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Henry Ford could never have brought his factory to Dagenham without the expertise of an 18th century engineer...
The traditional wooden floor needs no such pre-conditions. It continues to do its steady practical thing, even after the first shine has gone...
And when this is the case..? Bring it back with the modern solution -
and make them new again.
With wood floor repair and restoration from...
The Dagenham Floor Sanding Company!
Whether your floors lie in the home or a commercial property: bars and restaurants; shops and offices; schools and libraries; galleries and museums;
are composed of solid/engineered boards or herringbone/parquet blocks;
have declined to any condition, however old or poor.
We’ll give them a new look by:
repairing and replacing old or damaged timber
filling in gaps for an even look
sanding away old paint and sealant
staining the bare wood to match your decor
resealing with a fresh layer of natural oil, hard wax or lacquer.
All top quality work:
Your new floor is a valuable feature. We’ll make sure it is also a worthwhile investment, using only premium floor products for a new surface to last - and keep its good looks for longer.
And. 99% dust free sanding!
For minimal mess and disruption - as our cylinder machines have a unique collection system, with bags placed outside each room.
A change of look:
Staining your floor before resealing will give a new look to match your decor. Why not go for the fresh bright eco look? A white or pale wash is ideal for airy kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.
Take our tips on the modest attention your floor will appreciate after its restoration.
Obtain the best advice for your floor -
from a friendly family firm with over twenty years in the business of restoring hundreds of floors.
Contact us today for your FREE assessment
The Dagenham Floor Sanding Experts
When Ford started building his factory in 1929, the Thames was protected by a concrete jetty 660 yards long - capable of berthing 80,000 ton ships.
All thanks to Captain John Perry, who found a way to tame Father Thames. The river had flooded at every tide for centuries (and had impoverished Barking Abbey with its efforts to beat it).
By 1707, all ships using the river were taxed to raise a fund to keep the waters back. Salvation came in 1716. Perry had been building waterways for Peter the Great in Russia and succeeded in mending the wall at a cost of £40,000.
With over 26 years of sanding knowledge, we're dedicated to making sure that your wooden floors always get the best restoration service there is.
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We all know that water is the natural enemy of your solid wood floor causing cupping and staining and other damage. Yet the way to create the most stunning finish to your floorboards after floor sanding is to use a technique called water popping.
What is water popping?
Water popping is the act of applying a thin layer of water to a newly sanded floor before applying the stain of your choice. Yes, it sounds crazy but the finish you get after water popping is unequalled. Remember, this technique is only used when you intend to stain your floorboards.
What does water popping do?
By misting water all over after floor sanding, you reopen the grain of the wood that sanding causes to close. It's perfectly possible to skip the water popping step and go straight to staining, but you won't get the richness and depth of colour you do on wood where the grain is open and ready to absorb the product. Water popping really makes a huge difference, particularly when you're using a darker stain and ensures that the coverage of your chosen product is much more even. If you want to achieve a professional finish when staining your floors, then don't skip water popping.
How do you water pop a floor?
There are a couple of different ways to do this. You can either pour water directly onto
the floor then spread out thinly with a cloth or a T-bar %28like a large squeegee%29, or
you can use a water mister to spray an even layer of water across the floor. Whichever
method you opt for, do your best to make sure the floor is covered as evenly as
possible to avoid blotchy and patchy areas that may require resanding - the floor
should have a slight roughness all over, showing that the water has been evenly
absorbed. After drying for 1-4 hours, apply the stain in the usual fashion.
Hints and tips for water popping
• Use an oil-based polyurethane rather than a water-based one and apply at least three coats.
• Water popping works best on oak flooring.
• Don't bother water popping if you intend to leave the floors natural as it won't have any effect.
Want advice on sanding your solid wood flooring from the Wood Floor Sanding Team? Contact us today.
Why water popping is a technique you need to know now