Some of our fantastic wooden floor transformations.
Here is some information that we hope is useful to ensuring that your wood floors are kept looking their best.
Wooden Floor Care – The 8 Step Guide to Wood Floor Restoration
Imagine a house with a beautifully restored wooden floor; the picture that we create is one of warmth, sophistication and elegance. The hidden facts behind restoring wood floors is, however, more complex but the results achieved are nothing short of spectacular.
It is a fact that wood flooring throughout homes and commercial premises are not only great to look at, but they functional. If they are restored correctly, they will age well and last a lifetime.
So what is the process of gaining the perfectly restored floor?
Step 1) The area that you are restoring needs to be cleared of furniture, window treatments and anything that could be damaged through the sanding process. Not only will this leave your cared for valuables safe, but it will vastly speed up the process.
Step 2) Repairs to the floorboards need to be completed. Loose boards need to be nailed down. Some nails, over time, protrude; these need to be hammered back into the wood boards so that the nail head is level with the floorboard.
Step 3) The entire floor will require sanding. This process can be arduous and time-consuming but time taken to approach the job correctly will pay dividends with the results. To begin the process you will need to start in a corner of your room and work up and down in rows with a Drum Sander. It is imperative that you keep the machine moving constantly and that the sanding is completed with the grain of the wood.
Step 4) Sand with the Edger; sand around the perimeter of the room where the drum sander could not reach. This machine is notoriously difficult to control and use, so it should be used with caution. Move it in a side-to-side motion so the sanding disc is barely touching the floor.
Step 5) Repeat the sanding process with the drum sander and edger with medium and fine grit sanding paper.
Step 6) Fill any holes with a Latex Wood Filler, using a putty knife. This should be used generously and should be smoothed over any holes or scratches.
Step 7) Stain your floor; this step is optional and is completed prior to the finishing process. Natural wood is a statement in itself, but staining is required when looking to achieve a lighter or darker finish.
Step 8) Finish your floor; these are available in matte, satin, semi-gloss and high gloss options. The best tip to this process is to complete the area around the door way last and begin in the furthest spot from the doorway.
We offer a revolutionary dust-free wood sanding service. This is only offered by the industry’s best-equipped and trained professionals. This incredible and radical process guarantees an almost dust-free provision, allowing skilled tradesmen to monitor their work. This process achieves reduced disruption and inconvenience to individuals.