Floor Sanding Northampton

Northampton Floor Sanding (NN1): If your property in Northampton 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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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 Northampton, 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.

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Hiring a professional floor sanding company in Northampton 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.

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, Bona, Pallmann and Hummer. 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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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.

Of course it isn't only in the town of Northampton itself that you can get floor sanding services but also in Great Houghton, Weston Favell, Dallington, Cliftonville, Nether Heyford, Wootton, Hardingstone, Kingsthorpe, Bugbrooke, Blisworth, Kingsley Park, Billing, Abington, Duston, Upton, Collingtree, and other Northamptonshire places.

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.

Northampton floor sanding: Stephenson Flooring Specialist NN5 7QP, Colman Floors Ltd NN1 4JE, Scott Underwood Flooring NN5 5JW, Goudsmid Direct NN5 7ET.

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A few Northampton addresses covered by Northampton floor sanding services: St Johns Terrace, Tarrant Close, Southfield Road, Toms Close, Adnitt Road, Salford Close, Bowmans Close, Salcey Avenue, St Marys Street, Bourne Crescent, Ashwells Lane, Tate Grove, Carey Road, Basil Close, Alder Court, Clare Street, Sheraton Close, Church View, Carlyle Avenue, Chaffinch Close, Berrydale, Tanner Street, Camrose Road, St Georges Place, Barrack Road, Conway Close, Derby Road, Cheviot Court, Bramley Grove, Skipton Close.

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