Engineered wood floors and solid wood are different things, although they may look the same when installed. There are certain situation when one of them works better than the other and we are prepared to explain you for informed choice. Now, if engineered is already your flooring of choice, we are happy to provide further information on how to take care and maintenance, which includes engineered floor sanding. Being London's best wood flooring team, we are able to pay proper attention and solve problems of engineered floors, when it's hard for even trained eyes to define the extent of wear and tear or scathe.
Engineered wood flooring, like solid wood flooring, is made exclusively from real wood, but in difference of solid wood not from a single timber. There are many options of wood materials on the market. However, not all wood floors are equal, and understanding the specifies of each and every type of wood is our job and our key to perfect engineered wood sanding in London.
Engineered hardwood is made of several layers of different types of wood with varying thickness, remaining a sandwich. Wooden layers and non-finish plywood for additional strength are arranged perpendicular with overlap to provide amazing solidity and stability. This makes engineered wood the best option for humid climate areas like London and untypical or complex subfloors, even concrete. Top layer can be made from different types of wood and is very thin, glued to second layer, what makes engineered wood sanding delicate work and we are good at that.
Since top layer is only 4 to 8 mm thick, it's not good for this type of flooring to be sanded too often and you need perfect job done. The professional sanding procedure usually removes 1/32 of an inch. Thus, if your floor has a 2 mm layer you can sand the floor 1-2 times. Preparing for engineered floor sanding is the first step, that consist of cleaning dust and additional care to furniture and nearby rooms. We make sure the top layer is even, hammer nail heads down, trim around the edges. It's time to start with our modern dust-free sanders to create a smooth surface by delicately removing the old finish. The shine will fade and the color is gone. If needed, we go back to stained areas. Now it's time gently staining if our clients prefer certain color for the floor. There are many possibilities and our experts can help you choose for London based projects. Once the stain has dried, we apply finishing coat of floor glass and then buffing. This process has to be repeated 3 times for the perfect milky finish you want.
Engineered wood sanding may look impossible for certain floors because of poorly done previous sanding job or other reasons. Flooring Services London can give you expert advice and free estimate and appraise floor's condition. Just give us a call on 0800 0434359 or 020 88309782.