Monday, July 2, 2012

Sanding Older Floors

Things have moved on since the days when fitted carpets were de rigueur and nowadays, having gleaming wooden floors is all the fashion.  This actually makes perfect sense, because a wooden floor not only looks great, but is also easy to keep clean.  There are no hiding places for mites and asthma sufferers will soon notice a big difference.  If you have toddlers crawling around, the advantages of a dust and mite free surface will be obvious.

A Floor Sanding Company will provide all the expertise and manpower required.  They will first come to your home to discuss what your requirements are and either install a new hardwood surface of your choice or renovate an existing wooden floor.

There are several eco friendly Swedish companies that have a long history of expertise in this area and they supply most of the latest sanding equipment.  Junckers, Osmo, Blanchon and Bona have each developed state-of-the-art technologies that, as well as being environmentally friendly, are the best currently available, to create the perfect sanded finish.

Collection bags in the big upright sanders are increasingly effective at trapping the wood dust that comes off in clouds as the sanding process progresses, so the whole job is now significantly cleaner than it used to be.  However, it is always best to wear a mask whenever you are operating a sander of any description.

The upright sander will be used to make the first runs across the floor, usually at an angle to the boards and then parallel with them.  A smaller sander with a rotating base, held in both hands, will finish the job off and the details are completed using hand-held sanders.

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