Hardwood floors are a gem for homeowners. They come with a wide array of benefits that turn the house into a comfortable home. First, of course, is the intrinsic beauty and appeal. With wood floors, it’s about bringing nature indoors. That look and feel that you get from the installation cannot be replicated by other flooring types. It’s a natural flair that makes the interior space warm and inviting. From the wood species themselves, to the sealants, wood stains, lacquers and other surface treatment products, there are numerous options to address the diverse décor needs. That way you get to have an establishment that reflects your personality, and one that you can be proud of. However, it’s not just about the elegance. Wood also has functionality attributes that assist with everyday life. For starters, it is not electromagnetic. As such, dust, dander, pollen and similar particles don’t get attracted or trapped by the surface. This is welcome news to homes where there are family members sensitive to allergies, since the installation boosts efforts of maintaining the indoor air quality. Since there will be particles that will eventually end up on it due to gravity, they can be easily cleaned off. You won’t have to worry about spending hours scrubbing the floors, dealing with grout lines or even shampooing as is with other flooring types. With wood floors, all that’s needed is regular vacuuming or sweeping, and the occasional damp mopping. The tissue structure of the wood also makes it a great insulator. In fact, just one inch of wood provides as much insulation as over a dozen inches of concrete. Since heat loss from the building is reduced, you get to save on your monthly energy bills spent on running systems to warm up the residence. The structure also absorbs sounds, which is beneficial when it comes to reducing noise levels in the house. Whether you want some peace and quiet while your kids are running around playing in the upstairs bedroom, you want to prevent conflicts between neighbours on different floors of apartment buildings, or you simply want to enjoy the experience with your home theatre system, the wood reduces sound reverberation, allowing you to have conducive living conditions. Then there’s the aspect of it being a green product. By installing wood flooring, you’re actually reducing your carbon footprint. This may not appear to be the case at face value, since trees have to be cut down for the flooring to become available. However, as trees are felled, more are planted. In fact, there is increased acreage being put under sustainable forests to meet the growing demand for wood flooring, which has had a net positive impact on the environment. Then there’s the durability. Wood floors can last for decades. In fact, there are establishments that have had them for over a century. All through that while, they haven’t lost their style. All that is required is regular maintenance. Part of that entails domestic floor sanding and restoration to keep the wood in top shape, retaining its beauty and protecting its structure.
Why You Should Call In the Domestic Floor Sanding And Refinishing Professionals
As the floor gets sanded, coarse and fine particles are generated. Efficient suction is needed to prevent them from covering the items in your home- from your electronics, closets, countertops, furniture, all through to the lighting fixtures and upholstery. The vacuums and dust bags that come with the sanders for DIY projects, barely have the capacity to take care of it all. What this means is that you end up having to do an intensive cleaning smack in the middle of the floor restoration project. This draws out the process, not to mention increases your workload. With our domestic floor sanding systems, that won’t be a concern. Our professional team comes with dustless systems for the task. Here, high-powered vacuum systems attached to the sanders pick up both the fine and coarse sanding dust particles immediately they are formed and direct them off the property through hoses into collection units. This prevents them from escaping into the interior space and onto your items, which enhances the speed of the operations since the need for the in-depth clean will be avoided. Dustless domestic floor sanding is about more than just keeping your valuables safe. You don’t want your family members getting exposed to the invasive dust. It’s an allergen, leading to reactions in the respiratory system, and also inflaming skin conditions for those with sensitive skin. Coughing, watery eyes and sneezing, worsened eczema, are not your only concern. The sanding dust is mixed with particles from the chemical products that are used to formulate the surface treatments used on the floor. From the sealants, flame-retardants to the volatile organic compounds, these chemicals will open Pandora’s Box of health issues once inhaled. You want to restore the elegance to your floor, not wind up with mounting medical bills. Moreover, you don’t want your family members dealing with discomfort and body pains. This is avoided by ensuring that the dust problem is taken care of in the first place, which is why our team employs dustless systems for your domestic floor sanding needs.
We have made heavy investments in high quality domestic floor sanding machinery, to ensure that professional results are delivered fast. The sanders used come packing a punch, with the power needed to grind through multiple layers of surface treatment products and reach the underlying wood. The machinery used by our crew is different from the equipment that is rented from stores. This is because, in order to increase portability and user experience, the rented sanders have reduced component parts, which cuts into their capacity to deliver. This is a huge reason behind the increased time taken during DIY and rookie floor sanding projects. On the contrary, the highly effective sanders operated by our crew make light of the sanding process, meaning that huge floor areas can be covered in a fraction of the time. The surface is prepared to receive the fresh new coats, by opening up its pores and smoothening it out. The products that are applied get to form a strong bond with the wood structure, thus enhancing their efficacy. The uniform surface enables an even coat application, which is crucial in determining the beauty of the end result. Those scratches that have formed on the surface are removed, and gaps filled. Speaking of which, the gap filler product that is used, when mixed with some of the sanding dust that has been collected, forms a paste which when added to the gaps blends in, having taken up the colouration attributes of the specific floorboards. Whether you’re replacing old and worn out coats, or you had recently carried out a refinishing project and ended up with unsatisfactory results, our domestic floor sanding and restoration team has got you covered.
Accentuate Your Interior
You want your home to be elegant. You spend lots of time in it, raise your kids, host guests and nurture yourself. You should be able to have an inviting look and feel welcoming you into the premises the moment you walk through the front door. You should be able to carry out your activities without being distracted by dilapidated flooring, or lose sleep because of the poor state of the décor that is caused by dull and forlorn floors. You don’t want to have to keep explaining yourself to your guests each time they pop by for a visit, giving awkward stories of how the floor ended up in its current state. Since the floor goes everywhere on the building, its condition reflects on the rest of the items, from the furnishings to the walls, and artwork. Those elegant electronics that you had purchased, plus the expensive upholstery intended to spruce up the interior space, will not have the desired impact when the flooring is dragging down the décor. It’s not just for the home owners. Realtors looking for tenants to take up residence, or in the process of preparing an open house to attract buyers to seal deals on the property will have an uphill task getting parties interested in the premises if they are already put off by a poorly maintained floor. It gives them a negative perception. After all, what does that say about the rest of the establishment? With quality domestic floor sanding and restoration services, you won’t have to worry about any of that. The wear effects are reversed, and your installation given a new lease of life, that enables you to be proud of your home, host your guests with confidence, and make lucrative deals for those in the real estate market.
Enhance the life of your floor
Dirt and foot traffic are threats to your floor. The soiling tracked in from the outside as people walk into your home, plus the dust particles gradually settling onto the surface from the air above, accumulate and increase the risk to the surface finish. Underfoot, they are abrasive. When people walk on the particles, they get grinded against the surface, which results in wearing down. If left unchecked, sections of the finish can get so worn out that the underlying wood is exposed, leading to danger to its structural integrity. When it comes to foot traffic, the kind of shoes that are worn also factors in. Take for instance high heels. A lady in those dashing stilettos is no doubt exquisite. However, her entire weight is applied onto the floor through the limited surface area that the heel is in contact with. The resultant force is multiplied, putting a strain of the flooring. Add to this aspects such as kids with their toy car races, plus the train tracks that are laid on the ground for them to play with. These end up causing scratches on the surface. Your furry friend also poses risk to the floor. As cars and dogs run around, they need traction in order to maintain grip on the surface and not topple over. They achieve this by pulling out their sharp claws and digging into the surface. As such, your pet, the additional member of the family and loved by everyone in the household, becomes a threat to your expensive wood floor installation. Occasional spills that are not cleaned up the moment they are formed, whether it’s food and beverage spills or ink blots and urine stains from your pet, end up leaving unsightly stains on the surface. Without adequate surface protection, these can proceed to seep into the underlying wood, and it will then take loads of more effort and resources to get rid of them. Water damage is also a concern, as you don’t want those accidental spills disturbing the moisture balance between the wood floor and its surrounding, resulting in issues such as warping an cupping. The sun, shining into your home and lighting up the interior, also causes fading or darkening of the wood. The specific effect depends on the actual type of the wood species- just as some people tan and others develop sunburns on prolonged exposure to sunlight. The difference can be easily observed when sections of the wood floor out in the open are compared to those that are hidden, such as under furniture. Revitalising the finish on the surface of the wood floor will enable you to preserve its strength and durability, and see it last through the years. That requires the existing worn out layers to be removed and fresh new coats of protection applied. Calling the domestic floor sanding and restoration experts will enable you get that done to quality standards.
Bringing back the elegance to your home doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. With our affordable domestic floor sanding prices, you won’t have to worry about that. The pricing structure has been designed to take into account your unique situation. Issues like the size of the floor being worked on, the type of installation since different kinds of wood may require specific tools or processes, the condition of the existing finishing or coating, and accessibility, are factored into the pricing.