The Importance and Benefits of Commercial Floor Sanding

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. 

Guide to Commercial Floor Sanding

Wood floors remain timeless features offering an effortless touch of class, which can be a great asset in any commercial premises. We can restore old, tired floors and give them back their natural beauty and elegance. Our professional approach and attention to detail will ensure a smooth, stress free service and an expertly restored wood floor that offers practicality and easy maintenance.

Our highly skilled, fully trained and experienced team will consult with you to develop a programme of work that suits you. We will provide advice on the best options for the restoration, finishing and maintenance of your wood floor, so that it looks great all year round and keeps costs to a minimum. We use the highest quality products, such as Bona, Junkers, Osmo and Blanchon to ensure the floor is finished in the most appropriate way for your needs and is as durable as possible.

Our team has worked on many wood floor projects for schools, village halls, hotels, retail shops and other commercial properties. We understand your desire to reduce disruption to your business while any works takes place. Our team work out of hours, during evenings and weekends within the timeframe agreed, to sand and finish floors quickly and efficiently, causing as minimal mess and inconvenience as possible.

Time restraints are normally top on the list for discussion when thinking about sanding a commercial wood floor. It doesn’t matter whether it is a pub, hotel, restaurant, village hall or school that requires work people are normally concerned about time scales and the impact that that has on their business / establishment. We are hugely aware of this as an issue and offer a 24 hour a day service in order to be as flexible as possible. Due to the size of our team we can get relatively large areas fully sanded and re-finished very quickly with as minimal disruption as possible.

However, something you may need to consider when sanding at night is noise. This has been overlooked by hotels in the past and although we can work through the night, if guests are next to the room they won’t be getting a lot of sleep.

Furniture can be an issue as it is always easier and more cost effective to sand and re-finish a floor that is empty. If there is no way of storing the furniture we can assist in the storage making sure that felt pads go on furniture when it is returned which will prolong the life of the floor.

In most cases the older the floor the better it will look after sanding. We have completed numerous floors and bought them back to life. It is normally always more cost effective to sand and re-finish a floor even if there are a lot of repairs than to have a new floor. Also you can’t beat the touch of class that is achieved by sanding and re-finishing a wood floor. This will add to the desirability of the establishment and will feel cleaner which in turn will add to the number of customers and positive reviews.

If you need any help or advice on your floor sanding project, please give us a call 01962 733016 and arrange an assessment of the floor.