Floor Sanding St Albans
St Albans Floor Sanding (AL1): If you are fed up with having carpets in your home in St Albans, 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.
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 St Albans 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.
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 St Albans 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 Hertfordshire, if not in St Albans 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.
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.
Sealing and varnishing your newly sanded floorboards is the last and final part of the process. This is when you really notice the difference in your floor. A coating of an appropriate sealer (for instance Liberon Floor Sealer), will help to bring out the beautiful natural colours of the wood, provide the varnish with a sound base, and at the same time offer some additional protection against various types of damage. Two or three coats of a top quality varnish should then be applied, giving plenty of time for dying between coats.
Saint Julians, Chiswell Green, The Camp, Saint Stephens, Townsend, Fleetville, Porters Wood, Napsbury, Marshalswick, London Colney, New Greens, Frogmore, Gorehambury, Park Street and more areas of Hertfordshire, are within the range of most St Albans floor sanding companies.
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.
St Albans: Gerrard and Co. Ltd AL1 5FH, CRC Flooring Ltd AL2 2HL, St. Albans Decor AL1 5NG, Alban Flooring Ltd AL4 9EA.
St Albans floor sanding experts can generally help you with floor staining, gap filling, timber flooring, floor refurbishment, residential flooring, oak floors, pine flooring, floor colouring, floor maintenance, wooden floors, , flooring repairs and other in St Albans, .
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Also: Park Street floorers, New Greens floorers, Napsbury floorers, London Colney floorers, Townsend floorers, Saint Julians floorers, Frogmore floorers, Gorehambury floorers, Chiswell Green floorers, The Camp floorers, Marshalswick floorers, Fleetville floorers, Porters Wood floorers, Saint Stephens and more.
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Some St Albans addresses serviced by St Albans floor sanding services: Deva Close, Brecken Close, Brooke End, Acers, Driftwood Avenue, Broadlake Close, Chequer Street, The Crescent, Sparrowswick Ride, Brackendene, Conquerors Hill, Ashwell Street, The Courtyard, The Limes, St Albans Road, Summerhill Court, Butterfield Lane, Cell Barnes Lane, St Johns Court, Chantry Lane, The Berries, Stonecross, Stonecross Close, Craiglands, Abbots Avenue, Akeman Close, Therfield Road, Dickens Close, Birklands Park, Coopers Green.
Hemel Hempstead, Abbots Langley, Bishops Stortford, Harpenden, Rickmansworth, Letchworth, St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Berkhamsted, Borehamwood, Cheshunt, Hertford, Hatfield, Bushey, Watford, Potters Bar, Hoddesdon, Ware, Stevenage and Hitchin.:
Floor sanding elswhere: Ashton in Makerfield, Harwich, Penzance, Basildon, Ryde, Burslem, Norwich, Eastleigh, Abingdon, Chippenham, Maldon, Darwen, Chalfont St Peter, Brownhills, Goole, Plymouth, Newport, York, Newcastle, Littlehampton, Macclesfield, Felixstowe, Crosby, Stroud, Dereham, Chester, Rushden, Margate, Accrington, Tynemouth, Chapeltown, Wokingham, South Shields, Sale, Wrexham, Eccles, Bentley, Bloxwich, Huntingdon, Brierley Hill, Peterborough, Warwick, Seaford, Bilston, Burnham on Sea, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Winkfield, Horley.
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