Decorating: Hardwood Flooring and Staining Options
Hardwood floors have an interesting advantage that practically no other flooring choice possesses: the ability to be changed from one hue or colour to another. Carpeting that has already been installed, for example, is not really capable of being dyed to another colour in a manner that is beautiful and uniform. The intrepid who may decide to try it will only end up with a mess that must be pulled up so that fresh, new carpeting can be installed. Neither are ceramic tiles or linoleum amenable to being stained or dyed.
Not so hardwood floors. Because they are made of naturally porous materials that take stain well, all that is required to accomplish a change in colour is the thorough removal of the top layer of the wood, including any sealants or stains currently existing on the surface. This may sound like a lot of effort – and it would definitely be that for those who are trying to do the task themselves. Thankfully, however, there are services that offer floor sanding in London. These professional firms enter your home to perform floorboard sanding and quickly have the job done.
With the raw wood exposed once more, homeowners can apply a new tint or hue and have it sealed with lacquer or polyurethane as desired. In this manner, entire floors can be not just renewed, but also redecorated in the most literal sense of the word. No other flooring truly allows this kind of wholesale change without it being torn up and fresh material installed.