Wooden Floor Sanding in  Leicester
Sanding a wooden floor in Leicester

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FLOOR  SANDING  &  SEALING

Wooden Floor Restoration forms the backbone of our business as it’s our most popular service that accounts for over 60% of the work we do. It is no surprise that beautifully restored wooden floors are at the height of fashion and good taste. They give any property a clean natural timeless classic look. Whether your floor is parquet, mosaic or simply old pine floor boards we’ll make it the talking point of your room. Not only that but it will stay good looking for years as modern varnishes and lacquers keep them well protected and easy to maintain. Sanding and sealing a floor is often considerably cheaper than getting a new floor put down, yet it invariably looks far better!

The secret to a wonderfully restored wooden floor is an experienced contractor and the right choice of equipment. It’s not a job for the D.I.Y. enthusiast as inexperience inevitably leads to deep ugly scratches and grooves in the wood. The application of the sealant is also an acquired skill, as it’s essential to avoid streaks and overlaps. We sand the floors using commerical/industrial machinery with very efficient dust extraction. We use a large upright barrel sander, a medium sized disc sander and a small orbital sander (for the tight spots). Where necessary three different grades of abrasive paper (course, medium and fine) are used until the wood is completely free of any old finishes and beautifully smooth. The floor is then thoroughly vacuumed and cleaned. Three coats of tough floor sealant are then applied (the floor is given a light sand before the final coat). We use/recommend an acrylic water based quick drying varnish, it can be touch dry in as little as half an hour and can often be walked on within two, (however like all varnishes it takes longer than this to reach its full strength). The varnish doesn’t have a strong odour, yet it’s durable, hard wearing and won’t go yellow with time. Once thoroughly dry the floor will be extremely tough and virtually maintenance free as there will be no need to buff it. The floor can be cleaned with soapy wood cleaner and a damp cloth or mop……simple! The end result is a beautiful floor that’s much more attractive than a carpet and also far healthier as it’s not vulnerable to smells, stains and dust mites.

We also do repair work and colour/dye the floors if you are unhappy with the natural look. We believe our sealants/finishes are the best available, however should your opinion differ we don’t mind using alternative products.

One Minute Floor Sanding Video

Questions about Floor Sanding and Sealing

Q. Does the sanding create much dust? 

A. It creates less dust than you may think. The machines extract the dust and collect it in bags. However it would be lying to say there is no dust at all.  We are very conscientious and vacuum the entire room (not just the floor but window sills, mantle pieces and tops of radiators etc) before applying the varnish.  So if we create dust whilst sanding it'll be gone by the time we leave.


Q. Do you do repair work? 

A. Yes we don't mind doing small repair work to your floor. However for anything too extensive there will have to be an additional charge.


Q. How long is it after you've finished that we can walk on the floor?

A. The floor sealant we use is quick drying, so once the last coat has been applied you'll be able to walk on the floor (in socks or slippers) after just two hours. In perfect drying conditions it will be quicker. However the sealant won't be at full strength for at least 24 hours


Q. When can we bring the furniture back into the room?

A. Ideally you should leave the room free of furniture for at least a day. When bringing the furniture back in place it down on the floor rather than dragging it across it. 


Q. Can you colour/stain our floor?

A. Sometimes wood looks best in its natural state but if that's not your preference then we have a selection of beautiful colours to choose from.


Q. How much experience do you have?

A. We've been sanding floors since the 90's .... and that's a lot of wooden floors!


Q. Do you do both Domestic and Commercial work?

A. Yes we are more than happy to do both


Q. How Much do you charge?

A. Surprising Little. It's normally based on the size and shape of the area and also how easily the existing finish will sand off. Please give us a call for a friendly no obligation free quote.


Q. Can you give us a quote on the phone?

A. Yes will normally like to pop round for a quick look. However this isn't always necessary, with a detailed description on the phone we should be able to give you a fixed price.