Monday, 9 August 2021

DON’T LET SUMMER SUN FADE YOUR HARDWOOD FLOORS. TRY THESE TIPS TODAY!

Hardwood floors can be a large investment but they are wise investments that will pay off in years of beauty and a substantial increase in the resale price of your home. They require regular maintenance, just like any other investment in your home. You choose cleaners specially formulated to preserve their finish, and keep water to a minimum in caring for them, but have you taken steps to protect them from the damage caused by sun exposure? Floor Sanding Harlow Here are some tips for protecting wood floors from the sun.

TOO MUCH SURF = MAJOR FADING OF YOUR WOOD FLOORS

Too much sun can cause skin damage, and too much sunlight can cause irreparable damage to hardwood floors. Sunlight can eventually fade and color your floors and cause warping. You can check if your floors are getting faded from the sun by choosing a room that gets the most sun and lifting a corner of a rug. This will reveal how much sun damage your floors have suffered.

There are simple, effective ways to stop sun damage from happening. Here are some tips to stop the sun from damaging your hardwood floors.

1. Close the Blinds: Too much sunlight can cause skin problems. This is why it's important to close draperies, blinds and shades during the day. Window coverings are a relatively affordable investment that will make your floors more beautiful.

2. Window tinting is an option:Tinted windows that are UV resistant will also work. This option is worth considering if you are installing windows. Existing windows can also be treated with UV tinting.

3. You might also consider landscaping near Windows.To block the sun's rays, plant trees and shrubs right in front of your windows. Bonus: They will add beauty and interest outside your home!

4. Rotate your furniture: This won't stop all sun damage but it will slow down furniture fading by balancing the time that different areas are exposed. Rearranging the room will bring life back to it!

TOO LATE TO CONTROL DAMAGES?

There's no need for panic if your floors are already damaged beyond repair. Floor Sanding Harlow's professionals can help. You can restore your floors to their original beauty.

Our superior, dust-free sanding/refinishing process guarantees beautiful results every time. We were awarded the National Wood Flooring Association's 2021 Wood Floor of the year award. We are ready to help you with your project, regardless of its size or scope.

Check out our website and see how Floor Sanding Harlow You can bring back the beauty and elegance of your wood floors. Also, take a look at our blog for tips and tricks regarding all things hardwood flooring.

Monday, 17 May 2021

MY EXPERIENCE WITH UV-OIL FINISHED FLOORS


If you are on the market for a brand new wood floor and have not learned about oiled wood flooring yet, it is time to have a critical look at the choices. You can be assured that this new fad is already here and it will be here to remain. Now we would like to discuss our own expertise with UV-cured oil floors (baked-in oil flooring ).

Homeowners have begun accepting the legitimate wood appearance and texture of UV-cured oil flooring. It comes as no surprise to many in the market as many home and d├ęcor magazines have put them to the spotlight. They also adopt the features, such as complete entering to the timber, eco-friendliness, repair-ability including many successful industrial applications. However, additional maintenance has been the number one issue for petroleum finished hardwoods. The maintenance is simple but different than maintaining the common urethane finished hardwoods.

Restoring The Flooring

We recently renovated our showroom. First, we removed and disposed of all of the original wood floors besides a small section of one hundred square feet. This section was part of the original floor installed in 2006 before petroleum finish flooring became popular. After years of commercial traffic, this floor was looking a bit beat up.

Since we understood this flooring was originally finished using WOCA Master Oil, we chose to perform a test hoping to rejuvenate the floor using Wood Cleaner and Master Oil.

To begin with , we cleaned the floor with diluted WOCA Wood Cleaner and let it sit dry for two hours. Remember to use a damp mop and operate out of two buckets; one with diluted wood cleaner, another with warm water.

Next, buff Master Oil Natural on it using a white buff pad, then a polishing material. The polishing cloth eliminates the excess oil with its gentle lint-free cotton material. Following the oil was applied, this floor looked as good as fresh. The deeper scratches that made indentations into the wood remains visible, nevertheless, small scratches have vanished like magic.

Since then we were able to use exactly the exact same flooring at local trade shows as our booth flooring to showcase exactly what magic we could do to an old flooring! Oiled floors are best kept when using a cotton mop rather than a microfiber mop. Here is a step by step summary on how to maintain your oiled floor utilizing WOCA solutions.