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All You Need to Know About Floor Sanding

Floor sanding for your London property is a process you might vaguely know about but never utilised yourself! This is a great shame, as floor sanding can breathe life into the most dilapidated, unkempt wooden floors. To many, hardwood flooring is much better than carpet, and ripping out this heritage feature can actually devalue your home. If you’d like to extend the lifespan of your hardwood floor as long as possible, we at The Flooring Group tell you all you need to know about floor sanding in London, below. 

The Process

The process of floor sanding in London is simpler than you might think, though it still requires much dedication from a member of The Flooring Group. This process is as follows, with some room for additional sanding or the use of finer grits:

  1. Preparation – We clear the room of any furniture and remove anything protruding from the floor, like an old nail or debris. For the benefit of our clients, we also cover nearby areas to avoid the accumulation of dust.
  2. Initial Sanding – The first step we take is to use coarse-grit sandpaper on a drum sander, removing the current finish and imperfections of your wood floor. We always work in the direction of the wood grain, one stretch at a time.
  3. Intermediate Sanding – Second, we switch to finger-grit sandpaper on our machinery, achieving a smoother and more perfect surface on the floor. 
  4. Edge Sanding – We use an edger to sand the awkward edges and corners of a room, so everything gets covered! This is important to prepare the wood floor for finishing. 
  5. Finishing – Finally, we hoover the floor to remove dust before applying the finish – either a stain or sealant – you’ve chosen for the room! We allow this to dry and cure. Afterwards, you can move all your furniture back in and enjoy a beautifully restored wood floor. 

The Benefits

The benefits of a floor sanding service are so wide-ranging we couldn’t possibly name them all. Nevertheless, here are some of the most important benefits to your London home:

  • Restorative: The most significant benefit to floor sanding is how much it can restore life into tired, damaged, and well-worn wooden floors. Scratches, dents, and stains are banished instantly.
  • Attractive: Floor sanding restores and unveils the inner beauty of wood flooring, and you’re able to choose from various finishes and stains that bolster the look of your floor after the job is done. 
  • Better Indoor Air Quality: By sanding a floor, we can remove embedded dust, dirt and allergens that have sunk into the wood over time. With a fresh finish that seals the wood, breathing will become much easier at home.
  • Easier Maintenance: A sanded and finished floor is resistant to spills, stains, and damage. They’re a dream to maintain!
  • Resale Value: Hardwood floors are durable and attractive, an appealing selling point to any home. By choosing to maintain and restore your wood floor through sanding, you boost the resale value of your London property.
  • Cost-Effective: Instead of ripping out and replacing your wood floor, a restorative sanding service helps you save money and recreate that new floor feeling. 

Choose Floor Sanding with The Flooring Group

At The Flooring Group, we maintain a 100% customer satisfaction policy in all of the floor sanding services that we carry out. This means that we will do everything in our power to ensure our loyal customers are satisfied with the products and services that we provide. Rest assured, every aspect of our floor sanding services will be closely monitored by a dedicated member of our staff, who will ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.

If you’re ready to choose floor sanding in London with The Flooring Group, don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!