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Floor sanding

Among the multiple types of floor coverings for home and office, the products made of natural materials continue to be popular. Moreover, the best option, demonstrating the aesthetic appearance, durability and reliability is still wood. The brand-new wood floors look beautiful and bring warmness to each house, but the moisture, humidity and high traffic leave impacts on them. There are no wood floors that will be protected completely from appearing spots, scratches, cracks and gaps, so with time they become worn.The option that will give you the possibility to repair all these damages and renew your floors is sanding. It will increase the value of your living space by changing the sheen level of the finish. The Floor sanding can be done many times and this is the great advantage over the other types of floors. Instead of replacing old floors, they just can be sanded and finished repeatedly by any Floor sanding company.

 

Sanding the wood floors

The Floor sanding is complex technical process,that includes Floor sanding services which aim is to provide a flat surface. For this purpose it is used the high-technical grinding machines. In fact, when sanding the floors, removing as little of the surface as is necessary.  The sanding operation can vary based on the condition of the floor, also the hardness of the flooring species has to be taken into account.

 

Finishing the wood floors

The floor is stained to get the desired color. It can be applied with a machine or by hand. The coating is the final stage after sanding. The coating will not cover the mistakes, but quite the contrary: it will evidence the drawbacks and highlight the blunders. For finishing the floor, you have to choose the coating that will be suitable for your wood floor.The varnishes can be water-based or oil-based. The use of certain sealer can intensify the development of color and reduce the risk of floor damage; it will give the special sheen to your floors. The wood finishes and coating systems come in many approaches and there are many methods used for applying them.A successful wood sanding and finish depend on the installer and close attention to details before and especially during the installation process. Be ready, preparation, sanding, finishing can take more time, funds, resource and physically efforts than you have expected.Keep in mind that, your floor life is exposed to the factors such as amount of traffic, humidity level, also how well it is maintained is important factor too. Clean your hardwood floor with a dampened mop or cloth using water only, or special wood cleaning. However, the new look of your floors will bring you happiness and your house will have the unique style provided by the beautiful finished wood floor.Wood floors are long lasting and durable and normally will last as long as the house itself.  There are times, however, that the finish needs to be refreshed and the best way to do that is to sand the floor down to bare wood and re-apply the stains and finish needed to restore the old look.

 

How Many Times Can My Hardwood Floor Be Sanded?

For solid ¾ inch hardwood, about ¼ inch of the material above the tongue can be removed before the wood is weakened.  Since normal sanding will remove from 1/64 to 1/32 of the wood surface, the surface can be sanded from 6 to 10 times or more, before the floor needs to be replaced entirely.  If the floor is resurfaced every 10 to 20 years, the floor will last for a century or more.Engineered wood flooring products normally have a ¼ inch thick surface layer which allows about the same number of sandings as solid wood flooring materials.Veneered flooring products have a much thinner surface layer and cannot withstand many sandings, if any.  If you have a veneered wood floor, ask the original manufacturer or your local home improvement store whether it is wise to sand the surface.

There are some additional factors which could make a difference for your floor.Serious gouges or abuse can require a heavier sanding which would remove more wood than normal.  That will, of course, decrease the number of times that your floor can be sanded. Further, different people will sand in different ways.  Professionals have experience that allows them to more accurately determine how much wood is being removed.  Since it is hard to determine exactly how much wood is being removed, anyone doing the job themselves may remove more wood than necessary.

If there are no serious problems with the condition of the floor, there are some processes that will remove only the surface finish and virtually no wood.  If you are a DIY homeowner, inquire at your local home improvement store how that would work for your floors.Wood floors are very long lasting and add to the attractiveness of your home.  Sanding and refinishing will put back the original gleam and is a great way to improve the way your home looks.

 

Problems with Low-Priced Flooring

At Continental Flooring, we don't sell hardwood flooring. Our Floor sanding company is installing, refinishing and repairing hardwood floors,all Floor sanding services. That's why we can give you straight talk about why the lowest priced flooring may not be your best choice.Often people select the cheapest floor available. That's usually not a great bargain even if you can save few cents per square foot. We know it's tempting to spend a little less on your flooring. But often that's a bad choice in the long run. Here's why that's true for different types of flooringThe lowest priced laminate floors sacrifice support to get a lower price. The result is that your flooring can actually break under the challenges of use. We suggest that you choose laminate flooring that's at least 10 mm with a foam backing.The lowest priced engineered flooring use less layers of wood and often have a thin top layer which prevents sanding and refinishing later. We suggest that you select engineered flooring with multiple layers bonded together in a crisscross pattern to keep the floor more stable and a top hardwood layer that's at least 3 mm thick.Always check the supplier reliability. The lowest priced solid wood flooring uses fewer manufacturing steps to lower costs that subsequently has a negative impact on quality. In most of the cases the cheap solid floors have milling problems, due to this fact the boards expand and contract at different rates creating big gaps between them.We supply our services to all greater London,including Chelsea,Fulham,Clapham,Richmond,Chiswick and Notting Hill.

 

 

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We specialize in Floor Sanding-Refinishing Wooden Floors.Continental Flooring undertakes any refinishing and restoration projects of all types of hardwood floors and provides Floor sanding services to Greater London and surrounding areas.Whether your project is a family residence or a commercial space ,Continental Flooring will not only do the job right,and create the ideal floor for your needs,we also provide exceptional service from start to finish.

Problems with Low-Priced Flooring

At Continental Flooring, we don't sell hardwood flooring. Our Floor sanding company is installing, refinishing and repairing hardwood floors,all Floor sanding services. That's why we can give you straight talk about why the lowest priced flooring may not be your best choice.Often people select the cheapest floor available. That's usually not a great bargain even if you can save few cents per square foot. We know it's tempting to spend a little less on your flooring. But often that's a bad choice in the long run. Here's why that's true for different types of flooringThe lowest priced laminate floors sacrifice support to get a lower price. The result is that your flooring can actually break under the challenges of use. We suggest that you choose laminate flooring that's at least 10 mm with a foam backing.The lowest priced engineered flooring use less layers of wood and often have a thin top layer which prevents sanding and refinishing later. We suggest that you select engineered flooring with multiple layers bonded together in a crisscross pattern to keep the floor more stable and a top hardwood layer that's at least 3 mm thick.Always check the supplier reliability. The lowest priced solid wood flooring uses fewer manufacturing steps to lower costs that subsequently has a negative impact on quality. In most of the cases the cheap solid floors have milling problems, due to this fact the boards expand and contract at different rates creating big gaps between them.We supply our services to all greater London,including Chelsea,Fulham,Clapham,Richmond,Chiswi ck and Notting Hill.