FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

Have you perhaps got a few unanswered questions about floor sanding and finishing in Farnham? The chances are that you probably have, so here we’ve made a list of some of the more common ones we’ve come across in our time.Contact us if yours is not one of them and we’ll be happy to put you straight!​

SHALL WE DO THE DECORATING BEFORE YOU MOVE IN?

The answer to that question is a resounding ‘Yes!’. If you hang new wallpaper, for instance, you’ll find it easier to wipe a few bits of dust off it after we’ve gone than to cleanly remove gloss paint or wallpaper paste from your new wooden floor. We advise leaving the skirting boards alone until we’ve finished our work, however, because there may be a little scuffing from the sanders. When you touch these up later on remember to use masking tape to protect your new floor.

HOW LONG WILL THE WORK TAKE YOU?

Customer service these days is often a joke, but for us it’s no laughing matter! We consider it of prime importance and the backbone of our business success. Ultimately our whole business depends for its existence on customer satisfaction, and we make sure that our customers are not just satisfied but happy, hopefully deliriously so!

IS IT REALLY NECESSARY TO FILL IN THE GAPS? I CAN LIVE WITH A FEW SQUEAKS!

A wooden floor can be walked on even if it has a few gaps between the boards, However, we recommend that all gaps are filled in as part of the preliminary repair work. This will make the floor more solid and stable, and most importantly will prevent heat loss, which is especially vital in rooms on the ground floor. As well as insulating your house and cutting your heating bills, gap-filling will eradicate those annoying creaks and groans. We use the latest eco-friendly silicon and resin products to do this.

WHY NOT SAVE SOME MONEY AND SAND THE FLOOR MYSELF?

We don’t just ‘do’ wooden floors. The passion that we bring to the work of restoring wooden floors in Farnham is an indispensable ingredient in achieving exemplary results. This is what our customers most value us for, and why they keep coming back.

If you’d like to find out more about our complete range of floor sanding and finishing services in Farnham, contact us today and we’ll arrange a free on-site assessment at no obligation.

WILL THERE BE A LOT OF MESS AND DISRUPTION.

We have a wide range of eco-friendly finishes such as wax, lacquer, stains and varnishes which we use for a variety of effects according to personal taste and the type of wood we’re dealing with. We’ll listen to what you want and also take into account the surroundings of the flooring and the sort of traffic it has to support.

For example, in a kitchen or out-house the floor might be expected to experience some level of accidental spillage, so it makes sense to choose something like a varnish, which will provide a good surface seal for the wood. In a reception area you’ll probably find that oiling is a good idea because it will penetrate into the wood’s heart and create a beautiful, warm glow.

Also remember that different finishes will entail different types of maintenance to keep the floor looking good for as long as possible. With oils, for instance, you’ll need to re-oil quite regularly, but you’ll also be able to carry out localised repairs when patches start to appear. Local repairs are not possible with a wax or varnish finish, although re-application of the finish can be less frequent than it is with oil.

WHAT ABOUT TOXIC CHEMICALS IN YOUR STAINS?

The machines we use are very efficient at keeping the mess right down by collecting the dust generated into specially adapted containers. We keep the room we’re currently working on isolated from the rest of the building and we’ll also clean up before we go so there will be no mess at all for you to worry about.​

In the case of business premises, we can work outside of your regular office hours to minimise any disruption. With schools, we can carry out the necessary work during school holidays for the same reason.

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