Wood floors are an excellent way to add class and character to your property. They are truly hard-wearing and long-lasting.
As with all natural materials, they do pick up some wear and tear over the years. From daily use and heavy footfall, as well as environmental changes.
Over time the finish on top of the wood will eventually begin to wear away, exposing the bare wood underneath. If this is left unmanaged it can lead to more serious issues further down the line.
This is where sanding can be vital. It allows you to strip back the old finish and protect your floor as if it were good as new.
Not only can the finish be sanded back, but it’s also possible in some cases to remove a thin layer from the top of the boards themselves, in case of damage or distress to the wood itself.
Below, we’ve listed some of the benefits of having your floors professionally sanded and refinished.
By sanding the top layers of wood off your floor, the fresh wood underneath helps to make your flooring look as good as new.
Our professional floor sanding team use a planetary sander, which is superior to the standard orbital sander or belt sander, as it means we’re able to guarantee an almost dust-free service too.
Over time, as the finish of your flooring begins to wear down, exposed boards underneath can start to break apart, leading to splinters.
Whilst hand-sanding is an excellent way to reduce the potential risk this causes; it’s even better to let sanding experts such as ourselves complete a full sand and refinish to ensure the floor is in the best condition possible.
Prevents hidden issues:
Whilst it can appear daunting at first, the process of sanding down and refinishing your hardwood floor can help to prevent visible issues, but also hidden ones.
Over time, as the finish thins, external factors like the environment can begin to damage your floors without you noticing.
Sanding and refinishing ensures that the floor is safe and secure.
Over the years, as wood naturally expands and contracts, gaps can begin to form between the floorboards.
This leads to potential trip hazards and introduces the possibility of snapped floorboards as people and furniture move across them.
Sanding these imperfections down ensures safety for yourself and your floor.
Increases Home Value:
According to property experts, a well-maintained wood floor is key feature prospective buyers look for in a new home, and who can blame them?
A newly sanded and finished floor can be a statement piece or provide an elegant backdrop for your interior design ideas.
Sussex Floor Restorations:
As wooden floor sanding experts, we offer a complete set of services to cater to all needs.
We’re able to provide dustless wood floor sanding across West Sussex and East Sussex, and we regularly work in commercial buildings, too, helping businesses and organisations ensure their floors are in the best condition possible.
Get in contact with Adam and his team today on 01444 810505 or fill out our form here.