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Why do we sand a wood floor?Floor finishing London

If this question were asked of flooring contractors, typical responses might include: to repair damage to the floor; to change the color; to change the finish sheen; or to protect the investment (preserving and restoring the beauty of a wood floor found under the carpet that was removed, for example). Yes, there are even more reasons, however, the main reason to sand a floor, whether new or existing, is to give beauty to a renewable resource that can usually be repaired instead of replaced. A typical nail-down, ¾-inch, tongue-and-groove wood floor can be resanded several times by a good professional flooring contractor; most beginning floor contractors would have a tendency to sand too much off the floor, decreasing the overall life and leaving little or no wood for the next sanding.

Taken from that perspective, contractors sanding a wood floor have a huge responsibility to protect their customer's investment and make that floor last as long as possible.To that end, I'm going to answer some of the most common questions asked by beginner floor sanders. The answers are aimed at contractors new to sanding, however, if you have been sanding floors for a while, you might want to continue reading, for an old dog can still learn new tricks. For the purposes of covering the basics, here we're assuming you're using the three standard sanding machines: the big machine, the edger and the buffer.

When Should I Have My Wooden  Floor Refinished?

Most consumers seek a total refinish when worn or bare spots begin to appear, or scratching has become too much to handle.In some cases a color change is desired, or many just may want to change the sheen level of the finish, or convert from a waxed finish to a less troublesome maintenance type finish.When to have the work done depends on your expectations.While most people can live with the everyday abuse wood floors get as scratches, dings, and dents lead to adding character,others prefer that sleek contemporary look. In that case, refinishing every five years may suit your needs.


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