The pitfalls of sanding yourself

When Steven of Squirrel Property Services was asked to look at and quote for a wooden floor refurbishment, he wasn’t quite sure what he’d find.

The Job

The customer, who has lived in their property for 18 months, wanted to refresh and refurbish their wooden floor. Upon visiting the property we found that the previous owner had attempted to sand the floor himself by renting a HT8 Drum Sander. This DIY job had left at least 3 dozen drum marks and he had also used a dark stain to attempt to cover disguise the mess. The edges had also been badly damaged by the rental edging machine.

I got to work sanding and then refinishing the floor with Pallmann Magic Oil, and the customer was very happy with the result.

“Thanks a lot Steven, the living room looks amazing.”

Before contacting me the customer had considered a new floor, but someone at his work recommended me and we managed to save and bring his floor back to life.

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What lies beneath….

A builder asked Mike of Cornwall Floorcare whether anything could be done to save the floor they had found hiding underneath old carpet. Take a look at the answer and the work completed by Mike.

I took one look at the floor and told the builder that I could make the floor look amazing in 2 days without creating any dust or mess. So obviously he said get cracking!

I sanded and oiled the floor using Pallmann products, and as you can see from the results the change shows it really is worth checking out what lies beneath.

We are also returning to the property to make all the customers oak thresholds white, as they have brushed oiled floors throughout the downstairs of the property.

So the moral of the story is, simply don’t discard an old, tired looking wooden floor. Seek an experts advice and you could have a beautifully restored wooden floor for years to come.

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