Change how your house looks, do some floor sanding

People don’t really pay attention to details, but somehow we all know that that is where the devil lays.  Personally I like to take on house touring every time I feel like I need to change something in my house. It is a cheap way to understand what other people like to see in a house, and to apply it at home. Recently I found out about floor sanding, and I decided to give you and idea as well.

The other day I toured a house built in the 70s, and I must tell you it was the nest one, so far. It had floors, like none other. At first, I didn’t know what they were made of, but as soon as I asked to real state agent I found out they were real walnut floors. For those of you that don’t know what walnut is, it is a dark (at a first sight it looks unnaturally dark colored) wood, that is the result of the walnut tree. They caught my eye because they were literally shining in the dusky light coming in through the windows.

I asked the real estate agent why it shines like this, especially if it’s in an old house, was it replaced, or is it the original floor. Turns out, it was the original floor and it shined so beautifully because they had floor sanding, at first I thought what is that? What is floor sanding? But I was a bit ashamed to ask the real estate agent again, so when I went back home I looked it up on the internet.  This process of sanding the floors uses small grains of sand, pushed against the surface of the floor and is remove all impurities.  Technically it’s like a face scrub, except is made on floors.  This way the revive the wood, or the stone, and make it shine again.  It seemed like a good solution to replacing your floors, especially if you have the luck of having wooden floors.

The sad thing is I like in flat, and my floors are all concrete. Too bad I cannot apply this idea in my house, just yet. Maybe when I will buy a bigger house, I will be able to sand my floors.


What is floor sanding?

20141113_114437I have recently come across “floor sanding” and I couldn’t really understand what it meant, so I decided to look it up on the internet.  After a few minutes of documentation I realized this is a very useful procedure even for my floors. Go figure, I found something I didn’t know I needed.

Let me be clearer. I have an old house, with floors I have never actually seen, since they were entirely covered with a grey, dull carpet when I bought it.

So it happens that one day I was trying to move one the sofa in my living room and I stumbled upon an unattached piece of carpet that was coming out of the middle of the room, from under the sofa. I checked to see what kind of floor it was and, to my surprise, it was a very beautifully colored timber floor. I knew at that same moment I needed to reveal that wonderful floor, so that I could enjoy it more. I have quickly uncovered the whole living room floor, only to discover that it was sticky and unpractical, not to mention the look of it; all fluffy and ugly. Need less to say I regretted revealing my wooden floors, but when I wanted to put the carpet back it would lay unevenly.

Thinking about what I should do, I looked up on the internet all sorts of solutions, until I came across floor sanding. I instantly realized it was exactly what I needed. Floor sanding is a procedure that cleans the floor with the help of an abrasive material, like sand or other hard particles, that erases all traces of carpet, dirt and dust and gives your floor the shiny, silky aspect it needs.

I immediately called the company that does that, and in less than four days all my house had sanded floors. The effect was unbelievable, like I just moved into a new house.  The beautiful brown of the timber was giving my house the charm it needed, and never again will my house look dull or unattractive.