DEVELOPING OUR FLOOR REVIVING BUSINESS...THE HARD WAY
Today, floor sanding companies take advantage of sophisticated technology to deliver a first class service. No such technology existed in his early days, so We took care of the detail work by hand. Hard enough to grow a business without developing a crick in your neck, so he really appreciates today's floor sanding technology, not least because he can deliver a top notch service within a much shorter time span.
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By word of mouth, of course - as true now as it's ever been. Despite his skills, developing a reputation as a top class floor sander was not easy. Sanded, stained and finished floors started to grow in popularity during the early years of his business and competition became fierce; floor sanding W4 companies were suddenly everywhere.
However, Our top class service, attention to detail and knowledge propelled him into a much higher level. Continuous and repeated client recommendations enabled him to invest in some great technology and to grow his hand-picked team.
We now have a fully trained and insured team of floor sanders and restorers. Over the years we've built strong working partnerships with suppliers of all ages, types and colours of wood. This means that we can source without delay just the right wood for your floor. Both our hard working team and our suppliers understand and support our dedication to excellent customer service. Long may it continue!
Today, W6 London Floor Sanding combines the latest and most modern floor sanding techniques with good old fashioned customer service. Although noisy - you'll know that we're in your home - our floor sanding machines are gentle giants. Our wood stains are eco-friendly and we'll use our knowledge to apply the most sophisticated and hard wearing floor finishes on the market.
Our client care though, isn't "modern" - we don't offer faceless web chat or outsource our telephone number to a call centre. We answer queries promptly, we turn up on time (initial consultations are free, by the way) and your written quotation will be with you when we say it will.
Have a look at some of the kind things that our customers say about us in our client reviews section here. We're delighted that 75% of our business comes from our lovely customers' support, appreciation and recommendation to others. We maintain that "you're only as good as your last job" !
Old parquet flooring looks beautiful when it’s been given a new lease of life through proper sanding and finishing. However, sanding parquet flooring requires a different technique to sanding solid wood strip or planks. Read on to find out how to do it.
Preparation is key
Before you begin sanding the floor, check it over thoroughly to make
sure there are no loose or damaged blocks, or protruding nails.
Sanding angle and direction
Parquet block flooring should always be sanded at an angle of 45 degrees to the grain of the wood. This ensures that the blocks remain flat and achieves a smooth finish. It’s not advisable to simply sand the whole floor in one direction across the grain of the blocks, nor will sanding in two different directions achieve a good result.
Begin by using a 40 grit floor sanding belt and work from the centre of the floor outwards towards the walls. This first pass is designed to level the floor and remove any deep scratches in the wood. Remember to always make each pass perpendicular to your previous one, so that you are always sanding with the grain of each wooden block. Next, use an edging sander with a 40 grit disk
Fill in any gaps between the blocks with epoxy resin. A good tip is to mix the resin filler with the residual dust from the previous
sanding processes to form a paste.
Leave the filler to dry completely.
When the floor is dry, use your belt floor sander fitted with a 100 grit sanding belt and make a pass over the floor. Your aim here is to get rid of any bits of proud filler, so that you’re left with a smooth floor. By hand, finish off the corners of the floor that the sander won’t reach.
Your final job is to buff the floor using a 120 grit sanding screed disk.
This process should remove any remaining scratches and
imperfections that have been left following the previous processes.
Once again, use the technique described above.
Finally, vacuum the floor to remove any traces of dust and grains of dirt so that it is completely clean and ready for sealing and finishing.
There’s a definite technique to sanding a parquet floor. Although it can be a little more time-consuming than working on a plank floor, the end result will be well-worth the extra effort.
If you don’t fancy tackling such a specialist job yourself, why not contact The Parquet Floor Renovation Specialists for a no-obligation estimate.