Hardwood Floor Sanding London

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eSTABLISHED IN 1995

We set up our business in 1995. We are Members of The Guild of Master Craftsmen and take pride in our work. These days we take extra care when it comes to health and safety.

Exceptional expertise
 

Our specialist teams, have an impressive breadth of experience, offering you the most professional service in our industry.

Our heritage

We draw on over 30 years of Floor Sanding experience, successfully managing and expanding our business as well as our customer base for the repeat business.

Our Promise

To deliver a 1st class service that remains highly competitive, we know we must constantly evolve and develop our products and services to stay ahead of our competitors.

No hidden extras with our quotes

We have qualified and experienced estimators that cover the south east of England. Our services teams work from our head office in London.

Technology

Because we are part of the “FLOOR SANDER HIRE GROUP”, our buying power and insight to the latest up to date machinery is what keeps us apart from our competitors. We boast more professional machinery than any other company in the UK.

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Hardwood Flooring sanding & fitting Services London & Home Counties

Most floorboards can be restored as long as they have not been over sanded in the past. To discover exactly what our team will do if you need your hardwood flooring to be sanded, then please go to our Floor Sanding London page.

Below you can understand more about hardwood flooring, its advantages and disadvantages if you are thinking about having hardwood floors fitted.

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We have been serving customers since 1995 in London and the Home Counties. We offer hardwood flooring services and will come to your home or premises to do a free consultation.

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hardwood floor sanding faqs

Yes, definitely. It is almost always the best choice to sand and refinish hardwood floors. This is because hardwood is so long lasting. In fact, a hardwood floor can be sanded and refinished up to ten times before it needs to be replaced.

Hardwood floors are hygienic, practical and very stylish, they do not harbour parasites as carpets do and they are virtually maintenance-free. Very easy to clean, they do not have funky odours from the previous occupants’ pets or tobacco, wood is also a great heat conductor, cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

When sanding hardwood floors the amount of wood that is removed is directly related with the coarseness of the sandpaper used. With high-level coarse sandpaper that is used by professionals, about one sixth of an inch of wood is removed.

We want your varnish to give your floors year and years of protection. We do not use any of the varnishes found in D.I.Y shops or stores. We use only high-quality professional varnish produced by Leading supplier BonakemiIt is water-based has very little odour and gives a beautiful hard-wearing finish. This varnish is sold exclusively to us direct from Bonakemi

The simple answer to that question is to decorate first. What we would ask is that the last coat of paint to go on the skirting board be applied after we have done the floor.

By the way, we also have a team of professional decorators if you would like to paint the room before sanding or installation.

What is Hardwood Flooring?

Hardwood flooring is manufactured using a single piece of hardwood veneer in a variety of wood species such as oak, mahogany and teak. The thickness and width can range from 18-19mm and 100-150mm, respectively.

Why Hardwood Flooring?

Advantages

Authentic hardwood is exceptionally hard-wearing and durable. Areas that experience high traffic, such as hallways, stairs and living areas most suitable for this type of flooring.Depending on the thickness of the wood above the groove, hardwood flooring can be sanded and refinished numerous times to restore its classic appearance. As such, hardwood flooring is more forgiving to scuffs and scratches. In terms of cost, hardwood flooring can start from £15 per square meter and has a lifespan of 30 to 100 years. The longevity of this flooring makes it a worthwhile investment.

Disadvantages

Although hardwood floors are robust, they have a limited resilience to heat and water fluctuations. Significant variations in the humidity and heat conditions can result in expansion or shrinkage of the hardwood, enabling it to become warped and disfigured. Moreover, installation of the boards using nails may be problematic, often requiring a professional.

Installation

The first step to successfully installing hardwood flooring is ensuring the site conditions are appropriate. Ideally, the relative air humidity levels should fall within the range of 45-65% – this can be measured using a hygrometer. Following this, the floorboards must be acclimated to the conditions of the room. A minimum of 7 days is recommended to ensure the moisture in the hardwood boards is balanced with the environment. This step is essential to prevent shrinkage or expansion of the wood after installation. It is also important to consider the condition of the sub-floor. If uneven, it must be levelled using plywood or self-levelling compound.

Once the site is ready, installation can begin! Traditionally, hardwood is milled with tongue and grooves on all four sides to ensure the boards interlink seamlessly. The boards can be fixed onto the sub-floor using nails or glue. When installing hardwood onto a concrete sub-layer, a concrete adhesive is required. For installation on plywood, a floor overlay nailer can be used.  Once installed, the hardwood flooring can be varnished and finished with an oil or lacquer-based coating.

Damaged hardwood floorboards are replaced before the restoration can begin.
The top layer of the hardwood is sanded down to remove scuffs and scratches.
An oil-based finish is used give the oak hardwood a glossy, high-quality appearance.

Maintenance and Cleaning

A maintenance regime is essential to uphold the beauty and integrity of your solid wood floors. In general, potent cleaning agents such as bleach must be avoided to prevent removal of the finish coating. A detergent specifically formulated for oiledlacquered and unfinished flooring is recommended.

Given that solid wood flooring is incompatible with moisture, a dry microfibre mop is advisable. Moreover, it is essential to avoid use of abrasive materials e.g., scouring pads,  to prevent the floor from becoming scratched. A brilliant way of protecting hardwood flooring from damage is to add a wax coating. This can be reapplied if and when needed.

OUR hardwood floor sanding and installation solutions

One of our team will come to your premises when you wish to assess the work to be done. We will give you professional, honest and friendly advice. You will receive a quote soon after and then it is your decision if you would like to avail of our solutions.

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