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Four Stages to Achieving a Perfectly Restored Wooden Floor

By On June 14, 2017 No Comments

The key to success is the careful preparation and understanding required in order to achieve the best result. Floor sanding is an incredible process that allows true professionals to transform a dull and lifeless floor to a beautifully smooth and well-protected floor.

Wood Finishes TeesideIt is imperative that the right techniques, products, process and equipment is used in order to avoid damage throughout the sanding process. Wooden floors are well-equipped to deal with daily challenges such as foot fall as well as fluctuations in both moisture and temperature.

Although sanding wooden floors is a detailed process and can need quite an adaptive approach, we have devised the following four stages that briefly outline the process to achieving a perfectly restored wood floor:

Step 1: it is important to survey the floor for damage. This will dictate the restoration approach and will highlight scratches, worn areas and even repairs. Areas that require wood floor repairs need to be found at this stage so that the appropriate solution can be planned.

Oak Parquet Floor DurhamStep 2: this stage outlines the requirement for preparation. As with so many other things, the preparation is key and can offer the difference between a successful or unsuccessful result. The area being restored needs to be cleared of furniture and belongings and the floor needs cleaning and sweeping. Dirt and contaminants needs to be removed and a wood cleanser or degreaser can be used to offer additional help.

Step 3: this takes into account the requirement to sand the wooden boards. Progressively finer grades of sand paper are used on industrial machinery in order to achieve a smooth finish. Our dust extraction system means that there is virtually no dust created in this process. This has transformed the way in which this provision is offered.

Step 4: the floors are then refinished using a selected wood finish. Whether this is a stain, lacquer, oil or wax, your chosen specialist will offer advice on what would work best for your floor. Multiple layers of floor finish will fully protect your floor and leave it looking great.

Have you got a floor that you are considering restoring? Call us today to request a no obligation quotation on 0808 118 5747.



It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3…

By On May 19, 2017 No Comments

The process leading up to achieving the cleanest possible floors really is as easy as one, two, three! Here’s how:

Floor Cleaning County DurhamFirst it is important to identify that the floor has looked better, that it needs cleaning and that ordinary methods of cleaning are not working! We all work hard to maintain the floors throughout our home. This may sometimes feel like an uphill battle but it doesn’t need to be.

Did you know that if your floors are professionally cleaned that the sealing process can leave them easier to maintain in the coming weeks and months?

This is all part of why professional floor cleaning services offer true value for money. Not only are our services fast and efficient but they provide you with knowledge and information on how to better maintain your particular flooring.

Floor Cleaner County DurhamSecond is process of selecting a reputable and local Company that can support your individual requirements. It is always a good idea to spend time on any particular website.

Does the Company have information and images of jobs that they have completed previously? This is why our blog forms such an important part of our online experience.

It is an opportunity for our future clients to get to know us and our standards of workmanship. We always welcome enquiries and will go the extra mile to support these.

Floor Care County DurhamThird is to schedule the work. This will be managed at a time that is convenient for you. We all lead busy lives so this is a small factor, but an important one.

We always work with our clients where possible to schedule the cleaning at a time that offers minimal disruption. General practice is to ask for the areas to be cleared as much as possible prior to our arrival but we will always help where possible.

You will be informed of the cleaning process and left with valuable detail on how to clean and maintain your flooring after we have left.

That’s it; it really is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Call Absolutely Floor Restore for all of your floor cleaning needs on 0808 118 5747.



Do You Deserve the Best? Absolutely!

By On May 15, 2017 No Comments

When we talk about our floor cleaning and floor care services we will often ask this question. Do you deserve the best? Absolutely. This question is backed by many other elements that work to offer assurance to our clients.

Floor Cleaning MiddlesbroughFirstly, we work with our clients in order to achieve the best results. We carefully listen to their requirements and adjust our service in order to match this. It is important for people to feel as though they are being treated as an individual and not just as another client. This is really important for us that our customers feel valued and that they are offered assurance of our professionalism at every opportunity.

Deep Cleaning Floors DurhamSecondly, the products that we use are carefully selected. Whether we are sanding your wood floors, polishing your stone flooring or deep cleaning your vinyl, the product selection process can dictate the overall success of the job. There are many products that ‘do the job’ but is this good enough? No. Our products are selected in order to achieve the best finish. Once we leave, not only will your floors look great but routine cleaning will be much more straightforward and achievable.

Floor Care DarlingtonThirdly, we keep to our word. How? We turn up when arranged and keep in contact with you throughout the process of dealing with us. We make sure not to be late to our scheduled appointments and our services are completed in a timely manner. We realise that having us in your home can offer some disruption, so we endeavour to offer an efficient service.

Cleaning Floors County DurhamFourthly, your home or your business is treated with respect. This comes naturally to us; we leave your property clean and tidy. This all comes as part of having pride in your work.

We offer comprehensive services for stone floors, wood floors and vinyl flooring. Call us today on 0808 118 5747 to schedule a free, no obligation quotation.



Oak Floor Deep Clean and Recoat County Durham

By On April 25, 2017 No Comments

We visited this family home to survey their oak wood floor. This was a normal family home with children and two large dogs. Due to the challenges of everyday life the wood floor had not been maintained for a number of years.

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The first images show how daily wear from busy home environments can play havoc with our wooden floors. Although they are generally hard-wearing and easy to clean, they are often unable to keep up with the onslaught of daily life with kids and pets!

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Wouldn’t it be nice to rewind time to when the floor was freshly laid? Absolutely Floor Restore can help with this. Our comprehensive floor sanding service removes the top layers of dirt, grime, scratches and damage. This reveals a fresh layer that is ready for finishing.

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Although this sounds straightforward, there are many techniques and aspects of floor sanding that dictate success or failure. Our experience as floor sanders pays dividends both in the time that it takes for us to complete our work and the standard of finish that we are able to achieve. Both are second to none.

Finished Oak Floor County DurhamWe used a deep cleaning method of the correct fluids and a specialised kit to help remove years of traffic and soiling. Once this was completely dry, we installed a fresh Hard Wax oil maintenance coat to re-protect the floor. A new lease of live was given to this beautiful Oak floor! The client was delighted!

Have you researched wood finishes? Are you more confused than when you started? There is a lot of information out there and much of it is superficial and not necessarily relevant to your floor.

Contact us today on 0808 118 5747 and we will remove all of this worry for you. We will help you to select the most appropriate wood finish quickly and efficiently.

Do You Deserve The Best?    Absolutely!



Wooden Floors – Maintenance, Recoat and Repair

By On April 20, 2017 No Comments

From the moment your new floor is installed or freshly restored the gradual wear and tear of general family life and traffic begins to work away on your beautiful floor finishes.

Some people have a good method of aftercare on their floors and unfortunately some people are not sure of the best ways to clean and care for their floors to get the best out of them! A couple of jobs we completed recently highlight good aftercare and also unfortunately the need for some emergency repairs to be carried out!

Aftercare is Key!

At ABSOLUTELY FLOOR RESTORE we make sure we share some valuable knowledge on the Best, Quickest and Easiest methods to look after your floors.  This helps keep our client’s floors looking beautiful for longer. It also saves valuable time and money on potentially expensive replacement and Heavy Duty maintenance work!

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We were called out to a local hotel that had unfortunately experienced a terrible event at one of their functions. They explained that a patron had broken a glass on their packed Oak dance floor on their Friday night party!

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Unfortunately, the staff had not been notified by anyone, so the small particles of glass were pounded and ground in to their wooden floor! The manager was pretty upset as you could imagine!

To add to their problems there was a wedding function booked in for the next day at lunch time! So we went in to action over the bank holiday to help get their floor back to a reasonable state of repair so that the damage didn’t impact too much on their lovely surroundings.

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Using our expertise and experience we were able to reduce the terrible look of the deep damage and scratches to the Oak timber surface. Using specialist equipment, cleaning and staining agents we accomplished a very good result in a tight time frame to a reasonable budget for our client.

DO YOU DESERVE THE BEST?  ABSOLUTELY! Call us today on 0808 118 5747.