You may wonder if the cost and trouble of sanding your floors are worth the effort. Sanding your floors is well worth the effort. As a homeowner, this is one of the simple home improvements you can make.
Erases the Signs of Wear and Tear
As time goes by your beautiful hardwood flooring will start to show signs of wear. Furniture moving across the floor, tons of traffic walking across the floor, and the temperature changes over the years will dull the shine and make the floors start to look old and tired.
The beauty of hardwood is that it can be sanded and sealed again, and the boards will look as good as they did when they were first installed. Laminate flooring imitates the look of hardwood, but when laminate gets worn it must be replaced. When hardwood gets worn it simply needs some tender loving care.
Helps to reduce the Pests in Your Home
Bugs like to make homes in the spaces between floorboards. These pesky creatures can enter your home when you allow the floorboards to wear and develop spaces between them. When you sand the floor, and coat it with a protective shine coating you seal the spaces up and the bugs have no way to get inside your home.
Reduces the Possibility of Splinters
When the protective finish coating wears off from the floorboards the dry boards beneath can start to splinter. Splinters can get in your feet, or in your children as they play on the floor. By sanding you eliminate splinters, and then when you put the protective shine coat on the boards you prevent splinters from occurring.
Makes the Floors Easier to Keep Clean
When hardwood floors have been sanded and coated with a quality sealer then dirt and dust do not accumulate on them or stick to them as easily as they do when the luster has worn off. It is much easier to keep your floors clean if you keep them sanded and sealed properly.
Increases the Sturdiness of the Floors
As your hardwood flooring ages, the boards begin to develop spaces between them. The nails that are holding the boards down begin to work up to the heads are slightly raised. These two things allow the floorboards to become uneven. When the boards are uneven they are subject to damage from things moving across them. Even your feet can break off a piece of board that is slightly raised above the other boards adjacent to it.
This is called gouging.
When you sand your floors, you will have to nail the nails back down to their proper place. You will then sand the boards and eliminate any pieces that might be slightly elevated. The spaces that have developed between the boards will be filled in and the strength of the entire floor will be increased.
Increases the Value of the Home
Hardwood floors are an investment in your home. Having beautiful hardwood floors can increase the property value of your home. When you go to sell the home if the floors are wearing with age, lacklustre and shine, have gaps between the boards, then the home value will be reduced rather than increased.
Overall, sanding the floors brings the beauty and value back to the home, we hope this gave you some valuable insight to transform your home today. If you have any further questions, please do feel free to give us a call on 020 8427 6604.