Floor Sanding Dublin
Should you sand your old floor board or you should just get another floor? Most people don`t know what to do. The floor looks bad and a floor sanding job costs a lot of money. Well, you need to add all the costs before you make that decision.
If you are planning to remove your old floor and replace it with a new floor, you will need to take off the floor, hire a skip, buy the new floor, hire a carpenter to fit it and finish the floor with some kind of floor finish. The standard price per square meter of floor sanding is somewhere around 20 euro but it can vary from job to job, depending on the finish required.
Our company recommends floor sanding. A solid or a semi solid wood floor can be refinished in hundreds of ways and the colour can be changed as you wish. The floor sanding technology has moved ahead big time and now days you can have your floors sanded dust free in a matter of hours. A standard 3 bed house + the living room is a job that can be done in less than 12 hours. Not bad.
Each person is different and each person likes different things. It is highly recommended that you spend a bit more money in quality varnishes and have your floor looking like new for up to 10 years. Now days most people demand water based floor finishes. After the floor sanding was completed, the floor can be stained, waxed, polished or varnished.
If you are looking for a great new look, you can go for one of our magic stains. 28 colours of wood stains are available to you. A wood stain is just a colour that can be used to change the colour of most types of wood floors. Some floors don`t bond well with the stain and a bleaching is required before staining. The stain is not designed to offer any type of protection and it has to be sealed with a sealant.
Some people love the natural look of the floor and they will go for a hard wax oil. Our company can show you samples of clear of coloured hard wax oils. We can use Bona Or Junckers brand. A floor that gets waxed requires at least 6 hours drying time and it will only fully dry within 48 hours. A wax provides great anti moist protection and it keeps the natural look of the wood.
The most popular way of refinishing a floor after it was sanded is by varnishing it. A varnish provides superior protection against moist, traffic and chemicals. There is a wide range of varnishes available to fit all requirements. If you are looking for the most natural looking finish, you can go for mat finish. If you are looking for natural look but you need a bit of shine, you can go for a satin or silk matt finish & if you are a person that loves glossy surfaces, you can go for a gloss varnish. Dublin Floor Sanding uses only water based floor varnishes from Junckers brand.
Many of our customers are asking about floor polishing instead of varnishing or waxing. We can use the famous Junckers Sylva Wood Floor Polish or Bona Wood Floor Polish. Those two wood floor polishes are designed to provide outstanding protection and to keep rgw natural look of your floors.
If you had your stairs covered with carpets forever and if you are looking for a bit of change, you can just lift up your carpets and discover the base of the stair that is usually made from solid pine. Our company can make those stairs look like new in a matter of hours. We can sand up your stairs, we can stain your stairs and we can refinish your stairs to look like new. A standard set of stairs costs about 350 euro but the price is informative only.
Types Of Varnishes
If you are looking for a professional floor sanding company in Dublin, you should be looking for a floor sanding contractor that has a great tracking record and ask for samples. There is no way of telling the difference between a great floor varnish and a cheap one. Time will show you the quality. Many people have paid top dollar for high traffic varnishes only to see the varnish washing away. To make sure that you receive quality work and quality finishes you need to pay the fair price for your service.
25 to 50 euro varnishes are designed for domestic floors
50 to 75 euro varnishes are designed for light commercial
75 to 120 euro varnishes are designed for high traffic commercial
Dublin Floor Sanding uses only medium to high traffic floor varnishes. We are are using only water based floor varnishes. The oil based floor varnishes take too long to dry, it looks artificial and it stinks. Very few people ever ask for such finishes. A high traffic water based floor varnish provides the same protection like a high traffic varnish but it costs less.
Ask For Insurance
Just because a floor sanding company has great reviews, it doesn`t mean accidents cannot happen. A standard wood floor costs around 50 euro per square meter and it can be easily damaged. Any decent floor sanding contractor would be happy to provide you with a copy of its insurance.
Dustless Floor Sanding Technology
Price is king again and if you pay peanuts you will hire monkeys. A proper floor sanding machine costs around 6000 euro delivered to Ireland and for a small floor sanding contractor this cost can be very high. Many old floor sanding contractors are still using old floor sanding equipment. A professional Bona floor sander will collect up to 98% of the dust generated while a cheap old plate floor sander will collect none. Make sure that you ask for a dustless floor sanding system unless you want to be removing dust from your walls for years.
Floor Sanding Prices
There are companies that are charging 200 euro for a standard living room and there are companies that are charging 400 euro for a standard living room. What is the fair price? Well, how long do you need your floors to last?
A 200 euro per room price will only cover the costs of sanding & varnishing without any profit. You don`t want an unhappy man using a heavy duty machine on your fancy floors. It is highly recommended that you spend a bit more money on your floors and have your floors lasting for 10 years instead of 2.
Commercial floor sanding can vary from job to job. The size of the job, the condition and the finish required will dictate the final price. A 200 square meter floor will cost around 10% less per square meter than a 20 square meter job. Dublin Floor Sanding is the master of commercial floor sanding in Dublin. We will quote for free, we will do sample work and we will offer you great warranty.
Floor Sanding Dublin
Cheap Floor Sanding Services?
First of all we need to establish few things. Do you like your floors? Would you like it to last for many years? Do you care about your family health? Would you like to have floor sanding done every year?
Floor sanding is not a trade that you can just learn as you go. Sanding a quality wood floor with a powerful 50 kg floor sanding machine is not a job for most people. One wrong move and you will manage to dig a nice hole in the middle of your floor. When you hire a cheap floor sanding specialists, you expose your floors to the same risks. Proper floor sanding specialists take up to 5 years to learn how to master the craft. Understanding the wood is the first step in the trade. There are softer woods where little pressure is required and there are hard woods where a lot of pressure is required to remove the existing finish. By using a lot of pressure on a softy wood, you will remove way too much wood from the floor and you will make the floor uneven or by using little pressure on a hard wood, you will work much more than needed for little results. Only people with experience can notice the difference between the types of woods and the types of finishes.
How do you think the floor sanding happens? Just get a floor sanding machine and sand the floor would be the most commune answer. In fact, a floor needs to be sanded 3-5 times with different grit sand paper and it has to be re-sanded even after the first coat of floor varnish was done. Floors that were painted before or floors that have glue on it, it will have to be sanded with 24-40 grit sand paper, then with 60 grit sand paper, then with 100 grit sand paper, then it has to be sealed, then it has to be sanded with 120-150 grit sand paper to remove all the small spikes that got hard in contact with the sealant.
Sanding the floor is the easy part. Finishing the floor is the hard part. When you hire a cheap floor sanding contractor, you take a bit risk. First of all, to achieve that gloss smooth finish, top of the range tools and equipment need to be used. A floor sanding machine can cost 500 or 5000 euro. The quality of the varnish applicator can also decide the quality of the final finish. Floor sanding contractors that charge little money per square meter, it can`t afford to buy quality products or tools.
The floor was sanded and it is ready for finishing. 5 litre of floor vanish can cost 19.99 euro or 120 euro. What is the difference? About 8 to 10 years of wear. When a floor is freshly done, it all looks more or less the same. You will start noticing the difference within 6 months. Quality water based floor varnishes like Tover Uniqua or Bona Traffic HD will get better in time and it will build up a natural look and a cool shine while cheap varnishes will wash away. Also, quality varnishes will bond with the floor, it won`t change the colour when washed and it will not scratch that easy. What you save when you hire a cheap floor sanding contractor, you will pay later when you will have too refinish your floor every year.
How much does floor sanding costs? Well if you ask for a quotation for floor sanding, you will receive expensive quotes & cheap quotes. Here is how much floor sanding costs:
1 standard living room – 20 square meter. A fair price for this job would be 400 euro. In this price you will end up with quality work and long lasting results. But some companies charge 200 euro for the same job.
To do a 20 sq meter job we will need:
5 L of high traffic varnish (80 to 100 euro plus VAT)
20 euro worth of sand paper
1 day work for a sanding specialist (150 euro)
10 euro diesel
Up to now the costs add up to 300 euro for sanding and finishing your floor. Extra costs:
Let`s add all this and make the final cost price 320 euro for the contractor. In 400 euro there is 47 euro VAT. So even if you charge 400 euro for this living room, after you deduct all the costs, you will realise that a professional floor sanding company doesn`t make that much money.
Then you receive the quote for 200 euro for the same job. How is that possible? Here is how:
19.99 euro varnish – guaranteed to last 3-6 months
Floor sanding equipment that generate tones of dust
Like in anything else, you will get what you pay floor. Floor sanding is not window cleaning. When is done, is done and it can`t be done again for a while. Semi solid wood floors can only be sanded 1 to 3 times, depending on the type of floor and the type of floor sanding contractor. Professional floor sanding companies know how much to remove from your floor to make sure that you get 3 sandings from a floor. But ac man paid with 60 euro per day, won`t care that much.
Dublin Floor Sanding repairs a pile of jobs after it was damaged by un-professionals. If you love your floors, pay the fair price for floor sanding.
***cheap floor varnishes are full of harmful chemicals***
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