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Posted on June 4th, 2012 In: Floor Sanding and Finishing News, News

With environmental friendliness on the rise and hygiene standards increasing, many homeowners are ripping out their dust and mite-infested carpets and restoring the underlying floorboards.

In most properties, the floorboards will usually be in a pretty good state, as they will have been protected by carpets, often for many years and it should not be necessary to install a completely new hardwood floor.  Though any reputable floor sanding company can be employed to carry out the work, very often the solution is simply to do it yourself.  However, if the floor is in a really bad state, a wood floor restoration company may be worth the extra expense.

Basically, it is a matter of clearing out the room and using a hammer to deal with any protruding nails and make them flush with the wood.  Nails can damage the sanding-machine and you will soon notice them when showers of sparks start flying off the roller.  Even more importantly, you do not want any bare feet being snagged on a protruding nail.

The two pieces of equipment you will need for sanding your floor are an upright machine with a roller and a smaller, square sander, with a rotating base, to which the sandpaper is attached.  Both can be hired by the day and the staff at the tool hire store will provide full instructions on their use.

When the floor has been sanded down and swept clean, choose a suitable stain from your local DIY store to get the shade of timber you require.  When that has completely dried, coat it all with a hard varnish to create the perfect wood floor.

Use colourful rugs to complete the job and remember to use anti-slip material

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