Floor Sanding for All
Sanding wooden floors is a great way to completely transform a house. It will not be until you actually take the old carpets out that you realise just what dust traps they are and what a perfect environment they provide for dust mites. Allergy sufferers, such as asthmatics and toddlers crawling around the floor, will breathe a sigh of relief when you replace the carpets with shiny, clean floorboards. You can stain your newly renovated floor in an attractive shade, such as old oak or pine and add a durable varnish for a shiny, long-lasting effect. From then on, all you need do to keep the floor clean is wipe it with a damp cloth every week or so.
Although you can employ a floor sanding company to do the work, they will essentially do what you could do yourself. Nevertheless, if you have any doubts about your own DIY capabilities, it is probably a good idea to get the experts in, as they are more likely to do a thorough job.
First off, they will prepare the surface. This will involve making sure than no old nails are sticking up, as these will not only damage feet, but also the heavy machines that are used to sand the floorboards. Also, loose lengths of wood will be secured and hammered back down; any large gaps filled in with slips of spare wood and smaller gaps sealed, often using a papier-mâché type of filler, overlaid with wood filler.
After the boards have been sanded down thoroughly, which is quite a noisy process, the freshly exposed boards will be coated with the wood-stain of your choice and topped off with a gleaming, hard and durable varnish.