Floor Sanding South Shields

South Shields Floor Sanding (NE33): If your property in South Shields 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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If you do decide to go ahead and get your wooden floors sanded down you will need to find the right people to do it. A quick search on the internet or in the local South Shields newspaper will turn up a few possibilities. Alternatively you could try asking family or friends to recommend someone. Doing floor sanding yourself is probably not an option unless you are a really accomplished DIYer, and even then you will have to hire some pretty decent equipment which could still be costly.

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Hiring a professional floor sanding company in South Shields 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: Hummer, Lagler, Pallmann 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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Having a room that is completely clear of furniture and anything else is preferable when you are carrying out the floor sanding operation. The sanders are quite large and need to be swung around the room, therefore having stuff in the way is not ideal. Clear everything out of there and let the dog see the rabbit (as they say), it will make the job so much simpler.

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.

South Shields Wood Floor Maintenance

Once your floor has been completed don't just think that it can be left for years on end without any form of maintenance. Keep it well cleaned and keep an eye out for any worn patches. If any area of a varnished floor wears through to the bare wood, it can be very difficult to repair, so an occasional fresh coat of varnish or a couple of coats of acrylic sealer will help it to last for longer without having to be re-sanded.

South Shields floor sanding: Neil Fouracre Carpet Fitting NE6 4NY, Johnson's Flooring NE28 9RU, A & S Flooring NE29 6YA, Picasso's Flooring & Fireplaces Ltd NE29 8HR.

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South Shields floor sanding experts will likely help with floor repair, domestic floors, floor sanding, walnut flooring, floorboard sanding, floor care, sports hall flooring, pine floors, commercial flooring, timber flooring, dust free sanding, floor refurbishing and other flooring services in South Shields, Tyne and Wear.

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A few South Shields locations served by South Shields floor sanding services: Aston Street, Cleaside Avenue, Corney Street, Sargent Avenue, Cliffside, Bowman Place, Coble Landing, Devon Gardens, Aldwych Street, Tarragon Way, Charles Baker Walk, Temple Park Road, Awnless Court, Burrow Street, Dock Street, Stanhope Road, Spohr Terrace, Stanhope Parade, Birkdale, Capulet Grove, South Close, Cleveland Court, Sunniside Drive, Coquet Avenue, Bamburgh Grove, Downham Court, Beacon Glade.

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