Wooden floors add style but, like anything, they need looking after in order to still look as good as new. For many, sanding their floors proves a wise choice and proves to have advantages for the surface.
Scrapes are likely to happen over time, it’s almost unavoidable. This doesn’t mean your floor is ruined. Sometimes a spill just cannot be cleaned in time. That’s not a disaster either. Sanding floors acts like an eraser, removing any sign of natural wear and tear. Think of it as a reset after exposure to its life in a normal home.
- Your floor remains level
Should the worst happen and the floor becomes warped, sanding flattens the surface so it returns back to original quality. This also means light spreads evenly across the floor, benefiting the room as a whole.
- You can varnish yourself
If your floors are sanded to the point of being just the bare wood, you can choose your own varnish. If you find yourself unhappy with the colour your floor came in, or never committed to a colour in the first place, you change the style whenever you like.
In honesty, all wood floors are the more hygienic option, whether you sand them or not. Still, there’s no harm mentioning it. Wood floors gather less dust than surfaces such as linoleum or carpets. This means less factors aggravating allergies. And, no, it’s not just because they have to cleaned so often. If sanding is required to smooth down the floor, you will find less dust settling in particular areas of the wood.
- Save your money
Wooden floors can be expensive, but worth it. There’s no need to open your wallet when time takes its toll, there is the much cheaper option of sanding for the look you desire. As previously mentioned, you can even choose a new style without having to lay down a new surface.
- Potentially make money
Hardwood floors add to the value of your home so it makes economic sense to maintain them rather than replace them with something else. Another trick people do is to cover them with another surface to ‘preserve’ the quality. That does not work. Looking after them is your best option.
And the good thing is that you can do this yourself, though there are companies such as Floor Sanding Experts and others who can do it for you if youâ€™d rather leave the hard work to other people! Consider these advantages and make the most of your wood floors.