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Posted on August 11, 2023
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In the dance of reshaping hardwood floors, one must remember that each floor has its own story, its own heartbeat. Their resilience to the touch of sandpaper is a tale of their age, their construction, and the secrets they’ve kept beneath layers of varnish and wear.
Imagine stepping onto a floor laid down before 1900. These floorboards, which have seen countless footsteps, are usually broad and thick, often approaching an inch in depth. Their design lacks the later innovation of tongue and groove, a detail that might, at first, appear as a shortcoming. But in truth, this design gifts them with endurance. They’ve born witness to the scuffs of generations and can endure many more sandings.
Yet, the spirit of a house sometimes keeps secrets. How many times has a floor been sanded before? To listen to its story, one might need to find a hidden crevice, a silent gap between the boards. There, with a thin metal ruler as your guide, you can measure the heartbeats left in the wood, discerning if the floor can bear another touch of the sander’s grace.
Later, as carpentry evolved, the song of the wood changed. The tongue and groove construction, like interlaced fingers of lovers, brought a different kind of strength and beauty. Their sanding, however, comes with a consideration; the dance is governed by the layer above these joins. Sand them too deeply, and you’ll find nails lurking beneath, the silent anchors of the boards.
Yet, just as with the older floors, there’s a way to converse with them. Introduce that slim metal ruler into the quiet space between the boards, letting it rest gently upon the tongue. In this whispering gap, you can decipher how much more the wood can endure, how many more tales it can tell before needing rest.
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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