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    Create a new look for your home with floor sanding

    Published on 24 January 2019, Thursday, 4:15 AM

    We all spend a bit more time indoors during the cold, rainy weather - so it makes sense to keep your indoor area as comfortable and well-presented as possible.

    Inviting friends and family around for cosy dinners could be all the more special with a great new look to show off - and a freshly sanded hardwood floor could be just the companion to your glowing fire, comfy throw-pillows and thick luxurious rugs.

    Whether you are pulling up old carpet or lino, or just giving a new sheen to already-existing hardwood floors, there are a few key steps to follow when undertaking DIY floor sanding.

    Firstly, remember to use a coarse-grained sandpaper to remove old dirt, a worn finish and scratches, or remnants of glue or other adhesive marks.

    A finer grain of sandpaper can be used next to smooth out the coarsely-sanded surface.

    The finest grain of paper should be used to buff the surface and prepare it for sealing and refinishing - remember to buff with the grain, not against it, to provide the smoothest sheen.

    For this step you can use a buffing machine - a hire company may be able to help you choose the right model for your requirements, as well as offer advice about how to use it in the most effective way.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.