Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Will Ice Melt or Salt Hurt My Wood Floors?

Winter is Not over yet!

Each one the snow melt and salt onto the sidewalks at the Borehamwood can do damage to your lovely hardwood flooring. Moisture in your hardwood flooring isn't ever a fantastic thing. But moisture combined with salt or ice melt is much worse. If you're thinking about how to protect your hardwood flooring from these types of ice melting products, have a look below. Our hardwood flooring experts created a list of useful suggestions to keep your flooring shining for a long time to come!

Quick Cleanups are the Best Cleanups

The moment a spill is made, or moisture rests on your floor, do all you can to clean this up. If the residue is dry, you may only sweep or vacuum the region. It is important to brush or vacuum because you will remove any granules/rocks out of the floor preventing them from scratching the surface. Professional tip: keep a soft and absorbent towel or rag near your doors so it's simple and convenient to mop up messes once they happen.

What Chemicals Are in Ice Melt Products?

Most ice melting products are made from the very same chemicals. They are made from a single, or a mix of, five materials such as, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, and urea. Calcium chloride is the most popular alternative because of the high efficacy and low cost. The only problem with salt is that the high pH levels that act as floor strippers. It is known for breaking down the end on your ground and making the wood below vulnerable.

How to Eliminate Salt or Ice Melt Stains

Considering that the compounds in ice salt or melt breakdown that the security in your timber flooring, they may occasionally leave behind a white film or deposit once it dries. You can achieve this using an acidic compound. First, eliminate the movie, using a soft cloth dampened with plain water. If residue remains after this, you can try one of 2 items; including a cup of vinegar diluted in a gallon of warm water, or even a specialist floor cleaning product. If you choose option one, then use this fabric to buff the region in a circular movement and buff dry quickly. Test this process on a small area . As soon as you find the results you were searching for, that's once you're able to expand the region.

Prevention Is Your Best Defense Against Hardwood Floor Damage

Instead of using ice melting products, consider using kitty litter! It won't eliminate the icehockey, but it is going to give a surface for your customers shoes to grip on. Kitty litter provides a softer texture than just salt or ice melt and will not scratch your flooring almost as readily. Another way you can protect against damage to your floors is by using lots of mats. Have a doormat about the inside and the outside of Your House. They have the option to wipe their feet on more than one spot. This will keep these chemicals beyond your residence.

If your floors are really taking a beating this winter and requires a deep cleansing, call FLOOR SANDING BOREHAMWOOD to get a hardwood floor deep clean. Call us at 020 3151 9695 Or schedule a complimentary quote online.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Refreshing your wooden floor in the way you dreamed of !

You prefer a clear and fresh floor? You have a wooden floor at home or in your office? But it’s not so easy to keep it looking good, right? And now you want to renovate it, but how exactly? Here is some advice for you that will definitely help you with the restoration in your wooden floor.

Sanding is the best refreshing technique for your wooden floor. Don’t be afraid, forget about the heavy dust clouds it your apartment. We work with new generation dust free sanding machines! We sand the wood in a modern way that ensures a long lasting effect. Your floor will look fresh and cool many years after the restoration. And that’s for sure because our customers’ children love floor skating with socks on the refreshed floor!

But first of all, you need to prepare the floor for sanding. Move the furniture and take down the drapes. That’s needed because we want to keep everything perfectly clean. Yes, we work with a modern, 99% dust FREE sanding machines. But also we want to be sure that there will be not a single drop of dust in your place, office or apartment. Remember, the preparation of the floor is a very important process - some floor types need more specific preparation - it depends on the wood. But we have a long-time experience in renovating, gap filling, sanding, polishing and any kind of care for your wooden floor! That’s why we guarantee a special treatment for every kind of wooden floor - and our customers are glad with this! After the sanding, maybe you will think about polishing your brand new floor? But you are confused - what kind of varnish to choose? Don’t worry, our specialist at floor buffing will choose the best varnish technique for your wooden floor, so that it can look really flat, shiny and most of all - refreshed!

You want to know how it feels to step on a refreshed wooden floor - contact us !

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The DIY sanding projects

Welcome ! Here today we are going to discuss something that bothers us for long time and this is the internet home-made projects in sanding or refinishing your wooden floors by yourself in steps or whatever. As a company which have many years of experience, we have seen many floor in bad condition but the worst ones are those that people have harmed themselves because of the easy projects they saw on someone’s page or other internet source.We are leaders on the market of floor renovation services and as a firm that understand how important for you is to have great home appearance we want to tell you to keep in mind that even a single mistake in this process can ruin your floors.

 You can create much more mess doing it by yourself than if it gets done by professionals in this work. We can even say that is is also much cheaper, because we know what we are doing and we are careful to each detail! Our company regularly have customers that have tried to sand their floors and have then called us to correct it. There are two main mistakes we see in these 'home-made projects' - the first one is that people think sanding is simple process and the second mistake we often see is that people think that they can sand a floor not knowing how to work with the sandpaper. 

Any time you need and advice or information you better contact with expert, on our website you can even get a FREE sanding quote, so hurry up and let the skillful experts of our company help you with this procedure!

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Floor Sanding Borehamwood

Transform your home as you start with your wooden floors!

When you are thinking about restoration in your office,house or apartment maybe one of the first think you think about is flooring! Most of our clients know how transforming is to change, or paint or sand your wooden floors, and this is way they became our clients. A very natural material like wood is not easy to be kept in prime condition but here our company appear with our years of experience . We have renovated many wooden and other types of floors by the years and we are proud with our customers’s smiles! Flooring is something you see every day you enter your home and it’s condition is actually very important for good home environment not only appearance! Contact us when you think your floor is in need of any kind of attention – we gonna handle it !
Whenever your floors require refinishing, sanding or something else to preserve your wooden floors make economical sense because they can last for a hundreds of years !( according to the National Wood Flooring Association) There are couple of methods that can help you improving the appearance an old wooden floor and most popular of them is sanding. When it is done properly, this procedure remove all the old marks and make it compatible for any new finishes being applied. There are many other forms of improving your home wooden floors as a repair and replace damaged or missing timber, realign and secure wobbly boards or blocks, fill in the gaps if you desire an even look, remove old paint or sealant and many more if you are looking for solution for your old floors contact us for more information!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Bamboo flooring

The cost of a bamboo flooring can be a good deal. Always check samples of the flooring within the stores because these can provide you with an indication of any alignment problems, gaps, and unevenness within the floorboards. There is a multitude of alternatives for arranging wood floor tiles especially from bamboo. Bamboo flooring is a form of wood flooring which has gained popularity within the recent decades. You may choose the proper flooring that meets your budget and interior. Bamboo is a sort of grass so it's qualities are suitable for your home environment. Bamboo flooring has gotten especially famous the southeast and west coast areas because of its solidness and visual appeal. If you like to create an wealthy area you may use the window blinds made from bamboo proved traditionally being used for years and years.