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Don’t underestimate the importance of floor sanding services

You floors are not only very useful, but they can also be a signature statement for your entire house. They can say a lot of things about you and can help you make a good impression on your guests. So, when they get a bit dusty, stained or colored in a strange color, don’t cover them up with carpets, get floor sanding services. This way you will be able to enjoy them for a longer period of time, and especially if made of hardwood like cherry, oak or walnut, it would be a shame to cover them up.

Good floor sanding services, however, are a bit harder to find. You may need to compare a few sanding companies in your town, and it is important to compare them clearly and carefully. Sometime, the difference is not in the price they have, but the products and the machinery they use.

Make sure to find the right combination between the perfect price and the best products. Don’t try to save money, because, you will have to re-sand the floors sooner, rather later, and it is simply a waste of time, money and headaches.

Another thing you should pay attention to is the kind of machinery they use, some of them are really expensive, but they all do the same work. Therefore, choose the one in between, with the right machinery, the best varnishing products. Also, some companies located further away from your home may cost you more than those located in your neighborhood. It would be a good idea to start looking in your area, and only if you don’t find anything suitable, go further.


Get floor sanding from Dublin specialists

Floors sanding can be a little tricky, particularly if you have stone or marble floors, because they require a different set of techniques that are not easy for an untrained person.frame-102076_1280

Therefore, if you happen to have a house that has stone or marble floors, get floor sanding from Dublin and you will get top quality for the correct price. Travertine floors are some of the most popular kinds of floors because easy to clean, have a nice color and it’s quite resistant. After being sanded, the travertine floors can shine for a long time, if cared for correctly. Granite floors are a bit more special. Being hard rock floor need a special kind of floor sanding. However, if you happen to be a granite floors house owner, you can easily call for the floor sanding specialists from Dublin. Being professional means all the tools and machinery necessary for all kinds of stone, from the hard granite and marble to the more common travertine and the soft chalk and the versatile terrazzo.

Moreover, all kinds of hard wood floors are no match for the professional machinery a floors refinishing company has, so don’t throw nice floors away just because you can’t sand them yourself. Invest in floor sanding and all you shall get is shiny elegant floors that can host either dashing parties or a nice, comfortable home.

You can do your own floor sanding : here’s how

Many of us think that floor sanding is such an expensive thing that it is better to do it yourself or to not do it at all. And when you decide to do it yourself, you don’t even know where to start.

I have gathered a few tips and tricks for you so that you will not find floor sanding as atrocious as you see it know.

20141029_160159First of all you need to clean up the room, or the house, depends on which floors you want to refinish. Take all the furniture away. If you plan to refinish the floors of the entire house, then you should move the furniture around, progressively. As soon as you finish one room, go to the other, move the furniture, sand the floor, put the furniture back and so on and so forth.

There is no sense to go to the store and buy a floor sanding machine. I’m sure you can find a store that rents this machinery in your town. Furthermore, pay attention to their offers, because some stores offer a discount if you rent it during the week-ends. Be careful, you will need two appliances one for the margins and one for the rest of the floor.

With a few pounds, you can have it delivered to your house and you can start.

But, before you start you should make sure the floors are clean. The nails should be pushed down with a hammer at about 2 mm below the level of the floors, because that is pretty much how deep the sanding will be. Also, remove any piece of the floor that seems rotten and replace it with a new piece. You should know this procedure is quite messy and noisy so you will need era plugs and a mask, so that you don’t inhale any dust.

After you have done this, you can start. But, pay attention. You need to starts with the edges of the rooms, using the floor sanders for the margins (the smaller machine). After you have done that, you should already see the difference between before and after.

Continue with the center of the room. And you do this exact steps for the entire house. After you have refinished it, your floors require one more thing: polish them. Using transparent paint of even varnish if you like it. Wait for the surface to dry out and the move your furniture back in. you have officially sanded your own floors. For more tips and trick you are welcome here, as well.

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.