Welcome to Sanding Services

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a sanded floor?

  • Easy to clean and does not harbour dust mites, therefore is great for allergy/asthma sufferers.
  • Adds value to your home
  • Resists staining
  • Environmentally friendly as you are effectively recycling your own floor
  • Looks great
  • Brings out the character of your home

My floor is in a poor state, will it look good when it has been sanded?
Yes it will. Most floors look in a bad way when the carpet is lifted. Remember that we will be removing the top layer of the floor revealing the clean wood beneath, and any damaged boards can be replaced.

Will there be dust on the job ?
There is very little dust left as we use the latest dust control system, basically a large vacuum cleaner that all the machines are connected to.

Does the room have to be empty?
Ideally yes, but if this is not possible due to lack of storage or an immovable object such as a piano or a sofa, the room can be sanded in two halves.

Should we decorate before or after the floor is sanded?
Either is possible. We work without damaging the decoration, or the floor can be covered during decoration. We do however recommend that any heavy building work is carried out before sanding

How long will it take?
A single floor will usually take 1 days. The first half day it will be sanded and a first coat of lacquer applied, and on the second half further coats of lacquer are applied.

How long will it last?
It all depends on the level of wear. Typically, 5 years for a busy hallway and upwards of 10 years for a bedroom.

How do I maintain my floor?
Floors can be vacuumed and then mopped with a damp, not wet, mop. We also supply cleaning kits.

Do you use any harmful chemicals/products?
We use water based varnishes that are odour free and non-toxic. If gap-filling is required, then we will use a solvent based resin which needs careful handling.

Are there any hidden costs?
No, What you will pay is what we have quoted you, no hidden extras.