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Posted on August 31, 2023
From the grand halls of historic mansions to the cosy living rooms of suburban homes, wooden flooring remains a beloved choice for homeowners and interior designers alike. Its timeless elegance, durability, and warmth underfoot make it a preferred choice for many. But like all things in a home, wooden floors require maintenance to keep their sparkle. One essential step in the comprehensive art of floor refinishing is ‘edge sanding’. Yet, so often, it’s sidelined or underemphasized. Today, I wish to shed light on its significance and delve into the intricacies of this essential craft.
Before we navigate the nooks and crannies of edge sanding, it’s prudent to frame our understanding by briefly outlining floor refinishing.
Wooden floors, despite their strength, bear the brunt of daily activities. They get scuffed, stained, scratched, and worn down. The top layer can lose its lustre, making the once-gleaming expanse look tired and dull. Enter floor refinishing, stripping away the worn-out layer and revealing the fresh, unspoilt wood underneath. This rejuvenated surface is sealed and protected to restore the floor’s original charm.
You might ask, “If the primary goal is to strip away the worn-out layer, why not just use the main floor sander and be done with it? Ah, if only things were that simple!
Having established the importance of edge sanding, the next step is to ensure it’s done correctly. Here are a few guidelines:
Floor refinishing is a journey, not just a destination. It’s an intricate dance of various steps, each as crucial as the next. While a subset of this journey, edge sanding holds its own in the grand scheme of things.
While the heart of your floor might gleam and shine post-refinishing, the edges frame this masterpiece. Just as a painting is incomplete without its frame, a refinished floor is incomplete without its edges being tended to with the same care and attention.
Once one delves deeper into the world of edge sanding, it becomes evident that the skill extends beyond merely removing the top layer. Mastery is in the details, and paying heed to some nuances can significantly elevate the outcome.
By embracing these subtleties and refining your edge sanding technique, you improve the look and feel of the floor and enhance its lifespan. A meticulous edge sanding job ensures that the sealant and finish adhere uniformly across the floor, providing consistent protection and aesthetic appeal.
With this deeper appreciation and knowledge, one realizes that edge sanding is not just a task but an art. It’s the synthesis of patience, precision, and understanding of the material. It’s about harmonizing the core and the periphery and, in doing so, achieving flooring perfection.
When it comes to wooden floor maintenance, every detail matters. Edge sanding, though often underappreciated, can be the difference between a job well done and a job well done. The final touch pulls everything together, embodying the essence of craftsmanship and dedication.
So the next time you walk on a beautifully refinished wooden floor, spare a thought (perhaps a glance) for its edges. They, in their silent, understated way, are what honestly complete the picture.
We provide virtually dust-free sanding with our continuous belt machinery with mobile extraction units, giving you a safer environment for your family.
This organic finish not only adds beauty to your home but also has exceptional water-repellent characteristics, making it easier to clean and maintain.
This natural floor finish offers the softest and most mellow appearance – and leaves your floor able to breath.
Using soft buffing machines (and hand-polishing where required) will bring a wonderful sheen to your newly-finished floor.
We offer a full assessment of your wooden floors to determine what repairs are needed to provide the perfect working surface for the later stages of sanding, staining and sealing.
We offer a comprehensive restoration process designed to address floors that are improperly fitted or damaged over time through wear and tear.
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