We all know the magic of wood floor sanding! Scratches are gone, marks, dents and stains are no more in your life, squeaky planks and bumps won’t drive you nuts every time you look at the floor, colours are more vibrant and after all a good sanding treatment could make your floor look better than its original look. Finally, after the sanding, sealing and staining stages you end up with a completely sleek and smooth surface you will enjoy for years. However, sanding is a bumpy ride and you should be aware of so many things and details if you are planning to DIY it.
More and more people in London nowadays opt for DIY sanding. You can find far too much information and tips on the Internet on how to use the sandpaper machine you have just rented from your local store. You can find advice on how to deal with the complex parquet patterns, where to start with solid wood from and what is best for engineered wood floors. Sometimes written from professionals, sometimes given by total amateur enthusiasts, we can’t exactly say the information on the Internet is completely useless, but it all comes to the point how you understand the information and are you able to follow every advice strictly. After all, what works for others may not work for you, right?
In general, sanding is a skilled job and there is a reason for the existence of professional services and companies. We believe that everyone is able to learn how to command the sanding machine and achieve a very good outcome, however, not everyone has the inner talent and passion to achieve flawless results and not everyone has the acumen to react in unexpected situations.
As a sanding specialists with long and in-depth expertise in London, we have seen far too many unsuccessful sanding projects, sometimes to the point where even we can’t help. The treatment is great and always recommended for dull, worn and scratched floors, but are you ready for sanding to expose deepening problems and are you ready to solve them? We often see how a DIY project ends up and it is nothing that we try to undervalue your handicraft, but we always want the best for every wooden floor. So if you want to save yourself the hassle and fuss, if you don’t want to end up with more expenses that a usual professional service will charge you, if you don’t want to end up with a whole wasted weekend and aching muscles and what is most important – if you don’t like to end up with oversanded or damaged floor, simply call the professionals. You will be surprised that the professional sanding services are not that expensive as you have imagined.
The process of sanding requires knowledge and skills only experienced professionals can offer you. For example, did you know engineered wood can’t be sanded more than a couple of times in the floor’s life because of the thin top veneer and the risk to strip it off? Do you know how many times your hardwood floor is sanded previously? Do you know how to deal with a parquet floor the proper way, without sanding against the grain? If not, please be sure to hire the professionals!
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