Common Questions about Sanded Wood Flooring
Whether you’re looking to sell your property, renovate it, or just looking to improve your living space, wood flooring can be a real game changer. However, understandably many people have a number of commonly asked questions about wood flooring, and whether it is for them.
Will sanded wooden floors add value to my property?
While it’s impossible to say for certain, it is very likely that stripping a room back to its unique original features and reinvigorating those features will add value. A recent national survey of estate agents has revealed that adding sanded wooden floors to a property can increase the value by up to 15%, which could prove a big difference for a very small investment.
Is it a difficult job to undertake? Will it cost me a fortune?
Not necessarily. This is a very achievable job, which will not cost the earth. In fact, the hire of the sander or a professional sanding expert is comparable to getting a carpet fitted, but will yield far better long term results.
I’ve always had carpets – why would I want wood floors?
Technically you already have wooden floors lurking beneath that carpet, but it’s a unique feature that you may not be maximising the value of. As mentioned earlier, wooden flooring can add value to a property, but if managed correctly it can also have an effect on your monthly outgoings. If gaps are sealed with resin, and the floor properly treated it will help to keep your home warm and prevent heat from escaping, while giving your floors a stylish, timeless look.
Won’t my wooden floor require more maintenance than a carpet?
Wooden floors actually require very little maintenance. With the correct stain and finish, such as a wax or lacquer, your floor will merely need sweeping and the occasional vacuuming to keep it looking clean and in the same condition as the day it was first treated.
Is sanding a floor messy?
While there have been advances in recent years in the area of dustless sanders, there will inevitably be some residual dust. However, the mess should be minimal and easy to clean up with very little effort required. Wearing a mask and eye protection is advised however, to avoid any possible dust inhalation.