FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a number of questions about floor sanding and finishing in Maidenhead to put to us? Of course you have, so here we have compiled a list of the commonest ones we’ve come across. Give us a call if your particular question isn’t here and we’ll help answer it for you.​

I THINK MY FLOOR IS PAST IT - SHALL I JUST GET A NEW ONE?

In our 20 years of renovating wooden flooring in SL6 Maidenhead we’ve see floors in all sorts of conditions. It is our experience that just about every wooden floor, no matter how decrepit it looks, can be brought back to shimmering, fresh life by us.

Very often we find that it is precisely the hardened filth and dried paint stains that make it look so awful that are actually protecting the underlying fresh wood. Once these layers have been stripped off by our dust-retaining sanding machines the floor will look completely transformed, all ready to apply the finish.

Call us for a free on-site assessment of your wooden flooring in Maidenhead before you go rushing off to get a new one!

SHALL I HAVE MY FLOOR SANDED OR DECORATE MY ROOM FIRST?

You should always do any decorating before we arrive. This includes major jobs like wiring and plumbing as well as painting or wallpapering. Our machines may cause a bit of minor scuffing to your skirting boards, but these will be easy to touch up after we leave. Remember to protect your new flooring with masking tape and old cloths, though.

HOW CAN I MAINTAIN THE FLOOR AFTER YOU GO?

We’ll leave you with a free cleaning kit before we depart, but you should have your new floor buffed and polished every couple of years to keep it looking great. Also, try to get into a few good habits such as removing shoes before coming into the house, and get a good mat for inside the main door to the house.

If you chose to have your floorboards oiled for their finish, this will have to be applied fairly regularly to keep them looking good. The advantage of oiling is that local repairs can be carried out. This is not the case with a stained and waxed floor, and when the wax starts getting patchy the whole floor will need to be sanded down again and the wax re-applied. On the other hand, staining and waxing creates a good seal and also looks fantastic.​

I HAVE ASTHMA - WILL A WOOD FLOOR BE ALRIGHT?

The dust mites that are responsible for a range of allergic conditions live in carpets and soft furnishings. Remove the carpets and you destroy their natural habitat. Having bare floorboards is a great idea if there are asthma sufferers in your home or office, because you can easily clean the floor and any rugs you use can easily be washed and dried as and when needed.

HOW LONG WILL MY FLOOR LAST?

If you look after your new floor properly it will last you for many years. If there’s not much traffic you can expect a good decade of usage until it needs renovating again. You should have it buffed and polished every couple of years to keep it in tip-top condition. If it has to put up with a lot of traffic you may need to have it renovated after two or three years. Contact us at the Maidenhead floor sanding experts for more information about floor maintenance.

WILL THERE BE LOTS OF DUST?

There will always be a bit of dust generated during the floor restoration process, especially if the floor is old and a bit uneven. However, our sanding machines are designed to retain most of it, and we also seal off other rooms as we work and we always tidy up thoroughly before we leave, so dust will not be a problem is the short answer to that!

Contact us at the Maidenhead floor sanding and renovation team so we can answer any of your questions and book you down for your free on-site assessment. You’ll be amazed at how we can transform a drab old wooden floor in next to no time and at minimal inconvenience.

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