fine glasspaper to give that super fine finish.

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The next task is to give the newly sanded flooring a goodly coat of sealer, Liberon or Ronseal is usually a decent choice. This provides you with the perfect base on which to apply the finishing varnish coats, and offers some valuable extra protection against a number of issues which could affect your floor down the line. This will guard against the harmful effects of alcohol, water and heat, and will also help in the prevention of scratching, staining and scuffing. Once dry, your floorboards can then be given a quick final sanding with smooth paper and finally 2 or 3 coats of finishing varnish.

There is little doubt that there's a certain amount of dust, disruption and hard work involved with sanding down your flooring. And you might begin to ask yourself whether the rewards are really worth all of that bother. If you're having second thoughts about whether you want to put yourself and your family through so much inconvenience, it might be advisable to look at the benefits and drawbacks of the floor sanding process. The cons have already been touched on (disruption, hard work and dust), so let's take a look at the positive aspects, or in other words - the benefits.

Polished Floors Are Easier to Keep Clean: Since newly sanded down, sealed and buffed-up flooring doesn't trap so much dust and dirt, it's going to be far simpler to keep your floor clean from now on. Reduce the Number of Bugs in Your Home: Although wooden flooring doesn't necessarily harbour as many bugs and pests as carpeting, these pesky insects still like to hide away in any available cracks and crevices that they are able to find between the floorboards. A sanded and sealed floor will leave the pests with nowhere to hide. Restores the Look of a Worn Floor: If you already have a timber floor that's been exposed and used over a period of time, it will probably be showing signs of wear. The floor sanding and polishing process will re-establish the appeal and attractiveness that your flooring previously had.

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Dorchester Wood Floor Maintenance

It doesn't matter if a floor is in an industrious office, in the living room in your home or in a busy restaurant, it must still be looked after and given routine maintenance to keep it in good condition and looking attractive. Precisely how much maintenance it needs will be determined by the finish it has been given. Floors that are oiled can just be cleaned and given a new coating of oil. Varnished or lacquered floors can be cleaned up and given a coat or two of acrylic sealant, or sanded down and given a new coating of varnish or lacquer. Hard wax oiled floors can be wiped down, delicately sanded where they're worn and a new layer of wax put on. If you are trying to find facts and information on how to maintain a wood floor take a look here - Maintain Wood Floors. (Tags: Wood Floor Cleaner Dorchester, Hardwood Floor Maintenance Dorchester, Wood Floor Maintenance Dorchester)

Dorchester floor sanding experts can generally help you with pine floors, oak flooring, floor varnishing, floor maintenance, floor polishing, softwood flooring, parquet floors, flooring quotations, hardwood floors, floor restoration, dust free sanding, school floors, walnut flooring, Granwood flooring, floor renovation, floor staining, floor sanding, sports hall flooring, office flooring, floor refurbishment, floor repair, gap filling, floor refinishing and other flooring services in Dorchester, Dorset.

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To help you out - A R H Flooring, Ultimate Floor Sanding, T F S Dorset Ltd T/a The Flooring & Tiling Shop, and more are amongst the floor sanding companies that are presently plying their trade in and near Dorchester, Dorset. Gathering your very own shortlist of potential floor sanding companies is fairly simple, if you pop along to Google or Yahoo and do an online search for "floor sanding Dorchester", "floor sanding near me" or something similar.

Some Dorchester streets serviced by Dorchester floor sanding services: Cowley Close, The Green, Clay Lane, Down End, Baglake, Barges Close, The Avenue, Chescombe Close, Acreman Close, Coombe Road, Salisbury Street, Balmoral Crescent, Celtic Crescent, Three Acres, Duck Street, Cambridge Road, Broomhill, Abbey Court, Back Lane, Ashington Street, Briars End, Blacksmiths Piece, Deverel Road, Abbots Walk, Conway Walk, Church Lane, Cutsome Close.

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