Floor Sanding Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent Floor Sanding (ST1): The look of your flooring is something which sets your property in Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent, 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 Stoke-on-Trent 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: Pallmann, Hummer, Lagler 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.
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 end up with a really smooth and damage free floor surface, some additional repair work may need to be done. The entire floor will have to be inspected with a fine tooth comb to identify any splits, defects and cracks, which can be repaired and filled with a good quality wood filler. Similar attention can be given to holes left by nails or screws and damage caused by carpet grippers and threshold strips. The wood filler needs to be matched at closely as possible to the colour of the wood.
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.
Quality floor sanding services can be found in Stoke-on-Trent itself plus Shelton, Longton, Boothen, Fulford, Audley, Dresden, Fenton, Keele, Etruria, Wolstanton, Blurton, Clayton, Mount Pleasant, Springfields, Trentham, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Hanley, May Bank, Barlaston, and places throughout Staffordshire.
Stoke-on-Trent 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.
Stoke-on-Trent: Natural Flooring Solutions ST13 5TX, Gpurtfloor ST21 6LJ, D.B Flooring ST7 1AQ, Advanced Flooring Solutions .
Stoke-on-Trent floor sanding experts can usually help with floor maintenance, gap filling, , floor staining, flooring estimates, walnut floors, timber floors, , commercial floors, floor refurbishment, floor refurbishing, residential floors and other in Stoke-on-Trent, .
Also: Fenton floorers, Mount Pleasant floorers, Hanley floorers, Fulford floorers, Newcastle-under-Lyme floorers, Keele floorers, May Bank floorers, Trentham floorers, Blurton floorers, Barlaston floorers, Clayton floorers, Shelton floorers, Etruria floorers, Audley floorers, Dresden floorers, Wolstanton floorers, Boothen floorers, Springfields floorers, Longton and more.
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Some Stoke-on-Trent streets serviced by Stoke-on-Trent floor sanding services: Barncroft, Tanners Road, Ashwood Grove, Checkley Grove, Silver Close, The Dingle, Thorney Edge, Theresa Close, Ashmores Lane, Skipacre Avenue, Bentley Road, Chapel Bank, Beatrice Walk, Chelsea Close, Devon Way, Alsager Road, Cadeby Grove, Beelow Lane, Ashlands Avenue, Shugborough Close, The Square, Seven Arches Way, Dollys Lane, Ashmead Close, Silvermine Close, Smith Street, Dunsany Grove, Three Lows, Dereham Way, Castle Hill Road.
Floor sanding elswhere: Wilmslow, Ballymena, Leek, Lichfield, Crowborough, Banbury, Gillingham, Falmouth, Grimsby, Tunbridge Wells, Burnley, Kendal, St Helens, Newtownabbey, Preston, Melksham, Stanford-le-Hope, Widnes, Glasgow, Maghull, Neston, Clacton-on-Sea, Harwich, Woodley, Boston, Aylesbury, Stroud, Hythe, Marlow, Market Harborough, Newport, Hatfield, Merthyr Tydfil, Christchurch, Bognor Regis, Gateshead, Cwmbran, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Ewell, Brighton, Windsor, Telford, Hertford, York, Chadderton, Bexhill-on-Sea, Ashington, Wisbech.
Floor Sanding ST1 area.