DIY Floor Sanding Is A Bad Idea
Posted by Timberwolf on 04-03-2018
In the modern world, DIY is extremely popular, however, when it comes to refurbishing wood floors, DIY might not be the best idea. DIY enthusiasts do not realise the number of problems they will create for themselves by attempting to refurbish a wooden floor alone. They do not realise what a massive task refurbishing a floor is. They think that the DIY option is straightforward and a less expensive way to refurb their floor compared to hiring a professional.
If you decide to take on the task of refurbishing the floor by yourself, you will not get the same standard as you would if you had hired a professional. A professional floor sanding and restoration company will have all of the skills and experience to make your refurbishment a success. Unlike many other DIY projects that you take on, no amount of online research will equip you with all the knowledge and information that you require to achieve a high standard. Refurbishing your own floor will save you money, but you will end up with unsatisfactory results. You may actually end up calling in the professionals to fix the mistakes you have made, thus costing you more time and money than if you had called in the professionals in the first place.
So if you are still wondering what could go wrong, take a look at this blog and you will realise that the answer to this question is quite a bit!
Timberwolf Have The Experience And Skills You Don't
Floor refurbishing equipment isn't easy to use. You need the knowledge and experience to ensure that you maintain an even pressure on the equipment when you sand your floor. You also need to ensure that you use the equipment in consistent straight lines. This may sound easy, but it isn't, especially if you have never used a floor sander before.
To increase the chances of you achieving the finish you want, you will need to hire the correct equipment. This can be expensive and may not be easily accessible. This may either force you to improvise in what equipment you use and will result in poor results, or force you to spend time sourcing the correct equipment which is inconvenient.
Timberwolf Will Cause Less Mess And Get It Done In Half The Time
If you decide to refurbish your own floor there are many things you need to ask yourself. Do you know the most cost-effective and efficient way to hire the equipment you need? Do you know how long it will take to sand the floor? or how long it will take to polish the whole floor? Do you know how long you have to wait between finishing polishing your floor, and when you can walk on it? If you answer no to any of these questions, you can be forgiven when you think the solution is to look on YouTube. The problem with relying on YouTube videos is that this is time-consuming and the risk of making a mistake is high.
Another thing you need to think about when considering sanding the floor yourself is the mess you will make. Sanding your floor will create a lot of dust. You could use a vacuum cleaner but this may result in you leaving drag marks over your newly sanded floor, and also trapping leftover dust in your polish.
Timberwolf has been helping people and businesses restore their tired wooden floors for years. This means that we can bring your floor back to life in a short time, but we still achieve excellent results. We know the correct techniques to ensure that we don't make mistakes that will cost you a fortune to fix! Here at Timberwolf, we understand that your time and money are invaluable, so why would you attempt to refurbish your own floor which will cost you lots of time and money, when you can contact Timberwolf?
There Is A Risk Of Physical Injury
Refurbishing a wooden floor can be very dangerous and some of the tools pose serious injury risks. One of the most common causes of injuries is the improper handling of the sanding equipment. The potential injuries of improper usage of the equipment can be anything from small bruises to serious cuts and lacerations. You also risk injuries from nails and other broken debris. Timberwolf knows how to use the sanding equipment correctly and efficiently to ensure no one is injured when we are refurbishing your floor. We also ensure we tidy up correctly once we have completed the refurbishment. This means that you are not at risk of injury from stray nails and debris once we have left your building.
DIY Floor Sanding Can Be More Expensive
A lot of projects you carry out yourself do save you money, however, unfortunately, DIY floor sanding does not. It is actually cheaper to hire a professional. The process of sanding your own floor involves purchasing many different tools and products yourself. The most difficult part of this is sourcing the correct tools. This not only costs you money but also the time it takes to find the products. it is also important to consider that even when you have got the tools, they can only be used on floor restoration, meaning that you cannot use the tools on other projects. You do have the option to hire the products, however, this will cost you a lot of money, and then you have to return the equipment once you have finished your project.
Timberwolf Understands What Your Floor Needs
Your floor may need repairing before you actually start to sand your floor. The timber may need to be replaced and correctly matched. Would you know how to do this? Well, Timberwolf does. We always make sure we go the extra mile to ensure your floor gets the TLC it deserves.
You might think that refurbishing your floor just involves a once over with a sander, followed by a quick polish. However, this is not usually the case. If your floor hasn't been properly cared for over the years, it might have damage that cannot be fixed with a basic sand. That is why here at Timberwolf, we assess your wooden floor and will provide you with a cost-effective solution that will suit your floor's needs. This is the first step we take when we take on restoring your floor. We work closely with you from the start to ensure you are happy with the whole process.
So after reading this article, are you still thinking it's a good idea to refurbish your own floor? We think that there is no denying that DIY floor sanding isn't a great idea. The risks and inconvenience greatly outweigh any benefit of refurbishing your own floor. You are better off working with the professionals who know what they are doing and know how to bring your wooden floor back to life.
If you want amazing results, in the shortest time possible and with no risk of any damage being done to your floor, then contact Timberwolf today!!