Floor Sanding Durham

Durham Floor Sanding (DH1): If you have wooden floorboards in your home in Durham, you might be thinking about having them sanded down and used as the final floor surface, replacing your existing carpets with a beautiful and hard wearing floor, free of dust, allergens and mites. This can be done with both soft and hardwood floors and it can even add value to your property.

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Floor sanding is not for the faint hearted and if you decide to proceed you will need to be prepared for a bit of upheaval. You could control this to some degree if you choose to do it yourself but not many homeowners in Durham have the expertise or willingness to take on such a project. Local Durham floor sanding companies will be your likely port of call and if you can't find a suitable on nearby, there are others throughout County Durham who should be able to help.

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Your first thought will probably be that this is going to create an awful lot of mess and dust, but that is actually not the case. Your floor sanding company will not be using little hand held sanders such as those you might have used for sanding down a door or some paintwork. They will turn up with some pretty hefty equipment which includes an extraction system that sucks up all the dust as the sanding progresses.

Obviously is is not just the professionals who have access to the finest floor sanding machines, and you could easily hire the required machinery if you really are determined to tackle the task yourself. Some of the best known makes of sanders include: Lagler, Pallmann, Hummer and Bona. You are going to need a drum sander and an edging sander, plus some associated equipment and rather than going into all the details here you can ask at the hire shop and they will give you what you need.

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Your Durham floor sanding contractors will probably ask you to clear everything from any rooms that are to be worked on, although they may be prepared to help you with this if you are unable to do it yourself. Chat with them about it beforehand and see what can be worked out. A clear, clean room is essential when carrying out this sort of work, so get all that stuff out of there! Larger heavy items of furniture could possibly be left in there and moved from end to end, but again talk with the company.

To get the sort of professional finish that you are looking for it will almost certainly be necessary to do more than simply sand down your floorboards and give them a coat of varnish. There are bound to be some minor imperfections such as splits, nail holes, screw holes and cracks, and there may even be some larger repairs needed where sections of floorboard are missing or damaged. These should all be repaired to the best possible standard, filled with wood filler and given a final sanding. Any wood filler used should match the colour of the floorboards, test an area before the final filling.

Before the newly sanded wood floor is given its final coats of varnish, it should be sealed with a good quality product like Liberon. While some people think that this is no longer necessary, you are only going to do this process once, so you might as well do it properly. Wood sealer gives the floor that extra bit of protection and helps prevent damage from staining, heat and scratching. It also builds a good base onto which the final varnish can be applied.

Quality floor sanding services can be found in Durham itself plus Peterlee, Chester le Street, Broompark, Brancepeth, High Pittington, Sherburn, Croxdale, Houghall, Bearpark, Hexham, Bowburn, Hartlepool, Bishop Aukland, Dragonville, Consett, Sacriston, and places throughout County Durham.

Maintenance of Wood Floors

If you love your attractive new floor, you will want to keep it looking like it does right now. In order to do this it will need regular maintenance and care. You can take a few measures to avoid damaging your floor and these include taking off footwear before entering the room, wiping up spillages as soon as they happen, fitting the feet of furniture with felt pads and cleaning the floor regularly with a good quality wood floor cleaner. Keep your eyes open for worn patches because these will need treating before they break through to the bare wood.

Durham floor sanding: Neil Fouracre Carpet Fitting DH2 1DD, Floorcraft (NE) SR4 0LT, C D Flooring NE16 6LR, Bartram Flooring Services Ltd DH7 9UP.

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Also find: Bishop Aukland floorers, Broompark floorers, Hartlepool floorers, Peterlee floorers, High Pittington floorers, Hexham floorers, Sacriston floorers, Houghall floorers, Brancepeth floorers, Sherburn floorers, Dragonville floorers, Bearpark floorers, Consett floorers, Chester le Street floorers, Croxdale floorers, Bowburn floor sanders and more.

Some Durham addresses covered by Durham floor sanding services: The Gables, Bracken Court, Deanery View, Church Street, Cooper Square, Clifford Street, Deerness Court, St Andrews Court, Commercial Road East, Carr House Drive, Beech Grove, Shakespeare Street, Consett Road, Dickens Wynd, South Side, Bainbridge Street, Brackenhill Avenue, Steavenson Street, Crossgate, Chichester Road, Anchor Cottages, Blue Coat Court, Thomas Street, Tiree Close, Darlington Road, Sharp Crescent, Chestnut Grove, South Street Banks, Belles Ville.

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