Floor Sanding Gateshead
Gateshead Floor Sanding (NE8): If you are fed up with having carpets in your home in Gateshead, and would prefer a low maintenance floor that is easy to clean and doesn't gather dust and allergens, perhaps a wooden floor surface may be the answer. If you already have wood floorboards under that dusty old carpet then you are already halfway there. You could have this flooring sanded down and end up with a practical and beautiful floor surface that will be the envy or your friends.
To have floor sanding done properly it is usually advisable to call in a local Gateshead floor sanding company who specialise in this sort of work. With a bit of research you will find that there are several in the Gateshead area and other places in Tyne and Wear. Whilst you could have a bash at doing your own floor sanding it is not really a DIY sort of job because some quite expensive equipment is needed to carry it out effectively. A decent Gateshead floor sanding company will have all the proper gear.
The sort of hand held sander that you have in your toolbox is not the proper choice for a project of this size, and you could get yourself in a right pickle if you try to tackle the job with one of these. Any respectable floor sanding company in Gateshead will not even consider using tools like this for such a task and will have professional floor sanding machinery that makes short work of it without too much mess or dust.
Of course this professional machinery is available for hire throughout Tyne and Wear, if not in Gateshead itself, if you decide to go down the do-it-yourself route. It isn't cheap to hire, so get yourself organised and try to get all the sanding done in one day. You will obviously not have to stress about this if you employ a flooring company as they will provide all this equipment themselves.
Although it may not always be necessary, you should really completely clear any rooms that need to be sanded. The sanding machinery is quite bulky and whoever is doing the work will need to have room to swing it around. A clean, clear room is going to make the entire process simpler, so if you can do this so much the better.
In order to get your sanded floor up to the required standard there will be some more work to do before any sealing or finishing can take place. There could be some splits and cracks in the floorboards and also screw and nail holes, which all need to be filled with a suitably coloured wood filler. The repaired areas will need to be given a final sanding with a fine abrasive to give that super fine finish.
When all this has been completed the floor can be finished to your taste with a hard wearing varnish. However, before this is done it is advisable to give the floor at least one coat of a good quality oil based sealer such as Liberon, which helps to bring out the wood's natural colour, provides a good base for the varnish, and offers added protection against scratches and stains.
Quality floor sanding services can be found in Gateshead itself plus Mount Pleasant, Dunston Hill, High Felling, Heworth, Pelaw, Bensham, Windy Nook, Springwell, Sheriff Hill, Saltwell, Wrekenton, High Fell, Harlow Green, Eighton Banks, Deckham, Felling, and places throughout Tyne and Wear.
Maintenance of Wood Floors
Regular maintenance of your wood floor is very important if it to last for years to come without the need for re-sanding it back to the bare wood and beginning the whole process over again. Keep a look out for worn patches, move furniture into different positions to even out wear and tear, and keep the whole thing clean. Clean, lightly sand, and re-coat worn areas with more varnish or acrylic seal to make it last longer.
Gateshead: Neil Fouracre Carpet Fitting NE6 4NY, JDLM Joinery NE8 3AH, Johnson's Flooring NE28 9RU, A & S Flooring NE10 8LD.
Also: High Fell floorers, Heworth floorers, Saltwell floorers, Windy Nook floorers, Springwell floorers, High Felling floorers, Sheriff Hill floorers, Felling floorers, Harlow Green floorers, Dunston Hill floorers, Wrekenton floorers, Pelaw floorers, Eighton Banks floorers, Mount Pleasant floorers, Bensham floorers, Deckham and more.
A few Gateshead addresses covered by Gateshead floor sanding services: Salkeld Gardens, St Edmunds Road, Albion Terrace, Doddington Villas, Chestnut Gardens, Ash Grove, Chesters Park, St Aidans Street, St Andrews Drive, Salkeld Road, Albion Street, Staindrop, Boldon Gardens, St Edmunds Court, Trinity Court, Crowhall Lane, Amberley Court, Ambleside Gardens, Coldwell Street, Carlisle Court, Appledore Gardens, Cripps Avenue, Briermede Park, Clement Street, Cleasby Gardens, Stoney Lane, Brisbane Court, Blake Walk, Comma Court, Bolburn.
Floor sanding elswhere: Ilkeston, Shanklin, Truro, London, Rickmansworth, Accrington, March, Salisbury, Folkestone, Irvine, Stevenage, Bolton, Bath, Ballymena, Falmouth, Poole, Darlington, Oldham, Lewes, Chippenham, Holmfirth, Cambridge, Newton le Willows, Ledbury, Melton Mowbray, Wigan, Whitstable, Hounslow, Rushden, Burton-upon-Trent, Neath, Coatbridge, Billericay, Ashington, Letchworth, Greenock, Penzance, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Godalming, Leicester, Middleton, Bournemouth, Colwyn Bay, Ayr, Newtownards, Loughton, Thetford, Golborne, St Albans, Newquay.
Floor Sanding NE8 area.