FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have an unanswered question or two about floor sanding and renovation in Cheshunt? We have drawn up this list of questions that we have often been asked by customers in the past and tried to answer them succinctly. If yours is absent from the list, then don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email and we’ll be happy to help.

WHY NOT DIY USING HIRED EQUIPMENT?

This is always an option, especially if you have decent DIY experience. But we must point out that wooden floor sanding and finishing, especially when dealing with delicate parquet flooring, takes real skill. One free afternoon with a machine from the local hire shop won’t do for a job like this. Sorry, but it has to be said! What you’re after is a wooden floor that looks perfect, and for that you need a professional team of experts with years of experience, the best equipment and a few little ‘tricks of the trade’!

There are many thousands of commercial clients and residents in Cheshunt EN8, who are lucky enough to have original wooden flooring in their properties. Do yourself a favour – rather than DIY, hand this job to the Cheshunt wood floor sanding and renovation experts to bring out the very best in your floor.​

HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT TO BE INCONVENIENCED?

There will of course be some inconvenience, but we trust not too much. You’ll need to move the furniture out, but the actual renovation work we do will not take long at all. Allow one day for the repairs and sanding and a further day for the application of a finish. After we leave your property the finish will need time to take properly and we’ll advise you on that before we go obviously. ​

The floor may require up to three sandings, depending on its condition, and if the floorboards are badly damaged some of those may need to be replaced as well, so the job could take a little longer (but not much). We’ll discuss all this during the assessment stage and before the team starts work.

CAN I EXPECT A LOT OF DUST AND MESS?

Nope! There won’t be much dust generated at all because the cutting-edge sanding machines we use these days are designed to minimise the production of fine particulates. There will be a bit, of course, but because we seal off rooms as we work in them and clear up thoroughly afterwards too, dust and mess will not be a problem. Once we’ve carried out the work and the finish applied to the wood has cured properly you can get straight back in with the furniture.

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT HAVING A WOODEN FLOOR ANYWAY?

Polished, Scandinavian-style wooden floors are indeed very fashionable but in this case there are a few good and practical reasons to emulate the smart set. They’re cool in summer, for instance, and warm in winter. They’re extremely hygienic, easy to keep clean and hypoallergenic as well, so if anyone in the property has an allergy a wooden floor is often the remedy. And last but by no means least, a beautifully stained and polished wooden floor looks absolutely fantastic in your home or business!

WILL I BE ALLERGIC TO THE CHEMICALS IN YOUR FINISHES?

If you happen to have allergic reactions to the chemicals in some products, you need have no worries about the finishes we use on your floorboards. All of our varnishes, waxes, stain and seals are eco-friendly and contain no trace of any noxious substances. This applies equally to the products we regularly use to repair damage to floorboards. Also, when we have to replace sections of floorboards we do so from sustainable sources.

WHAT COLOUR WILL MY FLOOR BE WHEN YOU'VE FINISHED WITH IT?

This depends ultimately on the type of wood that has been used to make your floor. For example, hardwoods such as maple, mahogany and oak always tend to be much darker than softwoods when in the natural state. Also, softwoods such as pine can vary greatly in colour from a paler version of honey to a dark, rich, golden brown variety. But all types of wood can be bleached, stained, oiled or waxed to help achieve the sort of effect you’re looking for. We’ll discuss all this with you at the appropriate time.

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