There are many benefits to having old floors restored in any commercial environment, from aesthetics and professionalism to safety and cleanliness.
An old and tired floor can give any room an unappealing and unwelcoming image, but this becomes much more important when in a commercial setting. For establishments that deal with food, such as Pubs, Hotels, Restaurants or any similar establishment, a sanded floor sets a better impression of cleanliness and overall standards. If the floor looks grotty, then the impression will follow that the kitchen must follow suit.
Schools, Village halls and Museums are also going to be far less appealing with grubby, worn floors. We have received feedback that Village halls in particular experience an increased hire rate after the floors have been sanded and refinished. Even more important to consider is cleanliness when there are children concerned. An old, worn floor is near impossible to keep clean when compared to one which has been recently re-finished.
As you may have already encountered, once the old finish of a floor has worn away, keeping it clean is a losing battle, which only gets harder over time. Time and time again we’re asked what can be done about this as the answer is simple: sanding and re-finishing. A wood floor that has lost its finish will still look dirty no matter how many times you clean it. Once a floor is heavily worn and has little or no finish left it is only a matter of time before the floor is ruined completely, so it is far more cost effective (and far less disruptive) to simply refurbish the existing floor than to have it entirely replaced. When a floor has been sanded and refinished, there will be a recommended cleaning product available to prolong the floors life and keep it looking cleaner for longer.
The most commonly asked questions when sanding floors in a commercial environment are the issues of scheduling, inconvenience and the amount of time the area will be out of action. In a commercial environment flexibility and speed is king. We often carry out and complete work at night and will put a larger team on jobs that have strict time restraints, to ensure the area is out of action for the minimum amount of time and the inconvenience is kept to a minimum. In some cases, we can also do the floor in two halves; depending on the furniture present and the nature of the job itself.
Costings for commercial floor sanding are based on size in square meteres; the larger the area, the cheaper the price per square metre. Generally our prices for large areas start at £15 per square metre plus VAT, with a slight premium should you require the work to be done out of hours.
If you are looking to sand the floors in a Church, Village Hall, Sports centre, Community centre, School, Museum, Public House, Cafe, Restaurant, Office or any other commercial building please do give us a call on 01962 733016 where we will be happy to discuss your project with you.