Wood Flooring or Carpet?
The cool feel of a natural floor on a summer’s day. The cosy warmth on your feet on a cold winter’s day. Wood flooring gives you this - plus more!Cost
Wood flooring is more cost effective than carpets. Long lasting and enduring, the wooden floor lasts longer and is cheaper than a carpet.Cleaning
Wood floors are easy to clean - just wash with soap and water and the dirt has gone. No scrubbing for hours on bended knee. No need for professional cleaners or expensive machinery. Wood floors not only look good, but they clean up perfectly every time... read more
Floor Sanding Cost Variability
How much will my floor sanding cost? The cost of the floor sanding varies according to the condition of the floor, the size of the floor space, the type of wood floor and the finish required. It is, however, advisable to choose experienced professionals and the right floor for you over the cost, so as to ensure you have what you want. Our team of professionals always carry out the best job and guarantee you will be satisfied with the work we do.Condition of the Wood
The way the wood has been treated since fitting has much influence over the costs incurred. Wooden floors which have been carpeted several times, using nails and glues will be damaged to a degree, demanding extra sanding. The wood which has been covered by laminates use strong glues which often take several sanding attempts to remove before our work can begin. The finish will always be professional and sanded to perfection before we begin any further work.... read more
How To Care For Your Wooden Floors
Many people ask how to care for the wooden floor. The natural finish and warmth brought to your home or office is easy to care for. In fact, the easy care of the wooden floor is one of the draws and benefits of having them throughout your living and working space. The care and attention needed is simple and takes no time compared to a carpet or laminate flooring. The essential steps are outlined here, but remember, our after care team are happy to advise you every step of the way, including the cleaning and caring of you floor.To Clean
Using a vacuum cleaner or sweeping the floor regularly will ensure it always looks warm and inviting. A soft-bristled brush is recommended as the softness will prevent scratches. It is also best to use the brush application on your vacuum cleaner and to use a low setting. The natural ability of wood is to allow the dust and dirt to lie on top, with no heavy-handed approaches necessary. Te more gentle the cleaning process, the happier the wooden floor will be.... read more
Non-toxic Floor Finished: Pros and Cons
The floor finish selected gives the wood the desired look, whether warm and natural or soft and elegant. The type of finish makes a difference to the maintenance and cleaning, as well as the penetration into the wooden floor and the length of time it will last before a new coating is required. The use of non-toxic products is increasingly important. These products are lower in odour, so having little to no smell on application and these low odours disappear soon after application. The non-toxic products are, however, of less industrial durability, meaning more care will be needed and more maintenance and cleaning to ensure the perfect finish. The information presented below shows the different types of finish and the pros and cons for each.Wood Stains:
The staining of the wood is performed after the sanding. This is available in a variety of natural shades and brings out the warmth of the wood. The even finish is the attraction of the floor to many... read more
Wood Stains and Sealants
The wooden floor, once stripped back and sanded, is now ready for the staining. This is the adding of the colour to the floor. The staining allows the wood to be returned to its natural beauty, while also adding protection. The choice and range of natural wood colours available allow the floor to look perfect, matching and contrasting any space in your home or office. The floor is finally sealed, giving protection and allowing for easy cleaning and care.
Staining the wooden floor provides an even colour across the area. This is especially necessary if a variety of woods have been used in the room, so giving the same, aesthetically pleasing finish. The sealant gives the wooden floor the protection needed, ensuring it will last and last. ... read more