Floor Sanding Wellingborough
Wellingborough Floor Sanding (NN8): The look of your flooring is something which sets your property in Wellingborough 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.
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 Wellingborough 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 Wellingborough 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.
Specialist floor sanding machines are not of course exclusive to the professionals, so if you do decide to have a go at sanding your own floors you could always hire the necessary equipment which is readily available somewhere in the Wellingborough or Northamptonshire area. Ask the hire company exactly what you need and they will advise as to the best machines for your project. There are some well known makes of floor sander including Bona, Pallmann, Lagler and Hummer.
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.
Maintenance of Wood Floors
It doesn't matter if a floor is in a living room in your house, in a bustling office or in a busy pub, it still needs to be looked after and given regular maintenance to keep it in good condition and looking attractive. Exactly how much maintenance it needs will depend somewhat on the finish that has been applied to it. Oiled floors can simply be cleaned and given a new coat of oil. Lacquered or varnished floors can be cleaned and given a coat or two of acrylic seal, or bonded and given a new coat of lacquer or varnish. And Hard wax oiled floors can be cleaned, lightly sanded where it is worn and new wax applied.
Wellingborough: The Floor Restorers & DIY Sanding Machine Hire NN16 9BP, Steve Fretwell Flooring & Interiors MK44 1PP, Albany Wood Floor Sanding Co NN3 6HR, Richard Rainbank NN4 6NA.
Also: Rushden floorers, Little Irchester floorers, Mears Ashby floorers, Great Harrowden floorers, Little Harrowden floorers, Orlingbury floorers, Sywell floorers, Wilby floorers, Earls Barton floorers, Finedon floorers, Irchester floorers, Farndish floorers, Great Doddington floorers, Knuston and more.
Some Wellingborough roads served by Wellingborough floor sanding services: Denford Way, The Ridge, Tannery Cottages, Turnbrook Close, Diamond Drive, Bracknell, St Laurence Way, Smith Court, Bell Court, Shelley Road, Charnwood, Brookside, Avon Close, Beech Drive, Severn Close, Brook Hill, Twyford Avenue, Abbey Rise, Balmoral Close, Bentley Court, Spencer Street, Council Street, St Michaels Lane, The Glade, Andrews Way, Berry Green Road, School Lane, Bridle Close, School Hill, Bugby Way.
Floor sanding elswhere: Tunbridge Wells, Oadby, Crewe, Newtownabbey, Redditch, Borehamwood, Hounslow, Cwmbran, Nuneaton, Barrow-in-Furness, Weybridge, Rowley Regis, Kidsgrove, Rushden, Kirkby, Newport Pagnell, Weston-super-Mare, Hythe, Ipswich, Newbury, Bexhill-on-Sea, Cheltenham, Fulwood, Kingswinford, Peterborough, Wombwell, Hanley, Worthing, Redcar, Northampton, Gravesend, Sedgley, Burntwood, Aldershot, Plymouth, Chester, Cumbernauld, Slough, Arnold, Swinton, Yeovil, Godalming, Wrexham, Sevenoaks, Biggleswade, Stroud, Newport, Solihull.
Floor Sanding NN8 area.