Floor Sanding Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead Floor Sanding (HP1): If your property in Hemel Hempstead has wooden floorboards there is always the possibility that use could use this beautiful natural material as your final floor surface, rather than covering it up with man-made products such as carpet and vinyl. This will probably add some value to your property and also reduce the incidence of dust, allergens and mites, which is especially beneficial if you suffer from asthma or allergies. Having your floorboards sanded down would be the first step in this process.

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There are a number of companies in the Hemel Hempstead area and throughout Hertfordshire, who you could contact for floor sanding services. Obviously with a quite significant project like this you need to find somebody decent. If you have a friend or family member who has had this kind of work done they might be able to give a recommendation for a floor sanding company in Hemel Hempstead who do a good job. This isn't really something that you want to try yourself unless you are a really competent do-it-yourselfer, and you can get your hands on the right equipment.

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Hiring a professional floor sanding company in Hemel Hempstead 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.

Companies such as: Hummer, Lagler, Bona and Pallmann produce professional floor sanding machinery, and many of these can of course be hired from tool hire businesses around Hemel Hempstead and elsewhere in Hertfordshire, should you need one. If you're using a specialist floor sanding service for the project, you will not need to concern yourself with that though. It is however worth bearing in mind if you do choose to do your own floors.

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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.

Once the sanding has been finished your floor may need some minor repairs and general tidying up. Larger nail and screw holes can be filled with an appropriate wood filler and given a final rub down with smooth sandpaper. Cracks and splits can also be given the same treatment. If there are any lumps of wood missing these can be carefully repaired, filled and also rubbed down.

The last stage of the process will be sealing and finishing your floor. These days not everybody uses sealer on wood floors since the modern varnishes are supposed to do the job of sealing and finishing your sanded wood surface. Our own opinion is that it is better to give your floor a coat of sealant first, as this brings out the natural colour of the wood, gives extra protection against scratching and staining, and gives the perfect base for the final coats of varnish. For varnishing use a good quality polyurethane product such as Ronseal Diamond Hard Floor Varnish and give it two or three coats.

Your local floor sanding company in Hemel Hempstead will not only provide services within the town itself but in surrounding areas like Chipperfield, Frogmore, Orchard Leigh, Bovingdom, Berkhamsted, Redbourn, Potten End, Frithsden, Kings Langley, St Albans, Abbots Langley, Gorhambury, Great Gaddesden, Bourne End, and more places in Hertfordshire.

Hemel Hempstead Wood Floor Maintenance

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.

Hemel Hempstead floor sanding: Gerrard and Co. Ltd HP1 3JH, CRC Flooring Ltd AL2 2HL, Floor Sanding Hertfordshire HP1 2HG, Ironwood Flooring Services Ltd AL4 0UQ.

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Some Hemel Hempstead locations serviced by Hemel Hempstead floor sanding services: St Lawrence Close, The Wayside, Sandmere Close, Trinity Walk, Badgers Croft, Andrews Close, St Johns Close, Sharpes Lane, Scriveners Close, The Thistles, Sandalls Spring, Dell Meadow, Chilham Close, Crest Park, Thriftfield, The Gables, Crawley Drive, Stoney Lane, St Johns Road, Darwin Close, Thumpers, The Conifers, Charles Street, St Agnells Lane, Arkley Road, Astley Road, Boxted Pig Farm, Tresilian Square, Stonelea Road.

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