UPDATED FEBRUARY, 2020
If you’re looking to add value and attractiveness to a residence you want to sell or live in in Bangor, then wooden floorboards may be the answer. An attractive, timber flooring solution can give a real lift to any home.
Tips for Maintaining Your Timber Floorboards
Make sure the flooring is free from any debris. Tiny jagged rocks are the most dangerous and can cause deep scratches and gouges in the timber. The most important part of maintaining your new timber floor is keeping it clean.
The baseboards also need to be considered. If it’s not practical to remove them it’s possible for you to leave the baseboards in place. Try just shielding them with painters’ tape if you do decide to leave them in place. If you’re not cautious, however, the power sander can damage them.
When the floor is clean, your local Bangor flooring contractor can begin sanding. They should be able to push the sander easily over the floorboards. Check that they are sanding parallel with all the joints in the flooring. Your contractor should also be purposeful while working.
They will remove any big wood particles or debris which could have been dislodged. Sanding a wooden floor properly is not an easy task. This is why hiring a licensed and reputable floor sanding company will ensure you get the best result. A local business will understand different weather and seasonal conditions for your local area.
You’ll know when sanding is complete by the feel and look of the floors. The flooring will have a dry and smooth feel to it. Take time to crawl about and closely scrutinize the ground. Make sure you are happy with the results. An experienced contractor will probably use a technique called feathering. They will ensure they don’t over sand your flooring in any one place.
You may need to clean following this final sanding. Sweep or vacuum up all of the debris. Subsequently, use a somewhat damp cotton towel and wipe over the whole floor surface.
Refinishing a hardwood floor can have complications and is best completed by an expert. Don’t forget that older floorboards may have existing stains that are impossible to completely remove. Many people see these stains as providing “character” but it means you will not get a result like a new floating floor. When new boards are used, they will only have the natural knots and markings from the timber itself.
Ask your expert Bangor floor sander for their recommendations for the best result for your home. Call Adler Floor Sanding Sydney on: 0419996656