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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.



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.

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Why Restore Your Wood Floor?

By On March 4, 2017 No Comments

Often wood floors can be found hidden under another floor covering. These may be found during a restoration project in your home. Even the most deteriorated floors can be fully restored with our expert techniques.

Wood Floor Restoration TeesideOur floor sanding machinery is powerful enough to strip back adhesives and glues that may be present. This may be an additional challenge but should not put you off considering restoring your wood floors.

The floor sanding process strips back the top layers of the surface. This means that dents, scratches and worn areas can be phased out and a fresh layer revealed. Some of our clients are often shocked by this process.

The quotation and survey process forms the opportunity for us to view the actual floor. We are then able to discuss many elements of the job, including:

  • Any anticipated challenges
  • The expected results
  • Product formulations that will be used during the process
  • The actual sanding process and what is involved

There may be areas that require additional work to ensure that the end result is seamlessly smooth. Rest assured that our experience allows us the confidence to achieve the best-possible result.

Wood Finishes TeesideSo why restore your wood floor?

It is important to remember than any floor laid in your home can appropriately reflect the period to which the house was built. This means that it will provide true and unique character. This is often difficult to replicate with a newly laid floor.

Another reason is that the cost of restoration is much less than the expense of complete renewal. Not only that but the disruption caused will be much more. The sanding process is quicker and much less messy.

We continuously strive to offer the best service and would appreciate the opportunity of working with you to restore your beautiful floors. We are available to take your call on 0808 118 5747.



Floor Sanding County Durham

By On December 12, 2016 No Comments

Wood floors continue to grow in their popularity as a floor covering in new homes. Alongside these are many aging wooden floors that are now looking to be fully restored. This provision is ever-changing and has come on leaps and bounds in recent years.

This is mostly due to the fact that advancements in technology have come on so much. The traditional way of floor sanding has now been overshadowed by a dust free floor sanding service. This revolutionary provision eliminates virtually all of the dust created by traditional methods. This dust is filtered away rather than being expelled into the air.

Floor Sanding MiddlesbroughNot only did this mean that there was additional mess created during this process but the dust particles would remain in the air for days after the job was completed. This dust would then continue to settle, creating work with regards to cleaning.

We were asked to fully restore this floor in County Durham. The wood floor was generally well cared for, however, the owners felt that it had lost its lustre. They felt as though the wood boards had discoloured over the years and the beautiful wood grain had faded.

Floor Sanding County DurhamThey wanted to know what their options were with regards to restoring wood floors. With this we discussed the wood sanding process and how it worked. We talked about the machinery involved and possible timescales. We then moved onto talk about what wood finish would best suit their requirements.

The finish selected needed to bring out the grain pattern of the wood and had to be durable to ensure long-lasting results.

This client was referred to us from a previous client. We take great pride in all of our work but to hear that our floor cleaning services have been recommended really does pay testament to our hard work. If you would like to enquire about our wood floor restoration work please call today on 0808 118 5747.



Floor Sanding Services – Wood Flooring Information

By On February 23, 2016 No Comments

Wood floors compliment so many settings and this can range from aged oak floors in a traditional home to pristine hardwood floors in modern properties. One common factor is that, once worn, they will need to be restored by a floor sanding specialist.

If you are sat reading this and looking down at your tired-looking wooden floor, wondering if it would be possible to bring it back to life? Find out more information here:

What are some of the myths about floor sanding that need to be clarified?

Myth 1: Sanding wood floors creates a lot of mess and dust

Floor Sander DurhamThis couldn’t be further from the truth. Modern improvements has meant that the technology of dust free floor sanding has surpassed many expectations. This has virtually eliminated the creation of dust particles that once plagued the traditional method.

It is also up to the individual company to ensure that mess is kept to an absolute minimum. We treat our client’s properties with respect; this means that the area is fully protected and care is taken during the process of sanding the floors.

Myth 2: Wood floor sanding can only be afforded by the rich

Floor Sander MiddlesboroughWhilst technologies have advanced, so has demand. Floor sanding as a process has come on leaps and bounds and this has meant that we are able to offer competitive, cost-effective quotations to complete the work. With advanced equipment and improved products, the process has become faster, more efficient and therefore affordable for many budgets.

So what are the different elements that need to be considered prior to sanding wooden floors? We will identify the type of wood, the environment that it is laid in and the finish that is required by any particular client. This information then enables us to offer information and advice that will benefit the project.

If you would like to find out more about how floor sanders can transform your floors to like new, call today on 0808 118 5747.