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Have a Healthy New Year with New Wood Floors!


Did you know that more than 10 million British are allergic to dust mites and pet dander? Among the greatest ways to reduce allergens in your home is to replace carpets with hardwood flooring. Carpet fibers trap dust, pet dander, and other allergens and it is virtually impossible to be certain that they are totally allergen-free. Wood floors don’t have any fibers for items to get trapped in. When there is dust, it is easily seen and removed, making them the healthful flooring option.

Reduce Allergens

They live in areas where you will find fibers to conceal in, such as carpeting, mattresses and upholstered furniture. Although their entire life cycle is merely a matter of months, these microscopic creepy-crawlies may cause lots of allergic reactions.

Pet dander- Your pets are a part of your family. Sadly, a lot of people are allergic to fleas from cats and dogs. If your house has carpets, that dander can only get trapped. With wood flooring, you are able to keep off pet dander your floors efficiently.

Pesticides- While you certainly don’t use pesticides in your home, they can nevertheless find their way in on the bottoms of your shoes. All those gross chemicals would only get trapped in carpets.

Cleaning Up

While installing hardwood floors in your home will significantly reduce the odds of shutterstock_758305354lurking allergens, it doesn’t remove the risk. When the gorgeous new flooring is installed, it needs to be maintained. A microfiber dust mop is perfectly fine for ordinary cleaning. Make sure you replace the cleaning pad frequently, to avoid spreading dust and allergens. Your wood floors can be mopped, but do not do so too frequently and try to keep moisture at minimum because moisture may damage the timber. If you have any questions whatsoever about installing new wood floors in 2019, get in touch with the professionals in Sand & Seal now!

Hardwood Flooring Sanding and Maintenance from Sand & Seal

At Sand & Seal, our commitment to quality setup is apparent in all we do, and that is why our clients consistently rate us as one of the best contractors in the region. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring job, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 020 3151 6005 or send us a message here.

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We have recently completed a gorgeous oak floor made up of 3 board widths 180mm, 220mm, 260mm in rustic oak that was fully secured to the sub floor with seal and bond.

On completion of the laying we sanded the ground to a fine finish and applied 2 coats of Hard wax acrylic….We completed this work in Dorset for the parents of a previous customer from 2 years ago6scaawuahq_1755fafe_ce8f_ca17_57cb_7ea3fcd4b0ca


shutterstock_565347571Wooden flooring came into being centuries ago. Many homes and various structures around the world had hardwood floors in the ancient times. The strength and color of timber is kept for years to come. They are famous for providing a warm feel to the location that they are set up in; using lasting durability. This is quite attractive to a lot of individuals.

Installing a good wood floor in your home will give the place a striking and warm feel. It is not really difficult to clean and maintain wooden flooring. They’re used on a broad scale due to their characteristic of being hardy and robust. Wood flooring provides a very homely feel and feel of permanence at a house. It reflects sophistication and elegance in any room it is installed in.

A lot of people are confused between engineered wood flooring and solid wood floors. The difference between the two of them is very simple to understand. Flooring made of engineered timber are prepared by blending the base of plywood along with the top most layer of wood. And solid hardwood flooring is made from just 1 piece of solid wood like walnut. The quantity of dust from your house is reduced to quite an extent with the use of solid wood flooring.

If you decide to fix a customized wood floor, be certain you have enough knowledge about its care and upkeep.




PINE: Pine is a softwood which grows in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are more than 100 species worldwide.

Properties: Pine is a soft, white or pale yellow wood which is light weight, straight grained and lacks figure.It resists shrinking and swelling. Knotty pine is often used for decorative effect.
Uses: Pine is often used for country or provincial furniture. Pickled, whitened, painted and oil finishes are often used on this wood.

ASH: There are 16 species of ash which grow in the eastern United States. Of these, the white ash is the largest and most commercially important.

Properties: Ash is a hard, heavy, ring porous hardwood. It has a prominent grain that resembles oak, and a white to light brown colour. Ash can be differentiated from hickory (pecan) which it also resembles, by white dots in the darker summer wood which can be seen with the naked eye. Ash burls have a twisted, interwoven figure.
Uses: Ash is widely used for structural frames and steam bent furniture pieces. It is often less expensive than comparable hardwoods.

HICKORY: There are 15 species of hickory in the eastern United States, eight of which are commercially important.

Properties: Hickory is one of the heaviest and hardest woods available. Pecan is a species of hickory sometimes used in furniture. It has a close grain without much figure.
Uses: Wood from the hickory is used for structural parts, especially where strength and thinness are required. Decorative hickory veneers are also commonly used.