Floor Sanding Halewood
Halewood Floor Sanding (L26): The look of your flooring is something which sets your property in Halewood apart from those of your friends and neighbours. A beautiful looking floor can add value to your home and transform the whole look of any room. The most attractive of all floor surfaces is natural wood, and the truth is that most of us already have a wooden floor, but cover it up with carpets and other artificial materials. Having your existing wooden floor sanded down, sealed and finished is the easy way to get that floor you have always dreamed of.
While floor sanding is not something that is impossible for you to do yourself, you will need to be able to get hold of the proper equipment and be confident in using it. If you feel you can, then by all means have a go, but you may be better to get in touch with a local floor sanding company in Halewood, who will arrive fully kitted out to do the job properly. If possible get recommendations from people that you know have had floor sanding done in the past.
Hiring a professional floor sanding company in Halewood will mean that the job is done properly and with as little dust and mess as possible. If you used your own hand-held sanding machine you would get dust everywhere throughout the house and it could take months to clear. With specialist sanding equipment all the wood dust is sucked up by a powerful extraction system, leaving just a perfectly smooth wood surface that can then be finished appropriately.
Specialist floor sanding machines are not of course exclusive to the professionals, so if you do decide to have a go at sanding your own floors you could always hire the necessary equipment which is readily available somewhere in the Halewood or Merseyside area. Ask the hire company exactly what you need and they will advise as to the best machines for your project. There are some well known makes of floor sander including Hummer, Bona, Lagler and Pallmann.
While you could perhaps move stuff from one side of the room to the other while doing the sanding, it is much better if the room is cleared completely. This should include soft furnishings and furniture, plus any existing floor coverings such as carpets, underlay and grippers. Any screws or nails that are protruding from the floorboards will also need to be removed or punched below the surface.
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.
The next job is to give the sanded floor a generous coat of sealer, Liberon is usually a good choice. This provides a perfect base on which to brush the finishing coats of varnish, and offers some valuable extra protection against a number of issues which could affect your floor in the future. This will be resistant to alcohol, heat and water, and also help prevent scratching, scuffing and staining. Once dry, your floorboards can then be given a quick final sanding with smooth paper and finally 2 or 3 coats of finishing varnish.
If you need floor sanding in Huyton, Swanside, Oglet, Gateacre, Hunts Cross, Tarbock, Dovecot, Hale, Hale Bank, Knotty Ash, Roby, Tarbock Green, Widnes, Speke, Childwall, Huyton Quarry, Woolton, Liverpool, Ditton, or alternative areas of Merseyside, most Halewood floor sanding companies will be quite happy to oblige.
Maintenance of Wood Floors
A wood floor needs regular maintenance no matter whether its in an office, a busy pub or the living room of your house. Sweep dust away daily if possible and clean using a patent wood floor cleaner and a microfibre cloth or mop. Remember to use felt pads on the feet of your furniture, take off shoes before walking into the room and immediately wipe away anything that is spilt on the floor, especially anything hot or chemical based. You want to avoid any areas wearing through to the bare wood, which will make it hard to repair, so keep your eyes peeled for this issue.
Halewood: Martin Kingdon L25 5PX, Wilmac Flooring Co.Ltd L27 0YA, North West Coatings L16 3NB, J Manning L24 9HJ.
Also: Dovecot floorers, Liverpool floorers, Tarbock Green floorers, Tarbock floorers, Knotty Ash floorers, Hale Bank floorers, Swanside floorers, Hale floorers, Childwall floorers, Widnes floorers, Oglet floorers, Speke floorers, Hunts Cross floorers, Roby floorers, Ditton floorers, Woolton floorers, Huyton floorers, Huyton Quarry floorers, Gateacre and more.
Some Halewood locations serviced by Halewood floor sanding services: Beechfield Close, Woodpecker Drive, Davids Walk, Hillingden Avenue, Boundary Farm Road, Cheriton Close, Arncliffe Road, Camberley Drive, Huntsman Close, Blackburne Drive, Comfrey Grove, Shalcombe Close, Luscombe Close, Dawlish Close, Greenfinch Grove, Markfield Crescent, Church Road, Clover Avenue, Williamson Court, Holland Way, Helmsley Road, Farnborough Grove, Acre Green, Cambridge Drive, Bunting Court, Higher Road, Hever Drive.
Floor sanding elswhere: Neath, Camberley, Ilkeston, Ayr, Aldridge, Brighouse, Sedgley, Banbury, Bedford, Ferndown, Melksham, Wickford, Burslem, Chadderton, Oadby, Bangor, Hoddesdon, Ramsgate, Southampton, Guildford, Bridgwater, Wombwell, Eccles, Burton-upon-Trent, Harrogate, Rayleigh, Clevedon, Airdrie, Carlisle, Horley, Clacton-on-Sea, Leek, Bedlington, Andover, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Hemel Hempstead, Stanford-le-Hope, Hartlepool, Leyland, Witney, Ascot, Leominster, Tewkesbury, Skelmersdale, Barry.
Floor Sanding L26 area.