Quality Dustless Floor Sanding & Varnishing
Give Your Floor A New Beginning
What causes wood floors to wear down? Imagine walking with sandpaper attached to the bottom of your shoes. That’s what happens when people track in dirt and grime from the streets into the building. These particles of grit and debris get grinded against the surface, causing similar action to sandpaper. When you take a sit on the couches and love seats, they slide over a little bit- especially when there are many people on the furniture set. Without rugs or furniture pads in place, it causes some scratching. Then there those cases when one decides to rearrange the house, or is in the process of moving in or out of the building, and the furniture gets dragged instead of being lifted and carried. This has the potential of causing anything from minor scratches to digging grooves into the floor. Using cleaners that are not appropriate for wood floors, such as harsh chemicals like ammonia, can corrode the finish and the wood itself. Then there are those solutions with wax that cause it to build up on the surface. Pet claws are anther threat, especially with all the running around that Fluffy does in the house. Whether it’s your cat or dog, the sharp claws dig into the surface of the floor, leaving behind unsightly scratches. Add food and drink spills to the list of concerns. They stain the surface, ruining the blend of colours with the surrounding. Hence, over time, the floor loses its elegance. Don’t fret. Get a new start through floor sanding, then proceed to refinish the surface.
Costly Errors Of DIY Floor Sanding
Sanding is the most labour-intensive part of the floor restoration process. Breaking through those tough coats of finish that had been applied requires heavy-duty equipment with loads of power, and any mistakes made will cost you lots of time, energy, and money. With DIY projects, things tend to get out of hand. For starters, the machines that are available at rental shops have lower capacities than those used by professional floor sanding crew. This means you start out at a loss when it comes to efficiency. The fact is that the old finish first has to be removed off the floor in its entirety. You don’t want patches remaining behind that will interfere with the new coats that are to be applied. Machinery that lacks the aggressiveness to get rid of those old layers will result in you sweating out for hours in a dust filled room, barely making progress. Moreover, some of the machines rented may be beat up and out of tune. You end up having issues like chatter marks and divots forming on your floor. Rectifying the mistakes will take longer, and you can end up having your floor out of commission for weeks. Then there is the sandpaper. One needs to start with a low enough grit that will get the task done- sometimes even as low as 16 or 12 grit. Finding these grits in stores is difficult, which makes the paper expensive. Starting the floor sanding with fine grits will lead to the paper clogging up with the finish. Why stress yourself? Leave the project to the floor sanding professionals, who have both the equipment and skills necessary to ensure that you get quality results fast, so that you can have your floor restored in minimal time.
50 Years Old Pine Boards Restored
Rejuvenating Your Floor
Wood floors bring a distinction and appeal that only nature can produce. You won’t find two hardwood floors being identical- there are always grain and hue variations, with unique patterns on the structure. There are numerous flooring installations to choose from, such as Hickory with its natural colour variation, Pine that fits well in country settings, the popular and strong grained Oak, plus the other members of the Beech family of trees that have tight and straight grain, the harder Maple that has lighter graining for a sleek and smooth look, all through to Brazilian Cherry that’s loved for its deep red colour, Walnut that has brown tones and remarkable hardness (in fact, Brazilian Walnut is nearly 3 times as hard as Red Oak), Douglas Fir that usually has vertical grain and comes with radian red and gold undertones, and even Bamboo that is technically grass but has the hardness of wood and comes with an exotic look. Distinctly patterned to simple straight grained- there are options for you. You get to have yours designed to accentuate the décor of your interior space. The quality of the indoor air is more easily managed, since the wood floor does not hold allergens like dust and dander. Those that wind up on it can be removed through routine vacuuming. The value of the wood floor is also seen in its durability. The strength of its structure allows it to be used in high traffic establishments, and can last for generations. However, there’s a catch. The floor needs to be well cared for. This includes regularly cleaning it to remove the dirt and grime that settle on it, to the floor sanding and refinishing processes to restore its beauty.
Why You Should Turn To Specialist Floor Sanding Services
You want to be sure that your property is in safe hands. After spending all that money on getting it installed, you don’t want the risks that come with the DIY floor sanding process. Then there’s the issue of the dust generated. As the finish coats and top layer of the wood are abraded, the mixture of particles in the dust contains everything from allergens to toxins. These put the health of the persons in the premises at risk. Add to this the intense cleaning that will be needed when the surfaces, appliances, window sills and upholstery are coated in dust. All this can be avoided by dialling up our floor sanding and restoration specialists. They come with high efficiency industrial-grade machinery that ensures a thorough job is carried out, removing those old and worn out coats and refurbishing your floor. With the pores opened up and the surfaces smoothened, the new finish layers that are added bond strongly with the structure, increasing its strength and durability attributes. Numerous surface treatment options are available, allowing you to achieve the colouration and gloss level you desire with the finish. The costs of the floor sanding and refinishing also vary, with the specific amount being guided by your unique situation. Aspects such as how large the area being worked on is, all through to the type of wood floor, plus the condition of its current state are considered, allowing you to get the results you desire without bloating up your budget.