To save on cost, many people would want to sand and polish wooden floors themselves. Who can blame them when most of us are trying to make ends meet. However, a DIY solution may not be cost-effective where timber floors are concerned. And here are the reasons why it is best to leave the job to the professionals.
Have you sanded or polished a wooden cup board? How about timber floors? No? But the experts have. Maybe a hundred of times or more because that is what they do. If you choose to DIY, you miss the expertise that only a timber floor sanding and polishing professional can provide. Besides, leaving the job to the experts means having peace of mind knowing that the result is what or more than you expected.
Required Materials and Tools
One of the biggest challenges you will face when doing it yourself is securing and using the right materials and tools. You need to rent a drum sander, an edger and a buffer. The question is are you willing to spend on that? Plus, do you have any idea where to look for these equipment or how to use them? And that is just the top of the list. Surely, you would not want to be annoyed with these issues, do you?
Preparing the room
Sure, some prep works are obvious like removing all the furniture and covering doorways with plastic. But they do not stop there. You also have to cover or plus air grilles to keep the dust out. Turn of the HVAC system to avoid the dust from circulating around your home or worst from getting inhaled by an allergic or asthmatic family member. And there are more.
With a professional not only will you take advantage of a professional service but you can also make sure, your well-being are looked after. Plus, the pros can do the job without disrupting much of your household routines.
Handling Pet Stains
Unlike water stains that disappear a couple of passes of the sander, pet stains – like cat or dog urine – penetrate deep into the wood and cannot be sanded out. Using bleach formulated for wood floors is not an option as it will only leave the floor pitted and blotched. The only solution is to patch the affected floor or finish over the stain which you can pass of as a memorial for a beloved pet. Either way, professional timber floor sanders and polishers know what to do to bring back your floors original warmth and elegance.
These are just some of the best reasons to hire the professional. If you are concerned about the cost, think about the long-term benefits you can get. You get more value than what you paid for and get far better results without even lifting a finger. Plus, you will be sure that your newly sanded and polished floors will last for years.
Before picking up the phone, please note that pro costs vary, so it is worth making a few calls to check on the rates in your area. You can start by calling the leading specialist of floor sanding in Adelaide, Classic Timber Flooring. Dial 08 8395 6058 or visit http://classictimberflooring.com.au/adelaides-floor-sanding-polishing-professionals/