Frequently Asked Questions
Do you perhaps have one or two outstanding questions concerning wood floor sanding and finishing in Hastings TN34? That’s probably a silly question – we’re sure you do! So here we present a list of those which, in our 20 years of experience, keep cropping up on a regular basis. If yours aren’t here, call us and we’ll be happy to help.
HOW LONG WILL MY HOUSE BE A MESS?
There are actually two separate questions here. Answering them in reverse, there will not be any mess at all for you to worry about! There will inevitably be some amount of noise (so you might want to give the neighbours a head’s up!), but our specialist sanding machines are designed to reduce dust production to an absolute minimum by retaining it in sacks so we can dispose of it later. We seal off other parts of your home or business as we work, too, and just before we leave we thoroughly tidy the place up.
For a room of average size such as a bathroom, hallway or dining room, this will take us one day to repair and sand and a further day to apply the finish. The sanding phase may involve up to three sweeps with our heavy-duty machines, and you may have to allow just a bit longer for the repairs if the floor is in a very poor condition. Also, after the finish has been applied it must be allowed to cure the wood properly, so you won’t be able move the furniture back in or to walk on it safely for a couple more days.
There’ll be nothing to stop you opening the door and admiring it, though!
I'M A BIT HANDY WITH THE OLD DIY - COULDN'T I SIMPLY HIRE A SANDER AND DO IT MYSELF?
Sanders from hire shops are usually older models and poorly maintained, so even if you’re great at floor sanding (and if so, why aren’t you working for us?) you’ll be limited by the tools. Our sanders are perfectly maintained and we have the latest dust-free models. More importantly, our Hastings floor sanding team of experts are highly experienced and make short work of floors whatever their condition. We repair them expertly, use specialist fillers that won’t crumble or dislodge, sand the boards smoothly and evenly and apply the finish perfectly. Do yourself a favour and call in the experts for this physically demanding work. It’s not something for a rainy afternoon.
DO I REALLY NEED TO FILL THE GAPS?
CAN I STAIN THE FLOOR MYSELF AFTER YOU'VE SANDED IT?
Use the experienced Hastings floor sanding and finishing team to do full justice to your wooden floor by staining it professionally. Have it done properly and it will last you for years, and only need buffing and polishing regularly to keep it looking fabulous.
If you have any other questions or if you want to book your free on-site assessment, contact us today and we’ll be delighted to help. Your wonderful new wooden floor is just a phone call or email away.
OKAY, I'M CONVINCED. BUT SURELY I CAN GO DOWN THE DIY SHOP AND GET SOME FILLER MYSELF ?
We use a selection of resin and silicon sealants, which are all eco-friendly and very effective at securely sealing the floor. General purpose fillers from a DIY outlet are simply not fit for this particular purpose because they’ll just crumble and fall into the sub-floor spaces or else get sucked up by vacuum cleaners.
We fill in the gaps with these specialist products and also use natural wood slivers to prepare the floor for sanding, so you’ll end up with a beautifully smooth finish when we’re all done.
Contact us to book your free on-site assessment so we can take a good look at your wooden flooring in Isleworth and recommend an appropriate treatment.