The Expert Floor Sanding Team You Can Rely On
Are you tired of coming home to a worn out floor? One that ruins your mood the moment you get into the house? A deteriorated surface that drags down the décor that you had worked so hard to set up? Over time, the applied finish wears down- it is inevitable. The foot traffic, spills, abrasive soiling, effects of the elements such as the sunlight causing colour changes in the finish and the wood itself, water damage- there is plenty that affects the flooring. With its beauty taken away, it has a negative impact on the rest of the premises. One of the key benefits when it comes to wood installations is that you don’t have to rip up the boards when the surface gets dull and worn out. A floor sanding and refinishing process will have your installation looking all fresh and new. You get to restore its lost glory, or have a whole new look set up, with difference wood stains and finishes.
In commercial establishments, the state of affairs has a direct impact on your balance sheet. After all, clients coming onto the premises to purchase your products and services will form an opinion about your business based on the sight that greets them the moment they walk through the front door. You don’t want them being met with an unappealing image. From office buildings, entertainment venues, those in the hospitality industry, all through to the retail centres- you want to make a positive impression to your clients. Even schools, government facilities, village halls, art galleries and museums will have the ambiance ruined by worn out floors. Keeping the dilapidated floor clean doesn’t do away with the ruined look. It is technically a losing battle, that only gets harder as the days go by. When the finish that has been applied has worn out, no matter how hard you clean it, that lost elegance is not replaced. What’s more, for the heavily worn surfaces, if left unattended to the rate of deterioration will increase, causing irrevocable damage to the installation. A professional dust free floor sanding and refinishing will enable you to bring back the glamour to the installation.
DIY Floor Sanding Mishaps
Of all the DIY home renovation projects to undertake, floor sanding is one of the hardest- and with costly ramifications to boot, should anything go amiss. With a limited budget, one ends up looking for ways to save money- hence the increasing popularity of DIY jobs. There’s also the thrill that comes with taking on a new challenge. However, when it comes to the floor sanding, you may be biting more than you can chew. In fact, the common result is that the DIYer ends up getting frustrated by the trajectory of the sanding, and spending even more money to repair the damages made.
Then there is the quality of the machinery used, as it will have a direct impact on the floor sanding results. The units that are available for rent from department stores are not the same as the industrial-grade machines used by the professionals. The latter invest loads of capital in the equipment, and they maintain it well. After all, it is their bread and butter. On the other hand, for the rental units, compromises have been made in order to make them more affordable for the DIYer, lighter and more convenient to carry around. With smaller units, aspects such as the power needed for the floor sanding, to the suction for removing the dust- these are all impacted. In fact, they usually simply rely on dust bags to collect the dust- which still leaves the fine particles floating around the indoor air space, with health risks involved. You can find rental units operating at 110V, while the professional machines clock 220V and above.
There is always a stark difference between a floor sanding job carried out by a professional, and that which is done by DIY enthusiasts, novices and the rookie companies. As the DIYer sands the floor, mistakes can also be made in the way the tools are operated. For instance, moving the sander too fast over the surface will result in sections of the previous finish treatments being left behind. This will mean that the wood stains, sealers and lacquers that are to follow will not penetrate into the surface properly, ending up with a blotchy result. If the subsequent treatment fails to adhere properly to the flooring, it will result in peeling, and you will be forced to do a complete floor sanding and refinishing again- costing you more money in the process. Not only does the result end up looking inferior, it also eats a huge chunk out of the floor restoration budget. Pausing on one spot for far too long will create a permanent dip on the flooring. Failing to use the proper grit sequence will result in resource wastage. There are also those common cases of not using the edgers properly, resulting in them not blending in with the rest of the flooring.
What of the amount of time taken? For the professional floor sanders, this is their job. They have the skills and equipment needed to carry it out fast and effectively. The years of experience, coupled with the powerful machinery, cuts down the amount of time needed for the task- especially since there are plenty of contracts to work on for both residential and commercial establishments. The DIYer attempting the task on their own, without the requisite training (a YouTube video does not equate to the rigorous training the professionals have been taken through), and with the rental units that have lower efficiency, means that you end up spending many more hours sweating in the dust-filled rooms. This has more ramifications on your part. The sanding is the first part of the floor renovation project, hence any delay pushes aspects such as the staining, sealing and applying the finishes further down the road, increasing the disruptions to day-to-day life. With the rental equipment, you’re being charged for each day you have the units, and extra time means you have to dig deeper into your wallet, taking a huge chunk out of your building’s maintenance budget.
The DIY floor sanding is usually a messy process. Without efficient duct containment mechanisms, the particles end up covering the various surfaces in the house, from the walls to the cabinets, the electrical fixtures, getting into the sockets and the sink, clogging up the drains- and it will all need to be cleaned up. This adds to your burden. The equipment used by the professionals are fixed with high-powered vacuuming systems, that suction up both fine and coarse dust particles, directing them to a dust containment unit that is outside the property. This makes the dust free floor sanding process much faster, cutting down the amount of time that would have been spent with the arduous cleaning chore.
Now for the costs: There are different sets of machines required. These range from the drum sanders, the edgers, radial and orbital sanders, plus the buffer. Due to the dust bags on the units not behind sufficient enough to deal with the hefty amount of dust that is generated, an additional vacuum will be required. These units are rented out with the costs being calculated on a daily basis. You’ll also need to purchase the sanding discs required for the process. With regards to safety, there’s everything from the safety goggles, kneepads, masks or a respirator, to work gloves, rubber shoes to protect your feet, plus heavy-duty trash bags that can be used to hold the waste that is generated during the process. Adding all this, up, and factoring in the amount of time and resources that will go into determining the particular tools that will be suitable for your situation, means that there won’t be that much in savings with the DIY floor sanding route. Note that this has not included the potential for risks of damage to the floor, or the equipment itself due to faulty operations.
Benefits Of Hiring The Dust Free Sanding Professionals
- Quality training
Each of our personnel has undergone a thorough training, and have had their competency assessed in order to offer our services. Since the floor sanding industry is constantly evolving, we also invest in regular training that will keep the crew up to date with the latest products, equipment and floor sanding techniques to apply. What’s more, they have been offering the services for years, hand thus come with a wealth of experience to undertake the task. As such, you can rest assured that your property is in safe hands.
- Reverse water damage effects
Fixing water damaged floors is basically a two-step process: Stopping the leak; then repairing the wood floor. Common sources of water damage include broken and leaking pies- perhaps as a result of weather, or simply age taking a toll on the pipes in the subfloor, all through to the groundwater that seeps up through the foundation and gets to the flooring. Resolving these will usually require technical expertise. For instance, when dealing with the broken pipes, simply call in the plumber. Leaking roofing can also be a concern, in which case rainwater gets through during those heavy downpours, winding up on the wood floor. There are also cases of appliances such as the washing machine getting damaged, resulting in flooding. The source of the problem needs to be removed before you can focus on the floor itself. After tackling the leak, the next step is drying out the floor. Since direct heat application is also a threat to the wood’s structural integrity, here one can simply improve the airflow in the interior space- such as by leaving the doors and windows open, turning on the air conditioning system, or pointing the fan to the affected area. Note that if the humidity is higher outside, the doors and windows should remain closed, as it will result in the drying slowing down. After the floor is dry, it can then be restored. Here, a floor sanding and refinishing will hide the signs of water damage, and give your installation a new breath of life. Getting professional services for the process will ensure that it is taken care of appropriately.
For uniform results, the entire room will need to be sanded and refinished. That way you won’t be in a situation where there are stark differences between the repaired area and those sections which were not damaged. What’s more, due to aspects like sunlight and age, the natural colour of the wood changes. The wood may lighten or darken, depending on the species. Carrying out the dust free floor sanding and refinishing over the entire surface will enable you to avoid variations in the end-result.
- Timely services
When it comes to commercial floor sanding, one of the main concerns is the issue of when the task will be carried out, since the focus is on minimising the disruption to your everyday business activities. After all, you don’t want your services grinding to a halt for long. Our commercial floor sanding services are flexible, and can be scheduled at the time that is most convenient to you. Even with strict time constraints, we can put a larger team on the task, to ensure that the area is attended to within the shortest time. This allows the floor finishing process to be carried out faster, and bring back normalcy to your operations.
- Value for your money
Each situation is unique, and we are cognizant of this fact. As such, there aren’t blanket charges for the floor sanding jobs. Each residential and commercial project is analysed in its own capacity, in order to set a suitable pricing, taking into account factors ranging from the type of wood species and the size of the flooring, to its current condition, including aspects such as whether there are cracks that need to be filled. The prices are affordable, to enable you to get quality results without straining your building’s maintenance budget.